Stop Faking It and Open Yourself to the Power of Genuine Gratitude

Stop Faking It and Open Yourself to the Power of Genuine Gratitude

You have probably heard by now the power that gratitude has over your life, but you may not fully understand it yet.

What does it really mean to be grateful?

What is the power behind it?

Before you try to grasp the absolute power of gratitude and what it is, it’s important to understand what it’s not.

What Gratitude Isn’t

If you think that false gratitude is the way to getting what you want, you couldn’t be further away from the truth. False gratitude does not manifest your dreams, it confuses them. What does it mean to have false gratitude? 

False gratitude happens when you walk around pretending to be grateful when your underlying subconscious mind is seething, bitter, or still angry. A perfect example is pretending to be happy for an ex who is getting remarried or for a co-worker who got the promotion you were hoping for.

Rather than take out your frustrations and send negative energy anyone else’s way, take a moment to work through that negative vibe.

When you take time to work through the negative vibe, you attract more positivity toward you. It’s perfectly fine to be disappointed, remorseful, and even a little jealous, but don’t stay there with those negative emotions too long. 

Where Does Gratitude Show Up

When you are pretending to be grateful without working on the negative emotion underneath it, your body won’t be fooled. Your body will store those negative emotions and have them show up in disease. 

If you are holding back from expressing yourself, it could show up as a sore throat. If you are bitter, it could show up in stomach issues. 

How to Use the Power of Gratitude

When you learn to practice gratitude on a genuine level, that’s when the magic of manifesting really shows up.

The key word is genuine. Get in touch with something you are grateful for. It could be an incident from many years ago, or it could be the rain. Whatever it is, find your true, authentic feelings of gratitude. 

Focus on those feelings. Close your eyes and visualize why you are grateful. If you are grateful for the rain, why are you grateful? Picture the grass grower greener and visualize the flowers blooming. Picture drinking ice-cold water on a hot and humid day. 

Once you begin to focus on why you are grateful and expand on that feeling, you will notice that you are more aware of what you are grateful for in other experiences, as well.

You are starting a new habit and new habits take time to form and practice.

Next, try to find gratitude in a situation that is seemingly negative. For example, if you have a parent who asks too many questions, could you recreate that into being grateful for a parent who really does care about you very much.

While the behavior might be annoying the underlying message is one of unconditional love. 

Once you open yourself up to the power of gratitude, you create endless possibilities.

Join the free 7-Day Gratitude Challenge

Transform your mindset and start living a more joyful and fulfilling life in just 7 days with this simple Gratitude Challenge!

This is for you if…

  • You're feeling down or overwhelmed with the stresses of life

  • You focus on the negative instead of appreciating the good things in your life

  • You constantly dream about what the future will bring

  • You continue to buy things to fill a void in your life, but never feel fulfilled

  • You see someone with a great life and want what they have

The 7-Day Gratitude Challenge is designed to help you cultivate a daily gratitude practice.

By the end of the challenge, you will have a greater sense of gratitude and appreciation for the good things in your life.

  • You'll have the tools and strategies you need to continue practicing gratitude long after the challenge is over

  • You will develop a greater sense of meaning and purpose in life by recognizing and appreciating the blessings that already exist

  • You will improve your relationships by expressing gratitude towards loved ones and noticing their positive qualities

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