I like to start my day with a feeling of gratitude and of self. A great way to do this is by using meditation to clear your mind, connect to your true self and then going into a place of gratitude. By doing this you can see gratitude from a more emotional stand point then a physical one. Instead of being grateful for your home and car you can see gratitude for your ability to be happy or even grateful for your breath.
It is then much easier to take that gratitude for the smaller things and create desires that you would like to manifest which are more aligned with what you need rather than what you want.
To start this meditation I use meditation beads and go all the way around the strand to make sure I come up with enough I AM positive statements. If you don’t have the beads you can place your hands in a Buddha pose like the picture above. This hand mudra connects the thumbs (which represent the ego) back onto each other as to channel the self into an infinity loop. The left hand represents the feminine energy and the right hand the masculine energy. You can choose which hand to place on top of which depending on which energy you feel you need to channel more energy from.
To begin you can put on some meditation music or simply get in position and close your eyes. Take one deep breath in through the nose, hold it for a few seconds then expel all the air in your lungs. Do this a few times and then start a steady flow of breath in through the nose and out from the nose.
I start with some easy I AM positive statements:
I AM happy
I AM healthy
I AM well
You can then reach for other words to continue the sequence. If I find myself searching for words I will go down the alphabet like so:
I AM amazing, I AM beautiful, I AM certain, I AM divine…
When you have either finished going through the beads or the A-Z method you can then move onto the gratitude portion of this meditation. Like with the previous portion try and start with easy statements of gratitude:
I AM grateful for my ability to be happy
I AM grateful for my constant good health
I AM grateful for my breath
Go through as many as you can think of and keep that steady breath in and out of the nose as you make your statements of gratitude. Once you feel you are at a point of feeling good and having expressed your gratitude you can then start thinking of things you would like to manifest into your life.
Hopefully at this point you feel great about yourself, the energy of gratitude surrounds you and you can more clearly see your manifestations becoming a reality.