My #GetTHANKFUL 26 Day Challenge officially launched the Sunday before last. However, I have been doing the daily gratitude work for exactly 15 days! This is my second time around doing the daily work from The Magic, and it has definitely been different! Ironically, unlike last time, I am doing this in a time that is very difficult and full of unknowns. With a break up, an unexpected move and tons of life questions being brought to the surface in a very serious way, gratitude is honestly one of the hardest things to do right now! But I believe that is why my subconscious lead me to do this work again at this time!
One thing that I have learned this time around and with my group is that daily gratitude can bring resistance!! SERIOUS resistance! Sometimes I feel like its not working, like being positive is bullshit and that my life is even more out of control than I thought! Funny that resistance is the first thing that comes up when working on something as simple and pure as gratitude! But resistance and tension is often the first manifestation, with varying effects person to person. As I am starting to understand it more, it seems that the act of gratitude is very much like sifting through sand/dirt; similar to how one would sift through sand for gold in the Colorado river. When consistently working on gratitude as a daily practice, both the “good” and the “bad” become more visible. When I focus on what I am thankful for everything becomes more clear. And before clearing what is no longer wanted, useful or healthy, the sifting, separation and clarity can be painful. We start to see what about ourselves that we are moving away from, at the same time we can see a light at the end of the tunnel even though we have no idea how far away it may be.
So, what to do? KEEP DOING THE WORK. Its like working out, at first it really hurts, then you start to get fatter than when you started (I actually don’t know why but this something I know from experience when going in at the gym for about a week). THEN, after a few weeks you see results! The results really only come though when you deny the pain or in this case, resistance and negativity and keep focusing on what you have to be thankful for, consistently, until the resistance passes. We have to remember that we are sifting through the dirt and sand to find the gold that we are looking for. If we aren’t willing to do the work and sift through what we don’t want, release it and continue towards what we do want, then we will never find what we are meant to have! GRATITUDE really does provide CHANGE and THEN the TRANSFORMATION that brings you to the life you really want! The question is, are you willing to keep going until you see the results that you came for?