Gratitude and Shifting Energy

Often times, I speak of things in terms of energy. Whether it’s my initial intuition of other people when I first meet them, “They have great energy,” “Their energy feels off to me, anxious, not really in line with mine….” I could go on. Or I speak about energy in terms of what we put out and therefore, what we attract back to us.

So, when I am speaking with others about negative energy or being in a negative space energetically and they ask how to shift that energy, my very first response is GRATITUDE. Keep in mind, when I find myself in a negative energy rut, I tell myself the same thing, be grateful. Gratitude will start to shift your energy in all ways, always.

“But everything is wrong, my life has always been hard, been a struggle, people are mean, no one appreciates me….” Again, I could go on with many more responses I have been told and told myself.

The fact is, sometimes you have to start small, be grateful that you can breathe or that the sun is out.  Every day make a list of 3 things you are grateful for, read it out loud, make it a mantra, fake a smile with it if you have to. Eventually, the list will get easier to make, more significant and you will start seeing the beauty in your life instead of focusing on the muck. Eventually that fake smile will become a genuine smile. Eventually you will see the things around you change. Sometimes it means negative people stop wanting to be around you, however you start attracting more positive people and events in your life. People often times will approach you differently and react to you in a better more positive way.

The trick is, don’t give up too soon. If you have been in a negative space for a long time, give yourself time to see the fruit bloom, so to speak. This isn’t something that will change overnight, when you have lived with a certain mindset about life and the world, it takes time to really change that belief and see those results. But when you do, even if it is a small glimmer of change, make sure you acknowledge it, be grateful for the small changes, because all of the small changes will add up to a big change overall.