The Healing Power of Gratitude

It’s amazing how the healing power of gratitude can have such a great effect on your positive moods.

But it’s not surprising that scientist are now noticing the connection between the benefits of gratitude and a person’s health.

Their research has shown that the act of being grateful does affect the way you view life and the things around you.

It also shows that when a person willingly chooses to show gratitude that it changes their emotional and physical wellbeing.

How can you begin to live in gratitude and reap these benefits?

By simply looking around you and actually seeing all the things you have to be grateful for.

At the University of California at Davis, psychology researchers conducted a study to explore the factor of gratitude on human health and wellness.

One of the things that researchers discovered was that “a daily gratitude intervention (self-guided exercises) with young adults resulted in reported levels of positive states of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness and energy.”

Adults With Neuromuscular Disease Benefited Greatly

In terms of higher energy, positive moods, and optimist ratings of one’s life when they practiced a 21-days gratitude intervention program.

Why 21 days? It takes 21 days to establish a habit and re-train the brain to develop new thought patterns that then influence behavior.

You can use the following self-guided meditation to begin your 21-days habit.

Start The Next Day And Continue For 21 Days

It takes less than five minutes to perform and is easy to integrate into your day.

Gratitude Visualization. The healing power of gratitude.

Inhale deeply for a count of five. Exhale deeply for a count a five. Continue breathing deeply and naturally.

Imagine all the blessings in your life as golden tangible energy flowing from the heavens above, entering your crown point on the head, and washing through you like a loving, warm waterfall.

Allow All Feelings Of Tension, Stress, Anxiety To Wash Away

As this loving warm energy of gratitude flows all through you. Take a moment to send out this loving glowing energy of gratitude to all your loved ones and those in need.

End the visualization by giving thanks to your highest healing power.

Close the meditation by placing your hands on your lower abdomen and storing those wonderful feelings of gratitude.

The healing power of gratitude!

Sal Ayub
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