4 Ways to Celebrate Gratitude
Are you celebrating your everyday abundance?
What if you went beyond the thoughtful acknowledgement of your blessings and unleashed the energy of celebration?
Celebrations aren't only for birthdays and anniversaries. They are one of the most powerful practices for making the world of your thoughts and feelings real.
I don't mean party hats and streamers. Celebration is more about your emotional connection. It is the true expression of appreciation from your heart, not an intellectual tally. In the same way that adjusting the focus on a camera lens brings a picture into crystal clarity, celebrating even the smallest of gratitudes brings your true nature into view.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more
there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey
Here are 4 ways to bring the gift of gratitude celebration to your everyday moments:
1. Recite your Gratitude Mantra. Think of a specific phrase that will elicit your sense of wonder and wow. You might start off with popcorning your favorite high vibing words on a page and then playing around with combinations. You'll know you've hit on the right mantra when saying the words out loud opens your heart and heightens your happiness.
2. Do Your Gratitude Dance. This isn't so much a choreographed dance as a combination of movements that elicit joy in your body and being. You might try whirling around in a circle like a Sufi, or doing a little dance that's even silly and fun. Unleash your inner child and play. Dive into the dance to celebrate your abundance and flow.
3. Create a Gratitude Celebration Board. Go to your local arts and crafts store and buy a poster board. Use your own pictures and magazine clippings, colored pens and stickers, to capture your gratitude celebration. Place it in a prominent place in your sacred space where you can visit and immerse yourself in the ecstatic energy of celebration.
4. Gather in a Gratitude Circle. You might try out meeting once a month, or week, with like minded friends and enjoying your favorite gratitude rituals together. Not only will it ensure that you actually follow through with your celebration practice, but it will amplify the power of your celebration. There is no greater power than when you gather in community with an aligned intention.
The magic thread throughout all of these expressions is the heartfelt joy and connection that permeate your celebrations. As you celebrate your gratitude you tap into the infinite stream of grace and bring everyday bliss to your life.
How do you celebrate gratitude? Please share in the comments below.
About the Author
Adela Rubio writes and speaks on awakening your creative essence with the power of collaboration and community. She's hosted 20+ Women's Writing Circles, 30-Day Adventures, and Telesummits.