Suggestions for connecting with The Five Realms of Gratitude ~ Inspired by a meditation by Davidji

What is one thing you’re grateful for about your Physical Realm? Think of a part of your body you feel grateful for. Bring that one physical trait to the forefront of your mind and be thankful for it. Praise it as you would a good friend, let it know how you appreciate the work it is doing to make your everyday life easier. For example: “I’m grateful for my eyes for allowing me to see my granddaughter take her first step this week”.

What is one response you’re grateful for in your Emotional Realm? All the emotions that you experience: Love, Kindness, Joy, Grace, Bliss, Forgiveness, Gratitude, etc. What are you most grateful for in your Emotional Realm?

What are you grateful for in your Material Realm? As you look around at all the items you surround yourself with, the possessions, the touchstones, the treasure-trove of all the material things in your life… What are you grateful for and why? For example, I’m grateful to my bed for supporting me throughout the night.

What are you grateful for in your Relationship Realm? Consider all the relationships in your life and highlight one in your mind. It may be a particular relationship, or a thread that runs through all your relationships. What relationship are you most grateful for today?

What are you grateful for in the Realm of your Belief System, your Trust in the Universe, or your Higher Power?  It could be as simple as your gratitude to the sun for warming your face as you walk.

I was at my Toastmasters meeting last night and the gratitude my fellow toastmasters offered me for creating this 21 day blog, literally filled my grateful cup to overflowing. There’s a power and strength when we offer a heartfelt word of encouragement to another for contributing to our life experience. An irrepressible sense of accomplishment replenishes you when you know you’ve touched the life another human being.

Your ability to offer gratitude will be mirrored back to you in situations and circumstances you’ve never dreamed possible. Open yourself to the potential of GRATITUDE.


About Italian Living

I'm an interior decorator from Canada. I own a design firm. I have three grown daughters who are confidant women living busy lives. I love my family my friends and my life, however, something is missing. December 3rd, my eyes open at 3:33 a.m. It's time to fulfill my lifelong dream of living in Italy..... I rent my house, pack my bags, say a final farewell to all the people I love most in this world and hop on a plane January 13th.... alone. This is my story...
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