The vibration behind gratitude has the power to change you and everything around you. Taking the time to greet whatever is paining you with a heart felt "Thank You" can instantly shift our resistance to circumstances, emotional pain, and even physical pain after time. Gratitude invites us into the neutral vibration of acceptance and acceptance transforms any issue into inner peace. You don’t have to create a false positivity toward an issue in order to send it gratitude. That is the power of thank you. It does all the work on your behalf.
Our suffering is exacerbated by our judgments around it. It’s bad enough that we suffer, but then we swing back and forth from either entire disconnection from our suffering, to powerlessness, to judgment. We rarely think of thanking it. Thanking your pain is how you liberate it.
Any trapped emotions or judgments held against the self can also create chronic inflammation in our emotional body. We then become a host for these low vibrations to live in, rotting away in a cesspool of heavy, traumatic patterning that welcomes even more pain and suffering, which becomes the new normal. The challenge is in changing our relationship to suffering by seeing it as a call for love. Thanking it is gives it unconditional attention and acceptance at the same time.
We can free ourselves from suffering by bringing in the light of gratitude, replacing our dense patterns with high vibratory patterns of grace and unconditional love. By saying thank you to someone who has hurt you, a troubling thought, or physical pain, you are not excusing their behavior or pretending to enjoy things that were never meant to feel good. Instead, you are returning your power to yourself by guiding yourself out of the cycle of suffering.
“Thank you” brings attention to whatever is inside of you that needs to be healed. Just bringing consciousness to a problem begins the transformation. When you are in pain, you are calling for consciousness to that aspect of yourself. Bringing your attention there creates the healing, but saying thank you transforms you.
Put your hand over your heart and say "Thank you heart." Do this for every part of your body, head to toe. Do this everyday, even if you are not in physical pain. If you are currently battling disease or illness, send a big thank you to whatever you are suffering from. Illness cannot survive in the vibration of love and gratitude.
Our thoughts can imprison us if we don’t take control of them. Often, we block out negative or painful thoughts out of fear that we are feeding them and allowing them to manifest. Pull up that very stressful thought and thank it for calling attention to the parts of you that need love. This will shift your entire relationship to your thoughts and debilitating beliefs about those thoughts.
Sometimes the mere memory of a traumatic experience is too painful to even be conscious of, so we suppress it. When we bury our pain, it is still a part of us, only now it is functioning as a shadow aspect. Even if we are unaware of our unconscious parts, we don’t need to know exactly what we are thanking in order to still thank and send gratitude to the parts of us that are buried and now want to be made conscious.
We don’t need to know what we are thanking in order to still thank whatever is buried or now wants to be made conscious.
Take this practice to the next level. Pull up someone who has hurt you and thank them for showing you the lessons you needed to learn and the parts of yourself in need of unconditional love. Thank them for showing you that you deserve more love. Thank them for showing you exactly what issues you need to heal in order to embody more of your power. Thank them for setting you on your path to freeing yourself from judgment and claiming all of your parts.
Finally, thank yourself for being exactly who you are and where you are in life. Thank yourself for how far you have come. Thank yourself for everything and anything. Show yourself the gratitude and appreciation you’ve sought from others. You will find that everything you need to heal yourself and love yourself is already in you and is waiting to be thanked.