RHG Magazine & TV Guide Spring 2019 - Page 47

Thrive with Gratitude

Gratitude is the antidote for “less than” feelings.

In times you feel you’re not good enough, lovable enough, whatever enough, decide to shift your attention to what in your life you have to be grateful for. Gratitude shifts your energy, and thinking, to a higher place and perspective.

A wonderful practice is to ask yourself daily, “What am I grateful for?”

Really feel into the things for which you are grateful, giving thanks for each one as you go. These things

can be as simple as, “My

breath,” or "My good health"

or “Another day of living.” As you practice gratitude, notice what unfolds, what is different, what improves in your life and mood. Watch how this practice shifts your energy as you begin to notice more and more in your life that you appreciate.

Essential oils have the ability to “anchor” certain thoughts, memories and

practices, including your gratitude practice. Anchoring is a technique for creating or changing an associated feeling or feelings in response to a stimuli. Essential oils are particularly effective anchors because they bypass the nervous system and move directly to the brain.

If you are not familiar with essential oils, they are aromatic compounds found in seeds, barks, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. The molecules in essential oils are so small that they go inside the cells of our body and work on a foundational level.

As you think about and feel into the things you are grateful for, try adding an essential oil to your practice. Put a drop or two of your favorite essential oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, then cup your hands over your nose and breathe in the aroma.

Some Essential Oils to Inspire More Gratitude:

Bergamot - The Oil of Self-Acceptance

Invites you to see life with more optimism and has a cleansing effect on stagnant feelings and limiting beliefs. Bergamot contains limonene which is known to have an uplifting effect on emotions. Common primary uses for Bergamot include emotional, mental or physical stress, agitation and infection. It is antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and neuroprotective.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into

enough, and more.”

Melodie Beattie

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