Ok so the last week I have been implementing new skills and habits to attract abundance into my life. I have watched the Secret (a few too many times hehe) to motivate myself.
I bought “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne last year when I went to Mexico and decided to read it properly this time and do everything the book says. She implements a 28 day regime to introduce abundance into your life through brilliant and easy gratitude exercises and tasks. The first is to keep a gratitude journal, in which every morning you list 10 things you are grateful for and why you are grateful for them. This puts you in an “attitude of gratitude” for the rest of the day, so you are in the frequency for abundance to enter your life. The second is to pick a gratitude rock to keep by your bedside, which you pick up every evening before going to sleep and think about the best thing that has happened to you that day and say thankyou for it. I think this task is brilliant in its simplicity, as it makes you think of lots of things that have happened to you that day with gratitude, to be able to pick out the best one. Really its making you grateful for lots of things!
So back to my day so far. I went to the beach today to pick out my gratitude rock. I live on the seafront so I see the sea and beach everyday, but really focusing on what I was looking for made me more aware of my surroundings and all the beauty within it. I realised how calm and clear the sea is today and the variety of shapes, sizes and colours of stones on the beach. It awoke this lovely feeling of being a child again and the hours I used to spend playing happily on the beach, picking out the perfect stones which were my treasure. I found a number of round stones but didn’t feel they were quite perfect and decided to myself that I really wanted a heart shaped stone. So I found my heart shaped stone, or should I say boulder hehe (a little larger than I intended but I took it home anyways!)
After finding my gratitude rock I walked to the Chinese supermarket to get some jasmine tea (I love jasmine tea!) On the way I was struck by the beauty around me of little things Ive walked past so many times but haven’t noticed. I walked through a park and never knew that section of it existed before (I usually only see the front end of the park from the bus rather than the back end nearer the sea) . The yellow and purple crocuses were starting to bloom, I was entertained by the dogs in the park playing with each other so joyfully and the beautiful trees starting to grow new leaves ready for spring. I was walking past a bench where I noticed a free magazine and walked past it at first, but then felt so attracted to it for some reason I decided to go back and pick it up. On the way home I also found a few more magazines so that I can cut out pictures for my vision board (another task). I walked past a church and wrote down a yoga class for the weekend and an article about “Awakening”. I then walked past a shop window and saw the quote “Live what you love” which inspired me so much I stopped and wrote it down.
So as you can see in just a short trip out for under an hour I invited so much magic into my life! When you are in the flow, all these amazing coincidences start popping up and it makes a short walk turn into an amazing adventure.
I hope you will have as beautiful a day as me today! :)