Thoughts: Appreciation is as close
to pure love as you can experience, and choosing to live life in
a dominant state of appreciation will help keep you closely
connected to Inner Being and Source Energy. Consciously choosing
to direct thoughts toward things to appreciate will cause the
floodgates of abundance to open and flow to and through your
life. Everyone can find something to appreciate, whether it be
about something in your life, or something as simple as a flower
blooming. It does not matter what the object or thought of
appreciation is about, any thoughts and feelings of appreciation
about any subject will cause the universe to offer up more to
appreciate. It is the vibration of appreciation that the
universe responds to, so feel it, feel it, feel it.
We spend most of
our time in a dominant state of appreciation. Our students call
Linn "The Queen of Appreciation." She is constantly looking
around in her world and appreciating what she sees. We would all
do well to follow her example, continually looking around us and
focusing on things to appreciate.
We typically follow
our morning walks and The New Story with a few minutes of
talking about what we appreciate. We ask each other, "What do
you appreciate today?" Then each takes a few minutes to speak it
out loud. What a great way to start the day! If you will take a
few minutes each and every morning to acknowledge what you
appreciate about your life, more and more to appreciate will
flow into your life.
Appreciation vs. Gratitude - It is important to note
that, typically, the word appreciation is much more powerful
than the word gratitude. Being grateful is usually to something
outside oneself and that gives the power away. Appreciating
originates from within and acknowledges one’s divine origins
while extending love outward.
The Process - Appreciation:
Take some time
every single day to appreciate and life will flow easier. Here
is an example of a ‘Rampage of Appreciation’, as Abraham calls
“I love being alive. I so appreciate the roof over my head and
having food to eat. Just look at those beautiful clouds
overhead, I feel so connected to them and love the way the wind
blows them around. I love the feeling of the wind on my face and
the smells it brings to me. The pine trees smell so good (or
flowers, or salt air, or newly mowed grass, or whatever.) I
appreciate having this car so I can drive where I want to go.
These freeways are great, they move the traffic around and I am
in such appreciation for them. I love living in a country that
is free and I so appreciate that freedom. I appreciate my dog
(or cat, or rabbit, etc.) and the unconditional love it gives
me. I intend to look for what I want to see, which is more and
more to appreciate.”
Ask yourself these
• What am I happy
about in my life now? What am I excited about in my life now?
• What am I proud about in my life now? What do I appreciate
about my life now?
• What am I enjoying most in my life right now? What am I
committed to in my life right now?
• Who do I love? Who loves me? How do these make me feel?
This rampage could
go on and on. The point is to find anything possible to
appreciate. Do it every day and your life will become richer and
more blessed than you can imagine.
Thoughts about Appreciation
The Process - Appreciation
"Learning the process of appreciating what is around me has
changed my life. My family and friends can't believe the
difference in me. Before spending time with Cardell and Linn, I
was always trying to change everyone around me to please me.
Now, I am amazed that they don't need to change, because I focus
on what I love about them. "
Marissa E., Consultant - Seattle
"When Linn demonstrated her 'Rampage of Appreciation,' it
took my breath away. I thought she would vibrate off the planet.
What it did for me was teach me that I can change my life by
looking for what I like about my life and in doing that, my life
is improving, getting better all the time. I found a wonderful
woman who sees the best in me. Thanks so much to you Linn,
and to Cardell for setting such great examples of how to be
happy. Now, I really am!"
Ron J., Dentist, Italy