Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for family and friends. It’s a time to practice gratitude for the little things and bigger blessings in our lives. Here’s a gratitude meditation to practice when you want to feel more connected and in a state of grace. Gratitude raises your state of higher awareness with love.
Settle into a quiet place and get comfortable. Please close your eyes. Take a deep breath in on a count of four, hold it. Then release on a count of four and pause. Do this deep breathing a few more times to relax your mind and body.
Make sure you release any tension that remains in any part of your body. (Pause for a few moments.) Now place your attention on your heart. Breathe in and out a golden light in your heart. Be thankful for your heart center, which is the seat of your soul and also holds love, compassion, and forgiveness.
Keep breathing in love, and breathing out gratitude. Feel your heart expand to someone you love…stay here for a few moments. (Pause) Now feel in your heart some of the things you are grateful for, like your health, the abundance of nature, the beauty of life, so many blessings. (Pause for a minute or more as you imagine each blessing.)
That’s great. Just breathe in love and breathe out gratitude. (Pause here for a bit.) Now spread this gratitude to all of your family and friends (Pause.) Then, expand out into your community.(Pause for a minute or more)
Continue to sit in this stillness for a little while, saying “thank you,” “thank you” for your blessings.” When you are ready, come back into the room where you began your journey, carrying this gratitude, peace and love. Gently open your eyes. Remember this gratitude for yourself and others and to all you meet throughout your day. Please share this gratitude meditation with family and friends. Wishing you peace!
Vicki Atlas is a Best Mindset Coach and a Certified Guided Imagery Specialist. Vicki is passionate about bringing more peace and wellbeing to children and adults. If you’d like more of this in your life, connect with her at HeartTalkNow.com and CalmingCorner.com, for kids. You can connect with her on Twitter and email her at Vicki@HeartTalkNow.com