I mentioned in last week’s podcast episode, ‘Overcoming the I’ll Be Happy When, syndrome‘, that I am currently taking part in a 21 day Manifesting challenge presented by Gabby Bernstein. Day 10 brought another interesting topic to ponder and also coincided with the Day 10 prompt for #Bloganuary to list 5 things we are grateful for today.
My WOTY is ‘BE’ so for this week’s Micro Monday I’m discussing BE-ing Appreciative by Playing the Appreciation Game.
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This is a new game to me, however it is one of the Abraham-Hicks processes. The 3 main teachings are The law of attraction, the law of allowing and the law of deliberate creating. You can deliberately ask, attract and allow in whatever you choose into your lives. (You might like to read Abraham-Hicks Publications – Law of Attraction Official Site to get a better understanding).
As Gabby Bernstein says:
Appreciation is essential to manifesting because in a state of appreciation you’re relaxed, surrendered and faithful. That is the perfect energy for allowing your desires to come into form!
When you’re aligned with appreciation, you can surrender your desires to the Universe and trust in a plan beyond your own.Gabby Bernstein
Like many things we read and hear, the message can be diluted if we hear it too often. For example, Gratitude is so important for a positive mindset, yet we can tune out when we hear the word because ‘we’ve heard it all before’. Yet during times of stress and when life isn’t going so well is the time we need to focus on Gratitude.
So back to the Appreciation Game.
What is the Appreciation Game?
Simply, it is expressing you appreciation whether large or small it doesn’t matter. For example, ‘I appreciate being surrounded by loving family and friends’ or ‘I appreciate that I am healthy’. It is all about making this a daily habit to appreciate what you have in your life rather than focusing on what you don’t have.
It isn’t just about appreciating what you have in your life but also appreciating yourself and who you are as an individual.
I would also invite you to think of what you appreciate about yourself. You might appreciate your resilience or your kindness or a skill that you might have.
As Oprah Says:
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough..”Oprah Winfrey
You can play this on your own or with a friend. I would like to try it in my Women’s Circle.
- Tell them something you appreciate about them. It can be anything, like, “I appreciate how you………..”
- Then they tell you something they appreciate about you.
- You tell them something else you appreciate about them.
- Keep it up for a minute or two. You can set a timer if it feels more comfortable at first to have a hard stop.
So will you give The Appreciation Game a try? Let’s start now and think of one thing right now that you appreciate.
Have a beautiful day my friends!