Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in South Africa but it remains one of my favourite holidays. Most people know that they ‘should’ be grateful. There’s no shortage of gratitude talk, especially if you’ve been close to the personal development and coaching realm.

It’s no secret that I went through a challenging time earlier this year and I was in such a funk that I felt that nothing was helping. Of course, on the other end I understand that everything was helping and part of the journey, but what really changed my life at the time was to start and honour a gratitude practise.

I’d like to emphasise that it doesn’t matter too much what your practice looks like, the most important part is that you have one. Mine has changed and morphed a few times.

I remember a time when personal development words like balance, surrender, enlightenment, gratitude etc would, honest to G, annoy me. Perhaps you can relate? I’d get annoyed because I’m the type of person that wants to know why and how something works.

Immersing myself in scientific, philosophical and universal studies for 10 years helped me understand how universal laws work and that gratitude works because it’s based on universal laws.

On the most fundamental level, the universe is light and everything we perceive and experience is light vibrating at various frequencies. Solid objects have a lower frequency than liquid or gaseous ones. There are no exceptions to this law.

What a gratitude practise does is elevate our frequency so that we approximate the source, which is light. Hence we feel lighter and on purpose. It’s unerringly a transformative process, we go from one vibrational state to another.

For years I’ve quasi known this and would do gratitude here and there, but it didn’t really stick. I feel that I needed a time that was that challenging to birth my gratitude practice. The true value of gratitude is in doing it daily. And we all find our practice at a perfect time for us and not a moment sooner.

My practise is 5 minutes, it’s structured and systemised so it’s easy to do and I have no excuses. I’m not perfect in the sense that I don’t skip a day. Sure, I do. And that is also okay. It only becomes not okay if we judge it ‘not okay’ and we can choose to judge it any way that feels most congruent.

It was reassuring to know that my practise was always there, waiting for me whenever I was ready to resume it, feel lighter (literally) and step into my power and my purpose.

If you’re up for some transformation, why not challenge yourself to infuse a gratitude practice into the next 10 days, even if it’s 60 seconds?
Who’s with me?

A xx