Appreciating and Acknowledging What You Have

Jim Donovan

"I appreciate and acknowledge the abundance in my life."

That affirmation above was taken from a list of prosperity affirmations I was given by my friend, Morgana Rae, creator of
Financial Alchemy. You can read the rest of the list on my blog here.

I realize that, for many people right now, affirming this can be a real challenge. However, it's really important if you want to improve your situation.

The keys to having more of what you want, whether it's more prosperity, health, time, fun, love, or anything else is to first, acknowledge that which you already have and then, to share it.

By appreciating and acknowledging what you have you evoke the power of the Law of Attraction, which, as you probably know, teaches us that "like attracts like."

Put another way, we attract more of what we focus upon or hold in our hearts. By "hold in our hearts," I'm referring to the feelings we have, for they, even more than what we say, are what attracts our experience.

By appreciating and acknowledging, for example, the health you already have, you are putting your attention on health which is the only way to attract it. You cannot focus, as so many people do, on illness and attract health. It violates the laws of our universe.

So your first exercise, should you choose to play, is to choose those areas in your life you'd like to improve. Health, of course, is a great place to begin, for without it everything else suffers.

You may also want to include love, career, and, yes,
money, for they too are important. Ideally we want to achieve a balanced life that is prosperous in all areas.

Take each heading and make a list of everything you appreciate about it as it stands now. This activity will align you with attracting more of the same.

After doing this, in health for example, you may notice you are making better food choices, exercising or any number of other activities that will have a positive impact on your health.

When you begin to appreciate the wealth in your life, don't be surprised if you begin receiving more, sometimes from totally unexpected channels. I've stopped trying to understand just why this occurs. I just let it in and give thanks.

The second part of the process is to share, with others, whatever it is you'd like more of in your own life. This evokes the Law of Reciprocity, another universal law, which teaches us that it is impossible to give without receiving.

If you want more love and affection, be more affections to the people you encounter. I'm not suggesting you start hugging total strangers, although it's not a bad idea.

My friend, the late Charlie Tremendous Jones, made a habit of hugging everyone he met, and it served him well throughout his life. Everyone I know loved Charlie.

It goes without saying that if you want more
money, giving some away will help you attract more. I realize how difficult this may seem, especially if you're struggling to make ends meet, but give it a try anyway. You may be pleasantly amazed at what happens.

Even if you can only afford to give a little it will leave you feeling better about yourself and more prosperous, while evoking another powerful law. And, for sure, there are many, many charities and organizations who need your help right now.

Of course, making a daily practice of writing what you appreciate in your life is a powerful activity that will produce astounding results.

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Jim Donovan is author of This Is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal  Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved.

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