Synchronicity to me is a subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) tap on the shoulder. It is saying, “Pay attention to this!”
What is it we are supposed to be paying attention to? That is for you to determine. Sometimes it might be obvious, but more often we need to have it repeatedly shoved into our consciousness in order to figure out what it is we need to learn or do.
For example, I have been repeatedly running into articles, commercials, and conversations about gratitude for the past month or so. It wasn’t until a couple of days ago that I started to implement it as a daily practice. It wasn’t that I didn’t know how powerful gratitude is, but I wasn’t practicing it consistently. So I began a nighttime routine with my daughter to share with each other 3 things that we were thankful for from the day.
The results have been nothing short of extraordinary. I have had a block on money that have seemed to vanish. There will still be work for me to do there, but it is flowing now.
How Does Gratitude Work to Get What You Want?
When you focus your consciousness on what it is that you have that you are truly thankful for, you are telling your subconscious that this is what you want in your life. Thus, you begin to attract more of this into your life. It really is that simple. The hard part is making this a daily (minimum) habit.
We take for granted that which we have and desire that which we don’t. The desire to have something that we do not have is also explicit directions to our subconscious. We are essentially attracting more desire into our lives because it is the feeling that is the language that is understood. If we are attracting more desire, we are just going to end up wanting more things that we do not currently have, creating a snowball effect.
When we focus on what we have with feelings of gratitude it understands that we have these feelings because of the thing or experience and works to bring more of that to us. This also works if we feel grateful for something even if we don’t have it yet.
Ways to Express Gratitude Daily
I have already mentioned one way above: share 3 things you are grateful for with others. You could implement this at home, at work with coworkers, when you are out with friends – literally any time you are with other people.
Write a letter. If someone did something nice for you, take the time to write out a sincere thank you note. Don’t do it because you think it is expected, do it because you are truly grateful for their kindness. You can even send one to yourself and even though this sounds corny, it allows you to feel the gratitude again a few days later which reinforces the feeling.
Keep a gratitude journal. It could just be a part of your diary, but I find it easier to make it a habit by starting with it separate. The key is to write in it every single day. One of the things I have found that make habit creation stick is to raise the priority of the habit you are trying to implement. I treat daily (multiple times, really) gratitude as something that is just as important as bathing.
Do something special for someone without expecting anything in return. Do it just because you are grateful that they are part of your life.
Set reminders on your phone, calendar, notebook app, sticky note on your bathroom mirror or on the coffee maker. Put them everywhere so they are constantly being pushed into the front of your consciousness. Take the 15 seconds required to think of something you are thankful for each time you see one.
Work with a coach or accountability partner that will help you keep on track.
Meditate and hold your focus on one thing you are grateful for.
Practice saying thank you in the mirror.
Find new ways to express gratitude. Be creative. Be you!