One spiritual practice that can help you attract more blessings into your life is to be aware of and grateful for the results of your intentions, however small. My wonderful business and life coach, Dr. Jayne Gardner (www.gardnerinstitute.com), calls this “Counting your wins” or identifying all the positive events that you attract into your life. One of Jayne’s three spiritual laws is “As within, so without”, which means that your inner mindset will attract external events and blessings into your life. Counting your wins is a way to become aware of and multiply those blessings.
We are wise to never discount the source of blessings. Blessings come to us in response to our inner work, our mental and spiritual outlook, and they can come in many guises. However blessings come, be grateful and pat yourself on the back for attracting them.
I caught myself recently discounting (for just minute!) the source of a blessing. In my previous post about abundance mentality (http://kristinrobertson.com/abundance.htm), I recounted the story of two unexpected checks arriving in the mail after I had donated some money to a local non-profit organization in faith that money would flow back to me in return. Here’s a big confession: one of those unexpected checks was from my father, the person who has taught me most about generosity and abundance. My first reaction was to discount the source of this blessing, as in “Well, it came from Dad, so that can’t count as a result of my intention.” Hogwash! I told myself as soon as I discovered what my false voice was chattering about. Who cares where the check came from? It arrived, and I wanted to be grateful and in awe of my tremendous ability to manifest my dreams.
About a year ago, another incident occurred in which I was tempted to discount the source of the blessing. It was during a time that I was mentally playing with the law of attraction. I decided to set an intention and see if I could manifest it: I wanted someone to bring flowers to the party I was hosting that night. About 30 minutes before the party began, a friend called to ask, “Is there anything you need for tonight?” By the way, this friend and I had been talking about the law of attraction just days before, so it was no coincidence that it was she who called. Fortunately, I was honest with her and said, “Oh yes, I would so love to have flowers on my table! Could you bring them?” Turns out she is an extraordinary flower arranger, so she not only brought the flowers but arranged them in a spectacular bouquet for my table. For a moment, I discounted the source – after all, I had to ask her for flowers, they didn’t just appear by magic – but then I realized that I had received exactly what I asked for.
Be grateful for every blessing you manifest, no matter the source!
My dreams manifest in multiple ways in my life. I am grateful for all the blessings I attract into my life.