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Gratitude

  Spiritual Practices for Gratitude

  • Meditation: Spend at least 5 minutes twice each day in meditation. Try to meditate focusing on what you have in your life that you are grateful for right now.
  • Journaling: Keep a Gratitude Journal this week. Try writing down 5-10 each night that you are grateful for from that day.
  • Prayer: Use Spiritual Mind Treatment template throughout the week. Create affirmative statements to use in the Realization Stage based on the situations you encounter throughout the week.
  • Service: If you feel you’ve been wronged, overlooked, or in any way put down this week, look for some small way to be of service to someone else.
  • Sacred Giving: Keep track of your Unexpected Good for this week and consider tithing 10% of in class next week.
  • Study: Commit to come back to class next week.
  • Physical Health: Practice being consciously grateful for the functioning of your body throughout the day. Use meals, trips to the restroom, any time you move or are active as triggers to remind you to be grateful.
  • Forgiveness: Before you go to bed, forgive yourself for anything/everything you did that day that wasn’t in alignment with the person you want to be. Either write this down in your journal or simply speak it aloud.
  • Gratitude: Throughout the day any time you feel any negative emotion, reframe it and find one positive aspect about which you can be grateful.

Gratitude Questions: You might choose to take these questions into Meditation or Journal about them throughout the week.

  • Are you happy?
  • Do you feel joy bubbling through you every day?
  • Are you making a difference in the world?
  • Is there a flow of giving and receiving in your life?
  • Are you using your spiritual gifts?
  • Do you feel connected to what is important in life?
  • Do you feel peace in your heart?
  • Do you feel truly alive?

 

 

Forgiveness

Spiritual Practices for Forgiveness

  • Meditation: Spend at least 5 minutes twice each day in meditation. Try to meditate using some of the Forgiveness Meditations you experienced in class. If you would like a guided meditation on Forgiveness search on the Internet for Stephan Levine’s Soft Belly Meditation or Metta Meditation (Loving Kindness) for audio version of these meditations.
  • Journaling: Try dialogue journaling or journal about any of the Forgiveness questions listed below.
  • Prayer: Use Spiritual Mind Treatment template throughout the week. Create affirmative statements to use in the Realization Stage based on the situations you encounter throughout the week.
  • Service: If you feel you’ve been wronged, overlooked, or in any way put down this week, look for some small way to be of service to someone else.
  • Giving: Check within and see if you are holding back any circulation of your financial good out of fear or anger.
  • Study: Commit to come back to class next week.
  • Physical Health: Practice the technique presented in the Soft-Belly Meditation this week to begin to release any negative emotions you may have stored in your body.
  • Forgiveness: Before you go to bed, forgive yourself for anything/everything you did that day that wasn’t in alignment with the person you want to be. Either write this down in your journal or simply speak it aloud.

Forgiveness Questions: You might choose to take these questions into Meditation or Journal about them throughout the week.

  • Do I truly believe that forgiveness is an act of self-love? Why or why not?
  • To what extent am I willing to give up the pain of what happened to me?
  • Who have I forgiven in the past? What was that process like? How was I changed by it?
  • Will the act of forgiveness propel me toward an inspiring future or will it keep me stuck in my past? What does my answer mean to me personally?
  • Where do I feel resentment, judgment, or long-standing annoyance?
  • Do you see lack in my life? Where do I put the blame for this lack? Where or how is the energy of lack out picturing or reflecting back to me?

 

 

Compassion

Spiritual Practices To Develop More Compassion

  • Meditation: Spend at least 5 minutes twice each day in meditation. Try to meditate focusing on what you have in your life that you are grateful for right now.
  • Journaling: Consider  having  frequent dialogs with God through journaling.
  • Prayer: Use Spiritual Mind Treatment template throughout the week. Create affirmative statements to use in the Realization Stage based on the situations you encounter throughout the week.
  • Service: Look for how you can show up as love and compassion for others
    “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a Love Letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa
  • Giving: Begin to tithe to those places where you receive your spiritual good. Start with an amount you are comfortable with and then over time challenge yourself to give more and watch the effect it has in your life.
  • Study: Commit to taking one of the courses offered at our Center
  • Physical Health: Read through the Loving Yourself Physically tips and consider applying those in your life
  • Forgiveness: Before you go to bed, forgive yourself for anything/everything you did that day that wasn’t in alignment with the person you want to be. Either write this down in your journal or simply speak it aloud.
  • Gratitude: Throughout the day any time you feel any negative emotion, reframe it and find one positive aspect about which you can be grateful.
  • Visioning: Practice Visioning weekly for your life. If you’d like a guided visioning you can go to http://colleentanaka.com/visioning.html and listening to a visioning session guided by Colleen Tanaka, RScP.

 

 

Updated 07-15-18