Ever tried that daily ritual of counting your blessings, or appreciating what you have and it was just not working out for you?? It can come in many variations from:
I cannot for the life of me tolerate my mother right now
do not try to console me about my talents my anxiety is doing a dance number
UHH I CAN BE THANKFUL ABOUT BREATHING, BUT ONLY THEORETICALLY ACTUALLY.
Okay SO LET’S RESTRATEGIZE . Let’s do some unconventional gratefulness exercises that are seemingly stupid but works just as well as thanking your mother for birthing you.
1. Thank God/source whichever for *insert Name of this godsent celebrity and/or person you jsut downright admire unconditionaly*. Just think about those eyes, think about the cheekbones – este THE KINDNESS YOU FEEL IN THEIR gaze. THINK ABOUT how you incarnated in a timeline where such combination of manifestation has ever graced your life.
oh think about that voice think about, how near perfection exists and recall all the times youe ever teary eyed in overwhelment “kilig” with just AWE AND APPRECIATION.
You think appricating physical beauty is not spiritual ? WHERE DO YOU THINK THE PHYSICAL CAME FROM?? WHY MUST YOU CURTAIL YOUR UNABOUNDED ENTHUSIASM.
HE HONESTLY HAS GORGEOUS EYES AND IF THIS PUTS YOU IN A GOOD MOOD WHY SHOULD YOU DEPRIVE OF YOURSELF OF THAT IF YOU THINK IT’S INVALID ??? WHY MUST YOU HAVE GUILT WITH YOUR PLEASURE ? CAN’T YOU JUST DAMN APPRECIATE CAN’t YOU JUST!>R!??
2. A follow-up to that would be to think about your favorite things: your favorite band, your favorite soda, your favorite lipstick color, your favorite sports team, car of bra. The more mundane and “non-spiritual” the better. The more niche, the more you can’t explain why it’s your favorite – the more of I CAN’T HELP BUT LIKE THIS THING – THEN THE VERY MUCH BETTER. JUST GO AND OBSESSIVELY APPRECIATE IT, preach it to yourself, feel yourself lift just recalling those things. Think about things that are so stupidly simple that you can’t attach baggage to them, and just milk the feeling. You need this feeling, so just feel it. Stop needing to have a good reason to feel good and just pick a ‘dumb’ one and feel good NOW! YES.
3. Lastly, now hear me out on this… Recall all the very physical things that bring you so much relief. The taking off of socks after a long day in shoes, a really long dip on a bathtub. The nice slow feeling of a hairbrush massaging your scalp. Meditation is a quality! Not an act. You don’t need singing bowls and incense, just really wrap your entire attention on that Relaxing Sensation. Heck, put on your favorite album and slowly give yourself a foot massage, your reflexology points will thank you. If you’re upto it – slowly and IN THE MOST MINDFUL AND LUSCIOUS WAY POSSIBLE, masturbate. I’m. Serious.
This is the most natural way your ‘primordial chi’/kundalini releases itself and the first step into learning how to convert it’s energy and shoot it up your spine. For now, just learn to prolong it, and really FEEL the natural relexation and dopamine that goes along with it. DISCARD YOUR SHAME. THIS is the energy that creates life!babies!! If you can’t rethink of that in this way quite yet; put Mantak Chia on your reading list (free books of his is linked in my reading room!) and go back to slow combing your scalp HAHA.
Or any good ass physical sensation, you can even just stand under your shower for a while, just get absorbed in it and really just ENJOY The moment in the most stupidest unexplainable way possible. Be a child, let go of ‘valid’ explanations.
Til next time!
PS: leave me your ‘stupidly’ grateful ideas in the comments, I’d love to hear yours 🙂