The Hidden Secret of Gratitude

Excerpt from Your Hidden Light – Chapter 5: The Power of Feelings


What are you grateful for now? Gratitude can shift your energy, raise your vibration, and make all your next moments even better.
– Joe Vitale (American author)

The feeling of gratitude is one of the most powerful and positive energetic forces in the creation process.  It has the ability to create your desires if it is used consciously and correctly.  It is the gateway to the ultimate love vibration.  When you are feeling grateful for someone or something you feel a deep sense of joy, happiness, and humility.  You feel a love and appreciation for what you have and for the source of what you have. There is a dual positive nature to gratitude.  When someone gives you a gift, you feel happy for the gift you received and you feel happiness towards the person who gave you the gift.  Similarly, when it comes to people, things, or circumstances in your life that you are grateful for, you first feel an inner sense of happiness and positivity for what you have, and then you give this energy to something greater, in deep appreciation. There is first an inward vibration of positive energy, and then an external giving of positive energy. This exchange of positive energy is a language in the Universe.  The positive vibration of gratitude attracts and creates more of what you are grateful for.

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.
– Plato (Greek philosopher, 428-348 BC)


Magic is the ability to influence the course of events by harnessing spiritual forces. Gratitude is the key to creating magic in your life because it aligns you towards the power of love. Gratitude puts you in a vibration that aligns you with the Universal forces that support what you are grateful for. The good news is, it is easy to feel gratitude. There is always something to be grateful for, whether it is your health, your family, your friends, clean air, or freedom. However, in our busy lives, it is easy to take things for granted. We are so busy that we don’t stop to think about what we are grateful for. We are constantly striving to get by or get ahead, providing for ourselves and our families. By focusing only on what we want versus what we already have, we put ourselves out of energetic balance and unconsciously misuse our energetic powers. Our energy then gets directed more towards what we don’t have versus towards what we do have.


You can think of gratitude as an energetic practice and discipline. By practicing gratitude, you condition your body to be in a state of higher vibration. You feel good more often. You start to harness the power of love because much of what you are grateful for are the things you love. When you are in a state of gratitude for what you have, you are happy in that moment for something the way it is right now. You shift your energy into a positive vibration and a higher frequency. Gratitude is the quickest way to help you reach a positive vibration that feels good for whatever you have and experience in your life right now. When you first start to consciously practice being grateful for what you have, it may feel unnatural to you or hard because it is not something you consciously think about. Start small and be grateful for the little things in your life, then let your mind continue to find more big and small things that you are grateful for. The goal is to raise your creative vibration and align your inner being to the positive parts of your life. Take the time to stop, refocus, and rebalance your inner being in order to be in your most powerful state. Find a time of day that works best for you and write down everything you are grateful for. Practice writing down or saying out loud what you are grateful for every day. Keep doing this until your mind is automatically grateful. There are many useful techniques in practicing gratitude, including keeping a gratitude journal or doing a thirty-day gratitude challenge. Find the strategy that works best for you, which keeps you in a disciplined practice. You will find that you become happier and you start to attract more positive things into your life.

What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it.
– Oprah Winfrey (Media proprietor)


When you get in a feeling of appreciation or love for what is, you detach from the feeling of striving for what is not yet. This is an incredibly important aspect of this emotion. With the feeling of gratitude, you release any feeling of unease in your body, and you align yourself with a feeling of grateful acceptance, which opens you up energetically to receive more. Gratitude removes energy barriers that block, slow down or stop the positive creation process. Therefore, the magic of gratitude not only directs positive energy towards what you are grateful for, but it also removes energetic barriers, preventing you from creating and receiving what you do not yet have.


The hidden secret of gratitude is that its power can be applied to what you desire even if you do not yet have it. The key is to feel grateful for what you desire before you even receive it. The feeling of gratitude creates an internal vibrational alignment with the Universe. You communicate through this energetic field that you are in alignment with what you want. Gratitude is the magic ingredient when you consciously create your reality. Gratitude is the feeling that includes the underlying knowing that there are spiritual forces working on your behalf for the achievement of your desires. Therefore, be grateful for all that you have and all that you desire. Feel like you have already received that what you desire, and express your appreciation accordingly. Express gratitude with the same feeling you feel when you feel grateful for something you already have. Feel it authentically. Gratitude must come from the heart in order for it to be true. Therefore, to be truly grateful for what you don’t have yet you must have a deep sense of faith, trust, and belief in the spiritual forces that work on your behalf. You feel grateful for what you don’t have yet because you have an inner knowing that it must come to you. When you feel from this place then you have unlocked the secret to gratitude.

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