Let's focus on appreciation this week. There's always something in our lives that we can appreciate. Even if everything doesn't seem like it's going great right now, you can help change that momentum by focusing on appreciating what's around you - or appreciating things that have happened in the past.
The idea is to build a momentum that you want by noticing the things around you that you are happy with and want to show the Universe that you're so happy they are or were in your life.
One of Abraham's processes is the Rampage of Appreciation. This is a great technique you can use at any time and no matter what your situation is at the time.
Even if you're in the doctor's office, waiting and not knowing what's going on, you can find something in the immediate area to start doing your rampage with. If you just can't dig up some current items, you can go into the past or even more fun and productive is to go into the future. Start saying that you are so appreciative that you have a great doctor, you have access to medical care, that you came in to get seen when you did and the doctor and the staff is going to take care of you no matter what. You're appreciative of the modern office and even if it's cold for you inside, you can be appreciative that it's not hot and humid inside. Let's say you're embarrassed and cold because they put you in one of those flimsy paper gowns and you're shivering. Start being appreciative that you're not in Siberia or Alaska and that there is no wind. Be appreciative of the fact that you can feel the cold and you recognize that it's cold. That means you have the mental capacity you want to have. Be appreciative of the clean room and the computers if there are computers in the office. Be appreciative that your doctor is on the cutting edge of medicine and knows exactly what's going on with you and will fix you right up. Be appreciative that you have insurance. And on and on.
If you're stuck in traffic, be appreciative of the technology that goes into traffic lights, be appreciative that you live in a city that has grown so much that there is traffic, appreciate the growth this represents, appreciate the music on your radio or the CD you're playing, be appreciative of the other cars around you that are beautiful and you can see them better when you're stuck in traffic because they are not moving and you can see them.
If you're at work and busy, be appreciative of the fact that you have a job, that you don't have to travel as far as some to get to work, that you're getting paid, that you work with great people, that your both is understanding and kind and gentle (and if he or she is not, then be appreciative that he/she knows how to delegate), be appreciative of the benefits you have with the job, of the hours you work, etc.
Every time you praise something, every time you appreciate something, every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe, "More of this, please. More of this, please." You need never again make another verbal statement of this intent, and if you were allowing your cork to float — all good things would flow to you.
Excerpted from the workshop: Silver Spring, MD on April 19, 1997
Get the gist? See if you can do at least one rampage of appreciation every day this week. When you do them, see what it does to your vibration and how you feel. Let us know. Write it in your journal too.