Inducing Deep Gratitude

Last weekend, I was hit hard with an unexpected and out of the ordinary illness. In going through the motions of not feeling well, I became highly conscious of deep states of gratitude, which led me to now share this profound experience in the hopes of positively impact someone else.

Before the weekend, I had been hit with a sore throat for over a week, which persisted on and off with regards to intensity. By Saturday morning, my lymph nodes were extremely swollen and within a few hours, I began to experience one of the hardest physical discomforts I have ever felt within my body. It was an acute, sharp pain in my right ear, which left me practically immobile on my couch.

After 90 minutes, the intense pain slowly decreased and started to become more manageable until I was able to eventually get up and move around. I barely slept at all that night as I experienced prolonged fever, shivers, throbbing pain throughout my body, and extreme discomfort in the back of my throat and right ear.

The next morning, I stayed in bed and tried to sleep until the early afternoon, all while applying meditation techniques to work with and around the pain throughout my body. Once I felt strong enough to get out of bed, I walked outside and stood barefoot in the cool weather. With my four legged sidekick at my feet, I started going through the motions of my daily morning movement routine. Although I was experiencing significantly less energy than usual, this movement routine felt so amazing and thoroughly reassured me of the blessing to be alive and in my body. The air brushing against my skin, the force of the ground underneath my feet, the trees and leaves bustling, the birds chirping — I took notice of it all, and before I knew it, tears were flowing down my cheeks. It was at this point that I started to experience a profound and deep sense of gratitude for my family, my body, this third dimensional experience, and many people that have come in and out of my life.

One uplifting experience led to another, and I later found myself enjoying a card game with my daughter. Witnessing her facial expressions, hearing her magical voice, and partaking in a simple game with her felt equally rejuvenating and rewarding, as I once again experienced this deep sense of gratitude and awe for life. After dinner, I cleaned up the table and washed the dishes as I usually do, and thought about how this simple act of serving my family and taking care of our household feels so good and fulfilling.

Now that I am feeling better and have had time to decompress, I’ve reflected back on the process I went through and considered how to regularly induce these deep states of gratitude… without getting sick. Gratitude is one of the most beautiful states of consciousness. In this case, while it took a bout of sickness to serve as a reminder to continuously feel grateful, I was also reminded that the law of opposites attracting one another — ying and yang — works perfectly in the universe. Suffering and happiness are intertwined.

With that said, I also wanted to share some other techniques I’ve used in the past, which led me to similar states:

  • Extended Fasts (3-5 days)
  • Camping trips
  • Intense workouts
  • Meditations
  • Plant medicine journeys
  • Other expanded states that involve discomfort: Darkness, breath work, etc.
  • Trips away from family

Additionally, here’s what I also did to accelerate my healing process:

  • Various homeopathic remedies, including Belladonna30 and Hepar sulphuris calcareumn
  • Cold therapy
  • Magnesium
  • DMSO
  • C60
  • Colloidal silver
  • Grounding
  • Fasting

Have you been through a similar experience? If so, I invite you to share it in my Telegram Group

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