I know I have asked this before, but there is something about gratitude which I am still a bit confused about.
How does being grateful for something you have now (job, home, town you live in etc) allow/attract something entirely new and better? (Rather than just more of the same thing).
When you are appreciating and feel satisfied with what you have, you are allowing yourself to receive more satisfying things you appreciate.
I think I'm getting this now, it's all about the VIBRATION YOU ARE OFFERING. So if you hate your current circumstances, you will attract change, but not the change you want. You will just attract a devolution until there is nothing left (ie job --- devolving job --- unemployment, no money coming in, and well and truly stuck). But if you appreciate your current circumstances, then you allow positive change and a better future to come in (current job --- improving current job --- entirely different job which matches your new vibration).
There is no limit to how much something can improve, and what the Universe can give us. It knows what we want, and it also knows that once we get used to something and even like it, then we will start desiring for better. That is his progress comes around, and the Universe knows this as well. But hating where you are wont allow any good new things to come in. Appreciating though, creates a flow of improvement, both in the current circumstances, and then in entirely new circumstances which are in alignment with that.
Things which are meant to last a long time (such as relationships, marriages etc) will continuously improve within themselves. Things which don't last as long (such as jobs) or which have defined limitations, will improve until they can't 'contain' a flowing gratitude vibration any longer, and something newer and bigger is required.
Sorry everyone, I'm not being deliberately obtuse, but I'm still confused about this. (I can go from being understanding to confused again, on a daily basis). So how does gratitude for something in the present actually then attract positive change and improvement, rather than just more of the same?
Might well be better if I put my confusion into some kind of context. Numerous changes have been made in my workplace, and I think management have just made a hash of things. I have changed to a department where not a lot happens, and there aren't many staff, and at the moment, I'm feeling a bit meh and lacking in purpose. (To be honest, I don't really feel like even staying in the job, I desire to move on to something new and much better)
Wouldn't giving gratitude for the job I currently have, just recreate more of the same, and keep me stranded there (so to speak) rather than bring about real positive change and improvement?
Thank you ML, that's very helpful, and blessing something with love is something Louise Hay suggests in her main book. In a sense, it's a big like the gratitude practice of magic dusting, only that you are doing it with blessing instead of giving thanks. I shall start doing this now.
Appreciation of anything, attracts more things to appreciate.
When you appreciate, you are focused on what you want, and so you attract more of what you want where you are, and are guided to where you want to be.