Alternative Medicine: Gratitude over fear

I find myself sharing more personal stories with every passing article. I feel it offers you - the reader -- a certain level of reality. We are human and life is what happens for us, not to us. Embracing this unique yet empowering viewpoint can be challenging. 


One of the easiest ways to achieve a happy, healthy and abundant life is to express gratitude over fear. Let's break these two down for you. 

Gratitude is all around us and within us. The moment we shift our heart and awareness in the direction of gratitude - our life in every aspect begins to transform. It's simple to shift into this sacred space even on the worst of days. When a fearful situation arises focus gently on your heart. Recall a moment of joy. Maybe it was that latte you had at during lunch. Be aware of how your heart begins to feel gratitude for that latte. It's this simple! 

On the other hand, fear is part of being human. It lures us in, sinking it's limiting teeth onto our dreams. We live out life thinking of what could have been. I don't know about you, but in my experience, this only led to additional anxiety, fear and limiting beliefs. I was not happy living life this way. But know this - The only things in life you regret are the risks you never took. Expressing gratitude for the possibility of transformation is life changing. 

You can apply these quick and effective ways of thinking. Experts state that the mind needs 21-days of continued practice in order to build a certain degree of muscle memory. Start today, shift from fear to gratitude. What do you have to lose? Oh yeah - fear, self-sabotage, limiting beliefs, anxiety, anger and so much more. Opportunity is knocking on your door. Will you answer? 

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Marcela A. Arrieta is an alternative modality practitioner with over five years of experience in this field. She is also a successful entrepreneur who resides in Downey.