Gratitude Journal Experiment: Day 16- Gratitude Journaling Results

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Being grateful doesn’t mean that you are always smiling, or are always happy with your outcome. It’s about understanding your outcomes, and working towards finding the purpose in the guy behind you honking his horn like you’re deaf. There is always a reason for the way things happen and every experience is a chance for you to learn something new.

If a situation seems dire, then reflect on it and figure out what purpose it is teaching you. Find your bliss and gratitude in appreciating every moment, even if it doesn’t seem to be beneficial.

So, here’s the family list of the day.

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Mail
UFO videos
Fermented foods
Smoothies
The sound of the ocean
Scratches
Dougie’s eyes
Ceiling fans

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Buzz lightyear
Goat racing
Cars collection talking toys
Route 66

Gina’s Gratitude List:
Doug
Opening my mind
Amazing clients
Kissing Dougie’s cheeks
Holding Dougie’s hand
Energy healing
Angels
Watching my Dougs loving each other

The Results
We have really been slowing down our days and finding more time to take care of ourselves. Life is great. Be grateful.

Gratitude Journal Experiment Days 12-15: Forget Manifestation! This is God at Work –Gratitude Journaling Results

 

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We’ve done it again. Surprised ourselves with how eternally good life can be when we slow down and smell the flowers. And the coffee.

I’ve always been happy. I just used to think that to be happy I had to have something to make me happy — you know, like a nice friend, a chocolate cake, a cuddly blanket, sweet kisses from a sweet dude…. Stuff like that.

And, even though 7 years ago, I learned that loving myself was an option thanks to a very dear friend who had herself just discovered the phenomenon — I continue to sink deeper into the depths of that pleasure.

We started this gratitude blog, so that we could train ourselves to live more in that heart vibration. We know that our hearts vibrate so much stronger than our minds that the frequency can even heal DNA. We know that when we really align our thoughts and actions with what’s right in our hearts, we often manifest amazing “things” and experiences. Naturally, we figured that journaling our experience would help us prove that gratitude does WORK. But we’re not new age mumbo-jumbo blowers. We don’t believe we have full control. We believe we are connected co-creators, and that just because we may desire a million dollars, we’re not going to manifest it by simply being super grateful. It’s certainly not impossible. It’s completely probable –if the million bucks is exactly what we need to fulfill our purpose.

It seems that by beginning with the things or concepts that make us happy in the moment, we discover the deeper sense of happiness within… Or, we in fact CREATE a deeper sense of happiness that isn’t reliant on stuff or experiences.

We’ve been able to manifest a great number of “things” thanks to our clear connection with spirit. We are absolutely always taken care of in the best ways. This has been the case for me even since I was a small child. If I need a quarter, I find a quarter. If I’m craving ice cream, someone hands me a cone. I truly never want painfully for what I don’t have. I’ve intuitively summoned help from people during the middle of the night, found free furniture that was shown to me in visions, known exactly where to travel, who to talk to… Stuff like that.

That said, we went through some tough piles of dung recently. As we move on our spiritual path, we’ve been challenged with connecting our own spirits and bodies. We’ve had some physical limitations that I’ll talk about in another post. Many things that seem real and concrete in the social, outside world like money, food, establishments, schools, politics and Rules about the “norm” have revealed their falseness to us. It is as if we are being spiritually led to not buy into them, yet we have to play the game a little for natural physical survival. Well, I got to meet my angry side again, and so did the fam…. So that was interesting. We’ve all had some mood swings.

But, we’ve remained grateful and realistic. When these feelings come up, we usually wind up laughing at them in a matter of minutes. But because we still had some remnants of those old paradigm rules for happiness, we’d stuffed down the less savory emotions. So, Doug allows me to get all angry, and I allow him to say “Fuck” and we give Dougie his space to cry. Then we all have a laugh.

I thank the Gratitude Experiment for allowing us all to slow down and make this release possible.

Here’s our lists for Today:

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Mater!
Hudson
Woody
Buzz
Sally
Lightning McQueen
Flo
Luigi
Chick
Filmoore

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Forests
Porch swings
Swimming with fish
Fruit trees
Electric cars
The smell of coffee
Breakfast at night
Purpose

Gina’s Gratitude List:
Reading Doug’s writing
Spending the day with my gorgeous son
Wise animals
Portals, visions, and dreams
Understanding
Support from all over
Forgiveness (sending and receiving)
Fresh coconuts

The Results
So, let’s talk more about some concrete things that have happened for us in the last few days.
We took a jungle walk and discovered a swim-able beach haven that’s virtually secluded. It has a mediation hut built from palm trees, and the air is magnificently clean. This discovery came after me putting out the intention to help Dougie receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The rest of the weekend flowed like a testimonial for “the Secret. I asked for a health food store in town, and suddenly a brand new one opened its doors. I asked for a kombucha scoby and was told that nobody here does that. Then, of course I met a woman who gave me… Not only a scoby and free bottle of home-made kombucha, but also some veggie culture starter. Wow! I thought… If I only had coconut kefir starter. Wouldn’t you know, she had some…. But she couldn’t give me any. So, I took a walk and met another woman who happened to be reading the Body Ecology book. Naturally, I calmed my enthusiasm, and in 2 minutes had her bringing me milk and water kefir grains, home made yogurt, coconut water kefir, and placing an order for Body Ecology starters and supplements. Now, it looks like I may soon be teaching a gut health class in Sayulita.

We like it so much here that we’ve stalled our plans for Ecuador a little. We were taking a walk talking about whether we should go to Ecuador at all, when we met Amy– someone who lived in Quito Ecuador for 6 months and highly recommends it. Sign?

Today, we were gifted with raw coconuts right from the tree too!

If you follow the stars, you know that Venus is in retrograde right now, which leaves many of us trying to filter out that which we don’t need in order to integrate the rest more harmoniously. We are doing lots of this here in Bliss Land. And we decided to spend less time online and more time living. I think this is going to make us even happier!

Check out our gratitude journal progression. And, hey — if you get inspired, join us and share too!
Yours in Bliss
Gina, Doug and Dougie

 

Gratitude Journal Experiment: Day 11- Gratitude Journaling Results

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We have been practicing the gratitude agenda for over a week now. It’s been useful on a daily basis to keep reminding ourselves about the wonder that the world offers us. It seems like such a small thing, but it adds up at the end of the day. There have been times in my life when I can remember spending ample amounts of time on simply avoiding issues and making it through the work week. It’s so counter-productive to spend time worrying.

The Gratitude Journal is a reminder to keep your head in the direction of bliss. If you are reading these posts, then please take the time to set up your own journal. At the very least, reflect on what you are doing during the day and make sure that you are seeing the bright side of your situation. I know that there are times that are trying, and you might find it hard to see the positive, but I can guarantee you that if you can break through those moments with a healthy outlook that you will be rewarded as we have.

So, let’s get to the fam’s list o’ the day.

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Drive-in theaters
Camp fires
Cobblestone streets
Going out to eat
Gina’s nose
Birthdays
Dougie’s Curious George doll

Curious George’s Gratitude List:
Dougie
Dougie
Dougie
Dougie
Bananas
Dougie

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Buzz Lightyear
Hot dogs
Car va va va va vroom

Gina’s Gratitude List:
Kissing Dougie’s cheeks
Kissing Doug
Being me
Hugging Dogs
Horses in the street
Releasing

The Results
Today was relaxed and productive. We visited new places and received some tasty samples. I was invited into a home business and given some fresh homemade treats. We even met some Californians out here in no man’s land, and they invited us out for breakfast. Taking one step at a time, making sure to pet the puppies and smell the flowers with our full attention, we had a lot of cool experiences. Looking forward to tomorrow and making more out of our travels.

Gratitude Journal Experiment: Day 9- Gratitude Journaling Results

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We eased into the day. One minute of bliss at a time. Took a walk through the jungle and marveled at the plethora of wildlife and magical life that inhabit its majesty. What a world we live in. Overly descriptive, but true.

How often do we find the time to stop and enjoy all of the beauty that surrounds us? No matter what your situation has to offer, there are always sunrises and sunsets. Good people to line the path your day might take. Little surprises to remind you that this life is ever-changing and unexpected at its core. You never know what tomorrow will bring, so take in every moment like you mean it.

Doug’s Gratitude List:

Nature
Mistakes that make me laugh
Bees
Hugs
Dougie’s singing
Choice
Community gardens

Dougie’s Gratitude List:

GPS
Cow racing
Moo

Gina’s Gratitude List:

Chocolate
Music for every mood
Learning and reading
Seeing baby pics of myself
Making story boards with Dougie
Puppies
Baby chicks following their mama
Elephants, spirals and om symbols on our new apartment decor
Fresh air
A clean apartment (yay)
A banana tree below
A place for smoothies and conversation
So many accents
Writing Love Letters
A new month

The Results

In the past day we have received new clients and found cool places to enjoy life. There has been more nature around us and a better sense of our surroundings. Answers have been coming to us in a calm and efficient manner, which has paid off positively. In the fateful words of Ice Cube “Got to say it was a good day.”

Check out our other Gratitude Journal posts and join us. We’d love to hear what your grateful for.

Gratitude Journal Experiment: Days 6, 7, and 8- Gratitude Journaling Results

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Another day of gratitude begins. This weekend seemed to start off a bit sluggish, with many decisions to make quickly. It wasn’t the way that we usually like to get going. We hashed over ideas for a while and then decided to let the answers come to us.

Gina sat at the ocean. Dougie and I took a stroll. Somewhere in that process the answers came to us freely. And, without any worry we had worked out our issues.

This might seem like a trivial coincidence. But, when positivity is happening every time we let go and enjoy life, it’s the type of occurrence that begs attention. People will tell you that life is what you make of it. Really dissect that statement and think about it. Life is what you make of it. Your thoughts dictate your day. A person who is happy, genuinely happy, will always find ways of making their day better than someone who is dwelling on negativity.

So without further ado, here are a list of grateful’s to kick off your own thought process:

Doug’s Gratitude List:

Wrestling with Dougie
Massages
Tea with friends
Long stretches
Local hangouts
Pie with coconut ice cream
Laughter

Dougie’s Gratitude List

Making robots
A machine robot
WALL.E
EVE
Race cars with stickers
Thx

Gina’s Gratitude List
My husband’s patience
My husband’s motivational support
A new home
The smell of my childhood in my new kitchen
Tons of sleep
Soul connections

The Results

Well, as you know we were having some problems at our apartment. It simply didn’t feel like home. The whole thing seemed to turn around in a flash after Gina spent 15 minutes watching the ocean. We found a fairy-tale looking apartment in a little surf village full of organic food, yoga studios, nature, gong baths and wonderful people. And we are paying 200 dollars less that what we paid in our last place in Puerto Vallarta.

We’ve also made many new connections with wonderful people and we think we will be living and working here in Sayulita, MX for a few months while Gina works on her novel, and we get Blissed Life going to the next level.

Join us in our Experiment! Check out our gratitude blogs and add your own!
Until Later,

Gina, Doug and Dougie