Thanksgiving Day in the US is a gentle reminder for all of us around the world to pause and consciously appreciate all the goodness in our lives.
But practicing gratitude isn’t just for Thanksgiving Day.
There is evidence that cultivating a habit of appreciation improves your mental health.
But perhaps you are one of those people, who cannot think of much to be grateful for right now.
You may have been experiencing a difficult time – relationship breakup, unemployment, poverty, illness, bereavement…
It’s easy to get cynical in such a situation. I know.
A time of year so devoted to being grateful for what we have, can also painfully make us aware of what we have not, or what we have lost.
But I would like to invite you to be open to gratitude.
Expressing your appreciation for even the simplest things that actually do go right in your life can help you create a shift in your perception to a higher vibrational level.
And why not use the Tarot to help you along?
You can approach practicing gratitude with the Tarot in two ways:
1. Go through the whole deck and choose one thing for each card you are grateful for.
2. Or just pick a few cards at random to explore what you can be grateful for at this moment in time.
Wheel of Fortune – grateful for those lucky turn of events in my favour
Three of Pentacles – grateful for all the experience gained from working with fantastic people
King of Swords – grateful for having stopped all the emotional drama in my life once and for all
The Moon – grateful for the magic, mystery and imagination in my life
Two of Wands – grateful for new opportunities I’m excited about
Remember to make a note of them all in your journal (check out the Tarot Moon Journal).
Why don’t you give this gratitude tarot exploration a try and raise your vibes today.
Pick as many cards as you like, and perhaps you will even enjoy drawing a daily card to express your gratitude for something (or someone!) good in your life right now.
Special journaling prompt:
What can I be grateful for in my life that money can’t buy?
Discover your hidden blessings with the Tarot!
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