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Self praise is no recommendation. That’s what I heard many years ago.
Now I’m beginning to wonder if they got it wrong.
I spent the day yesterday travelling and my travelling days usually involve contemplating something. Keeps the boredom away…it was a loooong day. And as you can tell I was contemplating praise. Don’t ask me why…it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Not so crazy after all
I remembered hearing that years ago, the British press mocked and made fun of Prince Charles because he talked to his plants.
He praised them and encouraged them and he was called crazy. Mind you this was back in the days when concepts of energy and life laws were known to only those who paid attention to men of genius, like Einstein, or men of enlightenment like the Dalai Lama.
Not too many mere mortals were living from that elevated state of consciousness.
Heck, not too many had a clue that there was anything in the world, other than what their senses could determine.
Today, we know differently. We’re all energy.
We live in an energy based universe and affect one another and everything around us energetically, all the time. Prince Charles wasn’t so crazy after all.
We’re working with the energy of our consciousness in our every day lives. All the time.
If you stop for a minute and pay attention to how you feel and where you’re energy is, you’ll get what I’m talking about. Some of our habits of thinking raise our energy, and we feel great.
Other habits, allow all that good stuff to flow away.
Case in point. At the end of the day yesterday, I was pretty wiped out.
I’d been travelling for nine hours and I was standing outside the airport waiting for my ride, thinking to myself…wow I’m tired. Yep. You’re right, that thought wasn’t filling me with unlimited energy.
So I decided to make myself useful while I waited ~ I sent waves of praise and appreciation to everyone around me, police officers, passengers, sky caps, people in cars in buses, even the airport in general.
And wouldn’t you know it, within a few minutes I felt less tired. My eyes were still tired eyes, but physically, I could feel energy surging through me.
I’ve no idea if it did anything for those on whom I was heaping praise…but it did wonders for me. Increased my good vibrations.
Your body thanks you
Why? Because if we open ourselves to giving and receiving praise we are lifting our consciousness to higher levels of living and tuning in to the abundance of the universe.
Tuning into high vibrational frequencies has an impact on this wonderful biofeedback machine called our body.
When we occupy a state of praise or gratitude, our bodies thrive in it. And it’s magnified when we continue to look for the good in life, look for things that are praiseworthy and speak it out loud.
Try it, it really feels good.
We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. ~ Harry A. Ironside
Praise alters the way we look at life. It changes our perception which means it changes our life experiences. Whereas we might have paid more attention to what was wrong with someone, or looked at their shortcomings, now we look for the good and the beautiful…we look for what’s right.
One last story:
There was a waiter who wanted to increase his tips. He did, in fact he doubled and sometimes tripled them in a month.
How? He began to silently send praise to everyone at his table. Each time he visited one of his assigned tables, he sent praise to whomever he served.
Creation responds to praise and as we praise others we receive the energy we’re giving away. Just like me at the airport.
So we all benefit. We can all increase the good stuff, whatever it is.
We can do this with our business, with our friends, with our family, with ourselves.
A failing business can be praised into success. I haven’t personally seen it operating within a relationship yet, but I’ve no doubt that praise will influence any relationship, any experience because it’s an energy for good. It’s a magnet for all manner of good things in your world.
Praise has an impact on every cell in our body. As we look to praise all things, we receive energy. Our cells respond with strength and well being for us. It moves us into a higher vibration. We’re working with the unseen part of universal consciousness, and an unseen part of ourselves.
We can be healed through praise, we can move from fear to courage, from unhappiness to joy. Doesn’t that sound great?
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it. ~ Jess Lair
If we would be filled with praise and gratitude for the smallest things, we’d find ourselves filled to overflowing with the largest.
Encourage one another.