Whether in personal development or spiritual circles you would have heard about using gratitude and appreciation. (I covered this in yesterday’s Manifesting Excellence call which is available as an audio in the archives by registering)

But why? And more importantly, how?

Why? Because when you focus on what you are GENUINELY grateful or appreciative of you are focusing more toward that which gives you joy and away from that which looks towards lack. It is taking you into your flow than out of it.

As you focus more of which that is pleasant you will find ‘problems’ solving themselves – because your attention and energy will become more about the solution than the problem or lack. As you build the momentum (more on this below) you will experience more and more manifestations.

If you want a bit of a deeper understanding, beyond your physical body you are energy. The energy of gratitude and appreciation – as well as ‘love’ – is towards that which you inherently are on a deeper level beyond your physical body.

If you have worked with me or read my book you will know that you as an energetic being, on a deeper level, are already aligned to that which you want – that’s right, all your manifestations are already there in energy and are ready to enter your physical life.

By you on a physical level focusing on appreciation and gratitude you are getting into alignment with the energetic – spiritual – non-physical – whatever else you want to call it – aspect of yourself.


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The Mistake Many People Make

I say make sure you have GENUINE appreciation because some people do gratitude or appreciation games and ‘force’ themselves and it is not authentic. If you are not being authentic, how can you expect the Universe to be? That wouldn’t be the same energy as genuinely being appreciative or grateful for something would it? Your energy would be mixed or diluted, rather than ‘pure’.

It’s like saying to someone that you love them but not meaning it – they will know!

In the same way, the Universe knows what you are offering energetically – and whether you mean it or not.

And this is how the Law of Attraction works – when you are offering an energy, you attract more of the same – you attract energetic matches.

In this case you attract more that is a match to the frequency of gratitude and appreciation. And of course if you weren’t meaning it and were ‘mixed’ in your energy about it, your results will be mixed, if at all.


How to ‘do’ Gratitude & Appreciation

1 – Find what you are GENUINELY Appreciative or Grateful for

2 – Write/think about it.

Express the thankfulness – make it genuine. The key thing is FEEL the emotion – the emotion is an indicator of your energy.

3 – Write/think more! The reason for this is you want to create a MOMENTUM

Thinking one or two things is fine. But it has the momentum of your daily inner chatter to work against. You want to build a momentum with your positive work such that it affects your daily energy – that’s how you attract new things.

To attract new things offer a new energy.

As you build the momentum notice how it FEELS – that’s the key.

4 – Repeat the above steps.

What will happen is as you build the momentum it will become easier and easier. Just like when you start to get happy it is easier to be happier. Just like momentum was mentioned above about being helpful, once you have it, it will help carry you to an even stronger momentum (so long as you do not disrupt it with thoughts to the contrary).


Any experiences you have had with Appreciation or Gratitude? Any questions? Or perhaps thankfulness you would like to express? Please share in the comments below : )


Hemal Radia is the author of “Find You & You Find Everything: The Secrets to the Law of Attraction“, a speaker and a ‘super’ coach. His work is shared worldwide including on large followings on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

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  • MelAnn says:

    Gratitude and appreciation are so important… It honors the “gift” whatever it is; it honors the giver … and it honors us the receiver! Found you via ubc!

  • Lina says:

    Hello! I have many friends who practice the Laws of Attraction and has gained beautiful advances in life for it. The biggest focus is self love and I see in your words the positive impact of that 🙂 It’s knowing we are worth more and seeking it.

    • Hemal Radia says:

      Yes I agree, Lina! Oftentimes what attracts people to Manifesting and Law of Attraction is the ‘getting’ of things that they want. The magic is in the ‘being’ and the ‘having’ becomes a consequence… and “self-love” is one of the ways of that!

      Thank you!

  • I absolutely agree! We all need to take more time to acknowledge and appreciate the blessings we have been given.

    Writing is a perfect way to get past what’s rumbling around in your head and listen to what your heart is telling you.

    Thanks for sharing the info.

    • Hemal Radia says:

      Thank you, Teresa!

      Yes, we often get caught up with our day to day stuff and not think about where we are at energetically. It can be great to acknowledge and appreciate our blessings and remind ourselves of all that IS good. Yes, writing is a great way of doing so.

      Thank you!

  • Deb Dutilh says:

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful post. I love the idea of momentum that comes with writing and thinking and then repeating. It really does help to keep focused on what you are truly grateful for.

  • Kate says:

    Hi Hemal, I appreciate and am grateful for YOU. 🙂

  • Bhavini says:


    Wonderful inspiration as I have just started my appreciation challenge..day 2 today so perfect timing 🙂

  • MEG says:

    I couldn’t figure out why things were still happening so slowly for me… It felt like I would take 10 steps forward and 8 steps back. I was getting frustrated, and knew I could and wanted to change my momentum but couldn’t ‘get it’.

    A friend kept saying “amp it up” but it frustrated and irritated me because I was doing all she suggested… I THOUGHT. Then it occurred to me — I was still more often focussed on lack, thank on abundance! Complaining, being annoyed on occassion, etc. I started playing a game of, WHAT CAN I APPRECIATE RIGHT NOW. In this moment of being sleepy and in rush hour traffic, what can I find, that I can genuinely appreciate? I found the beautiful blue sky. It really was a magnificient shade of blue. My car that was pretty, and had new tires getting me safely home, and the awesome stereo setup I had… etc etc. I felt my mood SHIFT! Now in every moment, I say, “what can I appreciate about this moment?” And it will become your new HABIT to appreciate, enjoy, and allow. It takes some effort sometimes, but soon, even in the midst of rushhour traffic on a Monday morning, you will be naturally in a state of appreciation. I get it now. AMP IT UP!

    • H Radia says:

      Beautifully put, Meg : )

      Sometimes we can become unconscious to our attention to lack. Either we become conscious of it and address it or we do exercises like you mentioned in which we move our consciousness in a positive direction and enable it to practice that new way of thinking and it dominate our thinking, consciously and unconsciously.