Appreciation Multiplies the Good!

September 1, 2013
Spiritual Classes, Jennifer Hadley

Find something to appreciate about everyone!

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Louise Hay says “Praise yourself as much as you can … The love in our lives begins with us … Loving yourself will help heal this planet.” 
If you were to add up all of the time and energy yesterday that you invested in criticizing yourself, how much time would it be? 10%? 30%? More? And if you were to add up all of the time and energy you invested in appreciating yourself, how much time would that be?
Now, consider how much time and energy you invest in criticizing

others? How much time and energy do you invest in appreciating others?

Do you have more clarity about where you’re investing your attention?
How is that investment showing up AS your life and IN your life?

The more criticism, the more lack and limitation you experience.
The more appreciation, the more abundance you experience.

Gratitude multiplies the good!
It’s very rare to experience constructive criticism.  Criticism is more often not constructive, but rather it is intensely destructive. Criticism often comes as a form of attack. It has a tearing down effect, and yet it also comforts in an unhealthy way. It’s almost as if you say to yourself “things are bad, but at least I know EXACTLY how bad they are. At least I’ve got that going for me.” Ugh. Is that how you really want to live each day? I don’t think so!  I used to do that and now I know:  I’m not interested in that anymore!

The easiest way for you to begin appreciating yourself is to start appreciating others.  Activate the Oneness!
It’s often easier to forgive others and it’s easier to appreciate them too. Criticism is a habit, a destructive habit. Appreciation can be a habit too.  It’s so beautiful to replace a destructive habit for a constructive habit.  Set your intention and make the commitment.  You are worth it!  Practice this for one day, then, tomorrow, when you add up all the time criticizing and all the time appreciating there will be a demonstration of a fundamental shift in your approach to life. You will feel the difference!

How do I love me? Let me count the ways– today I write down
10 things that I appreciate about myself. I look to appreciate everyone I meet along the path.  I start my new habit today.  I say, let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me, NOW.

My free Living A Course in Miracles class series is about to begin!  Our first class is focused on relationships and healing.  We have 16 classes – all totally free if you register now – class begins on September 5th!  Please join Gary Renard, Colin Tipping, Nouk Sanchez, Regina Dawn Akers, myself and more!  Register now and we’ll make sure you get all the details!  Everything is at Living A Course in Miracles .com.

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