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The Law of Gratitude

One of the most read books in the world after the Bible is Wallace Wattles, ‘The Science of Getting Rich.’ The book,  can be downloaded for free on-line.  In it he says, “There is a law of gratitude, and if you are to get the results you seek, it is absolutely necessary that you should observe this law.”

What is the law of gratitude, and how does it work? Wallace Wattles tells us that gratitude is an activation of the law of cause and effect. He tells us that, “The law of gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions.”

Here’s what he means by that. Whatever we place our attention on and give emotional energy to we get. Your subconscious mind is the part of you whose job it is to bring you whatever you focus upon.  It doesn’t know good from bad, it treats fear and passion equally. If you are putting energy and focus on something you’ll get it.

Worry and You’ll get More to Worry About

That’s why worrying and complaining only attracts to you more things to worry and complain about.  Also, have you noticed how much complaining the world does? Do you spend your days at work complaining about the boss?  Maybe you bitch about the amount of work you have to do?  Possibly you grumble about management, or your wages?  Perhaps it’s your work colleagues you criticize.  Some people complain about the weather.  Others about the government, or the amount of tax they have to pay.  The list of things that people complain about is endless.

If you are one of them, imagine what you’re doing to yourself! The Law of Cause and Effect, is always in operation and all you will get is more stuff to complain about. Get an image of yourself going round and round in circles under a black cloud of your own making.  Right above that black cloud the sun is shining.  The sun is always shining remember. It’s just that we cannot always benefit from it or see it on a cloudy day.

Have you ever noticed how much better you feel when the sun is shining? In fact, how much better everyone feels on a sunny day and how much happier! Gratitude parts the clouds; it opens up a portal to the place of all possibilities, the Spiritual Realms.

Wallace Wattles says it connects us with the Source. He says, “You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power. The creative power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it will receive the best.”


Christine is a member of the MSEC Metaphysical Society for the Expansion of Consciousness