Four Steps Toward a Gratitude Consciousness Shift

By Rev. Joan M. Gattuso

Here are a few techniques to deepen your consciousness of gratitude:

  • Always hold God at the forefront of your mind, and first and foremost give God thanks.
  • Make a list of your dear ones and send each a loving blessing during your meditation time.
  • Send a note of thanksgiving to each person on your list.
  • Call or see personally the ones for whom you feel the greatest appreciation and tell them how you feel. As the song says, “Shower the people you love with love/Tell them the way that you feel.” What a difference you will make in their lives and yours.

A major shift in global consciousness would occur if we all sent such love and thoughts of gratitude into our home, work, church, community, state and world. Collectively we have the power to shift consciousness and bring forth a transformed world through the expression of our love and gratitude.

Rev. Joan M. Gattuso is the minister of Unity of Greater Cleveland. This feature was adapted from the November/December 2009 issue of Unity Magazine®.