Bestow Blessings Ritual
A daily gratitude ritual to open your awareness to the extraordinary blessings in your ordinary life.
As we head into the second half of the cleanse, it’s time to pay attention to soul-care rituals that support our health and wellbeing from deep within. These rituals draw on the power of our mind-body-soul connection and can be truly transformative when embraced whole-heartedly.
To count your blessings is to practice the art of gratitude – a simple spiritual discipline with profound implications for our total health and well-being.
Gratitude is the art of paying attention to the many blessings that are bestowed upon us daily.
Gratitude directs our entire being towards health. It is not going too far to say that our body listens to our thoughts. A gratitude practice helps to move our body into the parasympathetic nervous system mode which is all about healing, rest, repair and restoration.
Gratitude makes us emotionally resilient and mentally supple, better able to deal with the challenges of life.
Gratitude is not a shallow happiness. It is a simple re-orientation that allows us to face fully into both the joy and sorrow of life, whilst becoming increasingly aware of the inherent goodness and love at the heart of the universe.
The Bestow Blessings Journal is a beautifully designed journal with inspiring quotes and blank pages on which you can record the things that you are grateful for each day.
We invite you to develop a practice of gratitude in your life – to become aware of the many gifts that surround you.
We invite you to practice a daily ritual of remembering and recording your blessings in this journal.
Find a quiet space
Create or claim a quiet corner of your home where you can spend ten minutes writing in your Bestow Blessings journal. You may like to light a candle and sit at the table after the kids have all gone to bed. You may have a favourite armchair you can relax in with a cup of tea. Perhaps your Bestow Blessings journal will live on your bed-side table so you can write in it each night before you turn out the light. It doesn’t matter where – just find a space to claim for your own for ten minutes each evening.
Think back over your day
Think back through the events of your day and your internal responses to them. You could ask yourself, where did I receive nourishment? Where did I give nourishment? When did I feel loved? When did I feel encouraged? What did I enjoy today? What beauty did I notice? Who helped me today?
Write down three blessings
Write down three blessings you have noticed during your day. Allow yourself to take time with each blessing. Allow the memory of it, the feeling of it, to fill your awareness, open your mind and relax your body.
Counting our blessings allows us to return to the moments of grace we may have missed in our busyness – allowing their impact to deepen and integrate into our being.