Dana Taylor: The Power of Gratitude

My guest this morning has a message particularly appropriate for this season of Thanksgiving. Dana Taylor is an author and Reiki Energy Practitioner.

In case you don't know, Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us. This life force energy is what causes us to be alive. Low life force energy makes us susceptible to illness and the negative effects of stress. High life force energy enhances our ability to be healthy and happy. Reiki therapy is accomplished by the technique of laying on hands.

Dana's work with Reiki influences the stories she writes. Her book, Ain't Love Grand?, won the Golden Quill Best First Book Award in 2005. Her novel Jaguar Jack: A Romantic Adventure is a 2013 EPIC Awards Finalist.

You can find out more about Reiki on Dana's website Supernal Living with Dana Taylor. You can discover more about her writing and the authors who visit her blog at Book Luvin' Babes. Now, please welcome Dana Taylor.

The Power of Gratitude
by Dana Taylor

My experiences as a Reiki practitioner make me increasingly aware of positive and negative vibrational influences. Gratitude is more than an attitude; it is a healing energy. Dr. Masaru Emoto, author of The Hidden Messages in Water, illustrates the power of thought vividly in his landmark work photographing ice crystals. (Like the photograph shown here.) The Hidden Messages in Water shows before-and-after photographs of water exposed to positive or negative phrases. Ugly thoughts produce ugly crystals; uplifting thoughts produce beautiful crystals.

Gratitude changes ordinary water into multifaceted crystal jewels. If a single word pasted on the side of a bottle can cause such a transformation, think of what a focused meditation of gratitude can have on the molecules of our bodies.

In Reiki, we believe that our healing energy follows the intention of our thoughts. Having a "grateful heart" is the first step toward having a "healthy heart." The next time you’re feeling ill, try concentrating on a few things you can be thankful for. At the very least, gaze out a window and be grateful for wind, clouds, and sky. Calling in those higher energies will raise your frequency and your basic level of health.

A national holiday that calls for an attitude of Thanksgiving is healing to the country. There are always challenges ahead, but coming together in a grateful attitude even one day a year lifts our collective consciousness. Practice a Gratitude Attitude for a healthier, happier life.

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday my book, Supernal Stories, is free at Amazon November 22-24th. This collection of short stories, essays, and excerpts is largely inspired by my work with healing energy.

Takeaway Truth

Supernal means "from on high, heavenly, ethereal." Want to have a positive impact on your life force? This book just might help.

1 comment:

  1. Dana, thank you for appearing on SlingWords and for your insightful article.