Grateful Gatherings Spread

Happy Season of Gratitude!
I’ve designed this spread as a fun way to check-in with ourselves and what we may be bringing to the table this holiday season. Each position in this spread is representative of some of the energies you may see represented at your gatherings this year! Feel free to work with both oracle and tarot cards in this spread!
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  1. The Table – Where is there stability in your life?
  2. Cornucopia – What abundance is overflowing in your life?
  3. Wishbone – How are your manifesting abilities at this time?
  4. Food Coma – Where are you sleeping too much/being lazy in your life?
  5. Holding Hands – How can you be more of service to others at this time?
Feel free to use tarot and/or oracle cards when working the spread. I tried it myself and absolutely loved, loved, loved it! So spot on. Curious to know what the energy surrounding the general collective is this holiday season? Be sure to watch the YouTube video that goes along with this spread to see how to do it for yourself and for a reading for the general collective!   You can watch it here!
How can you be more grateful in your life this holiday season? Let me know what you think! If you do this spread for yourself and put it on social media, be sure to use #gratitudeistheattitude 
Stay grateful lovelies!
Gobble, gobble

xo Ariel

How to Create a Gratitude Box | The Attitude of Gratitude | Maven Mindset

A Gratitude Box is a fantastic tangible reminder of all that you have to be grateful for, especially during times of loss, hardship, or when you just want to feel all the love and blessings you have around you! Creating a Gratitude Box is helps you to open your heart and deepen your sense of appreciation for your life. What do you have to be thankful for?

Here’s how you can make your own!

 

Find your Focal Point – Where do you want your gratitude to be focused? What are you grateful for? A new job? New baby? Your marriage? An achievement? Your family? Abundance? A loved one lost? Use an item as representation of this. I love to use oracle cards for this purpose!
Box – What kind of box do you wish to use? Wooden? Plastic? An antique jewelry box?  Family heirloom? You can even a use a shoebox!
Cleanse + Clear – Your box, as well as anything you put in it, should be cleared and cleansed of any negative, muddy, stagnant, or unwanted energy. You want the energy to be fresh, pure, and clear for your show of thanks!
Decorate it  Show it some love! Put YOU into it.
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Here’s a photo of my Gratitude Box, decorated by yours truly 

What Can You Put Inside Your Box?

Crystal Suggestions – You can work with rose quartz, green aventurine, clear quartz, garnet, scocelite, or any crystal that fits your reason for gratefulness.
Memorabilia/Special Mementos  Photos, family photo of loved one who’s passed, a representation of your hard work like a diploma or certificate, your fur babies’ collar/tag if they brought you so much love and comfort, baby booties, something special from your wedding day. Use whatever is special to you and is a reason of gratitude!
A $10 Bill – A reminder that you are always abundant
A Sacred Item – like a rosary, a medallion, mala beads, or a figurine of deity/spirit animal
Affirmations – Write these as inspiration and motivation for future moments where you may be feeling lack, fear, doubt, anger, or depression
Cards – Include a special birthday, congratulations, tarot, or oracle card. You can even include a significant handwritten letter someone sent to you
Write a List – Write about all of the things you’re currently grateful for to help you remember why you’re grateful – a date (wedding/graduation date), a certain situation, a gift, your health, family, your bed, your education, peace, harmony, your spouse, your career, etc.
Stay Grateful & Happy Creating!

xo Ariel 

The Attitude of Gratitude | 55 Ideas & Journal Prompts for the Holiday Season | Maven Mindset

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Gratitude is the Attitude of the season lovely ones! When we show thanks for the many blessings in our lives, seen and unseen, past, present, or future, we open our hearts to possibilities, opportunities, forgiveness, and love. Getting in touch with our sense of gratitude and appreciation helps us to center and ground ourselves as well. In honor of that (and in honor of the gratitude I have for all of you!), here is a list I have created that is chock-full of ideas and journal prompts to help you deepen your sense of, as well as express, an attitude of gratitude this holiday season or any time of the year! Get your journal handy and dive on in! Be sure to use #gratitudeistheattitude on social media if you decide to share any discoveries you make on your journey of deepening your gratitude consciousness.

 

Ideas for Expressing Gratitude

  1. Keep a Gratitude Journal – take inventory of what you have to be grateful for whether that be daily, weekly, or monthly
  2. Volunteer your time and energy by working in an animal shelter, homeless shelter, soup kitchen, library, hospital, or retirement home. What is close to your heart
  3. Donate your clothes, money, or food to a charity, church, or noble cause
  4. Make a meal for family, friends, or someone going through a rough time with grief
  5. Tutor someone. Use your gifts to help another
  6. Charge a crystal with gratitude or make a gratitude crystal grid
  7. Write a Letter of thanks to yourself or someone who has greatly impacted your life in a positive manner
  8. Pay it Forward
  9. Simply say ‘Thank You’ to the random stranger who smiles, waves, compliments, or holds the door for you. Thank your guides and your angels for all they do!
  10. Pray – Give thanks for your life, health, family, food on the table. Pray for the less fortunate.
  11. Light/Charge a Candle
  12. Create a Gratitude Vision Board
  13. Send healing and thanks to Mother Earth
  14. Do something nice for your family, parents, or a total stranger
  15. Put Ego, status, and feelings of entitlement aside. Act and listen with your heart
  16. Acknowledge your privileges
  17. Make a gratitude wreath containing items representative of your gratefulness
  18. Don’t be afraid to have a conversation with someone less fortunate to let them know they matter too! A warm smile and a genuine ‘Hello, how are you?’ can work wonders for the spirit of both parties
  19. Do something for Mother Earth. Plant a tree, pick up trash in your local park, recycle
  20. Write affirmations of gratitude and carry them with you to read and say throughout the day
  21. Help children! Play with children. Read to children. Lead by positive example. Invite more pure, non-judgmental, childlike innocence into your soul.
  22. Express your gratitude creatively through music, singing, dancing, and art
  23. Do a gratitude meditation or ritual

Journal Prompts for Deepening your Personal Sense of Gratitude

24.  What do you take for granted in your life? Why do you think you have trouble expressing gratitude for this?
25.  What were you able to manifest this year?
26.  What were you able to release this year that was of benefit to you?
27.  Where can you invite more gratitude into your life? How?
28.  How do you think showing more gratitude will change your life?
29.  Write about a significant moment in which someone in your life extended gratitude to you?
30.  Write about a significant moment in which you extended gratitude to someone else?
31.   Where do you feel the sensation of gratitude in your body? What does this mean to you?
32.  How does your energy and outlook shift when you’re in a state of gratitude?
33.  What is your own personal definition of the word gratitude? What is gratitude consciousness?
34.  Why do you believe it is important to be grateful?
35.  What does gratitude teach you?
36.  How has your definition of gratitude changed throughout your life? Is it more complicated or is it more simple? Why?
37.  What is the difference between gratitude and appreciation?
38.  How do gratitude and generosity work together?
39.  When you feel ungrateful or someone tells you that you’re being ungrateful, how does that impact you? What does it mean to you?
40.  What are you most grateful for today, right now, in this moment? What freedoms are you grateful for?
41.  How was gratitude taught to you as a child? What examples do you have?
42.  Why do you believe the holiday season is associated with gratitude?
43.  What times of the year do you feel most grateful and why?
44.  What times of the year do you feel least grateful and why?
45.  Do you show gratitude and thanks even when you feel that you currently have nothing to be grateful for? Why or why not?
46.  Does your sense of gratitude have boundaries or limitations?
47.  What is your favorite way of showing gratitude?
48.  Do you show gratitude differently to different people? Why or why not? Who inspires you to be more appreciative?
49.  What personality traits are you most grateful for? What does your body do for you that you have to be grateful for?
50.  Which animals and natural wonders are you most grateful for?
51.  If you could only pick one item in your home/life that you’re most grateful for, who or what would it be? Why?
52.  How does laughter contribute to your sense of gratitude? After all you’ve been through in your life, why is it still possible for you to laugh?
53.  How do effort and hard work affect your sense of gratitude? If you’re not acknowledged or recognized for your work, how does that effect your feelings and how you show gratitude?
54.  Write about a particularly hard, weird, eye opening, or difficult time in your life that when you look back on it, you wouldn’t change. What lessons did this teach you? How has it helped to shape your life? Why are you grateful for this lesson?
55.  What situations or blessings in your life were you Divinely guided to? What would you say to those in Spirit (angels, guides, loved ones who have passed, ancestors, deities, God/Source/The Universe) who helped bring this opportunity to you?

Happy discovering adventurous soul!

In gratitude,

xo Ariel