“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” Jean-Baptiste Massieu
You might have figured out by now that with any magical practice of gratitude the aim is always to feel it as much as you can. This is because when you increase the feeling of gratitude on the inside, the things you have to be grateful for in the outside world increase too. Eventually, after practicing gratitude for a long period of time, you will automatically feel it deeply in your heart. However, today’s magical practice will collapse the time it would normally take for you to reach that level. The Heart Magic practice is designed to powerfully increase the depths that you feel gratitude, by focusing your mind on the area of your heart as you say and feel the magic words, thank you. Scientific research has shown that by focusing on your heart as you feel gratitude, the rhythm of your heart immediately becomes much more even and harmonious, resulting in major improvements to your immune system and health. That gives you an idea of the power of Heart Magic. It takes a little practice the first time you try it, but it is worth the effort. After a few times you will get it, and each time you practice it your feeling of gratitude will increase exponentially.
(Also a good note for us spiritual folk ~ “The heart is an organ or perception. It is electromagnetic, neural and hormonal. The heart’s electromagnetic field is five thousand times stronger than the brain’s electromagnetic field. Fifty percent of heart cells are neural and form their own neural network, the intelligence of the heart. The heart produces hormones that diffuse throughout the whole body helping to regulate biological functions. The heart has direct neural connection to the emotional centers of the brain and has its own logic, the wisdom of the heart. The heart receives information directly from its environment and distributes it through the whole psychosomatic network via these pathways. To have an open heart is to be fully awakened and truly alive.” -Vito Santana So using heart magic whether or not you are doing the gratitude movement is an excellent way to increase not only happiness but also manifestation and your intentions! )
To practice Heart Magic, focus your mind and your attention on the area around your heart. It doesn’t matter if you focus on the inside or the outside of your body. Close your eyes, because it will make it easier, and while keeping your mind focused on your heart, mentally say the magic words, thank you.
As part of today’s magical practice, take your Top Ten Desire List and practice Heart Magic on each desire. Read each desire in your mind or out loud, and when you get to the end of reading each one, close your eyes, focus your mind on the area around your heart, keep your mind on your heart area, and say the magic words again, thank you, slowly.
After you have finished Heart Magic on each of your desires, you will have not only increased the depth of gratitude you are able to reach, you will also have dramatically increased your gratitude for your top desires. You can continue to practice Heart Magic on your desires regularly if you want to speed up the receiving of them, or you can use Heart Magic any time you say the magic words, thank you. Even just using Heart Magic a couple of times a day will have a big effect on your happiness and on the magic in your life.
The initial physical signs that you’ve increased the depth of your feeling could be that you get a tingling feeling around your heart, or feel a wave of joy rush through your body. Your eyes may fill with tears, or you may get goose bumps. But without exception, you will begin to feel a depth of peace and happiness you’ve never felt before!