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The Metaphysics of Gratitude

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How expressing gratitude for things yet to manifest may actually be the key to it showing up in your reality.


Most are familiar with the passage from the Christian Bible that says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Though we may not look upon such an edict as having a metaphysical tone, there is much to suggest that a thought, or a spoken word infused with faith and belief is the powerful conduit for actualizing that which is uttered with intention.

I’ve seen many examples of this in my own life. Particularly in recent years, I have witnessed first-hand the power inherent in our thoughts and words, particularly those spoken with a sense of gratitude.

But how is this so?

In my recent interview with psychic medium John Holland, we spoke of the possibility of a “thinning veil” – that which has long separated man in the physical world from everything that is perceived to be outside or on the other side of this dimension. Despite my sense that we have an innate ability to consciously manifest from the invisible into the visible world, the so-called barrier that prevents this from happening with more ease may be finally thinning or diminishing. Now, it seems that our thoughts are more responsive and primed to make their entrance into 3D like never before.

Now onto the issue of gratitude being the key to that which we desire showing up on our screen of space-time. There is something quite intriguing about the idea of emotion. Words, thoughts, prayers, said with emotion – that is – not the act of recitation but of a true sense or feeling that that something already exists for you, may be literally drawing it out of the ethers and into the manifest world.

Emotion is a powerful energy source. We’ve all seen it at work. When one takes on a strong emotion of fear or anger, what almost always follows is a physical effect; perhaps your face will turn red or you will sweat when you’re nervous. When you’re sad you may cry. In love, your heart will flutter. In each case there is a physical effect, but the trigger is emotion or in-motion. Movement. When you apply the emotional effect of gratitude toward something manifest or unmanifest that has the power to make things move!

Noted French scholar and mystic Henry Corbin spoke lucidly about a dimension of reality he called the imaginal world. Not a “place” per se but rather a dimension that we can enter wherein all is real and can be accessed by our own individual consciousness and then brought “back” onto the physical plane.

Also called the non-local field, this imaginal world is something we are all hard-wired to, and yet there are caveats in our being effective in our pursuits for manifestations emanating from this field.

When you feel a sense of gratitude for what you are looking to manifest, this may just be the powerful energy signature needed to bring it out of the imaginal and move it into the physical…

E-motion = In-motion!

In this special “Thanksgiving episode” of Conscious Commentary, I will share with you one such case of a prayer felt with emotion filled gratitude and the manifestation that happened just moments later!

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alexisheadshotv2Alexis Brooks is the founder/editor of, #1 best-selling author of Conscious Musings – Contemplations to Transform Life and Realize Potential and is the host of the popular Higher Journeys Radio program, presented in association with Conscious Life News.  Visit Alexis on FacebookTwitter and YouTube!


Alexis Brooks

Alexis Brooks is the editor-in-chief of Higher Journeys, an award-winning talk show host, #1 best-selling author, and international speaker covering metaphysics, spirituality and personal transformation. Her work explores consciousness, human potential, and the deeper characteristics of reality from a transcendental perspective and her approach to these subjects have been described by many as “clear and easy to understand” in covering an otherwise complex and esoteric subject matter. Alexis' mantra: If you dare explore the mystery, Universe will more than meet you half way!

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