Gratitude in Tough Times | Three Steps to a Grateful Life

Dr. Marisol ND. Queen of the Thrones® designed the Gratitude Experiment to live a Happier, Healthier Life

Gratitude is a practice that although may seem intuitive, is something that so many of us are out of practice with. So often we struggle with gratitude, we fall into the mindset, “the grass is always greener on the other side.” 

But it wasn’t always this way. Gratefulness was how we survived! If you look at scriptures, the bible, religious and historical texts… Even the practice of saying grace before a meal, or being polite and using your manners with a ‘thank you’, ‘gracias’, ‘merci’! it is embedded into our psyche. Deep into our primordial brains, just like our cravings for food and sugar. 

The Most Powerful Health Strategy

This means it is a natural flow (not force as is commonly said) of habit, that just may be buried in your life. BUT, what we can do is reconnect easily to those patterns of thinking in the brain. Let me tell you, gratitude delivers more benefit than any other health strategy you can imagine, well, along with Castor Oil Packs™, they too fit into the Royal Road to Richness.  

Dr. Marisol ND. Queen of the Thrones®  created the Gratitude Experiment: A transformational 14-day journey.

Why does it get buried? We struggle because we aren’t present, our mind is always somewhere else. Why do you think they say, ‘take time to stop and smell the roses’? But we don’t because we are so dang busy! Busy busy busy, like a busy bee. Though the bee may be busy, it is still focused, its full attention is on creating the hive.

It is part of the natural laws, to be grateful and focus on where you are going. Putting yourself in the energy of the ‘you’ that you want to be everyday. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to be negative, depressed, unhappy, not living your true self. Quite the opposite – you want to feel good, feel better, love and adore yourself. You want to be at peace; you want to be you. 

So if you WANT that, then you have to put yourself into that energy. The gateway to self love is GRATEFULNESS. 

Allow grace in today. When you do, your outlook changes from one that is…

  • Negative to Positive
  • Half Empty to Half Full 
  • Fear to Wonder
  • Sadness to Happiness 

It’s super transformative and once you delve into this you will never go back. 

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Gratitude in the Tough Times

For me in my life right now, it can sometimes feels like a deep, dark sink hole. I’ve been spending much of my time at my father’s bedside in the hospital. I came across this old photo of us together and my heart feels very heavy. 

Dr. Marisol ND, Queen of the Thrones®  and her father when she was a kid

You see, he had a stroke, close to the one year anniversary of my mother’s sudden death by a stroke. I’m working all of my magic, and it’s working… physically, he’s improving! I’m even helping him work on his mindset and trying to keep him focused on being grateful and in the moment. So appropriate, but he doesn’t want it. He can’t see the grace in his small gains. He doesn’t see a purpose in his future without my mom, so why live? 

I get it. It’s hard to lose your life partner. The issue is the impression he has in his brain. 

He thinks within a year of your partner passing, you should die, too. I asked him, “Who told you that? He said “well ‘they’ did… it’s written somewhere”. So I broke that paradigm down. 

He thinks he is doing worse every day… mentally, yes. But physically, hell no! He has reversed his diabetes. He can walk again, every time a little better, minus his balance and a bit of dementia. 

If I can shift his thought process he will be saved, but for him, maybe being saved is floating up into my mothers arms. 

Dr. Marisol ND. Queen of the Thrones® and her father in the hospital

I respect that, I understand… but while he is in his physical body, I appreciate all of my knowledge, because if there is anyone that can fix a system and mind the garden of the mind, it’s me… 

My dad has been the very best coach without even knowing it… Hey, he birthed me! 

Three Steps to a Grateful Life

So I have a three step formula to help get a gratitude practice started in your life that will last you a lifetime and benefit you in ways you couldn’t even imagine.

Step 1: Smell the roses and notice what you are noticing – presence is truly step one when it comes to gratitude. This is one of the teachings of the Benedictine Monk, Brother David.

Step 2: Do the Grateful Dining Practice – before each meal hold onto your Grateful Dung™ Bracelet and recite three things you are grateful for. The reason I love implementing gratitude practices before meals is two fold:

  1. It calms your nervous system down before you have a meal. This helps with your digestion, inner nourishment and even elimination – all major keys to the wealth of health. 
  2. Creation of a habit – there is no greater habit that eating. We must eat, instinctively we are drawn to it. So if we piggy back a habit onto one that is already firmly established, it becomes that much easier to adapt it into your daily life. You will start with doing it before you dine. For must of us this will be 2-3 times per day. If you snack and eat all day long, you will do it before every time!
    *** SIDE BENEFIT*** You will get more in touch with your body and realize you don’t need to be munching and snacking all day! 
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Step 3: Roll with it – make it a game, Life should truly be laughed at and don’t take yourself so seriously, just flow with it. Bring that childlike wonder back into your life. Don’t repeat the same things that you are grateful for, it needs to be real and different every time (trust me, you might think you’ll run out of things to be grateful for… I promise you, you will not!) Actually you will be amazed at how many things there are to be grateful for.

So instead of forcing a new habit… Let’s just flow into this habit of gratefulness that benefits us by embracing us with grace, joy and happiness!

I hope you enjoyed this article, welcome to the Queendom! I invite you to join a totally free online course called the Gratitude Experiment which is designed to help YOU be more grateful.

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Grateful Gracias | Gratitude Before Meals

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Thank you!

“Gracias a Dios!” My mother would say this incessantly… so would every other Latino-American woman I know.

We are grateful for everything from God. Whether because we were indoctrinated when the Catholics came to South America, or we came from Spain which was predominantly catholic.

This phrase was simply in us, part of our culture. In Canada, I learned ‘thank you’ for the first time. 

Thank you is a requirement, it isn’t just good manners. It is thanking our fellow human beings for an act of kindness. If we want more goodness, then we have to praise it more! 

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For me, my ‘gracias a Dios’, ‘thank you, God’, takes on many faces. 

P.S. I realize this can be a controversial topic. Please understand we are each entitled to our own opinion. I am inclusive. I believe in possibility. I am cool with what you think, and I hope you would honor what I think too. 

For me, it is God, the universe, Mother Nature, spirit, Buddha. The vis, soul, consciousness, etc.

Dr Marisol. ND. and Queen of the Thrones® is the creator of The Gratitude Experiment.

Many names, the same meaning.

To tell you the truth, I’m super grateful for my childhood. I was exposed to all. In my adulthood, I was exposed to Jehovah’s witnesses and to Christianity.

My one issue is when we are called sinners. I feel that it puts us into a category that doesn’t allow us to be better than that. So I choose not to believe that, but I love everything else that the church stands for. 

Gracias a Dios!

The most important factor in having a grateful God practice (or whatever you call it) is that you repeat it. So practice is absolutely necessary, and you need to feel that your energy is one with it. Otherwise, you can never relax into the practice. 

So gratefulness is key. It is spoken about in the bible as a staple of a good life. 

The question is this: When good comes to you, how do you respond? Do you credit yourself or do you give it to God? Do you feel grateful and completely enveloped in grace?

I encourage you to give it over. If you wish to receive it, you must first deliver it. If you do not… Well, then how can you expect it to get better?

As it says in the bible:

Ask and it will be given to you; 
Seek and you will find; 
Knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7 NIV

Easy-Peezy!

So let’s start with The Gratitude Experiment. Get your free Grateful Dung™ Bracelet (just pay shipping) & access to my online course totally free!

If you pray before you eat, the Grateful Dung™ Dining Practice is the perfect complement! If you don’t pray before you eat, give this a try! Get your whole family involved & spread the love!

Here’s how to do it:
1. Hold onto the Black Obsidian dung beetle bead
2. Name 3 things you are grateful for
3. Repeat this at every meal, naming new things each time!

This simple act of pausing and taking the time to acknowledge the blessings in your life actually has an important physiological effect on your body. It helps us get into the parasympathetic state, A.K.A. the ‘rest and digest’ state.

Queen of the Thrones® Grateful Dung™ Bracelet.

We can do this! It will change life and your mindset. Here’s the tool to help:

Sign up now for The Gratitude Experiment & get a free Grateful Dung™ Bracelet (just pay shipping)!

Or get the Queen of the Thrones® Queen Kit! This includes all of the tools you need to get set up for your incredible gratitude journey and you’ll be crowned with free shipping, too!

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Disclaimer: Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors. Neither Queen of the Thrones® nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. This communication does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Information provided does not replace the advice of your health care practitioner. If you happen to purchase anything we promote, in this or any of our communications, it’s likely Queen of the Thrones® will receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, we only promote content and products that we truly believe in and share with our friends, family and patients. If you ever have a concern with anything we share, please let us know at care@drmarisol.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.

The BEST Gratitude Practice | Become a ‘Roll’ Model

Dr. Marisol ND. founder of Queen of the Thrones® and creator of The Gratitude Experiment

Notice how everyone calls our daily life experience a grind, a hustle? People talk about how hard it is, how we have to push through it. The struggle.

Drop Your Resistance

But what if we thought differently about it? What if instead of making it such a struggle, we simply learned how to just ROLL with it, and dropped all of our resistance (which, at the end of the day, just causes a boat-load of disease and problems for us)?

It reminds me of the experience of one of a great Instagram influencer @thebirdspapaya. Recently she has experienced much flak for simply being who she is. This is rather sad because she is promoting the power of embracing who you are, LOVING yourself, and doing the things that you love! But people are judging her. The thing is this: when you criticize you can’t call good into your life.

So the same people that want to love themselves, and are following her because they want to be better are also so stuck in their negative energy and pattern of behavior from the past, the paradigms of what other people have told them, that they judge her as they have been judged themselves. 

So I say…. Time to learn to just roll with it!

Become a ‘Roll’ Model

Dr. Marisol ND. Queen of the Thrones® is a health leader role model

 Because what makes some people ‘roll’ models, like @thebirdspapaya – is that they have learned how to roll with it instead of being resistant, which they know all too well causes havoc in their lives. Been there, done that… Me too (you’re probably there as well or you wouldn’t be reading this). Resistance is what causes more stress and heartache. They simply go with the flow… Just like Buddha, the Tao te Ching, like water…  

One thing that causes disease and problems in our lives is resistance to that which is.

A New Perspective on Life

In life, things go wrong. It is part of the process of life. Things get in our way, they block us. Our job is to be present and take advantage of that which is today. To be immediately grateful to our creator when things are amazing, but also when things go wrong. 

The universe is always doing things FOR us, not TO us. 

It is teaching us lessons that we need to learn from and move through. It helps us navigate those treacherous waters.

Dr. Marisol ND. Designed the Happier, Healthier Life

Failing is a forward movement, but if you take it as a backward pull on your life, so it shall be. As you ask, so shall you receive. The big guy’s words, not mine!  

So think FLOW. One of our upcoming strategies and teachings is called The Movement Meditation. We do a meditation that repeats the mantra, ‘in flow, let go’, and produces eye movements that are equivalent to doing a 45-minute deep-dive into meditation, but actually only takes 10 minutes. It is so cool! 

The goal is to learn to let go, stay in your flow… in essence, roll baby roll! Stay tuned for the upcoming book.  

Our escape mechanism is resistance. Resistance is an inability to accept change. But change is the only thing that remains the same. So how about thinking, ‘flow like water’. Move through and around obstacles, challenge (FYI, when it is purposeful and for your own good) and deal with them, just like water does. 

Otherwise, life begins to feel like a grind. A big, bad, daily grind as everyone says.

But if we rolled… rolled like water over our obstacles… Or rolled them up just like the dung beetle, we would be all the better for it.

So I invite you to join my FREE 14 Day Gratitude Experiment.

You’ll get a free Grateful Dung™ Bracelet for joining! (just pay shipping). Here’s how:

Dr. Marisol ND. Queen of the Thrones® designed the 14 Day Gratitude Experiment for a healthier and happier life.

1. Join the Gratitude Experiment & order your bracelet.

2. For 14 days we will use our bracelets to implement 3 super simple gratitude practices into our lives.

3. Follow along on social media and email for daily tips on how to be more grateful!

P.S. Why do I love the dung beetle so much? Well, just think about it… Throughout history, there are so many significant things that have celebrated the beetle. 

Egypt: The Sun God Ra embodied the dung beetle (A.K.A. the sacred scarab) when he came to Earth. It was his physical manifestation of the one that brings light into the world every day and rolls it across the sky… pretty cool if I do say so myself. 

England 1970, The Beatles: Need I say more? My memory was jogged with the recent movie Yesterday. You realize the impact their music had on mastering the mindset of the people… healthy self-hypnosis at its finest! ‘All You Need is Love’,’Tomorrow Never Knows’, ‘Getting Better’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Hello Goodbye’… need I say more? 

Journey: Number one best name for a band! Every album cover has a dung beetle on it.

Ladybugs A.K.A. Lady Beetles: Who doesn’t love it when one lands on you? There is a superstition that it brings lots of good luck! Cool, I’ll take it!

The Dung Bettle a sign fo Gratitude for the Egyptians

So why not wear the dung beetle and make it part of your daily practice?

Let it bring you good luck and gratitude. It helps balances your 1st and 3rd chakra, the core, and the center… Realign. It’s about time! 

Get your gift… Stay tuned to social media for daily updates & join The Gratitude Experiment now!

Disclaimer: Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors. Neither Queen of the Thrones® nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. This communication does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Information provided does not replace the advice of your health care practitioner. If you happen to purchase anything we promote, in this or any of our communications, it’s likely Queen of the Thrones® will receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, we only promote content and products that we truly believe in and share with our friends, family and patients. If you ever have a concern with anything we share, please let us know at care@drmarisol.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.