I was at a party in Sudbury, MA. last night.
That’s right, I’m a party animal.
Anyway, I saw a great friend who I haven’t seen since before I left for Thailand. It was great to see him.
But even better, he has a new job and a new girlfriend.
I haven’t seen him this happy in a long time.
So this morning, when I woke up, I did my celebration practice and celebrated him.
For one minute I celebrated his joy at having a new job.
And for one minute I celebrated him being in a loving relationship.
Because that’s the vibration I want to be sending out into the universe.
A little history…
My celebration practice began one night a couple years ago as I was driving down the shore with a friend and he told me he had received a check earlier that day for $1,000,000.
As soon as he said it, I remember my first reaction being, “Why not me, I want a million dollars”. I immediately thought of the commandment, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors’ goods”.
There was no question I was covetous, and the energy I was sending out was one of envy.
Which of course means the universe will send me more to be envious about.
I knew I had to change that vibration immediately.
So here’s what I did.
I celebrated my friend’s joy at receiving the check.
Because when I can feel his joy, I then send out a vibration of pure joy and the universe responds in kind by sending me more to be joyous about.
I also celebrated my being close to him. By definition of the Law of Attraction, my having a close friend who received $1,000,000, and my being with him, meant I must be getting closer to my own million dollar check.
How awesome is that?
That’s the energy I want to be emitting out into the universe.
This isn’t “rocket science”. It’s actually pretty simple.
Like the quote from Albert Einstein, “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
So now, whenever I see someone who is happy, or has something I desire, I celebrate them. It’s made all the difference in my vibration.
Give it a try today. Think of someone who has what you want. It can be a friend or co-worker who has the beautiful family, great health or financial security. Whatever it is that brings up a jealous feeling in you.
And celebrate their joy at having it.
Celebrate the fact that you know people who have what you want.
Focus on the practice of celebrating each person’s joy at having what you want for 1 minute.
Practice sending that joyous energy out into the universe.
Btw… I no longer use the word jealous, it’s a negative word that brings up negative feelings. Instead of saying, even jokingly to a friend, “I’m jealous of you”, I say instead, “I celebrate you”.
And I do.
To sending out that joyous vibration,
The Laughing Practice
Michael Gross “The Wingman” demonstrates his 1-minute laughing practice.
I was at a party in Sudbury, MA. last night. That’s right, I’m a party animal. Anyway, I saw a great friend who I haven’t seen since before I left for Thailand. It was great to see him. But even better, he has a new job and a new girlfriend. I...read more
Yesterday, Jan and I were talking about future plans and ideas. We spoke of walking the El Camino, returning to Thailand, and/or visiting Ecuador or Costa Rica. She then mentioned how one of her favorite questions when working with her therapy clients was to ask where...read more
I realize how challenging life can be, especially when we’re in the midst of loss. Everything seems to snowball to the point where you can’t “get all the injustices out of your head”. We all go through ups and downs. Not to overstate the...read more
Gentle Reminder… or rather a BIG, IN YOUR FACE, REMINDER… This Monday night, at The Center, Life in Balance… How I Manifested My Dream Working 4 minutes a Day! You Can Too! Wingman Positivity Training Workshop. Monday, May 16th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm...read more
I was driving home yesterday from my Mother-in Law’s, thinking about my mom in Rhode Island, my step-daughter in Australia, my daughter in Alabama, and my son in New York, and how so many of us are separated from our families on Mother’s day. Then this...read more
Back by popular demand… my wife Jan, a psychotherapist for the past 20 years, joins me to discuss dealing with temptations tonight on Talk-n-Angels radio. Listen in at 7pm, http://www.talknangels.com. (scroll down and click listen live to show). It’s...read more
There’s a great story in Jewish and Buddhist circles about the Jewish mother who treks to Thailand in search of a famous guru. After an exhaustive 24 hours of travel, by plane, train, Songthaew and Tuk tuk, she makes it to Wat Arun, the famous temple in Bangkok....read more
Today I bring you a great practice live from Thailand! I’ve videoed myself doing my one minute, “I’m a lucky guy” practice, so let’s have some fun together and get some good luck going all over this world! Join with me in doing this...read more
Tonight on Talk-n-Angels, Michael and his wife Janet, an LCSW therapist, will discuss the most common thinking distortions, and how to eliminate them. One of the biggest factors, and reasons for anxiety, nervousness and depression are the falsifications our minds play...read more
If you’re in Bangkok for Songkran, the start of the Thai New Year, please join me for a Wingman, “Live Your Dream, Build Your Inner Team” workshop at Omroom, “the wellness spa in the heart of the city”. Live Your Dream Build Your Inner...read more
Today I bring you day 1, part 2 of my meetings with the Venerable Jung Bong Mu Mu from South Korea. For those of you who missed the first one, http://beyourownwingman.com/perfect-emptiness/, this is the second installment of my conversations with him. These exchanges...read more
Are you looking to live your dream? It all starts with being positive. After my last Increasing Your Positivity course, many of the participants wanted to continue. Therefore I have decided to create a daily positivity coaching program. I’ve seen what it can do...read more
One of the highlights of my 4-month trip to Thailand has been the 4 amazing days Jan and I spent with the Venerable Moo Moo Sunim and his 2 disciples from South Korea. The lessons I learned from him on Buddhism, life and enlightenment were too precious for me not to...read more
We started our visit to Chiang Rai in bad spirits. I had broken my glasses and Jan had an episode with a wild dog that had left her unnerved. After a long morning trying to find an optical shop that could fix my glasses, and a visit to the hospital for a doctor...read more
“Almost Paradise”, a story Janet wanted to share. After six weeks of the excitement and chaos of Chiang Mai, it was time to head north for a change of scenery and some exploration. We decided to return to Chiang Dao for a couple of days. We caught the 8:00...read more
It’s been a surreal week as Jan and I met with the Venerable Mu Mu Sunim and his disciples from South Korea. We met by chance, one year ago (http://beyourownwingman.com/truth-from-zen-master-moo-moo-sunim/) and stayed in touch via email. I’m still trying...read more
It is 510 steps up the mountain to Wat Tham Pha Plang, a Thai Buddhist temple built into the Chiang Dao Mountain. We were staying about 500 yards away in a bamboo hut that was surrounded by jungle. We had planned on staying only 1 day but it was so beautiful we...read more
I’m flying solo on the Talk-n-Angels radio show tonight as Rita is taking the night off. I’ll be discussing what I’m learning about Buddhism, how it’s impacted my wingman philosophy, and how it can help all of us in the Western world. Listen...read more
A belated happy Valentine’s Day and a sweet memory from Janet. After four days of being on the road in northern Thailand, hiking through mountain villages and taking mini bus rides with 800 sickening, gorgeous hairpin curves, we arrived back in Chiang Mai,...read more
The Monk’s Trail… my wife had read about it on Pinterest. A concealed trek through the forest to Wat Pha Lat, a temple rarely visited by tourists. Perhaps that’s because it’s halfway up the road to it’s much more famous sibling, Wat Doi Suthep, the most well...read more
Wingman “Increasing Your Positivity” Home Course Starts this Monday, February 1st, 2016. Registration ends Sunday, January 31st. I’m starting another Wingman Home Course this Monday, and I’m certain it will help you increase your positive...read more