In the life state of appreciation, good things happen to your heart and body: your heart rate slows, your blood pressure drops, and your digestion is facilitated. You feel more peaceful, your stress diminishes and your immune system benefits. The crucial next step however is to use appreciation proactively to change your life circumstances.

? Increase happiness and success
? Health
? Relationships
? Transform challenging situations and resolve crises

The power of appreciation consists of two parts. One is the sort of automatic and natural gratitude one feels when one receives something but there is another dynamic to appreciation that is a proactive and a more powerful energetic vibration and that is: gratitude plus valuing. This is the type of gratitude that will transform your very life. The natural easygoing type of appreciation has to do with our heart but not our mind whereas the combination of active appreciation requires both our hearts and our minds. Finding value in a situation that one would perceive as negative takes effort and is a deliberate focusing of energy. This type of appreciation has the highest vibration.

The saying” Every cloud has a silver lining” is so very true but we need to really look for that silver lining. This is proactive, this is the life changing energy of appreciation.

How can we do this?

We can ask ourselves “How can this seemingly negative situation serve me?” We can pray for guidance. We can just know in our hearts (have faith) that everything is perfect in our perfect worlds, and therefore there must be a purpose to what’s going on. Is it a lesson, or a wake up call, or a huge blessing in disguise? We won’t see it if we don’t actively look for it.

In many scientific studies SPECT graphs show that the blood flows freely and abundantly in your brain when you are thinking appreciative thoughts. This helps in many ways such as: your ability to focus clearly, increased memory, physical coordination and increased energy. No wonder we can solve problems or overcome obstacles easily when we are in the mode of active appreciation. I am presently working on a series of positive affirmations and exercises to help all of us to really find the value in every situation. See my youtube channel

President Daisaku Ikeda of the S.G.I. Buddhist organization says ”When you fail, turn poison to medicine and start fighting again for your original goals-This is value creation in the truest sense. S.G.I. is a world peace organization that literally means “Value creation society.” It is based on the chanting of Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo.( The highest vibration of the universe.)Turning poison to medicine means to create blessings from everything that happens. This is radical!
This is turning a minus not only into a zero but to a plus!
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Author's Bio: 


I am a professional singer/songwriter,healer and music teacher and have studied S.G.I. Buddhism for the past 26 years.Our is mantra "Nam myo ho renge kyo"

I´ve traveled to Japan to study this Buddhism and practiced with members from all over the world.I know through my studies the effect that sound and music have on our systems and how wonderfully healing it is.I am also a visual artist and make healing videos set to my music with positive Affirmations,dream boards,healing,and changing behavioral pattern videos as can be seen on you tube.
My music C.D. is called I'M YOURS and is available on Cd baby
Renowned Author:Gloria Steinem wrote about B.B. Berg

"B.B. Berg is a singer who could only happen now-tough and vulnerable,serious and funny,sensuous and strong.She leaves her audience happier and better people than they were when they came in."

I have overcome a host of maladies including alcoholism,poor self esteem(battered woman syndrome, codependency,obesity and most prominent-Paranoid Schizophrenia,thru my practice of chanting,studying,positive affirmations and music.