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4. Subscribe to the Reforestation2009 YouTube Channel, upload your video, post a link to the video under the channel comments. We will add your video to the Reforestation2009 Channel and we may also feature your video here on the Healing With Words Challenge Website

5. Facebook users can connect with the Challenge via our Facebook page. Remember that Facebook is a public forum, so please limit your Gratitude Experiences to private messages if you do not want everyone to see them.   If not, they will be viewable by anyone visiting the page

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The Society of the Faith Master is our optional non-secular gratitude outreach. Gratitude is the Survival Lightkey for us all, empowerment for all, whether you have a religious belief or do not have any such beliefs. All are acceptable in the gratitude immersion world we are building, with those who are willing to live their lives with gratitude.

This society is for those who seek the religious dimension of faith and gratitude. We have a strong dogma or code of belief in the inherent goodness of our species and its future as spiritual beings. Our society is designed to be a high energy place, a happy place, based on building self-esteem, gratitude, praise and faith.

The purpose of our worship services and classes is to enhance the quality of life of our members and to help our members develop community, structure, meaning and a superordinate goal. That means helping our members develop faith, building their self-esteem, teaching them how to use the Gratitude Law of Attraction, and giving them the other teachings of the society such as communication skills, entrepreneurial skills and others.

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IGEI Gratitude…Teaching the Way of Success Through Gratitude...Because Giving Appreciation & Recognition Builds Businesses, Increases Self Esteem and Creates Positive Complete Transactions

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A Gratitude Affirmation Kit can change your life.

You can control your inner and outer environment and change your innerness to build your wisdom, make right decisions, and build your success, prosperity and joy.

How Do You Remember To Be Grateful?

Maybe you have learned about the benefits of gratitude and decide to practice it. But because there is so much going on in your life you forget to express your gratitude. You need reminders. That is why people use things like Post-its to remind them of what they should do.


Well, gratitude is so important to your well-being you need to practice it daily. We know how it is. We know how busy you are. That is why we have created a gratitude program you can practice every day.

And you don’t have to work to remember it.


You Can Remember to Be Grateful All Day with a Gratitude Affirmation Kit


A Gratitude Affirmation Kit Keeps You Feeling Grateful and Happier.

With a Gratitude Affirmation Kit you gain control of your inner and outer environments.

Your Inner environment is your Self-Esteem.

Your Inner environment Is the words you hear in your head from your past.

You can use Gratitude to change your inner environment from the Words You Heard in Your Head from Your Past

You Can Use Gratitude To Change Your Inner Environment with New Words You Tell Yourself Now


In the Gratitude Affirmation Kit you get these inner environment changers.

•A PowerPoint Presentation you can use, adding your own pictures

•You will learn how to add your own words to the PowerPoint with the YouTube Video you receive

•A page filled with gratitude affirmations you can use to add to your PowerPoint

•A page of forgiveness affirmations you can use to add to your PowerPoint

•A  wav file with gratitude affirmations you can listen to on your way to work

•Business card sized affirmation cards you can pull out and read when you need to

•An Affirmation poster for your wall in the bedroom or bathroom

•A gratitude rock you can keep on your desk

•A guided pattern file you can use to create your own affirmation

•3 Gratitude Wishes you can send to a friend


You need to change your responses to your outer environment:

Up to now you have been accustomed to letting others control you with their words.

Others control you with their words by lowering your self-esteem.

Others control you with their words by making you feel rejected.

Others control you with their words by making you feel you need their friendship.

It is time to make a new friend. That New Friend is YOU!

You should be your own best friend.

You are the most powerful person in your world. You have the power of using affirmations. Affirmations are words, thoughts and actions that define for you what your truth is, what you want your truth to be. Affirmations change the molecules in the brain so that new information is available to your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind draws things to you based on the information about you that is stored in your memory bank or memory chips.

Affirmations change the molecular structure of your brain by adding new RNA molecules as you choose the words that express what you want to be, and you speak and commit to memory the new words you speak and listen to.  Affirmations speed up the process of transforming your thinking when you add SPIs, PowerPoints, vision boards, videos, YouTubes, sunlight interpretations, gratitude activities like Gratitude 360 night counts and other positive input activities.

Positive affirmations are words used to change the molecules in your brain so when needed, your subconscious mind will have positive words to draw upon. Thus you can use affirmations to create your own reality. Many people have spent years listening to the negative declarations against themselves by others so they have no sense of self-worth. It is going to take time to reprogram your subconscious mind. Why do we need to reprogram our subconscious mind?

Because your subconscious mind is your permitter, it is what tells you how to react to a situation. It tells you who you are in relationship to a situation or another person. Faith is a state of mind which you can develop at will by applying the principles laid down by Napoleon Hill.

You need to go about developing your faith that you can change your thinking and thus what you will attract into your life. To attract your good you will have to work at it. There is no free lunch here. To do that will require a lot of work rebuilding the memory chips in our subconscious from negative to positive. Therefore doing these affirmations one time will not help you. You need to do them over and over again, flexing your gratitude muscles, until your mind is filled with these new thoughts. You must change your inner beliefs not just your surface thoughts.

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Tapping the Power of Affirmations is a vital part of creating a Gratitude Immersion World. Here are some useful publications on Tapping the Power of Affirmations. If you're thinking about creating a positive, empowering environment in your family or business and would like booklets, seminars, workshops, books, a presentation, support, coaching or mentoring, the IGEI can help you every step of the way.

Work with the Institute directly or follow the guidelines in these Special Reports from IGEI:

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GE 1209 – "Creating a Affirmations Culture In Your World

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GE 1210 – “Creating a Tapping the Power of Affirmations In Your Business

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GE 1208 – “Tapping the Power of Affirmations with Others US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1212 – Tapping the Power of Affirmations in Children US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1213 – Meditations for Healing With Affirmations US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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IGEI is a Social Enterprise Corporation

Our Mantra - Always Be Grateful! Always!

The International Gratitude Empowerment Institute  (IGEI) is a social enterprise corporation that has social benefit purposes. The International Gratitude Empowerment Institute (IGEI) sells products and services for creating a gratitude immersion world. In addition to our profit motive, we are creating a gratitude immersion worldwide community based on the Way of Success through Gratitude.

The Way of Success through Gratitude includes these gratitude components:

  • Gratitude Healing Ways

  • Gratitude In Business

  • Gratitude & Spiritual Healing

  • Gratitude Communication Skills

  • Earth Gratitude

  • Society of the Faith Master

In addition to our profit motive, it is a social purpose corporation with these additional social benefits and goals:


1) Community: To create and provide an environment for low and middle income people to learn how to work together positively by teaching personal self-esteem building and how to build self-esteem in others, thus developing a community based on faith and gratitude resulting in a gratitude immersion culture.


2) Youth: To empower girls and women through special programs including sports and entertainment projects for self-esteem building and character development. To enable them to have a superordinate goal of giving to the world with no expectation of personal return such as tree planting projects to fight climate change. To use gratitude in sports to give strength to women and girls to heal from sexual abuse and domestic abuse.


3) Entrepreneurship: Develop social entrepreneurship projects through micro-financing of small and medium-sized enterprises including entrepreneurial training programs.


4) Technology: To teach skills to minorities, women and youth to become Mobile Entrepreneurs through technologies such as Skype, webinars and podcasts anywhere in the world. Today’s entrepreneur needs to master these skills even if they have a brick and mortar outlet for their business. We will teach them how they can use these new technologies to build their business.


5) Spiritual Development: Through our self-esteem building programs we will increase personal fulfillment, enable people to create peaceful loving relationships. When we build self-esteem, we build a person's spirit. Spiritual development is the key to bringing us all together to work and live together in a peaceful world. Spiritual development in our workforce makes people want to be productive, to be creative and to give their loyalty to each other and their employers. Without spiritual development it is difficult for people to lead productive, happy lives.


6):  Spiritual Therapy Programs: Many people understand how important it is to build the self-esteem of young people and working age people. But many people don't understand the needs of the Elderly, Disabled and Wheelchair Rider populations. Some see them as unimportant or nonproductive. But many people don't understand how they feel and the benefits we all can gain from them. The fact is, in the IGEI Gratitude Immersion World, we understand that these populations have a great deal to offer. The fact is they have much they can learn, much to feel, and much to share which can help us understand gratitude in many ways.


There are many stories of people who are not in wheelchairs but are bedridden, who make their families' lives happy by their cheerful, loving, giving, and self-esteem building personalities. Everyone has something to give. But the fact is, no one can give from an empty dish. No matter where you live there are others around you who need positive energy. How do we give them a way to build their own self-esteem so they can give to their world?


Through spiritual therapy you will learn how to use gratitude as a power to build your own self-esteem and reach out into the world to give to others. One way is by being in the outdoors, fishing and being close to nature where you rebuild your wholeness. By creating intergenerational volunteer programs you practice the gratitude skills you are learning. We share with them the spiritual therapy programs of IGEI.


Spiritual Therapy is a spiritual healing method that focuses on the rebuilding of inner wholeness. Techniques include gratitude practices, self-esteem building, meditation, affirmations, and reprogramming your subconscious mind. These techniques are based on repetitive actions and interactions, building new connections in your brain, to help yourself and others to grow, become more creative and develop spiritual health. Rebuilding your self-esteem is a vital part of spiritual therapy because high self-esteem is the basis of wholeness.


Spiritual therapy is best performed in nature because in nature you are able to reconnect with Mother Earth, become grounded and feel the energy around us. Our original way of life was immersed in the natural world. Once cities formed when agriculture developed, the clearings of civilization through the development of urbanization separated us from our connection with the earth. Spiritual therapy through fishing is designed to reestablish that connection.  Water Gratitude includes fishing as an important ecospiritual component of IGEI. Fishing teaches people to hope, to keep trying over and over again.


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