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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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Clouds are the healing partners of IGEI.


Since our beginnings we have looked at the clouds in the sky and wished we could touch them. We have wondered at their beauty and ever changing presentations. In the past only a few could experience a cloud in a stationary phase because only artists could capture any one moment of their appearance.
And in the past art was only available to the very rich so most people could only see the ephemeral stage of a cloud. Yet still we watched the clouds, lying on our backs under a tree, marveling at the enormous billows of cumulus clouds.

Today the world of the cloud lover is different. With the digital camera we can capture the changing nature of clouds in a series of stills. Now we can look into a cloud series and find in it what we have always looked for. We can seek the essence of the cloud. The beauty still remains. The fascination still grabs us and will not let us go. But now we can see just what we are seeking in the clouds that they bring to us. My question is, just what is it in these clouds that are part of the Spirit Eye? What do clouds have to do, if anything, with the raising of mankind to the spiritual level?

What do the clouds bring to us? What do we give to them? How can our ancient fascination with clouds become a part of our life today? And Why?
Today I saw a beautiful sunset with five rows of golden light across. I wanted a photo of it. Why? Was it the beauty or was it what those lights signified?
Was it the light seeking to shine through the darkness on a day with thunderstorms? Some clouds bring rain and others turn into tornados. Did I want to capture the moment when the light shown through because I knew it would not last forever?

Evening was coming, rain clouds were building, so I knew I needed to capture the joyous moment of the light so I could see it again. Ah. The joyous moment of the light. Clouds made up of water vapor interact with the sunlight to create so many moments of beauty. If all clouds did was give us beauty it would be enough. It is beauty that anyone, rich or poor, at any social level can enjoy and love. Maybe that is the essence of clouds. That they are for the joy of everyone. The clouds are works of art, especially at sunrise and sunset, that everyone has access to.

The essence of clouds thus is that there is something for everyone to experience whether they are seeking to understand the weather, to enjoy the beauty or to grow spiritually. The clouds are there for us all to enjoy, to love, to reach out to and know. When we reach out, we can be grateful that we know they are always there, even when it looks blank with an overcast sky. When we reach out, we can use the Spirit Eye to declare ‘Let there be …’ and respond to the images we see in the clouds. It’s like a prayer.

There are many cloud legends. We have found that where there are legends there is always a kernel of truth. What secrets did the clouds share with early man? Were there images in the clouds that led man to develop some of his early tools and skills? Let us share with you some of the gifts of the clouds.

Learning to Grow with Clouds for Relaxation

Let the Meditative Clouds of Joy relax you and let the light flow through you

Meditative Light Clouds let the light through

  • They are simply being there
  • They do not work
  • They do not strive
  • They don’t get stressed
  • You too can learn to relax and let go

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Learning to Grow with the Golden Clouds for Prosperity

Open yourself to the Golden Clouds as they bless you with their gifts.

It is hard to attract prosperity when we are negative and feel depressed. Lift your consciousness and change your inner beliefs about your right to be rich by meditating with the wondrous, extremely abundant Golden Clouds.

Gratitude is the Survival Lightkey that brings prosperity. Bless what you have. Say, “Thank you.” Now you can turn to the Golden Clouds to help you change your inner belief about your prosperity. You too can give to your world for the joy of giving.

Learning to Grow with Clouds for Belonging


If you are going to find the right place for you to belong, the first thing you have to find out is who you are. How can you find the right fit for yourself if you do not know what that right fit is?

“Who are you?” is your first question. Whatever happens in your life there is one answer. You have to decide what it is in your life that is worth living for and worth dying for. Then do that thing no matter what happens. So too you must decide who you want to be, how you want to live, what ideals you want to follow, and what kinds of people you want in your life. To grow positively and to have lasting success, you want people who share your ideals with honesty and sincerity.

If the people presently in your life do not share your ideals, do not share the same kinds of goals (each may be different, but they must have some goal), don’t want to live at a higher level, then you are with the wrong people. So free yourself and follow our example.

Let the clouds guide you. Meditate on a different cloud picture for each activity you think of doing. When you look at it, you will see there are many clouds together. Notice they are very similar. You sense they belong together.

I want you to write down who you think you are. Then write down what you want the people in your life to be like. From the Belonging Clouds of Bonding we learn how to discover who we are and what kind of people we want in our lives. Then we follow the example of the Belonging Clouds and attract those of like mind to us. Finally we learn how to belong and be accepted in the group we choose.

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Healing With Clouds is a vital part of creating a Gratitude Immersion World. Here are some useful publications on Healing With Clouds. 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:

"How to Heal Yourself with the Clouds,” US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
"How to Heal, Relax and Let Go with the Light Clouds,” US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
"How to Grow With Clouds and Form Relationships with Others,” $15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
"How to Prosper with the Golden Clouds,” $15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
“How to Relax and Be More Creative with the Clouds in Your Business,” $15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
“How to Build Customer Loyalty With Belonging Clouds,” $15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
“How to Heal and Belong with Belonging Clouds for Children,” $15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36.

Get the Healing With Clouds Kit, US$295, Discounted Price for IGEI members $236.

The Meditative Clouds Of Joy Kit, US$295, Discounted Price for IGEI members $236.

The Golden Clouds Kit, US$295, Discounted Price for IGEI members $236.

The Belonging Clouds of Bonding Kit, US$295, Discounted Price for IGEI members $236.

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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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