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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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 Gratitude is your key. 

Filling your life with gratitude means living in a gratitude immersion culture. Here at IGEI, we know the power of gratitude and want to share this empowering life pathway with you. We want to see you have success. We want to share with you the ways that you can use gratitude to build the kind of life you want for yourself as well as for your family.

It doesn’t matter what way of life you choose, there is a way to deploy gratitude as your key to success. Below are six different pathways IGEI teaches to lead you to success through gratitude. All these paths will lead you to success. You choose the kinds of activities you want to employ. Whether it is financial success, spiritual success, environmental responsibility success or interpersonal success, gratitude is your key to that success.

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Gratitude Healing Ways

The Gratitude Law of Attraction says that when we give thanks for a thing, it attracts more positive thought forms into our consciousness. These positive thought forms then coalesce in our subconscious mind and bring into our lives more good things through a mysterious power we still do not understand. We just know it works.

Thus, if you want to attract more good, be grateful for the good you have now. As you say it over and over again, you feel physically better because of the positive chemicals that form in your brain. And as you say them over and over, you subconscious believes it. When you believe a thing it becomes a part of your subconscious mind and it forms substance of like thoughts into your physical life.

So we begin our gratitude work by giving thanks for the things we have now. I tend to do them about 3 am when I wake up in the morning, but they can be done at any time. Practicing Gratitude 360s is one of the most powerful ways we know to change your inner beliefs, to gain prosperity, to become happy. We begin to understand how blessed we are and how good life has been to us. Being grateful is the survival lightkey for all of us. In the Gratitude Immersion Culture our motto is "Always be Grateful."

Gratitude in Business

If you have a business and you want to double, even quadruple your business you can deploy gratitude by building the self-esteem of your staff and your customers. IGEI offers many techniques, programs, learning experiences and support for developing your own business or using self-esteem building in business. You are invited to deploy the Gratitude Business Model.

What does international business have to do with gratitude? Well, to create long-term customers, gratitude is a vital key. Customers will respond to gratitude positively so that you can market to them and work with them on projects. As an entrepreneur in the fields of international business, export or tourism then you will want to follow the pathway of the International Gratitude Business Culture.

Gratitude & Spiritual Healing

Are you someone who has been seeking personal growth? Have you done seminars, workshops, programs that helped you develop spiritually to a point but you feel like there is a higher level you want to reach?

To decide what barriers can be surmounted in order to have more spiritual growth, let’s look at how you perceive experiences in your life. Have you been grateful for everything that has happened to you, both good and bad?
Chances are you have read, prayed and perhaps meditated to reduce or eliminate feelings of past anger, hurts and abuses. Yet perhaps you still feel their influence on your emotions, choices you make and on your decision making.

It is very difficult to forgive negative events including those who hurt you. A way exists now that you can learn with a step-by-step program. Do you understand why you would do that? To clear your subconscious mind of negativity so you can start attracting the positive. For it is the subconscious mind where you input what you want to believe in order to create your new positive life. And, the secret to achieve the spiritual success you desire is to heal yourself through gratitude. You can learn to be grateful for every event, situation and person and achieve personal growth and transformation of your life so you can reach out to others and heal them, through the Spiritual Path of Gratitude Healing.

Gratitude Communication Skills

Communication is any means by which an individual relates experiences, ideas, knowledge, instructions and feelings to another. We need to know how to interact through communication positively with our fellows.

Our species is what it is today because we can communicate with others and within ourselves. We use the power of words every day to build up or to break down our spirit. We build up the spirits of others or we break them down. We use the communication skills we have in order to do that.

All communication needs to convey information whether in words, eye contact, or gestures that we respect and value the person we are communicating with. We need to convey our gratitude to the other that we value their time and their interest in sharing with us. IGEI offers a wide variety of programs to enable people to master the art of positive, gratitude-focused communication.

Earth Gratitude

Most people are concerned about the environment and want to do something about it. Most of us recycle and many of us purchase organic goods and support green businesses. There is a wide open world of green entrepreneurship in the green economy. Because you care about the environment you want to fight global warming, participate in the green economy and regenerate our planet through tree planting, then your pathway will be Earth Gratitude. In addition due to global warming, we are facing sea level rise worldwide. Global warming is causing droughts and problems to ensure safe water resources. As a result we are working through IGEI’s Water Gratitude programs to teach ways to deal with coming water issues.

Society of the Faith Master

Are you a person of faith? Have you longed to make your faith a living focus of your life? Would you like to take your beliefs and make them your keystone for success? In the Society of the Faith Master we want you to seek success. You deserve prosperity and the good life as you give positive energy to your world through gratitude. I invite you to seek spiritual growth, deploy the Gratitude Law of Attraction and dedicate your life to gratitude in a faith-based environment, in the Society of the Faith Master.

IGEI Gratitude supports the concept that every person who enters your office, store or place of business should be treated with gratitude and respect

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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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