"EVERYONE without exception is very, very special with extraordinary qualities and extraordinary powers. You just may not know it yet. The secret is to be, love and cherish yourself; it is to be your true essence. You are love and light, infinite wisdom and unlimited possibilities. Whatever you ask, you shall receive. You can have, be and do anything you want. You just need to choose what makes you happy in your heart. It is very simple. Remember, you are loved beyond measure for who you are and you are beautiful."
Author Unknown ~ but a very Wise Soul
I trust that the words on these pages plant beautiful seeds within you and that you all grow into the beautiful shining stars that YOU ARE. May you always be your authentic self, trusting in magic, following your heart, dreaming BIG, and having fun. Remember, there are no mistakes in life, only lessons. Each day is a brand new day for you to CREATE exactly what you want.
Wishing you a magical and abundant October and plenty to be grate-ful for. Love – peace – joy – beauty – simplicity – good times with friends and family and lots of laughter and smiles J
Thank you for being YOU and part of my life,
In Love AND Gratitude, ME.
I will ask you to focus on these things:
v Your blessings, those things you are grateful for in your life right now
v A day in the life you dream of creating, how it feels from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until you close them at night
v Your spiritual practices, with a morning routine that includes focus on the above as well as your normal meditation or other spiritual rituals.
By focusing on everything that you are grateful for in your life now, you will empower your strengths, your love and the infinite possibilities within you by speaking of these.
As you talk of your blessings and dreams, you will be cleared of any energies not dedicated to your blossoming love.
Today I begin the day with gratitude; I know that there is a power in
gratitude that opens the heart and makes me and my life ready for even more
blessings. I take stock of all the facets of my life, and notice that even
where I am feeling challenged, there is a blessing to be thankful for.
And gratitude keeps me open to receive the guidance, the support, the strength, and the wisdom I need to walk confidently through every day of my life. And for this, I am indeed in a state of perpetual gratitude.
And so it is.
Today I have an assignment for you. Today I wish for you to build your life upon a foundation of gratitude. I wish for you to awaken each morning in the coming week and let your very first thought be about gratitude.
I wish for you to be grateful for each person who is in your life. Be grateful for each opportunity you have to grow and learn. Be grateful for just being alive.
Yes, and this latter is the most important of all. Just taking a deep breath should fill you with gratitude. You are alive. You have this moment, this moment which is unlike any other that has ever come before and will ever come again.
You are unique in all of the universe and you are living in this unique moment. So fill yourself with a deep abiding gratitude for having this experience. Set aside your regrets for what you have done or left undone in the past. It does not matter. Set aside your fears and worries over what is coming in the future. It will come as it will come, and no amount of fear or worry will make it better.
Clear yourself of all of that and come deeply into now. Feel this moment flowing through you. Tick, tock, tick, tock. This moment flows through you and with each tick of the clock, that moment is passed and will never exist again, exactly like this. How precious it is. How precious is each and every tick of that clock, as it takes you through this great adventure of a life.
Your life is living out its time and someday it will be over. Someday, this precious heart of yours will stop beating and this adventure will be done. Yes, you will continue to live as a soul and you will have other adventures, but none exactly like this one. Everything in this life is transient, everything is passing in and out and through. You are one with it all and you are vibrantly alive, changing in each moment, breathing and glowing with youness, becoming who you are in the next moment as each moment leaves you. You are changing and evolving and so is everything around you.
Nothing stays the same. Everything evolves and changes. Everything is vibrantly alive and evolving, even when it does not seem so. Still, it is true.
And so, capture this time, capture it deep within you in a state of deep gratitude. Be glad to be alive. Be glad to know the people you know, to have the opportunities you have, to be the center of whatever life you have built for yourself.
And know that this constant state of change and evolution represents opportunity. If everything is changing every moment, then you can help it all to change and flow in the direction you wish through your thoughts and actions, focusing them and challenging the world to move in the direction you wish. This is within your power.
And if you begin with a state of gratitude, you will put yourself in the right frame of mind to make the right sort of changes happen around you. Begin with loving everyone in your life, with acting toward them with love, with being grateful for their presence, and your relationships will begin to shift and evolve in a wonderful way.
And so, this week, this is your challenge, your assignment. Awaken in gratitude. Before you even get out of bed, just lie there for a moment breathing deeply and filling yourself with gratitude for everything in your life. Everything. And most of all, for just being you, exactly as you are. Embrace your own presence and self as you are, right now. Love yourself for being you. Love yourself for being you exactly as you are. Feel how nice it is to be lying in bed, all warm and cozy, for having this physical body which enables you to have this adventure. Be grateful for feeling, even for the pain which you sometimes feel, for it is a part of life as well. Be grateful for being alive and having that heart of yours beat with love and longing. Be glad.
And then, as you move through your day, show your gratitude. Take the time to tell people that you care. Take the time to write that note you have been thinking of, to express your gratitude to everyone around you. Look for opportunities to thank people, to compliment them, to acknowledge that they are in your life and contributing to it.
Look for opportunities to be nice to the people who help serve you, in the grocery store, the dry cleaners. Everyone who crosses your path should be blessed with your love and gratitude. Feel your connection to them. Feel it and show it, demonstrate it. Be conscious all week of what else you might do to demonstrate your gratitude to those around you.
And as for your family, bless them deeply in your heart. Show them that you appreciate their steadfast loyalty, the fact that they are there for you. Demonstrate it in everything you do and say.
Also spend a little time in nature, in a park or even just gazing out the window. Notice the beauty of the world. Notice the birds, the clouds, the beauty of a simple leaf or flower. Notice the benevolent beauty of nature and say thank you in your heart.
Do this consciously throughout the week and then notice how wonderful it makes you feel. How peaceful and loving it is. See what a wonderful foundation it is for a life well-lived. Experience what it is like to truly be glad for the great and wonderful things and people in your life.
And then, remember this feeling. And as the weeks go by, if you find yourself again dwelling in a world of worry or criticism, remember what it was like in this week of gratitude and remind yourself to fill yourself with this good grace continuously, like a drink of water to a thirsty heart.
An attitude of gratitude will open the storehouse of heaven and filled you with blessings beyond your wildest dreams. Try it and you will prove one of the greatest secrets of the universe!
Today's Positive Thought:
BE THANKFUL IN ALL THINGS AND YOU WILL NEVER GO WITHOUT.
Today's Positive Affirmation
Today, I choose to greet every event, situation, and person in my life, good or bad, with the spirit of thanksgiving.
I am especially thankful for the increased blessings I will receive through this act of faith.
Today's Positive Visualization
I take an even breath and relax into the presence of God that dwells within me. I breathe in peace and love and breathe out tension and fear. I gently connect to the spiritual force of thanksgiving that is bubbling up within me. I open my mind to thoughts of thanksgiving. I thank God for the many times in my past when things looked bleak but ultimately turned out to be a great blessing. In my mind's eye, I see every situation in my current life as
a blessing. No matter how it might appear to the natural mind, I know that all situations contain the potential for joy and abundance. As an act of faith, I thank God for the silver lining within each situation I am now experiencing. I expect the law of thanksgiving to bring
miracles into my life. In my mind's eye, I imagine abundance and miracles flowing into my life. I combine these images with joy and let them go, knowing that they will create the good things I am visualizing and thinking.
Being Truly Thankful
When we are in the state of thankfulness, we are in a higher state of awareness, gratitude at our doorstep.
Often when we practice being thankful, we go through the process of counting our blessings, acknowledging the wonderful people, things and places that make up our reality. While it is fine to be grateful for the good fortune we have accumulated, true thankfulness stems from a powerful comprehension of the gift of simply being alive, and when we feel it, we feel it regardless of our circumstances. In this deep state of gratitude, we recognize the purity of the experience of being, in and of itself, and our thankfulness is part and parcel of our awareness that we are one with this great mystery that is life.
It is difficult for most of us to access this level of consciousness as we are very caught up in the ups and downs of our individual experiences in the world. The thing to remember about the world, though, is that it ebbs and flows, expands and contracts, gives and takes, and is by its very nature somewhat unreliable. If we only feel gratitude when it serves our desires, this is not true thankfulness. No one is exempt from the twists and turns of fate, which may, at any time, take the possessions, situations, and people we love away from us. Ironically, it is sometimes this kind of loss that awakens us to a thankfulness that goes deeper than just being grateful when things go our way. Illness and near-miss accidents can also serve as wake-up calls to the deeper realization that we are truly lucky to be alive.
We do not have to wait to be shaken to experience this state of being truly thankful for our lives. Tuning in to our breath and making an effort to be fully present for a set period of time each day can do wonders for our ability to connect with true gratitude. We can also awaken ourselves with the intention to be more aware of the unconditional generosity of the life force that flows through us regardless of our circumstances.
Law of Gratitude: This is one universal law that states you must show gratitude for what you have. If you show gratitude, you also show you appreciate the things in your life, no matter what those things may be. It is just a matter of acknowledging them and telling the universe that you are glad you have them in your life. By having gratitude, you actually speed your growth and success faster than you normally would. This is because if you appreciate the things you have, even if they are small things, you are telling the universe that you are accepting of them and you are open to receiving, and will receive more.
On this day of your life, dear friend, I believe God wants you to know...
...that gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative
force in the universe.
Most people do not know this, yet it is true. Expressing thankfulness in advance is the way of all Masters. So do not wait for a thing to happen and then give thanks.
Give thanks before it happens, and watch energies swirl!
To thank God before something occurs is an act of
extraordinary faith. And that, of course, is where the power comes from.
Love, Your Friend....
Donald Neale Walsch
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Sacred Wellness Practitioner
Usui/HolyFire Reiki Master-Teacher, CRA RT 05-140
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