OPENING TO GRATITUDE
Our Spiritual opportunity in times of distress, upset, angst, is to open to gratitude, self-compassion, sacred intention, spiritual courage, and radical forgiveness that we may find our Way back to the Awe of Enlightenment, the True Nature of our Unbounded Consciousness.
We are always invited to an expansion of Consciousness through self-reflection, introspection, and realization.
And let us begin with Gratitude.
Gratitude is not an idea or concept, it is an energy. We “feel” it. It fills us. It is in feeling into the energies of gratitude that we open to the experience of being more fully alive. Expressions of gratitude awaken greater appreciation for the remarkable beings we are, and for the amazing lives we are living.
Gratitude reawakens our ability to be present to the unexpected wonders of the moment. Holding the energies of Gratitude allows us to more compassionately and meaningfully engage in this spiritual process of Remembering.
Expressions of gratitude can offer a surprising and joyful shift in our experience of life. We encourage you to experiment with endin each day focusing on feelings of Gratitude.
A Journal Process for this week:
Just before you retire each night, begin your journal entries with,
“This day, I am grateful for. . .”
Be curious and see what arises. Give yourself some quiet time to allow the gratitudes to find you. Focusing on Gratitude is very powerful just before going to sleep as it shifts you from the more chaotic energies of the day and opens you to the potential of Remembering a Greater You.
Pay attention to how this practice impacts your experience from day to day, from week to week.