It seems like this time of year we are repeatedly reminded to be grateful for what we have. Sometimes I get tired of hearing about it. What if it wasn’t a once-a-year event? What if it was a way of being in the world- like breathing. No significance, just an acknowledgement of you and everything around you passing through your mind like a gentle whisper.
That is what I would like to invite you to. A different way of being gratitude with you and your beautiful body- with all things in your life. Would you like to explore that from a different perspective? We are so linear and structured in our points of view sometimes. It is simply how we were raised. We just bought the point of view that this is how “it” is done. Can we uncreate and destroy all of those structures?
The world has changed in so many ways- and it is not even close to being finished. Perhaps it is time for you to be different, also. Instead of holding Past as a guiding light, would you be willing to create your future from a greater presence with you and the earth? What could that look like? There is no road map- Future has not happened yet. If we are creating our life, what do you know, deep in your heart of awareness, is possible in your wildest dreams? You get to create it any way you choose.
You might start with letting the Universe know what lights you up! How? Give acknowledgment and gratitude for the things that light you up on a daily basis. The very instant it happens. “Wow! That is amazing! I am so grateful! More of that and beyond, please!” It maybe a beautiful blue sky, sunset or sunrise, the spicy scent of the Fall air, a child’s joy, a word that touches you, a person that is just there for you with no point of view about what you tell them- total allowance of you being you. We take so many things for granted. We love them, but forget that a simple acknowledgement of that will be the invitation to more and greater.
Gratitude can be present always if you allow it to be. It isn’t a celebration to be acknowledged one day of the year- or the more rigorous may think about it for a whole month! I invite you to be more present and engaged, with everything around you constantly. Have you ever noticed that true gratitude is greater than love? When you have love, you have many kinds of love and you have to judge who gets which love and for how long they are worthy of that love. With true gratitude there is no room for judgement. It is simply the acknowledgement of what lights you up and contributes to your ease, joy, and glory. Allowance for it to show up whenever however, and where ever it shows up in your life. Acknowledge and have gratitude. Ask the universe for more of that, please.
BEING Gratitude is just a choice. DOING gratitude is how you prove what a good person you are. What are you with Gratitude? How much more can you create with and for your life and joy being gratitude?
Shaman, Healer, Access Consciousness Facilitator