Gratitude generates more love within us and allows us to release fear. We can become still in the present moment, even in the midst of our greatest challenges and pain. Gratitude moves us into another place where we take our focus off our issues and put it on things that we are thankful for.
When we look at those that have no water to drink or look at the challenges that others are facing, we have access to simply read this message on the internet, to type and move a mouse and drink a glass of water or our favorite libation, even though the bills are still due. So why can we not have gratitude in the small things? Just simply looking at the smallest things can move us into a practice of being grateful in the darkest times. What can we be grateful for right here and now?
L.I.F.E. is designed to challenge us. It is designed that way to force us to grow. If we were not challenged we would have no need to even be in this experience. The L.I.F.E. journey is fully about exploration and discovery. In each and every challenge, trial and disappointment we face, we grow into higher levels of awareness in the realization of our own POWER.
Being grateful is the key to changing our negative energy into positive POWER so that we can continue to manifest our dreams. Things may seem to be happening to fast and spiraling the wrong direction. We may face interruptions, delays, changes, and challenges, personality conflicts and arguments. We may face lack and limitation and not be able to pay our bills. We may feel overwhelmed and frustrated, but when we can see that these things are happening to refine us into a more POWERful person, we can begin to let go and focus on what we have to be grateful for in this moment, right now looking back at how we arrived at where we are today.
Learning to become grateful in each and every moment is the greatest stress relief and helps us get through the worst times as we release our fears and welcome Spirit to work on our behalf. It creates a deep joy within us. It creates a deep knowing and peace within. It allows us to relax and trust Spirit for all our good, including the good that will come forth out of the trials and pain we are experiencing. Gratitude is so POWERful, it helps us heal in every part of our experience by letting go to KNOW.
By being thankful for simply BEING the person you are, you are allowing Spirit to move on your behalf to pull you through the bad times. You are allowing yourself to grow in the bad times and to find the lessons in your pain and struggle and grief, as you continue to be in an attitude of thankfulness. You are relaxing and releasing your need to control the outcome and unlocking the POWERful Positive Energy that lives within you to move you through each and every experience.
Melody Beattie says, “Your Gratitude is the alchemy that turns problems into blessings, and the unexpected into gifts.” Your joy becomes full in each and every moment as you release your fear and pain and become grateful for simply BEING. You begin a process of living fully in each and every moment as you allow Spirit to move you through your darkest hours into the light of your own POWER.