Gratitude carries powerful, high vibration energy. It removes us from the mundane and expands us in such a way that we connect with the infinite love of the universe. Bringing gratitude into your life is simplicity itself:
- Each morning, before you do ANYTHING, go outside and breathe the air
- Begin by speaking aloud all the things for which you are grateful
- If someone/something challenging comes to mind, find reasons to be grateful for that situation or person (sometimes, surprising things do come to mind)
- Last, stop and listen. I love to quiet the mind until I hear five different bird voices, but adjust your attention to what is offered to you, whether it is cars, dogs, humans, etc.
You cannot think and listen at the same time. You have just provided yourself with a moment of reflection without the interference of the ego. This sense of peace is always within you. It is hidden underneath the seemingly never ending layers of thought.
Gratitude Walks proclaim to the Universe your desire and willingness to create peace in this moment. They shift your energy to a higher level so that you can greet the day and what it has to offer from a higher perception and place of personal power.
Take yourself there – you have this ability right now, in this moment, no matter who you are or what your life circumstance. You have a choice to select this moment of freedom. Yes, there are atrocities all around the globe, every day. There is war, disease, fear, people hurting one another, the hatred we see evidenced in politics and on television each day. Mankind, for the most part, lives in dysfunction and completely lost in ego.
You have the choice to feed the energy of what you don’t want in your life or put your energy into what is working for you and what you’d like to create next. You are not a victim. Beauty is within your reach. The key is taking small steps in the right direction and see where they lead you. As Lau Tzu said in the Tao Te Ching, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Will you take it?
Today my intention is to dance with the joy of life.