So I normally wouldn’t capitalize something for effect, but I feel GRATITUDE tends to be overlooked a lot of the times.
Gratitude is being able to shine despite all circumstances. It is powerful. It is one of those mystic teachings that is so simple and, generally, is easily overlooked for something more profound.
However gratitude is one of the easiest tools we have in our toolbox to help us reach the vibratory state in order to heal our minds and hearts from all the chaos inside which thus reflects externally.
Ram Dass uses an example from his extraordinary text Be Here Now to suggest we all know when someone is in a state of anxiety. Likewise, we can sense someone full of peace. It appears to be magic to the bystanders who don’t understand, the soul who is so absorbed by the honey nectar of the eternal presence of love in every cell of their reality, that miracles just somehow happen to them. The advice whispered by the emanation to all’s hearts within the proximity of this essence is, “by being in a state of grace, you too, can inherit joy, satisfaction, and the ability to transform all moments into peace.”
Keep a gratitude notebook/a list each day for anything you are grateful for. This can be as simple or complex as you would like to make it: I am grateful for being able to breathe on my own to I am grateful to be aware of love’s presence.
Do your best to list why you are grateful for a week. If you miss a day, don’t beat yourself up, but immediately get back on the grace train. Once the week has ended you may feel inclined to do it for a month. This practice is divine.
Lately I have been making lists of 10, but if you feel more comfortable with 5 or 20 this is perfectly acceptable. The only requirement is to allow the receptivity of gratefulness to start entering your life.
Another law which is related to gratitude is you can only attract what you already have on the inside. Thus, by creating a means for gratitude to enter into your field of awareness, it appears you start seeing all sorts of reasons to be grateful. This trick tells the mind life is great (or at least okay) and allows anxiety to dissipate.
Being in a state of grace allows us to see the natural beauty (which has always been there) in all situations. Whatever the mind focuses on will inherently bring more of this into our lives. Grace acts as the master locksmith to the treasure of all joys one fails to see and brings glory into the now.
Experiences become rich with fullness despite pleasure or pain. Grace removes the “blocks to loves presence [A.C.I.M]” and we are able to see what life truly is: A miracle.