Gratitude is a lifestyle, not an expression reserved for a special occasion.
To practice gratitude requires something of you.
Mainly, it is to see the light of truth in all situations.
What a journey our souls signed up for – to walk this planet, in this incarnation, and to reawaken daily to the practice - the deliberate choosing, of seeing the Divine in all things. It is your soul’s assignment and it is what you and I came here to do.
This season of Thanksgiving, whether we gather with family and friends, or find ourselves alone, our souls need our cooperation. Just like it does everyday, our true self beckons us to remember why we are here.
We are here to love. When you honor another with thoughts and/or actions of love, particularly when it is not convenient, when other’s loyalties become fickle and accusatory, even when they condemn or conspire against you, you are loving every part of you. When you love those who turn against you, you love the part of you that turns against you. When you choose loving thoughts towards those who condemn, you love and restore the part of you that self-condemns. When you choose to love another even in profound disappointment, you bathe yourself in compassion for all the times you have disappointed yourself.
This is because there is no ‘us and them’. We are all interconnected. How you act towards another is the action you direct at yourself.
We each have the power to help restore this world back to its original divinity.
I invite you to do your part. Offer love to those in pain without needing anything in return. Offer it to the victims as well as the perpetrators. Offer it to a hurting world. And, especially, offer it to yourself.
May we uncover the power of this within our own experience this holiday.
May we reawaken to our personal magnificence and honor our soul’s assignment.