I’m driving and suddenly I notice lots of lawn signs popping up everywhere lining the streets in front of Mc Donald’s and by office buildings. Empathy, compassion, love, healing , thank you. Do we need to be reminded? Have we forgotten or lost touch with our true nature because life has just been too chaotic? Have worries, Amazon, smart phones, work and the political environment numbed us out? Has it overshadowed the essential truth that all human beings want and need the same things? We must need reminding.
These are qualities that should flow freely in a person that isn’t stressed out, fearful or feeling compromised in some way. We are so caught up that we are not able to focus on what connects us all.
It seems that compassion and a loving presence don’t just emanate from us effortlessly especially right now. We can, however, consciously decide the kind of presence we wish to be in the world and choose it over and over again. It will become hardwired into our very psyche and nervous system as we unplug from what we have grown accustomed to. Remembering the true qualities that we all share can awaken their power as we consciously lean into them over and over again. It is the brave heart, the warrior heart that will choose this path.
Remembering that there is power in right action and fall in love with this state without expectations and conditions because life doesn’t work that way. The universe works in mysterious ways that we will never fully comprehend. It’s a letting go, a surrender, a falling into the abyss and trusting a power greater than ourselves brought all this into existence. Letting go of the need to arm ourselves against life and instead trust life. The source of life has your back and will be there with the power of the universe behind it. It’s time to be the change we wish to see in the world. It’s time to remember who we really are.
During the holidays it’s especially timely to talk about gratitude.Energetically it opens energy and allows for greater flow because resistance is gone. Without resistance life can flow and synchronicities can come to you with ease.You will find yourself in the right place at the right time and meeting just the right people when you need them.Gratitude puts you in harmony with whatever is unfolding in your life.It’s like a big “thank you”or “yes” to the universe.
Even when life is challenging there are always things to be grateful for.Simple things like; a hot shower, the way the sun streams through the window or a loving pet.When you shift into looking at life this way its like moving from manual to automatic.You are changing your state out of a heavier more stagnant energy to a lighter more flowing state.
The reason that you will experience greater flow is simply explained and has to do with the universal law of attraction. This universal law states that like energy will attract like energy, “like attracts like.”If you are feeling low, worried, fearful or angry on a regular basis then this energy will attract the same from the world around you.Many of us are unknowingly in this place and contributing to our own suffering but not really aware of it. This is why to looking with more gratitude can begin to make a change.
The last point I want to make is about tracking what you are grateful for.A gratitude journal can be a very powerful tool for this.I know what you’re thinking and probably have some resistance to this idea but you didn’tget into your current state overnight and it will take some effort to get out of it.Each night review your day, pick out the at least3 things that made you feel grateful and write them down.Reading them when you feel down or anytime you feel called can help you shift your energy.If possible when you review your gratitude journal try and remember how you felt about the things you wrote down.Feel the feeling in your body and allow it to chase away the blues. It’s like downloading new software to a computer and replacing the old feelings with the new.This step of “feeling it” is vital for manifesting the new in your life.Try it for a month and see what happens. You might actually enjoy it!
When you start doing this you will feel uplifted and energized.Change is an inside job and you can begin today by looking at life through the eyes of gratitude.