What is the essence of the feeling of gratitude? These Journeys are very heady, not so hearty, if you know what I mean. That is why I sometimes draw/color while listening to the Guiding Thought–tapping into creativity by-passes the brain to connect with the heart, the emotions. I didn’t draw today. But I am left wanting…wanting to get closer to the feeling of gratitude. How do you feel gratitude?
Through gratitude, my consciousness of Love expands, connecting me with All. Gratitude increases my awareness of unity; gratitude shows me our Wholeness. Gratitude is the bridge to knowing others as my Self. What a gift you are!
I feel like I have not skipped a beat, even after taking a 40-day Journey of Rest. I am surprised at how synchronous this Journey is, even from the beginning.
I’ve been finding (and being sent) articles on gratitude and related subjects. One says, “Remembering to be thankful flexes a type of emotional intelligence.” Another says, “Positive emotions give us a broader perspective of situations, they give us clarity and confidence in our purpose…they bring us a greater sense of happiness, for the meaning of life becomes energetically present.”
Then the day before yesterday, I got to this place:
To what am I giving? My Self–the Truth of Being–All that IS.
For what am I grateful? My Self–the Truth of Being–All that IS.
What receives my gift? My Self–the Truth of Being–All that IS.
What receives my gratitude? My Self–the Truth of Being–All that IS.
Today, I can see how the Guiding Thought fits right in. Gratitude does so much. It increases emotional intelligence, balancing so-called negative emotions; it increases LOVE, and connects me through that Love, with All that Is. Love then increases my awareness of Unity, how we are all connected, how we are all inter-connected, how we are all influencing and affecting each other. This is how gratitude is a bridge to knowing others as myself, to loving others as myself.
Gratitude opens the mind and heart to seeing in a new way. The more grateful I am, the more I see. The more grateful I am, the more I open to Love. The more I open to Love, the more accepting I am. The more accepting I am, the more I can see…we’re not so different, you and I.
Blessings to you! What a gift you are!
And… my game for the day…
My highest vision of the world for today:
Sparkles. Everyone is so happy, they sparkle. And when two sparkling people interact, the sparkles jump back and forth between them, so that there are mini-fireworks that surround both people.