OPENING THE GIFTS OF GRATITUDE
♥ 16 January 2019 ♥
♥ 6:16 AM Wednesday ♥
Endless miracles lie in front of you. Be in the center of your heart, so that they may make themselves known. Walk the light-filled path in peace, as Spirit opens the door to whole new realities.
Happy Gift All.
Happy New Beginnings LOVE.
I love and appreciate you all...with all that I AM.
Just as we LOVE and appreciate your infinite Allness, Dear One.
What light code do we need to experience, together, as one, now?
"When we fill our heart with light, we give ourselves peace of mind. Fill yourself with LOVE to feel at one with Spirit's healing presence. Look for the Good and you will see that all is well. Count your blessings and watch them multiply--right before your eyes. Breathe, breathe, breathe..."
I awoke to the sound of my own voice this morning--me saying, "Thank you", so this really resonates, everybody. Thank you for giving me the perfect message at the perfect time.
Gratitude is the gift that never stops giving.
This is so true. The sky can be dark and the winds can howl and the rain can fall in a torrent. Yet, even then, there is so much to be grateful for.
Deep within the storm lies the promise of new beginnings.
I really believe this. If I didn't, I could never do what I do.
When you awaken in gratitude, how does it make you feel?
Amazing. Peaceful. Joyful. Thanking the universe for blessing me with the miracle of another day is my favorite way to start a new morning.
Has this always been the case for you?
No, it hasn't. I can remember wanting to pull the covers over my head and praying for the day to be over.
That was a long time ago.
Yes, it was. Before I knew anything about awareness. I was in a deep sleep, then, afraid to open my eyes. I can't imagine what I missed while I was sleeping.
You were a different you, then, and you were in a different place in your life. You did not understand things the way you understand them now. That experience gave you a spiritual gift--a lesson in expansion--the opportunity to move from your head to your heart to gradually embrace the miracle of a miracle mind-set.
I LOVE how you always put a positive spin on things.
It is all Good.
Because it is all God. But unless we are where we can see the Good, we cannot see the God in things. The lower self sees things from the position of the ground floor. The Highest Self has a panoramic perspective. This means that it can see the illusion and the truth at the same time, and that it does not make either one of these things more important or more sacred than the other because it understands the value of both. It sees truth and illusion as one thing. And it sees this one thing from the perspective of interdimensionality.
I lived on the ground floor for a long time, like I said. I was earth bound, bound by the imaginary chains I had unknowingly wrapped around myself, thinking I was protecting myself.
I don't know, really. Being afraid of fear, I think. I had this deep anxiety that followed me wherever I went. It's so hard to believe that really happened because I am so different now, but it did.
Let's look more deeply into this anxiety so that you can see it for what it really was. Again, what were you so afraid of?
I really don't know.
Deep down, you do know, LOVE. Go deeply into your heart to breathe the energy of gratitude. Thank Spirit for all the experiences that allowed you to experience anxiety. Then, write down the first word that comes to mind as you embrace anxiety from a spiritual perspective.
Empathy is what this so-called anxiety was based in. Your ability to sense and feel vibrations has always been one of your greatest gifts. But you did not see it that way at first. You did not see it as a blessing. You saw it as a curse.
I can't tell you how many times I prayed for this gift to go away.
How did you experience empathy as a child?
I couldn't stand to feel pain of any kind because I felt it to my core and it was so difficult to experience that. It wasn't just people that I was tuned in to. I also felt deeply for animals and trees and even things I couldn't see. Sometimes I would walk into unfamiliar places and feel like I couldn't breathe for no apparent reason. Or I would tear up while talking to someone I had just met for the first time. I couldn't stand in a supermarket checkout line without feeling the life story of the person in front of me. I could go on and on.
How else did your empathy affect you?
I didn't like leaving the house. To me, home was the safest place in the universe. If I didn't have to step foot into the outside world, I didn't have to feel what I didn't want to feel. My empathy was always in overdrive. I didn't see it for what it really was. I saw it as a weakness, rather than a strength.
Empathy arises from our inner knowing that the spirit of the oneness lives and breathes in the heart of our own soul. It is Spirit giving us the opportunity to express kindness, understanding and compassion to those who long to be heard, and to those who are hurting. Empathy is the light of the lightworker, and a gift for anyone who chooses to embrace it.
There is a great awareness that flows from our willingness and readiness to step into the heart of an illusion to discover its true meanings. Truth has infinite angles. It goes on and on and on. Once you step foot into the center of your heart, truth is all you see, because the illusion fades in Spirit's light to reveal itself for what it really is. Empathy is something we are all born with. We all have this gift of LOVE that is meant to be given to others. But not everyone is aware that they own this gift. Some people unknowingly keep it in the dark. Some people know that it exists but are afraid to open the box. Some people open the box, only to close it again, fearing that it holds something to fear.
I came into the world with that box wide open; I wore my heart on my sleeve. I remember my grandfather telling me that I needed to get a tougher hide.
What happened after that conversation?
Nothing. I tried to become less sensitive, but it didn't work, I didn't know how to be anyone else but me.
Somewhere along the line, you made the conscious choice to learn how to be grateful for the gift you were given.
It took a long time for that to happen but, yes, I did.
Now that you are able to see your empathy as a gift, how has this changed your day to day experience?
I celebrate it. My sensitivity is what allows me to hear all of you so clearly and to receive spiritual messages in so many different ways. It is also what gives me the wherewithal to recognize and reach out to those who are in need. I just reminded myself of something, something that affected me very deeply.
A few weeks ago I had an experience at the supermarket. I was searching for something on a shelf and happened to notice a woman sitting in a wheel chair in the corner of the aisle. She was alone. And she was being very quiet. But my heart heard her silently calling out to me, so I walked down the aisle to see if she was OK. Her skin was very pale and she was short of breath. I knew she was struggling.
"What can I do to help you?" I said to her. "Are you OK?"
"I just came from the hospital," she said, barely able to get her words out. I had so many tests done and I had to take them without my pain pills."
I put my hand on her shoulder to quietly offer her love and healing energy.
"This always happens after I have my tests," she said. "I'm used to it by now, honey. I'm all right. It will pass."
After being with her for a while to make sure she was really OK, I hugged her and told her that I would pray for her. As I started walking away, she called me back. "Thank you", she said, in a very strong voice. "And be blessed in all that you do."
I hugged her again and thanked her for shining so brightly. She took my hand in hers, squeezed it tightly, and smiled. I walked away in tears.
This experience was a powerful reminder for me to be grateful for the gift of empathy.
Days later, you had an experience that offered you a different view of this gift.
Yes. I was at the ATM at the time. My husband John was with me. After completing my transaction I proceeded to leave the bank with him. John was in front of me. I was behind him. A woman was entering the bank as we were leaving, so my husband held the door for her. I thought she had a good grip on the door, and I heard her say "Thank you", so I proceeded to follow my husband. But as I was walking out the door into the parking lot, I heard her whispering something, "Thank you" and something else. I didn't catch the last part. When we got into the car, something made me replay what I thought I had heard.
"Oh my God, did she say what I think she said?" I asked John.
""If you think she said, "Thank you...sort of", you heard her right.
I felt terrible because I always hold the door for people. And I am always grateful when someone holds the door for me.
What did you do when you realized there had been a misunderstanding?
The woman was long gone at that point, otherwise I would have apologized. But I still wanted to do something because I sensed that she was in pain, so I prayed for her. I prayed that she would appreciate the value of generosity, that this experience would serve as a reminder for her to acknowledge acts of kindness, and to always be kind to others. Then I thanked the universe for doing the same for me.
This experience really had me thinking about things from a spiritual perspective. I started asking myself some questions. How often do I go through life halfheartedly? How often do I forget to focus on what is right in front of me because I am focused on something else? How often do I unknowingly say to the universe "Thank you....sort of?"
It was your empathy that led you to a deeper understanding of this experience. What if you hadn't heard her words? What if you had continued on with your day without any awareness that you had been given a gift?
Gratitude gives us the power to see things from a higher perspective. It lifts us into the light of the current moment where we can count all our blessings. It allows us to experience life from the standpoint of peace and joy. It fills us with the energy of more than enough, giving us the power to turn everything around.
Gratitude is Spirit blessing us with the miracle of LOVE.
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