Gratitude—it’s what’s for dinner

Gratitude is the starting point for purposeful co-creation.


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Many of us go through life thinking about all the things we don’t want to happen. This habit places our attention and  energetic focus firmly on what we do not want. We’re invested in undesirable future potential.

Some of us spend time thinking about what we do want. The more often we do so, the more we shift our focus from unwanted to desired future events. Positive visualization can help cancel out the effects of fearful imaginings. It certainly is more enjoyable than worry, too.

When we think about what we don’t want or think about what we do want, we focus on the future.  This curtails our ability to enjoy life right now. We lose out on the power of the present moment.

Whether or not we’re aware of it, we continuously create the events of our lives through the power of serendipity. In every experience, we are given clues and incentives to help us remember our intrinsic divine interconnection with all of creation—the sharing. These messages are tailored personally by our inner divinity to be meaningful and effective for us.

When we pay attention the communication can be subtle and beautiful. If we don’t  it may become more dramatic, to capture our attention. The sharing has no investment in how we receive our reminders. It merely wants us to remember our true, divine, connected nature. We get the messages most likely to work for us.

In order to co-create with divinity, we need to communicate back in return. The simplest and easiest way to send messages to the sharing about what we do want is through gratitude. Whether consciously expressed as “thank you” or unconsciously intended through sincere enjoyment, all gratitude is a message of love to the sharing. It places us in the energetic sweet spot of connection and joyful appreciation. As a positive feedback response, the sharing serve us up more of whatever we enjoy.

When we understand this feedback loop, we become divine co-creators through gratitude. Being thankful helps us create our lives in ways which make us happy. It becomes easier to enjoy what is going on right now. The conscious, loving awareness  gratitude engenders lets us feel happier and more fulfilled in the moment. We love life more when we focus on our blessings.

Let’s take a few minutes to explore the power of gratitude with our inner divinity—our sharing within. We will begin by taking a deep breath in and out, letting our shoulders drop, and placing our focus on our heart area. We will allow our breath to become slow and steady, as we picture our sharing within as a golden ball of light in the center of our chest. Inhaling, the light becomes bright and tangible. Exhaling, the light spills throughout our body and everything around us. We’ll continue the rhythmic breathing and light visualization until we feel calm, even, and certain. This is a signal of conscious connection with our sharing within.

Together with our sharing within, we will remember one simple pleasurable event that occurred in the last five minutes. Perhaps we shared a kiss with our beloved. Perhaps we finished a tasty meal. Perhaps we watched a colorful sunset. Whatever it was, we will surround the memory in golden heart light and relive the moment in complete detail, allowing ourselves to enjoy it again fully. We will savor every aspect of the experience and notice how it seems even more pleasing, when we focus on it with conscious gratitude.

Next we will focus on the present moment and identify something pleasant in our circumstances. Perhaps we are wearing our favorite comfortable shirt. Perhaps the sun is shining brightly. Perhaps our pet is nuzzling us. Whatever we enjoy right now, we will bathe the experience in light from our heart, and relax into relishing it completely. We will focus only on our pleasure and appreciation for the next minute. Again, we will be aware of how much more intense our happiness is when we are consciously thankful.

Finally, we will ask our sharing within to help us be aware of the beauty of the current moment. Together with our sharing within, our life can be an ongoing series of pleasurable moments when we co-create with gratitude. Our thankfulness will order us a rich and satisfying existence.

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Divinely unique and beautiful reader, what do you enjoy in this moment? Please share…