September 12th, 2013 – Gratitude
The main subject of the call was:
The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. ~ Marianne Williamson
Regardless of what your childhood looked like you are where you are now
and have brought yourself to who you are today. Bravo! There is a lot to be
grateful for and to express gratitude for.
1) Center yourself and bring all of your energy into where you are now.
2) Let’s first acknowledge your inner critic. For this exercise, it’s time to have
the inner critic take a pleasure-full nap in a soft cushy place. Imagine your inner
critic lying on a velvety plush pillow, she/he is wearing head phones and listening
to delightful soothing music.
3) Now that your inner critic is cozy and asleep. Imagine that there is an inner lens of
gratitude within you. From the place of viewing through this lens, let yourself take inventory
of where you are today. Take a look at how far you’ve come. How much you’ve grown, all that
you have let yourself explore that others before you didn’t. You are letting yourself love more fully,
live more fully, and express who you really are. And even if you may not feel you are exactly where
you want to be, you are well on your way.
4) Acknowledge yourself. Give yourself a big HUG filled with gratitude.
5) Next acknowledge all those who were there in your live along the way. In your mind’s eye see
or imagine them now. For me there have been many teachers and people who have influenced
me in way they could not have even known. Who has influenced you?
6) What action is appropriate for you to take with this energy of gratitude? Is there a letter to write,
email to send, phone call to make, spirit to call forward? Or is it most appropriate for you to deeply integrate your feeling of gratitude so that it becomes a part of you and your every day life?