Daily Inspiration: April 8. Dedicating Your Day to Gratitude
Today, let us think, how many days in our lives have we actually woken up and made a conscious decision to dedicate that day to gratitude, to being grateful? Then, let us think back and ask ourselves, how many days, unconscious as it may have been, have we woken up and dedicated our day to worry, anxiousness, stress, judgment of self and others, anger, resentment, hate or revenge? Any time we are placing our time, energy and focus, on any thought, we are dedicating that day, or at least a part of that day, and thus a part of our lives, to that thought. Let us today recall, that thanks to free will, it is us and us alone, who decided what thoughts ours days, and thus our lives, are dedicated to. Just imagine, waking up and making the conscious decision to dedicating your day to being One with God, with Love, and any of Love’s expressions such as those of peace, compassion, forgiveness and joy. Would your response to such days, not be one of gratitude? Today, let us allow any of Love’s expressions, including that of gratitude, to show us that we are in alignment with our true Source. Let us also notice that when we are in alignment with our Source, a sense of fulfillment is felt, because in essence we are doing what we were create to do. Equally so, when we are offering what seems to be the opposite of Love’s expressions, let that symbolize to us that we are currently out of alignment with God. There is no need to judge yourself when you find yourself out of alignment with God, for doing so would simply move you further away from such a conscious alignment, instead, use that self-awareness, to signal to you, that it is now time to correct your path, and once again, through gratitude or any other of Love’s expressions, align with God. Being out of alignment with God, with who in truth you are, calls not for judging yourself or others, it simply and gently calls out for correction, for healing, it is simply a call to return back to creating as God creates, through Love.
Today, let us use our free will to consciously align with, and dedicate this day to, gratitude. We practice making conscious efforts throughout the day to become present, breathe deeply, and fill our hearts, minds and souls, with gratitude. The more we consciously fill our hearts, minds and souls, with gratitude, the sooner this gratitude will begin to overflow. As our gratitude overflows, it will begin to touch and embrace everyone and all. Everyone and all, will then slowly start becoming grateful to us for being so generous with our time and energy. When others start becoming grateful to you, that only expands the circle of love and compassion. There are numerous ways to begin to expand our circle, for example, when we wake up in the morning let us offer gratitude for having been gifted the opportunity of experiencing a brand new day. We sit up and offer gratitude for having had a comfortable place to sleep and a roof over our heads. When we take a look outside to see what kind of day it is, we thank Source for our sight, and if we can’t see we thank Source that we have someone with us who can tell us about it. When we enter the bathroom and first look into the mirror we offer gratitude that we have been gifted the health and strength to have been able to do so without assistance, and if we needed assistance, we offer gratitude for those who assisted us. These and many more chances will be given to us today to consciously align with and expand the state of gratitude. Be kind, gentle, loving and merciful with yourself, as God would be with you, and then extend these same gift to all others.
My friend, today I dedicate this post to being grateful to you. Thank you my sister and brother for taking the time to read this post, for commenting on it, for liking it, and for sharing it, I love you more than you know. It is your reinforcement that fuels my desire to keep writing these daily posts. We are all One, when the gift that these posts are, flow through and bless me, there is nothing more that I desire to do than to share them with you. I envision you reading it, absorbing the love that it is written with, and then you sharing that loving energy with all your other sisters and brothers throughout your day. Imagine, a pebble falling into a pond, as it continues its journey to its resting place, it may look back and see some of the ripples that it created, and yet it will never know the full extent of its creation. We are not pebbles, and so in time we will all get to see the full extent of what we have created through the thoughts, words, emotions, actions, reactions and interactions, that we shared with each other. Imagine, if the origin, base and foundation of all your thoughts, decisions and interactions, was gratitude, was to be consciously aligned with your Creator, Love, and all of Love’s expressions. What kinds of ripples would you begin to create? What kind of world can we together begin to shape? The more I write, the more open to Love I become. The more you open, read and share, the message, the more it fuels my desire to write and open up more. The more I write, the clearer the message becomes, the easier it is for you to remember it as true, and so the more you desire to absorb, understand and share it. The more you open yourself up to Love, the more you will desire others to feel what it is that you are feeling. In doing so, Love’s ripples continue to expand, and the more they expand the more people are touched by them, the more this place will begin to look and feel, like Heaven on Earth.
Today, let us see every interaction, as an opportunity, presented to us by God, to be grateful to all those in our lives, who are helping us become more self-aware, loving, compassionate, peaceful, and joyful. When we do so, when we share any of Love’s expressions, because we are all One, we ourselves will get to experience them. The more we experience them, the more fulfilled we will become, because in essence we will be doing what we have been created to do, to be and share love with all others. The more we share Love’s expression, the more our circle of Love increases, the more safe and secure we feel in this world, the more grateful we will become to God for our experience. This is what today you have the ability to begin to create, a life were Love’s expressions extend through you to all those you come into contact with. Would you not desire that you and your children live in such a world? If so, today allow such a world, to be birthed from within you.
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All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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