Gratitude, the Antidote

This morning I woke up a little melancholy. I can’t pinpoint anything that created it, except maybe a movie I watched last that was rather sad. All is really well in my life, but still I couldn’t shake the feeling. Then, I did a Spiritual Mind Treatment to let myself know that all is well and that I can handle any feeling I am experiencing and transform it anytime I decide I am done with it. Feeling my feelings are important, but wallowing in them is another thing. Life is precious and I have so much for which to be grateful. That’s where I landed finally – in gratitude.

For me, gratitude is the best antidote when something is pulling me down. As soon as I center my att

ention in gratitude, everything else that could seem to be a problem or challenge seems to fade into the mist of unreality.  Gratitude is a strong emotion that will erase our karma, forgive us of a past we cannot change, and bring us to the present moment. Gratitude imbues our mind with all the reasons that life is good. It allows us to look through the eyes of appreciation for ourselves and others. We see everyone as our teacher, even those with whom we had difficulties.

As Ernest Holmes wrote, “An attitude of gratitude is most salutary, and bespeaks the realization that we are now in heaven. …gratitude is one of the chief graces of human existence…”

To achieve an attitude of gratitude takes practice. Therefore, gratitude is a practice. I’ve been working with the emotion of gratitude a lot lately. I find that it lifts my spirits and allows me to see the world in a different light. I have a deeper appreciation for myself and all my experiences. I see the lesson more quickly and am able to pass through the threshold of doors of consciousness that would otherwise seem hard to access.

Gratitude is said to be the highest state of receivership by Dr. Joe Dispenza. I agree with that, too, because when I am grateful, I am more open and accepting. Practicing gratitude as we do in spiritual mind treatment infuses our consciousness with the realization that whatever it is we are seeking has already happened.

I give thanks for all the good I experience in the now moment. I give thanks for the gift of life, health, prosperity and love. I give thanks before I see it, because I know it is already here in the unseen.

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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