Here on the West Coast it has been beautiful with the trees having started to change into their multicoloured hues of yellow, orange, red and wine. It turned cold a couple of days ago and I've gone out in a heavy jacket for my morning walks. I'll dig out my gloves if the cold continues. There was frost on the pumpkins last night. I have indeed been thankful for the autumn splendor around me.
When you live in a state of higher consciousness - gratitude, (one of the highest frequency emotions akin to unconditional love) is an ever present part of life. Yet Thanksgiving is a reminder - an opportunity to yet again consciously appreciate the sacredness of all life and every Thing in creation.
As I write this I’m reminded of a quote about the indispensable importance of gratitude in our life.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thorton Wilder
One way you can ensure gratefulness and thanksgiving is a part of your everyday life is to live mindfully.
I personally don’t think you can be mindful without deeply connecting to the object or action of your mindfulness practice. And that connection expands so that you feel the wonderfulness of it and experience appreciation of having it in your life. From there it’s just a baby step to gratitude and thankfulness.
Inherent in the energy of thankfulness is giving and receiving. It is an energy cycle and if you don't include both aspects the cycle is stifled and breaks down. In other words if you don't receive the universe thinks you don't want the abundance it is graciously bestowing on you. Many of us have difficulty with the receiving end of it.
I feel I receive so much from my readers that I want to give you a thanksgiving token.
I want to share a meditation from my book From Fear to Eternity 212 Ways to Let Go of Limiting Beliefs and Shift Your Energy into Higher Consciousness Living. It demonstrates how to be mindful on the go in as little as one minute.
I suggest you begin by getting into a higher vibration first.
Access Higher Vibes
· Get into a high frequency state by taking a deep breath. Relax, release all tension and feel white or golden energy zinging thru every cell in your body.
· Think about a place, object or activity that results in you feeling extreme gratitude or bliss. It should be something that makes you feel ecstatic, rapturous or thankful to be alive. It may be something that gets your blood pumping or moves you into a state where there is no thinking, where you forget about yourself and are oblivious to everything else.
· Lose yourself in the moment.
· Release the thought that stimulated the feeling of gratitude or bliss and just feel the intense feeling of thanksgiving, elation and ecstasy.
Meditation on the Go
“Look around at your environment. Connect with something of beauty, art or nature and ground yourself by describing out loud what you see for two minutes.
Example: “I see a beautiful picture of an amber carved, translucent jaguar, the light catching its sinewy stalking motion. I see my computer in the corner surrounded by books and paper, crystal orbs, and essential oils. I see my serene orange cat sitting motionless, looking out the window. I see the gorgeous evergreen trees and a grey sky.
[Feel a sense of connection and gratitude for the creators and creation and everyone who had a part in bringing it to you. Feel the gratitude expand and fill you to the brim, exploding into your field. Imagine seeing that gratitude touching everyone and everything in your environment, in the world and in the cosmos]
Then be quiet. You’ll notice you are fully present in the moment. Most people find they experience more mental clarity as well as a more peaceful state. “
I’ve found this mediation is really powerful to demonstrate how being mindful keeps you in the now moment. There is less chance to wander into the past or future. You can deeply imbue the feeling of gratitude it inspires into every aspect of your life. Being connected to the energy in this way also ensures you are living in higher consciousness.
Try being “mindful on the go” when you do ordinary everyday tasks, such as showering or doing dishes. Use all your senses. You will eventually realize you are spending greater amounts of time in gratitude for life.
I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you are in the world. I am grateful you have taken the time to read and perhaps practice this mindfulness meditation or are just experiencing thankfulness. By making that choice you are shifting the world into a higher vibration. I give thanks that you have made the choice to live a joyful, fulfilled life.
You know by now that I’d love for you to ask any questions, make comments or share your experiences on my facebook page.
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