I love this phrase: Breathe in Blessings and Breathe out Gratitude. It sounds easy but I have to take a deep breath and really get focused in order to practice this. It’s easy to do when I’m in a conscious peaceful place. Many times I do this when I’m watching a sunrise or a sunset. I feel so blessed and I’m so grateful for the gift of beauty that I am beholding.
One of my favorite summer traditions is to collect the petals from my rose bushes as they are finished blooming. I then take them and stand is a place where I have a view of the surrounding landscape. I then toss the petals into the air with Blessings and thanks. I love to do this with my 6 year old grandson. He takes a fistful of petals and asks me what we are doing. I tell him, “Make a wish and say thank you. You don’t even have to tell me what your wish is.” Then I go about giving my Blessings and thanks.
January/February 2013 Healthy Living Made Simple by Sam’s Club has an article by Oprah and Deepak Chopra, Lessons on Gratitude. Oprah says . . . “that there is a greater power guiding the universe. When you tap into it, you have that power. And it is your real responsibility in life –nobody else’s- to change your life and make it better.”
It starts from within each of us, not out there. To take responsibility for ourselves as in; the buck stops right at our door step or our foot step. When I set conscious intention, as a child of God, I always give gratitude first. Then I state my intention as if it has already occurred.
“Gratitude opens the door to abundance consciousness because it gets you to the source, which is the source of all things, says Chopra.” Going on, he says “The power, the wisdom, and the creativity of the universe? You open the door to all that through gratitude.” Breathe.