According to A Course in Miracles there are only two emotions- Love and Fear. One is changeless and the other has many forms. Fear is an illusion and very destructive, it creates a story that only you can see. This fear is not real; therefore, it can be dissolved. Fear arises for many reasons; my fear is heavily based on abandonment and loss. When I feel lost or alone, my vision is blocked and I cannot see love guiding me. So, I close my eyes and open my heart, when I listen closely I hear love whisper “surrender.” Surrender into the present moment, the only reality that exist. Stop striving, there is nothing to fix for you are not broken. Surrender into the source of love and peace will scoop you up and hold you. Let go, everything is all right. You are perfect and being guided. Let go and trust.
Take 5 deep breaths, contemplate where are you creating a story based on fear? Can you begin to strip away the layers of fear and surrender into love? Journal how it would feel to let go and surrender- trust you are exactly where you are meant to be.
Little worker bees seek flower to flower to collect sweet nectar, this collaboration not only nourishes their bee community but pollinate seeds that bloom beautiful flowers. It begins with the need to feed, just like we need to feed our soul with love and sweetness. From that need the journey begins and we encounter one flower at a time, eventually fields and fields of flowers appear, traces of gratitude spreads. Gratitude is an action that creates ripples effects of appreciation, and that action could be many things. To a prayer, gift, letter, or ritual, any practice with the intention to express thankfulness softens negativity. For me, gratitude is transforming suffering into self-empowerment. When I look back at moments that I can begin the process of dismantling my story, I begin to feel freer and more liberated. The power of gratitude is love. Start where you are and stay gentle with yourself as you begin the process. Start small to collect the sweet nectar in your life!
What habits are you grateful for learning and practicing?
Think of one person who has sweetened your life this year in some way? What are 3 positive contributions they’re made to your life?
What are you thankful for not having?
Today, I can show my gratitude by….
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