Our card for today, Friday, January 29th, is taken from the Archangel Gabriel Oracle Cards – Gratitude – “You attract more blessings when you appreciate your current blessings”.
We have heard this now many times, but sometimes we need a reminder, especially in today’s world where we are being constantly bombarded with advertisements that would have us believe that we need this or that thing to be happy. For those of us who chase these things and get them, how happy are we in the end? Maybe we are happy for a few days before the novelty wears off, but then we go looking for the next thing that will make us happy, and on and on we go on this merry-go-round of wanting this and that latest thing. However what we are trying to do is fill up this empty space inside us that in truth can’t be filled with things, but only comes from being content with what we already have. Everything we need to be happy is inside of us, it’s not the latest gadget, or car, or clothes, or anything else we seek outside of us. It comes from finding that we can only be happy when we recognize and accept the God within each of us. It comes from making that connection with our own soul, that piece of God that we all possess inside ourselves.
Then there are those of us who are not seeking material things, but maybe want move love in our lives, or more friends, or more peace, or better health. Perhaps we are in need of the money to pay our bills, or food to feed our family, or a place to live, because let’s face it, there are many who are homeless and have no means of buying the basic necessities of life. These are not unrealistic needs, but when we are constantly coming from a place of lack, it seems that lack is all we find. How do we turn that around so that we can have our basic necessities met and even live in comfort having all the things we need? Asking for what we want or need is coming from that place of lack and so we must find a better way to manifest into our lives all the things we long to have, the happiness, the love, the friends, the peace, the money, the food, and so on. The fastest and truest way is to offer up gratitude for all that we have right now in this moment. Even if we feel that we don’t have much to be grateful for, we can still be grateful for being alive, for clean air to breathe, and clean water to drink, and for the kindness of strangers. We can be grateful for the love of family, or pets, or friends. We can be grateful for living in a country where we feel safe, and, well I’m sure you get the idea. If we can find even the smallest things for which we can show our appreciation and gratitude, the Universe will keep giving us more things to be grateful for. We KNOW this but are we practicing it?
I’m going to add one more point worth noting. If we want more love in our lives, then we must be more loving ourselves. If want more positive people in our lives, then we must be more positive ourselves. If we want more kindness and compassion, then we must be kinder and more compassionate ourselves. If we want to have more peace in our lives and even in the world at large, then we must be more peaceful ourselves. For example, we can’t expect for nations to get along if we can’t find a way to get along with our family members or our neighbors. Everything begins and ends within ourselves. Our experiences are a reflection of what we feel, or are, inside ourselves. We can’t draw to us something different than what we are ourselves. Like attracts like, there is no way around that. So the only way to get more of what we want in our lives is to be more of it ourselves. Make sense?
Have a great weekend everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin
Artwork taken from the Archangel Gabriel Oracle Cards, Gratitude.