Saturday, August 30, 2003

Gratitude is Healing

When we are appreciative of our environment, our provision, our relationships, our life work, our body, our whole lives, we are blessed with healing. Gratitude heals our minds, our bodies and our Spirit. Gratitude brings Peace to our minds, Ease to our bodies and Joy to our Spirit.

Experiment with criticism and gratitude. Spend an hour or even five minutes in criticism and complaining and notice the depression, fatigue and lack of motivation. Then for an hour or so, consciously choose to be grateful. Notice the open thinking, the energy flow, the desire to create and enjoy. The difference is profound and may of itself convince you to spend more time in appreciation and less in negativity.

Gratitude opens the flow. Criticism contracts.
Gratitude increases positive change. Negativity decreases the positive possibilities and increases negative change.

When you want to encourage your body to respond with healing, appreciate your body obviously in thoughts, word and action. When you want to improve the quality of your relationships, appreciate the relationship, yourself and the others with your thoughts and prayers, your words of praise and blessing, as well as your behavior and enjoyment.
When you want to encourage the flow of money or healing or attitude, focus on all that you love and value with gratitude and praise. When you want to improve your workplace, your home environment and your lifestyle, pay attention to what is working rather than what is not working. Choose to emphasize with your thoughts, words and deeds all that you wish to increase. Gratitude in liberal doses is a valuable medicine and healing tool.

I am grateful for you.
I am grateful for my life.
I am grateful for my partnerships.
I am grateful for learning and healing.
I am grateful for my mind, body and Spirit.
I am grateful for this Beautiful and Bountiful Earth.
I am grateful for the Infinite and All-knowing One.
I am grateful for the limitless blessings in All That Is,

Betty Lue