The other day I sat and decided to write down my Blessings of the previous year. I began by listing the twelve months and thought I would write one event per month. Next thing I knew, there were two, then three events or situations. Finally I ran out of room. So I listed the twelve months again and began the process all over! There is magic in doing this exercise. Some of the miracles that had unfolded for last year had not come to mind for a long time. This exercise gave me the opportunity to relive the event and be Thankful all over again and it felt great!
This year I may list my Blessings monthly. No, actually I think I will do this weekly; better still how about on a daily basis. When we remain in a state of sincere gratitude our Blessings seem to manifest at a faster pace. Or when we are focused on our Blessings life is wonderful.
So start today and make your gratitude list. My list begins with waking up this morning, with or without an alarm clock. The fact that I woke up is a Blessing. Next is my ability to get out of bed, even if I am still sleepy. It means I had a bed to sleep in and I have fully functioning body parts. As I move about my home, I am grateful for each piece of furniture that occupies my dwelling. I am thankful that I can make my first cup of coffee; thankful for the wonderful aroma of coffee brewing. I have the sense of smell and my nostrils are working as they should.
As I sit and wait for my coffee I listen to nature, the birds seem to enjoy singing to me early in the morning. Their sweet melody is music to my ears. I look out the window and can see with my two eyes the beauty of the day. It is wonderful when the sun is shining brightly and I love it when it rains. Rain seems to always wash away and make fresh the air I can breathe. As I make my first cup of coffee I can feel the touch of the hot coffee pot, the smooth surface of the coffee cup. I can taste this delicious beverage and am extremely appreciative.
Now fully awake and functioning I can appreciate my life. I can now decide what I will think and do with this day that I have received as a Blessing. What will I leave in the space of today of my memory bank? Will it be wonder-filled, affirming thoughts and actions or negative self-defeating thoughts?
I choose this day to COUNT MY BLESSINGS, whatever they may be!!!
Declare your Blessings today. Know that everything that is present in your life is a gift.
I graciously receive my gifts from Heaven. I know that I have prepared myself for this manifestation of all good. I have completed the required course work to move forward. I am a good student and I have learned well. I am ready for graduation.
Everything I receive is a gift from Heaven. That simply sounds good and very therapeutic to my soul. My Spirit is alive and well. I reap bountiful Blessings.
I release each bit of anything that has no place in my state of newness. I reside in a constant state of Higher Consciousness. My Energy is soaring to new heights and I fly like an eagle. I glide through all situations knowing and trusting that I am headed in the perfect direction for my Highest Joy and Greatest Peace. I remain in a pure state of Thanksgiving and allow more and more to come into my awareness.
Yes! Everything I receive IS A GIFT FROM HEAVEN. It is so because I claim it as so. I desire and deserve the Best of Everything. It is my inherited right to these riches. I do not submit to lower vibrations or expectations. I rise and ask others to rise with me.
I willingly share from my storehouse of Abundance. I have more than enough to share. It is my joyous privilege to share with others. My good is overflowing and bountiful. Thanks God for each and every Blessing that I am experiencing.
Thanks God for Your Grace and Mercy. Thanks God for sustaining me through all. Thanks God for my creation and existence. Thanks God for filling me up to overflowing with Good Life, Joy, Peace, Love, and Wisdom.
What we focus our attention on is exactly what appears in our life. As Buddha said, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”
My expectation today is positive and expansive. I expect great things to happen in my life. I expect to be in perfect health. I expect very loving relationships. I expect abundance and prosperity. I expect Peace and Joy! I expect more and more of all good things to be increased in my life.
You may be saying to yourself that is just too much for me to do. I cannot think like that because and you give yourself a reason not to. What harm will it do for you to consider the possibility of increasing only that which you desire in your life? Decide to be a possibility thinker today. Stretch your expectations beyond all that you have allowed yourself to believe is possible or probable. I dare you!
Expect good health and you will find that you soon stop eating the fast foods and prepare more nutritious meals for yourself. You enjoy shopping for organic fruits and vegetables, you begin to juice. You find it very easy to eliminate fatty foods from your diet. You discover ways to add exercise into your daily activities. You get adequate rest. Your life is balanced.
Expect an increase in money substance and the right opportunities will come to you. The magic here is that you must act on them once they are given to you. You say you have never done this type of work before and you doubt if you will be successful. Well do it anyway. It’s okay if it does not work because it will actually open your creative genius up to work for you. You are telling the Universe you are willing to learn and do something different. Opportunities will flood you and now you have plenty to choose from.
Expect Love and you will receive it. Unconditional Love will come from each and every person you encounter. It will not be limited to a single person or your immediate family. You will feel the Love radiate from you and others. It feels fantastic. Set your expectations to receive that which you truly desire and graciously accept it into your reality!
Your core; that innermost space of you; the silent energy of your essence that is the Secret Garden of your being. It is your source of strength. The place that is most holy to you. The location no one has the key to but you. Only you can enter here. It’s your inner sanctuary.
Cherish your Secret Garden. This is a serene dwelling place. It contains the magical gift of the silence. You can go there and commune within the safety of your being with the energy of The Most High. This spot allows me to be everything I want and desire to be. There are no judgements nor qualifications. No pre-requistes. Just me fully engaged in being ME!
In Your Secret Garden there is abounding peace and tranquility. You are re-established in your garden, made whole and new. You may go there at any given time that you desire rest. You may travel there in the middle of a corporate meeting or while driving on the busy highways. You can access it at any time, you have instant WIFI to this channel.
Your Secret Garden is a marvelous place to stay. You are always welcomed there and there is always a vacancy for you. Simply go and be there. Stay as long as you like, even short stays are permitted. The longer you allow yourself to stay the greater the benefits received. What an amazing method to honor your spirit, to go and be in your secret garden.
Pleasures of this land most definitely include Your Secret Garden. It is unlike any other thing known to human-kind. It is a spiritual journey into Infinite Wisdom and Love. This is a sacred dwelling site that offers restoration of the mind, body and spirit.
Yes please respect this place of anointing, Your Secret Garden is for you to enjoy. In this space of Peace and Harmony you shall abide.
I live my life in a state of being humble and humane.
I am humbled first by the gift of my free existence. I thank God today for gifting me with another day to live and breathe and have my being in God. I am humbled by the prosperity given to me through the Omniscience One. I am one with God at all times. I can use my power and my gifts whenever I choose. I am endowed with certain rights and privileges by being an heir to the Kingdom. God has created this force known as my life. God sustains my life. God grants me Peace and Patience, Love and Joy, Harmony and Forgiveness.
I seek to serve with sincere appreciation. I am kind, tender and merciful; all the attributes of being humane. I act and carry myself in complete integrity and honesty. I am the best me I can be. I am working on any identified traits that do not serve me as a Child of God. I am seeking a Higher Consciousness daily.
I humble myself at the altar of God, which is in my heart of hearts. I treat each living creature with a humane gesture. I Am a child of The Most High Creator. My actions demonstrate the Indwelling Presence is active. I am alert with kindness, showing tenderness to all especially those in my household. I follow the path of Unconditional Love and accept others just as they are.
I am humble and humane, two very noble attributes of the human being. I honor and respect, not condemn and criticize. I am part of the whole and respect my place in the overall scheme of life. I accept and encourage, not tear down and trash. I lift up with affirming words. I salute each person as they travel along this journey of life. I am one with every living creature. I show Compassion as a person is faced with a challenge. I give praise to a job well done by another.
How many ways can I count today to be grateful for my life?
How many expressions can I share that are testimonies to the acceptance and appreciation of others?
How many ways can I say Thanks God, without saying the words?
How many ways will I show my Love?
How many ways, indeed. We can go forth today with a dedicated effort and goal of expressing gratitude. We can look and find ways to display our appreciation for this free gift of life. We can even be an example to those that are not exposed to this way of giving thanks continually.
How many ways will you count when this day is over? Our intention is complete concentration on the Blessings all around us, in every nook and cranny. Our focus is to be grateful the entire day. Whether it be traffic on the roads or a cranky boss, a long line at the grocery store or a delay in your scheduled flight, be grateful and look for ways to make the best of every situation.
Already I have counted about a gazillion things to be Thankful for:
the veins in my body
the number of breaths I breathe with ease
Loved ONES! This is where my list gets longer and longer!
You are created in the image and likeness of God. You have within YOU everything that you require to live an abundant life.
You have the Power of The Creator at your disposal. You can use this Power anyway you choose. You are victorious in this game of life. Use your Power with Integrity and Wisdom. Bless and serve others.
You have Potential. The Most High has gifted you with this incredible faculty and you now get to display it fully. You have the Potential to be exactly who you say you are. You have the Potential of Greatness, it is deep in your genetic genes.
Whatever you declare to be Possible, it is so. Think the thoughts of Possibility. Stretch beyond your comfort zone into the realm of greater and greater Possibility. God is there waiting for you to realize this awesome gift. Dare to dream. Dare to create. Dare to be Your Best!
You can have that which you desire:
Desire Peace for Humanity;
Desire Acceptance Globally;
Desire Unconditional Love for the infirmed;
Desire complete Forgiveness of all hurt and harm done.
Use your Power to make a positive difference where you are.
Utilize your Potential to the grand scheme of abundant living.