- Jul 28, 2016
This is an easy one. I just spent a bunch of time outdoors enjoying a rare full rainbow, birds decorating the trees like those delicate idyllic scenes one so rarely sees and listening to the squawk, cry, titter, caw and song of so many birds. I 'should' have been doing something else, but in that moment when I saw my favorite color of sky I had the wisdom to drop what I was doing to go out and enjoy a bit of gratitude. Gratitude is a healer who has followed us through the ages. Here are a few related quotes:
“When you drink from the stream remember the spring.” ~Chinese Proverb
“There are two ways to life your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ~Maya Angelou
“Gratitude is the ultimate drug! It feels wonderful, is free, legal and has no negative side effects.” ~Damaris Pierce
There are 25 more of these beauties here: https://www.virtuesforlife.com/30-gratitude-quotes-health-happiness-healing/ I chose these with a bias toward the succinct.“If the only prayer you say in your whole life is “thank you,” that would suffice.” ~Meister Eckhart
For this week's session the task is simple. Recall something you're grateful for, or a whole lot of things you're grateful for, and focus on that feeling it brings. Notice what it does for you. Do you start to buzz or tingle? Do things feel light? Those are things I notice. Anybody else want to share?
We especially welcome new Roundtable members to our sessions. This week's star cast of new members includes Caroline88 and Laura Richardson, Stephen Ackerman and Luca_2008. I hope you you check in and perhaps join in with us. No experience or 'special abilities' required. A sense of wonder and fun recommended.
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The place we have chosen to visualize when first connecting in, and to anchor that connection, is a forest clearing. Think of an opening inside a forest where there is a large crystal in the center that we gather around. The ground could have moss or grass, perhaps even dirt or another surface that appears to you. There may be the sound of a waterfall nearby which could result in a river that you could see, or not. You could start off here and then go off to another place of your choosing to send and/or receive healing. Some people find themselves being taken on a journey where they are shown other things during a session, but we all experience this in our own unique ways.
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if you have a bent scienc-y bent here is a tome that speaks of things like gratitude as antidepressant, social binder, stress regulator, insomnia aid and neurotransmitter modifier: https://positivepsychology.com/neuroscience-of-gratitude/
If you want a few ponderings + practical tips: https://www.caringbridge.org/resources/gratitude-practice/
As I write this, my daughter, who is looking through some old thing, smiles broadly + tells me, "Mom, you were insane when you were young". I am insanely grateful
I'll end with one of my favorite philosophers “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ~A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh