Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Gratitude Attitude

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I just came across the wonderful piece about gratitude. It explains this process so well--which makes sense because it was given by Archangel Gabriel--that I had to share it with my readers. (Please excuse the funky formatting. I copy and pasted it and could not figure out how to remove this formatting.

AA Gabriel channeled by Shanta Gabriel

Gratitude is an attitude that can profoundly change your consciousness. When you live your
life in thanksgiving, it can affect your being at a biological level, training your mind
and body to live in a higher state of health and wellbeing.

The creation of new attitudes of thanksgiving in your life attract new streams of
light-filled energy to bless all that is honored in this way. When a blessing of
thanksgiving is made in any moment, it confers light-filled Divine energy upon the person
who sends it, as well as the situation being blessed. In challenging times it may seem
difficult to find something to feel grateful for. In spite of this difficulty, one way to
create a positive change in your life is to give thanks for what you have now. You can
even give thanks in advance for what you want to create. This allows a shift in your
consciousness so that you begin to attract new beneficial energy into your life.

When you find nothing else, you can give thanks for just being alive so your soul will
evolve. It is a gift to be in a human body and your body is a miraculous instrument.
Consider the fact that you have a heart within you that needs no conscious assistance on
your part to continue beating. Remember that you don’t have to tell your digestive system
to do its work.

All of these body parts are functioning in a wondrous Divine plan of perfection. When you
turn your attention to these systems within your body, when you begin to give thanks for
the incredible processes that continue 24 hours a day within you, they will function at a
higher level. Your focus of attention with gratitude and blessings will bring more light
and strength into your vital organs. For extra energy, consider filling these organs with
a healing color such as pink or green, which brightens them with Divine Light. For fun you
can then imagine a smile on a body part such as your liver or your heart. This will not
only bless your organs, it will lighten your mind.

Your Body and Science

Dr. Emoto in Japan proved that beautiful crystalline structures were created when words of
peace and love were placed on a glass filled with water. Imagine what grateful thoughts
and words of kindness can do to your body with its high percentage of water content.
Science has also proven that the cells of the body can become healthier when one has
thoughts and beliefs that are positive. The subconscious mind hears all the words you say
to yourself and interprets them as truth.

Athletes have used creative visualization as a powerful asset in their respective sports.
Studies have shown that the mind makes very little differentiation between the act of
physical practice and the mental visualization of a highly trained athlete. It is
extremely valuable to remember this and apply it to your own bodies. The act of giving
thanks for your wondrous, healthy, strong and flexible body can lead it to respond in
positive ways that assist in creating new healthier cells. Your body contains a Divine
Blueprint of perfection that can be called forward into present day experience. It begins
with giving thanks for your body right now, just the way it is, and adding the ideas of
what you would like to create within you.

When you give thanks for your mind that is clear and serene, for a brain that functions
with balance and precision, and especially when you give thanks for the Divine Light
continually empowering your thinking processes, there is a positive response within you.
Your gratitude will bless your mind and allow it to function at a higher level of
vibration. These simple acts not only change your mind, they inspire your emotions to
respond with delight. Imagine the idea of delight, and the thought of this, sometimes less
than familiar feeling, will spark a new level of inspiration in your being. Your
imagination is an influential tool of empowerment, and it can be used for ill or for the
good in your life.

Gratitude is the Attitude that will take you into your Heart

Consider the idea that your thoughts are like prayers reaching out into the Universal flow
of life. When you use your thoughts consciously, they become prayers that shift your
perspective so you can see a greater picture of what is actually going on in your life.
Prayers of gratitude are very powerful, and stimulate an increased flow of spiritual
energy into every situation. This force can create miraculous change for good in your
life. It may take a little effort to find something to be grateful for when you are
feeling down, but prayers of thanksgiving can help create a beautiful shift in your mind
when you do so.

It is vitally important for your future to nurture compassion for yourself, the mistakes
you made as you were learning about life, and forgiveness for the person you were in the
past. Be grateful for all that you have learned and all that you are. This act is a good
beginning for a peace filled and happy future. You can open new doors for tomorrow with
your grateful thoughts today.

No matter how it feels, you are never alone. You are here on earth to remember your
connection to the Spiritual Presence in your life. You are meant to live a happy, abundant
life with deep fulfillment. In order to do this, it is necessary to step out of the
challenges life presents and into the flow of God’s love, which will bring you more
creative solutions. There is one place where you can always go to feel the power of Divine
Love, and that is in your heart. Gratitude is the attitude that will take you into your
heart. It does not matter if you see nothing in your life for which to feel grateful, just
the act of giving thanks opens a door in your heart to allow Divine Love in.

Sometimes it seems as though prayer is difficult or there may be negative associations
with organized religion from childhood. Perhaps some suggestions for prayers of
thanksgiving can be useful. Here are some possibilities for prayers that may help you to
lift your thoughts and connect your heart to the One Heart within all beings:

Divine Presence,

Thank you for the abundant beauty of Nature that inspires me and offers the many blessings
to all who will receive. Thank you for helping me to honor your Creation in every way I

Thank you for this day. Help me to see the blessings in my life, and learn the lessons
given to me to learn. Show me what I need to know in order to grow into a more kind and
loving human being, and take care of my responsibilities with grace and ease. Help me to
share the gifts you have given me in a way that adds more value to the world.

Thank you for my mind that is clear and expansive. Thank you for helping me to be open to
new ideas that can bring good into my life. Thank you for my amazing body that is strong
and flexible, and for the organs within it that are functioning with perfection. Bless
each cell and fiber of my being so that it is filled with your Divine Light.

Thank you for the forgiveness growing in my heart and the compassion within me for the
person I am right now. Help me to also have compassion and understanding for others as
they walk their own path in life.

Thank you for helping me to live my life in peace and harmony, and to be a radiant light
for Divine Love in the world.

For these and all my blessings, I say, “Thank You God.”

May this time of Thanksgiving fill your heart with a new awakening to the Loving Presence
within all things and bless every area of your life with pure Gratitude.

So be it. Be it so. Amen.

Shanta Gabriel
for Archangel Gabriel

Copyright © Shanta Gabriel. These messages can be shared as long as they are used in their
entirety and proper credit is given for the work. I love people to be able to share the
work with others. (
Do you have any tips for being more grateful that you would like to share?

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