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What is the True Meaning of Gratitude and How To Be Grateful!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Happiness, Positive Thinking, Self Help, Self Love, Spirituality

 Be Grateful Because You Get?? or Be Grateful Because You Got??

Being grateful in its purest form, is appreciating life just as it is.  Perfect in its whole and present reflection.  Not wanting or expecting – just being OPEN to accept that all is well in this moment!  ~Linda Nuss ~

Be Grateful!  THIS IS THE “KEY”

So there is a lot of teachings going on in the “Spiritual”/”Metaphysical” niche that talks a lot about the importance of Gratitude.  I’m here to tell you that Gratitude truly IS a key component to any Spiritual awakening.  Speaking from personal experience I have taken this “key” and used it until I’m practically blue in the face, just knowing that if I can be grateful enough for all that I’ve got, that more will come.

Sound familiar? And are you getting the results you’ve been hoping for by becoming more aware of the things in your life to be grateful for?  What I have found is that the REASON for your gratitude is the bigger more powerful engine that creates and manifests rather than the act of Gratitude itself.

Are you practicing gratitude in hopes of getting more or manifesting greater things in your life?  Really think about this for a minute.  Be honest with yourself – it’s okay.  If this has been the subtle and underlying reason for your motivation, it’s all good.  It’s been great practice for you to actually become aware of the blessings in your life that you may have overlooked prior to this practice.

NOW I’m going to show you the “door” that the “key” to being grateful opens.

Be ready to have something really powerful revealed and be prepared to spend some time with this concept to really understand it.

If you are being Grateful and genuinely feeling grateful for the things in your life, in order to hopefully manifest more of what you want, you are operating from a place of “lack and scarcity”.  Yep – that’s right.  Your first instinct to reading this may be that this is a bunch of “BS” and that this process has made you feel so much better about your life.

While, like I said, this process is great practice to start really “noticing” the blessed things, people and experiences in your life and a way to start feeling better, it is not, however, the way to create more.

You see, if you truly believe that you are a Divine Being (and if you don’t you should start 🙂 ) and that you exist and were created from the “All Knowing Mind”, then it is also so that you ARE this perfection and made from that same “all knowing” Energy that is pure love and perfection.

Where I’m going with this is, that everything you desire is already available to you in this moment as much as you are willing to accept this truth.  The challenging part of accepting this is what we call our “personal journey”…., our life.  The more we become aware of this and start to REALLY accept it, is when the things that we desire and some things that we didn’t expect, start to show up – or rather we can start to see them.  The practice of Gratitude is just that.  It’s not a vehicle to get the things that we don’t have to show up but instead to honor and start to really believe that the abundant life we desire is located behind the door to our Soul.

It’s all there, we hold the key, but it takes a shift in the perception that we somehow have to work hard and go through a whole bunch of “step by step” procedures to somehow be worthy of abundance.

Another important thing to mention regarding Gratitude practice,  is to surrender and completely trust in what does appear in your space – seemingly good or “bad”.  Knowing that whatever shows up is in perfect order and timing and for your Highest Good.

In short, continue to practice being grateful

Try to eliminate the attachments to what you think you “need” being the REASON for the practice.  JUST KNOW THAT ABUNDANCE IS YOURS NOW….AND SO IT IS!!

Blessings to you always!

Namaste and Peace!

Linda Nuss

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Here’s a video I wanted to share with you that kind of ties into some of the things that I talked about in my article above.  Enjoy!

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I think we have to be not so afraid of scarcity. We have to be willing to give away all things. ~Sharon Stone~

BE Grateful!