There’s something about practicing Gratitude which absolutely changes us. Not permanently, maybe. But definitely in a small, gradual, and deep way.
It’s one of those attitudes where, the more you do it, the easier it becomes to do. Practice, that’s the key.
Here is what I heard, and here is what the Universe wants us to focus on:
here and now.
To accept the gifts we’ve been handed is to be in Grace. To be in the present. To be our very best selves. Because when we are appreciative, we are showing how much we truly care.
For ourselves, as well as for others. And when we share that Gratitude we enrich the very feeling that started it all.
It’s about being kind. It’s about being honest. Also, it’s about knowing that what we have is something valuable. Who we are, also valuable.
More than that though, is where I was led when I went to see what the cards on our altar had to say. Turns out, it’s also about how we absorb the unending amount of knowledge that surrounds us, those instructional opportunites which appear in nearly every moment.
“Education ~ 35
‘Life is filled with lessons.
Wisdom comes from participating in life, not just reading about it. This message suggests that you might not have enough knowledge about what you seek, the direction to take, your circumstances, or the nature of your inquiry.
Important information is coming. Now is the time to go to school, ask a person who might know more than you do, or find a teacher or a course of study so that you can more clearly understand what the next right action must be.
Sometimes life unexpectedly sends you to an unfamiliar school, and you must learn by experience. Now is the time to be teachable, open to changing your preconceived notions.
Be a student, and be willing to state the most powerful mantra of all:
‘I don’t know – yet.’
Stubbornness, and the desire to know it all and be right no matter what, will not get you what you want. Or could it be that you are afraid to be seen as someone who knows less than you’re supposed to?
Could you be flying through life by the seat of your pants, hoping no one will notice you’ve been skimming the surface of things?
Life is filled with lessons – some bitter, some sweet. A strident ‘lust for certainty’ will never bring you the wisdom you seek.
Pretending to know more than you do won’t make you wise. Be assured that not knowing is a magickal place to be.
All manner of mysteries are revealed. Be open. It’s okay not to know.”
The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid
is THIS PIECE. Written by one of my amazingly talented and insightful nieces. (I have several, and it’s wonderful. As are they.)