LOVE, GRATITUDE AND PRAISE
“Love is a many splendored thing”
“Love lifts us up where we belong”
“All you need is love”
Said Ewan McGregor‘s character in Moulin Rouge.
Romantic love is a part of the love energy, however an expansion to embrace unconditional love is required for Physical Immortality philosophy. Unconditional love is a powerful energy vibration that nurtures and heals.
What do I mean by unconditional? It means loving without conditions and beyond judgements. It means loving yourself NOW – not when you lose a few kilos,win the football match or stop having those angry outbursts. It means loving other people through the ache in your heart – not when the ache is gone. Of course, the paradox is that if you love through the ache, the ache dissolves.
I remember one night on my journey when I was lying in bed awaiting sleep. I had a realization of a co-dependant behaviour pattern between a close friend and myself that uncovered a deep hurt in my heart. My initial impulse was to move into defense and close my heart. I decided instead to start praying and calling on unconditional love. I actually got out of bed, went to another room and prayed deeply for about an hour. I was able to return to bed feeling peaceful, knowing that my friend and I had both been doing the best we knew how to do at the time. My heart stayed open – unconditional love created a miracle – I was able to love through the hurt thereby dissolving it.
Unconditional love is loving your beingness and the beingness of others. Your being is beyond words – it is a beautiful, god-like essence. When you realize this, unconditional love floods every cell of your body. You are able to see and feel beyond your personality/ego self to the jewel that lies within. You naturally see this glow in others, no matter how they try to cover it up. You KNOW who they really are. You feel your connection to everyone and everything. You see and feel their Christ-like magnificence and wonder at the role they have chosen to play in this earthly movie. Many are still unconscious of the fact that they are playing a role. When they awaken they realize that the role of co-scriptwriter with their spiritual self is also available. What sort of script do we want to act out on earth? Has the physical death script been around long enough?
It takes courage to face pain and suffering and love unconditionally – to choose the script of life. Courage is always strengthened by asking for help from the Divine, the Universe, God, the All That Is, whatever your name for it is. The Universe loves life and wants you to love it as well!
The more we choose to love unconditionally and listen to our heart, the easier and more joyful life becomes. We have become very used to pain and struggle – I‘d say most people are addicted to it. Start affirming everyday ‘Life is Easy, Joyful and Fun.‘ When you are tempted to think or say ‘This is hard‘, change it to ‘This is easy‘. Our subconscious is like a computer that needs a new program. You are the computer programmer – start programming for ease, joy and fun. It takes a little while but with persistence, success is achieved. Also, remember with Physical Immortality philosophy, you have an eternity… Patience with yourself and others is also very important when you are learning a new way. It was and still occasionally is, one of my major learning experiences! The “Bull at a gate‘ was nothing compared to me. The Bull will proceed when it knows how to open the gate – not when it thinks it knows how.
“The lilies of the field, they toil not neither do they spin ….‘ – they are showered with love and abundance for their beingness. The gift of themselves is given to the world. You are loved for your beingness – relax into that for a while. The pressure to ‘do‘ in order to be loved, pronounced worthy, to survive, is all released. Your ‘doingness‘ becomes an integrated extension of your beingness. What you love to be you love to do – this is your gift to the world.
An interesting quirk I have discovered is that humanity has generally found it easier to love people in their disempowerment than to love them in their empowerment. Make a conscious effort to vigorously support others in following their heart, support them being in joy and abundance as much as possible. By so doing, we find ourselves supporting ourselves and being supported by others in our own empowerment. We are all connected – we are all ONE.
Love now wants to introduce Gratitude. Gratitude has asked the storyteller to first tell us about her/his beauty.
‘Once upon a time there was a garden gnome who was very unhappy and lonely. He was cold and stone like. He felt that nobody loved him and he saw only ugliness all around him.
One day a very wise rabbit visited the garden.The rabbit had seen much of life and suggested to the gnome that he start being grateful for everything in his life. This was something gnome had never done so he decided to give it a go. Each day he poured out gratitude for the flowers, for the trees, the birds and the bees. He followed the rabbit‘s advice exactly and was even grateful for the things that used to annoy him. The more he saw to be grateful for, the more gratitude he felt.
A miracle began to happen in the garden. The flowers grew more abundantly, their colours became more vivid, the birds chirped more tunefully and people began to visit the garden.
One spring morning a beautiful fairy visited the garden. She said to the gnome “Little gnome, your gratefulness has made this garden a vision of splendour for all who visit it. What a gift you have given the world. What gift would you like in return?‘
‘I have been blessed. I would like to be a gardener to bring beauty to other gardens through gratitude.‘
The fairy waved her magick wand and the gnome became a gardener. The gratitude gardener brought great joy and beauty to people wherever he went, he found a female love gardener to share with and they all lived happily forever after.‘
We can all become gratitude gardeners in our own lives. Gratitude is an energy that goes out from your heart and returns to you exponentially increased. The spiritual light and understanding within you is increased enormously.
Gratitude brings you into the NOW moment. It allows you to see the glass half full, not half empty. What we focus on expands – if you focus on what you feel you don‘t have that‘s what expands, creating an even greater feeling of lack, scarcity and dissatisfaction. The key to feeling abundant and joyful is to focus on what you do have NOW. Being thankful creates that focus, facilitates contentment and also allows more to come. When someone is thankful and appreciative for something you have done, it is easy for you to want to give more. The Universe is the same. The more grateful you are, the more the Universe wants to shower you with gifts.
Gratitude also allows you to release the ‘disease of more.‘ Many people are addicted to getting more things, achievements and so on, feeling that they are ‘not enough‘ in the now moment. Gratitude allows you to relax into the feeling of ‘I have enough‘, ‘I am enough‘, ‘I am lovablenow‘. The paradox once again being the more you relax into this feeling the more choices become available – the fairy with the magick wand appears!
Using gratitude requires focus and playful perseverance. I highly recommend that you start a gratitude journal. Before you go to sleep each night write down some things you have been grateful for during the day. The start may be as simple as the air you breathe and the food you eat. But as you progress the list will get longer and longer. Also start verbalising your thanks more regularly to others and yourself. ‘Thanks, me for taking the time to smell that flower‘, ‘Thank you flower for your beautiful fragrance‘.
If you are ever short of things to be grateful for, just think of that apple you ate yesterday. Be grateful for the people at the fruit and vegetable shop who made it available to you, the people who delivered it to the shop, the people who created the truck in which it was delivered, the people who picked the apple, the farmer who planted the apple tree, nurtured it, and the divine who created the seed. And that‘s just one apple!
Now we are going to move on to the advanced training in gratitude. Your gratitude muscles are becoming well developed and strong – they are ready for the advanced training. Gratitude is bursting forth from every cell of your body, particularly your heart.
OK. What‘s this advanced training – I‘m ready for anything.
Are you ready to be grateful for your enemy, the person you hate, that person who annoys and frustrates you every day?
Huh? Why would I be grateful to them?
Because they are your teachers. They will show you which aspects of yourself still need healing and integrating
For those situations I use a technique which I have named the ‗Gratitude Bubble‘. The steps are –
1) Spend a couple of minutes being grateful from the heart for your blessings.
2) Visualise the situation or person that is challenging you, bring it/them into your heart if possible.
3) Say or think ‗thank you for this situation/person, I now choose to change my perception, dissolve the old and integrate the gift.‘
When you first begin the gratitude bubble exercise, a willingness to be grateful is enough. True heartfelt gratitude may take a while to come through. The more you use the gratitude bubble, the more the understanding will come and you will start to feel true gratitude. The situation will resolve when an alternative perception is revealed.
Forgiveness is a stepping stone to gratitude. When we learn that every event in our lives is giving us valuable lessons and insights, we realize there is nothing to forgive. We take responsibility for drawing certain events and people to ourselves. We, also, eventually realize that we can learn through JOY and no longer need to learn through pain and suffering.
My friend Janice, demonstrated a clear cut example of how the gratitude bubble works. She had been experiencing difficulty with a co-worker for some time. This woman had been antagonistic toward Janice and would undermine her whenever possible. Janice explored the option of another job but nothing appeared. Janice also realized that if she ran away from the situation it would just manifest again with different people acting the same role. So she began using the gratitude bubble. It took some time and perseverance but eventually the woman‘s behaviour became more benign. Then, after another short period of time, the woman left. Janice realized that the woman had mirrored Janice‘s unresolved issues with her feminine side. She was able to integrate and evolve this part of herself. Future female co-workers were more pleasant – the inner world was reflected in the outer world.
There are countless other examples where gratitude has created virtual miracles in people‘s lives.
In close personal relationships, the significant other is often mirroring the parts of our own psyche/emotions which need integration. However they also mirror the parts that are beautiful as well. Gratitude allows us to switch our focus to the beauty and strengthens our connection allowing us to move forward.
Praise joins Love and Gratitude in the song from this magnificent trio. Praise the Divine In All Things. Praise the Christ energy in everyone. Praise burns away judgement – how can one judge anything as good and bad when it is all Divine. Meditate on this for a moment. All duality/polarity is an illusion, it‘s a game we’ve been playing.
Robert Coon in his book ―The Science of Everlasting Life‖ says – ‘Praise is a fiery energy that purifies. Cultivate an enthusiastic spiritual fire within and bathe and anoint all creation with this cleansing flame. Praise glorifies the Creation and reveals the immortal presence of the Creator‘.
The song of Praise, Love and Gratitude has been referred to as the ‘Lost Chord of Creation‘. In his book ‘The Rainbow Serpent and the Holy Grail‘ Robert writes – “The lost chord of creation is a concept like the Holy Grail. If we could find this lost chord, and then sound it, earthly perfection would be the result. This lost chord contains three notes. Each note is sounding from a global earth chakra. Each note is associated with a particular spiritual quality. The note of love resonates from the cardinal heart chakra in Glastonbury (Southern England), the note of praise sings from the crown chakra at Mt Kailas (Himalayas, Tibet) and the third note of gratitude expands from Uluru and Kata Tjuta (Central Australia), the cardinal solar plexus chakra. Hear the chord formed by these three notes within every atom of your being”.
Praise, Love and Gratitude move us from the spiritual law of Karma to the spiritual law of GRACE. The Law of Karma – ‘As ye sow so shall ye reap,‘ ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth‘. This law of cause and effect has created much hatred, resentment and retribution which has led to pain, suffering and death.
Remember, conscious of it or not, we are cosmic scriptwriters. With the law of Karma, the scripts humanity has acted out have been war, murder, horror, soap-operas and emotional dramas of the highest order.
When we use Praise, Love and Gratitude to move into the law of Grace, our script writing moves into the area of romantic comedy, enchantment movies, travel adventures, musicals and much, much more. Always affirming Life with all its diversity.
In his book, ― The Voyage to Avalon‖ , Robert Coon has this to say about the Law of Grace – “As you explore the subterranean recesses of the heart, let the lamp of joyous gratitude light thy way …. Often you experience the same karmic event time after time until you react with gratitude – only then do you make the evolutionary jump to new dimensions of life. The law of Grace is far more powerful than the law of Karma…‘.
These three qualities are very effective. I have seen them work on a regular basis in my own life and in the lives of those around me. Given time, I feel that the energetic vibration of these qualities leads to Physical Immortality.’The Lost Chord of Creation‘ has been rediscovered.
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