Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. ~ Terry Lynn Taylor

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Be Grateful

I know there’s much in our world today that makes us wonder if we humans are lost forever. We wrote about the Newtown school shootings in a recent post, Is Peace on Earth an Impossible Dream? Following shortly after the Newtown tragedy was another senseless shooting in my home area of New York State.

Our hearts and love go out to all those touched by those events. I’ve had similar experiences in my own life. So I know the pain can be unfathomable and nearly unbearable.

And yet, despite the problems and pain most of us occasionally face during our lives, there is also much to be grateful for. The good in our world, in other people, and in ourselves far outshine the dark side of life.

Here are a few words from Spirit:

Abundance, in all forms, is your birthright as a child of God. And yet so many humans, even among the lightworkers, are living lives of struggle. Your highest good, your abundance does not have to come through pain and struggle. It can come to you joyfully and easily.

If you are not experiencing the abundance you want in your lives, it is because you are literally pushing it away from yourself. After all, your natural state, your birthright, is abundance.

You get what you focus your time and energy on. If you focus mostly on lack and limitation, those are what you experience in your life. If you focus mostly on abundance and prosperity, by giving thanks for what you already have, you will experience more of those. It’s your choice.

The giving of thanks, the expression of gratitude, is a truly magical tool. A tool you have, literally, at the tip of your tongue. Give thanks for the many blessings you already have in your life, and they will increase. They must increase. It’s a universal law.

Giving thanks, expressing heartfelt gratitude, every day of your lives (even if only for a few moments each day) will bring you rich rewards beyond your highest and wildest expectations and dreams.

Excerpted from the Spirit Oracle Cards  by John Cali, Frederic Calendini, and Stephanie Quesada (2012).

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Do you believe gratitude is a “magical tool,” as Spirit said? How can you express more gratitude in your life?

Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

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A friend sent us this video which is a perfect match to this post. It powerfully and poignantly illustrates how much beauty there is in our world—beauty that is available to us every day, but which we often fail to see. Thank you, Susan!

Related links:

Is Peace on Earth an Impossible Dream?
The Power of Gratitude

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About John Cali

Writer and publisher John Cali, author of 10 books, talks to ghosts and dead people. He writes about these adventures at his blog and website, and in his upcoming book, Conversations with Spirit: Real Answers To Life’s Pesky Questions, Book 1.

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