I AM GRATEFUL FOR.....

michelle
@michelle
5 months ago
145 posts




Being an empath can be draining and we become sad through feeling too much. Days go by where we forget the niceties of our life: family, friends, pets, sharing a good meal, a sunny day......




You can flip any downer emotions by bringing up the emotion of gratitude. What causes you to smile with gratitude? Please share what you are grateful for at this thread.



I'm grateful to be a member of this community and coming to know you all....


Hugs, ūüíó

Michelle




A THANKSGIVING TRADITION:


"Alice's Restaurant"

By Arlo Guthrie

PLAY



This is a song played by many of my generation on Thanksgiving.

When I lived away from home and came to visit my family, it was always a special treat for me to hear this.


Written in 1967, it was an anti-war song....keep listening because the song's message is not apparent until later. Hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving Tradition of mine!


 Info on Arlo Guthrie:


SNIP:


Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folksinger-songwriter.[1] Like his father, Woody Guthrie, he is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice, and storytelling around a song. Guthrie's best-known work is his debut piece, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in length that has since become a Thanksgiving anthem. His only top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans". His song "Massachusetts" was named the official folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. Guthrie has also made several acting appearances. He is the father of four children, who have also had careers as musicians.


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michelle
@michelle
5 months ago
145 posts
HOW TO USE GRADITUDE FOR HEALING:
By Dr. Kim D'Eramo

https://youtu.be/Ytx6Tv5YY0Y
Janett Niemi
Janett Niemi
@janett-niemi
5 months ago
89 posts

While everyone was sleeping, last month our kitchen caught fire. We all got out safely, and although the house stinks and is chemically unbalanced (A nice way of saying that it all has to be professionally cleaned, lots of stuff was tossed, but insurance is paying for it all) we are all safe. I am so grateful that my family was not harmed and that we are all safe.

Life is precious. You never know what may happen, so Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

michelle
@michelle
5 months ago
145 posts
@janett-niemi

Thank you for sharing your story of gratitude.
Blessings to you and your family. And here's to a speedy cleaning/ reconstruction of your home and kitchen.
michelle
@michelle
5 months ago
145 posts
I am grateful for my gifts as an empath.

Anyone?
Curious Child
Curious Child
@curious-child
5 months ago
89 posts

I am grateful to this community, that helped and patiently listened to me, when I was most broken.

I am grateful to people in real life who did not let me go, when I wanted to run away, helped me.

I am grateful to those people who helped so many to make easier future for others.

I am grateful to starter of this topic.

I am grateful to my parents, because they tried.

I am grateful that I can be thankful and forgive.

TigerLily
TigerLily
@tigerlily
5 months ago
490 posts
Human Life - I am grateful for the loving family and friends in my life today. Those that make a conscious effort like I do. I am grateful for my pet, Leo. I am grateful that I have recently acquired a new job and the plans set in motion for years to come. I am grateful to be able to see parts of this planet in person versus my dreams. I am grateful to appreciate nature in all its beauty.
I am grateful for possessions needed to survive in this world today.

Spiritual life- My souls is grateful for the gifts given to me. I will be more grateful when I am able to use them on my own more effectively in human form ;) i am grateful for those who have helped and shown me along the way, and continue to meet those wonderful souls. I'm grateful for this planet in all that remains for its ways to heal. My soul is grateful to be able to help those in need where I can to live life on this planet as well to learn one day those souls that need guidance. My soul is grateful to travel too see this planet and possibly others when I sleep at night. I am forever grateful to meet my spirit guides.
Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
5 months ago
989 posts

@michelle:

Thanks for the fun and positive topic.

One of the things that I struggled with in recent years as an empath was to not be so negative in my outlook on life. As you all know as an empath, we are negative energy magnets. And we take in all that low energy and it can really impact how we experience our lives. I had a bit of a break through in 2018 where I did a much better job of managing my energy and keeping my vibration at more optimal levels. And that has led me to be grateful for:

1) Grateful for my friends and family near and far. Grateful for the light and love that these people represent.

2) Grateful for this website where we like minds can meet, exchange ideas, and better ourselves.

3) Grateful for the empath and psychic skills that God has given me. There was a time when I felt I was a cursed soul and was doomed to be tortured by my empathy for the rest of this life. And that gave me a bleak outlook. But through a lot of self-work and progress, those curse feelings have transformed to recognizing that I have a gift that I am extremely grateful for. And I look forward to kicking my gifts in to high gear in 2019 and beyond to help raise vibrations everywhere I can.

michelle
@michelle
5 months ago
145 posts
@curious-child
@tigerlily
@hop-daddy

Thank you all for your statements of gratitude! Certainly Thanksgiving fueled This thread, but I also wanted to show the the transformative power of gratitude.
Hop-daddy's post really highlighted gratitide's power available to us.

I've been feeling a little down lately, so I will fake it until I make it!

I am grateful that my car passed inspection with little cost to me.

I am grateful that my son so willingly contributes to household expenses especially since I am on a very limited income.

I am grateful that I was able to be available to take my mother to her doctor's appointment when she needed help.

I am grateful that I have a full refrigerator and freezer.

I am grateful for the humbling transformations in my understanding of our world and my place in it.
michelle
@michelle
5 months ago
145 posts
I am grateful for Bruce Lipton, author of, The Biology of Belief," and other books, for teaching me so much on health and healing.

The following video is important for any who are having a hard time healing. But I also think that is important for empaths who tend to be dragged down by surrounding Energies. It is my wish that you will make the connection as to why frequent energetic hygiene is important to empaths for a long and strong healthy life. If you can't find anything to be happy about, find something you are grateful for.

Mr. Lipton can be a little corny [that's his youthful spirit] in his videos but keep watching because he has something very important to share with us.

The title of the video is:

The Healing Power of Gratitude - Bruce Lipton Explains Telomeres

https://tinyurl.com/y7uaslrx
michelle
@michelle
3 months ago
145 posts
Video:

"Why are we so ungrateful?"

michelle
@michelle
3 months ago
145 posts
I am grateful for my family; specifically, my brother, his daughter and her boyfriend; who all took on the task of helping me clean out my house of buildup clutter from the time of my trauma and subsequent
illness ...many years of it.. I am also grateful for my mum, who paid the $500 for a dumpster.

Having my home back, gave me cause to pull out my vinyl records and play music while doing finshing tasks. Give a listen to a song which brings me feelings of joy:

From the 1970 album, "Benefit," "Inside." IMO Jethro Tull's best album and my favorite song:

https://tinyurl.com/yd2m9ju2
michelle
@michelle
2 months ago
145 posts
A thought provoking article on the spirituality of the practice of gratitude.

Gratitude Ritual: The Role of Benefactors

‚ÄúTravelers, there is no path. Paths are made by walking.‚ÄĚ - Antonio Machado

Gratitude is an essential practice to those looking to truly trail a spiritual path. But unlike most of our customary mannerism, genuine gratitude does not come from a spill of flattery words or meaningless gestures, but it originates from a heart trained to receive and to recognize the receiving. Gratitude is a complex subject to be discussed because it involves the direct knowledge of the art of receiving.  Many of us, believe receiving means we are not in control, that we are needy, vulnerable and weak. In reality, nothing can be further than the truth. Gratitude is an antidote to humiliation, helplessness and also a powerful tamer of the Ego. To be grateful is a valuable skill to be acquired.

"Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?" ~Saint Basil

It is a challenge even to determine who are those that perform the role of our benefactors during a lifetime. But like any other spiritual exercise, it demands resilience and continuous work.

Who is a Benefactor/Benefactress (Benefactrix)

By definition, a benefactor is a person that confers benefit; the one that kindly offers to help someone else other than himself. But they can be more than just mere helpers, as they can bestow more than just material assistance, they can be bringers of light, support, teachings, initiations, or even, in some cases, they can be custodians of bad news. There are many types of benefactors with the physical benefactor being the most easily recognizable. The emotional benefactor can be identified as someone that has provided us with moral support during our life transitions and rites of passage.

The Mystical Benefactor

The last category of benevolence and the less recognizable is the mystical benefactor. The role these individuals perform can be easily ignored. Sometimes, their presence is not noticed, as they can show in our lives for just a brief moment, to give us advice, inspiration, courage and sometimes, a piece of information; just time enough to change or add an element that may be out of alignment with our personal story. They enter our lives for a reason.

‚ÄúNo man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent.‚ÄĚ ~ John Donne

There is an interesting point that may be clarified: As Angelical beings can be considered as benefactors, not all benefactors can be regarded as angels. Most are merely human. No man is an island or isolated from the great plan of evolution. Everyone plays a role, like note in a symphony: all are necessary to keep the harmony and rhythm. Each one of us is made of a succession of small stories, life teaching and examples of others.

The Mystical Benefactor

A real spiritual benefactor may not seem as such when he comes into our lives as someone that actively restrains one or more of our initiatives, depriving us of our desires, and sometimes of our sense of purpose. Independent of the time, the truth of their actions and their effects in our personal lives come to prove their valuable presence in shaping our tracks and, many times, leading us back to our main soul path. There is an old saying that speaks of how some bad situations in our lives may turn out to be real blessings. If you have this happen to you, and you recognize it, try to identify who was your benefactor.

No matter how hard one may try, the natural egotistical feeling of entitlement can pervade anyone’s soul as a fast as the wind blows. It is imperative to develop a sense of gratitude towards these beings and include them in your daily prayers, even if anonymously.

"As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters." ~ Edward Gibbon

When you open your heart to recognize the blessings received through a multitude of invisible hands throughout your life, you start to understand how much each life is weaved into another. The release of the energy of pure gratitude brings hidden blessings into one’s life, and the mystical power of such liberation can clean up lower astral energies attached to one’s emotional body.

Like the consecration of food that one does every day, where blessings are bestowed upon all the invisible hands that contributed to feeding you, one must never forget the benediction of your benefactors, as an act of reverence, respect and as an important step in teaching your heart to be a grateful one.

SOURCE:
https://tinyurl.com/y4y524gy

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