In the US, we are celebrating Thanksgiving this week. When we talk about gratitude and giving thanks, the focus is often on appreciating what we have. People say things like, “I know I should be grateful for what I have, so many have less,” as if this is a limiting belief to stop your dreaming. Gratitude should not come from a place of martyrdom or low self-worth. Gratitude is giving thanks for what we have so we can open up to more. Gratitude is saying thank you and opening ourselves to allowing more to blessing to come. If you are only grateful because other people are homeless or other people are sick or other people have less, then you are not being grateful. Gratitude is not a comparison. Gratitude is a celebration of what you have. You should feel so abundant that you share with those around you. When you see lack, it is not to compare your life with theirs, but to see where you can help fill a void.
Likewise, don't view others’ good fortune from a place of lack. Instead of feeling envious, you should celebrate others’ accomplishments. If they did something, so can you. When you witness good fortune, goals are met, or something powerful is created, it is brought into your awareness as a possibility. Before, you didn't know how to connect with that thought or feeling. Once you know someone that has done something, you can recreate it in your own life.
Here is what the Fairies have to say about gratitude:
“2018 is the year for seed planting. Gratitude is how you feed those plants. We have told you about the energetic wave or arc that you are currently riding. Yes, you are still in some of the chaos, but it has also been a foundation year. All of Humanity has started setting up their new way of being. All of Humanity has planted the seeds of the reality they are creating. When you truly connect with gratitude, you harmonize with the feeling of limitless possibility. You know the Universe is supplying you with all the support and resources you need. When it doesn't look that way, you might need to shift your perspective. We know there are humans truly struggling in poverty, homelessness, and hunger. We know there are many being displaced by natural disasters or who have lost all their material possessions. We do not want to negate Human suffering. We want you to see that gratitude is an energy that all can connect with. Gratitude, and that limitless feeling, is not about Earthly success or material possessions. Gratitude is about the miracle of your life and the magic that lives in you. Stop worrying about being enough to receive and instead love the fact that every cell in your body knows exactly what to do to keep you alive. Stop over thinking the experiences in your life and instead love your brain and its powerful perception of everything around you. Stop wondering what you deserve or if you have worked hard enough and instead love yourself. Love yourself for being alive. Love yourself for making it this far. Have gratitude for yourself and every challenge you have faced and every obstacle you have overcome.”