“The bliss, the wisdom, the creativity, the laughter, the friendships, the joy, the serenity and peace that have been, for the most part, seen as an impossible dream will become your most ordinary state of being.”– The Way of Mastery
Talking trash in my family was a definite no-no. Just saying the word “butt” was grounds for “the look” or, worse, a spanking
What WAS allowed, perhaps even encouraged, was THINKING trash as in, “I probably shouldn’t, I probably couldn’t, I better not.”
This trash thinking creates a cloud of debris (like Pig-Pen from the Peanuts cartoon) that blocks the universal flow.
ACIM Lesson 49 (God’s voice speaks to me all though the day) tells us there’s a part of our mind where stillness and peace reign whether we’re aware of it or not. It tells us this part of our mind is in constant communication with the Big Cheese and all its many gifts and blessings.
We don’t always recognize the stillness and peace, let alone God’s voice, because of the trash thinking. Unlike the cloud around Charlie Brown’s friend, our energetic cloud is largely invisible. But it’s just as effective at keeping the world’s goodness locked out of our life experience.
It’s why I attempt to keep my personal climate as pure and positive as possible. It’s why I get up every morning and declare, “Something extraordinarily epic is going to happen to me today.”
It’s why I meditate and actively look for blessings.
Practicing gratitude, more than penciling a written list, is to practice alchemy.
Looking for the good in life literally changes things. Physically changes things. Financially changes things. Mentally and emotionally changes things.
It literally changes atoms and rearranges molecules.
Cynics like to discount gratitude, downgrade it as sweet, nice, something for naive Pollyannas.
What I’ve discovered is that living on the frequency of joy and gratitude causes cataclysmic reverberations.”