As the year begins to wind down, now is a good time to integrate what we gained from all of this year’s experiences–positive or negative. So it’s imperative that we “give thanks” for our positive experiences and then “give thanks” (as well) for the lessons we learned (thus far) from the negative experiences.
Giving thanks brings closure to the past (and its lessons) while anchoring and integrating that for which we are giving thanks. There is one precaution, however, that should be mentioned. Be careful not to give thanks with an attitude of self pity. It is not in our best interest to say I am grateful for even the little I have with an attitude of “woe is me” or even false humility. Instead, the thanks and Gratitude that I am referring to here is one that feels sincere, empowering, and brings a smile to our face.
It’s impossible to experience a True Spiritual Awakening without understanding and applying Gratitude. And when we take a moment to review all that we’ve accomplished at Unity of Sedona, it doesn’t take much to convince us that we have a lot to be grateful for. Continue reading