Take time to bless that which you have and ask for.
To bless means to confer energy on whatever person or situation you are focused upon. It is a wonderful way to bring Divinity into our daily lives, and this practice honors the Oneness within us at all times. And even if the reality of where we are is not what we like, it is important to bring conscious awareness to the place of “what is” so that we can expand our perceptions to what is possible.
It is important to recognize and honor what is truly manifesting in our lives. It is a recognition and gratitude for the abundance that is there for us to notice when we focus our attention. Without that point of honoring what we already have in our lives and being grateful, we are not in a place of magnetism for what we want to experience.
For many years I seemed to be waiting for something else to change before I could be happy. I kept thinking that soon I would have the situation in my work I had been wanting, or the people would finally change and then all would be harmonious. This led me to living in the future, out of balance and out of touch with my present life. It was not a resourceful state for me to be in. When the life I was leading went through a very radical change, I was not prepared to lose everything I thought was important to me. It could be called involuntary simplification, but the Universe will use anything it can to get our attention.
Sitting in that place of emptiness, I had to examine my core values, becoming more clear about what was truly important to me. I found a new level of compassion and love for who I was at the core of my being. I recognized that my spiritual base did not change and that in all the ways that truly mattered, I was not lost, no matter how it felt. I learned the lesson that my Soul was valiantly trying to teach me — that loving myself and honoring the present time was essential. I soon found that the more authentically me I became, the happier I was.
The spiritual principles that taught me about what I truly needed to feel whole were still within me, active and well. I discovered that even though it appeared I had lost everything, I was actually living in a resourceful state that allowed me to follow my heart and pay attention to my inner guidance system. All of this I could bless with my full attention and be very grateful.
When we ask for something, we are honoring the Divine Presence and letting the Universe know what we need. It creates an opening to the Divine River of All Creation; the sacred flow of Divinity that is always available for us. When we can match the vibration of our desires, we become a magnet for their manifestation by the Law of Attraction.
Giving thanks in advance allows us to strengthen and raise our vibrational frequency. This helps us to radiate the beautiful energy of gratitude into our world. The benevolence of God responds to this beauty and will flow to us what we are asking for if we can continue to sustain and strengthen our focus.
The focus of our attention is the attracting force for the flow of the Divine. If we continue to complain about what we don’t have, it creates a powerful focus on what is not working. The result is we will receive more of what we don’t want from the same Benevolent Force that provides what we are focused on at all times. That is why the energy of blessing is so powerful. Even if we really don’t know what lesson we are receiving from a less than happy situation, we can still offer our blessings so it can provide a catalyst for the change we do want.
Through this focus on the spiritual base of our reality, we become very resilient and open to new levels of support from the Universal Presence who cares for us eternally. All that we need is provided then with more Grace and Ease, and we know in the core of our being that we are truly loved.
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