Seven Lessons Before I was Able to Become Love. Lesson #7: Gratitude
About the new blog series: “Seven Lessons Before I was Able to Become Love” is a collection of eight short articles where I share eight values I consider the origin of the person I am today. After the eight articles are all published on my blog, I will be offering a free mini e-book with these as chapters that will easily connect and complete the sequence in one little self-help book that you will be able to download at no cost as my way of saying thank you for letting me be a part of your world and making it possible to HealThruWords®
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Living my life from the heart while the ego continued to adapt to its new role as the heart’s assistant created a whole new reality for me. I believe that when I felt so loved by the God that was now living in me, it was when I started to realize that I had been such a fearful being. It wasn’t until I saw who I really was that my fear started to slowly move away.
But how did my fear move out of my way? How I was able to remove the dark blockages that were impeding me to start experiencing the life I had come to live? Perhaps you won’t like my answer as it is nothing that you don’t already know. Gratitude was the magical formula that opened the door to my abundance. Yes, throughout my life I had considered myself to be a grateful person, and to some extent I was. But the door was old and rusted, my gratitude had to grow much more so I could open it to see the abundance that was already there but I just couldn’t feel after all the scarcity I had endured in all these past years. I had become insensitive to abundance without even knowing it.
The more grateful I felt, the less fear I felt. And as I kept feeling less and less fearful, I began to understand the meaning of the infinite abundance that had surrounded me all along without having had the proper eyes to see it. At the beginning, it was a bit hard to practice this gratefulness all day long. It felt unnatural and I wasn’t feeling it with my heart. The good part was precisely that. That I was able to identify the difference between the gratitude I felt using my mind, and the gratitude I felt using my heart. It was clear to me that true change started to happen when I started allowing my heart to express its feelings. I kept opening it and letting it do its work no matter what. My mind started following until it became attuned to the gratefulness of my heart.
So, how all this can be translated in terms of the life I was living back then? This inner transformation didn’t mean that from one day to the other I became totally and materially abundant. No, I didn’t win the lottery. I had won something more important: the foundation to understand that life wasn’t about winning things, circumstances, desires, etc., but about making them stay with you once they manifested. I see so many in this world constantly dreaming of having things – just as I was. But I only see a few of those dreamers considering that it is not only about manifesting their dreams but also about making them stay as their reality for as long as they wish.
Making abundance come and stay with us is achieved through gratitude. And where does gratitude comes from? It comes from love! Yes, as everything else in this universe – scarcity is just the absence love. Love is the only energy in which all things are created even when scientists and academics may have different and more technical terms for it. To me, Love is synonym for God. Both are different names to describe the same energy or source where all that we are able to see originates. So, gratitude is just a form of love. And when we’re grateful it means that we are being loveful. I like to think that being grateful is another way of making love.
While I kept practicing throughout my day this state of gratitude as much as I could, my life kept changing at full speed. I still had my moments of doubt once in a while (the lesson of patience I had already learned saved me during such times) but practicing it made me feel so healthy and wealthy on the inner that I just couldn’t stop this new good habit of mine. I was so busy feeling good, happy and grateful that I didn’t have time to feel fearful anymore. Can you think of a habit that is free of cost and most importantly, that is healthy for you? This was the cheapest addiction I could ever have! I became a gratitude addict, therefore an abundance attractor.
This is when a new concept of abundance was introduced to me through Bashar, a multidimensional being who keeps teaching me wonderful facts about life. As soon as I heard and absorbed that “abundance was the ability to do what I needed to do, when I needed to do it” I started seeing so many beautiful new things in my reality. I had taken so much for granted. I began understanding that one way or the other life was always offering me everything I needed to accomplish the next step on my path to achieving my dreams. The next step was not always my next step but I learned to pay attention to what life suggested me as it soon became clear that life was always right. The concept can be tricky, as abundance may not come all at once or in the order we have planned. But step by step, I have to confirm that since 2009 there hasn’t been a time when I haven’t had the ability to do what I need to do when I need to do it. You might ask if I wouldn’t like for things to happen a bit faster, or in the order I have previously wished. Perhaps, but after all my life lessons, I know that the one answering to that is my ego who still wants attention once in a while. Deep inside I know that everything is happening at the best speed possible, that I truly have all that I need, right now, and so this brings me more gratitude, and gratitude keeps transforming me into more love, that is, the love which is synonym for God. And what else can God be but the eternal abundance of the love that you and I already are?
Stay tuned for the next blog of “Seven Lessons Before I was Able to Become Love” Epilogue: Love. Coming out next August 20th!
Until next time and don’t forget to be love!