John Cali & Spirit
Copyright © 2005 Great Western Publishing
Over the years, Spirit has spoken often about gratitude, and the
wonders it can create in our lives. In the USA we celebrate a day
called Thanksgiving. A day of giving thanks for all the blessings
in our lives. A day for expressing gratitude.
We all have much to be thankful for, even in the world’s current state of affairs. So let us focus on all the good in our lives.
There are many souls incarnated on
the earth plane who appear to be struggling with attracting the
barest, most basic necessities of physical survival into their lives.
Abundance on all - or at least many - levels seems to elude them.
Now you've heard it said you create
your own reality. And this is true. All of you create your own realities,
your own experiences, every aspect of your experiences on the earth
plane. However, even in knowing that, you may find little comfort
You will hear, have already heard, voices telling you your "lot in life" is "God's will." Well, that's true. The only problem is most of those uttering these words, or something similar, do not realize they are God! They are the God, the Goddess who has willed their own struggles, their lot in life.
Simply being aware of, and accepting,
that reality is very freeing. After all, the truth shall set you
However, your highest good does not
have to come through pain and struggle. It can come to you joyfully
Think about that for a moment. Think
about what you consider the worst experience of your life. Even
in the midst of that experience, were you not provided for? Was
there not someone "watching over" you?
Some of your societies on the earth plane set aside a time, a day, dedicated to giving thanks. "Thanksgiving," you’ve named it in the country you call the United States.
This is a good thing. The idea to set aside a time of thanks-giving was indeed a divinely inspired one. And there is a firm spiritual foundation underlying, if you will, the "giving of thanks." It is what you might call a universal law. We shall call it, for today's discussion, the Law of Gratitude.
Another law of the Universe goes something like this: You get what you focus your time and energy on. It’s called the Law of Attraction. If you focus mostly on lack and limitation, those are what you experience in your life. If you focus mostly on abundance and prosperity, you will, you must, experience those in your life. It's the law! And it's your choice. You get to choose whether to use the laws of the Universe for or against yourself.
And so, the giving of thanks, the expression of gratitude, is a truly magical tool. A tool you have, literally, at the tip of your tongue. You would be hard-pressed to say there is nothing in your life you can be thankful for.
Sit down and make a list, if that will help you remember all the good things, all the abundance, you have in your life right now. Think about the clothes you wear, the food you eat, the roof you sleep under, the money you have (even though you may want more), the loving and supportive family and friends you are blessed with.
Give thanks for the many blessings you already have in your life, and they will increase. They must increase. It's the law of the Universe.
Make every day of your life Thanksgiving, a day of giving thanks to the Great Spirit, to the Universe, to your guides, teachers, and angels. And also thank your higher self, the one who, after all, helped you (the human "you") create all the abundance you already have in your lives.
And, by the way, thank the human you too. You are all beings of great wisdom and courage. And we applaud your brave willingness to incarnate at this time in your planet’s history. A tumultuous time in many ways, but also a grand and glorious time to remember who you truly are.
Your courage uplifts all, in your physical
world and in our non-physical world. Your energy extends to the
farthest reaches of the Universe, and uplifts all that is. That
is how powerful you are, individually and together.