Oneness Ministry

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Grace and Gratitude

on November 24, 2021

It’s that time of year again, not that every day is not a day of grace and gratitude. We each have a choice as to how we celebrate. Go with the flow or rebel. What you resist persists, so give this some thought. Consider leading by example, “play” nice with your family and friends, even if they do not reciprocate.

The secret to powerful gratitude and prayer is both intention and emotion. So the object is to feel your gratitude as deeply as you can, to contemplate its meaning and purpose, and to imagine connecting to Source, (gratitude comes thru you not from you, so we are simply owning it).

Grace and Gratitude are two traits I have been developing all my life and I suspect you have also been developing these muscles maybe without even noticing! Without Gratitude life simply stops working. It is the grease that keeps the engine running. Grace is the way in which we do this. I invite you to test this right now! Not only does what you focus on grow, but that which you are grateful for is attracted to you. “Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” Sarah Ban Breathnach

Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays and the Native American’s taught us one important thing about this holiday so please consider the following. The food you eat is a gift from Great Spirit (even if you paid for it). Life is being transformed to a Higher form by us eating it and giving our grace to the animal or plant that is offering it up. We always thank the animal or plant for giving its life so that we may live. It is a thought and a feeling that becomes a habit every time you consume something. “Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.” Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear.

Thanksgiving is a daily event, not just one day a year! Of course the holidays are about family and friends sharing gratitude for each other by sharing gifts. Remember gifts come in many forms and don’t always include a bow and wrapping paper. In this busy world of diverse business and world travel many families no longer live in close proximity so the holidays are an excuse to come together, even if it is only virtually. As far as gratitude and grace, well these are daily practices which we are reminded of and celebrate at least once a year at Thanksgiving. With practice, grace and gratitude becomes a daily habit and leads to a more joyous life.

Sequoia Elisabeth

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ps. Remember that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas for a reason. Gratitude and Grace before Giving and Receiving!


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