November 27

GRATITUDE MONTH: DAY 27: “When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.”― Anthony Robbins

My experience has been that not all fear disappears, but I am not paralyzed by it as I once was. I have been, in my life, disabled by fear and the Ego story that would come up around so many things. I hear it in others quite often and remember how that was.

Just the enormous work that it takes to move from story into action can be overwhelming for many people. I get that. I am so eternally grateful for the ability to pull up my pants and get past the BS story in my mind. It allows me to function at a much higher level of skill in the world, because I am not worn out before I begin. I hear that projection when I talk to others who are so far ahead of thinking themselves to death that I get sad.

This is amazing and I love it! Both of these statements have come true in my life, but not necessarily in the immediate NOW as I would have liked. What has happened instead is that I have experienced the opportunities to look back and see how beautifully I have been carried through times that were terrifying in my head when I put my feet on the floor and moved them in the direction of doing those things I thought impossible. Others are so stuck in just thinking incessantly about what they are going to do next month or next week and “planning” in their minds that they are dysfunctional in today. That is how we rob ourselves of life.

Ego-listening. Sad, but I know the drill. I am blessed because my sponsor will call me out on this every time. I am not always willing to do that because I get tired of pointing it out to ones who I have done that with before. Depends on the day and how much we are engaged in the drama of listening to Ego. I don’t want to live in the dictates of the Screaming Purple Monkeys. Have done so more than enough for my personal pleasure. Ugh!

I love gratitude. It puts me right. Nothing else even comes close. I don’t have to worry about anyone else getting theirs. Not my job. I will tell everyone the benefits, but what I know is I don’t meet people who do all that I do. So, they seldom get all that I get. Not their journey, but I sure do love mine!

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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