GRATITUDE MONTH: DAY 17: “Gratitude shifts the focus from competitive thought to creative thought. Gratitude orients the feeling body into harmony with universal intelligence. Gratitude for life as it creates harmony.”― Collette O’Mahony
Yes, a regular practice of gratitude will do this. Not talking about it, but actually doing it, as with the rest of recovery. I have met, in this recovery journey, a couple of people who were as active in recovery as I am. It was early on, and they are gone now. I deeply long, in my soul, to meet new friends who are dedicated to living a spiritual path, but they are not here yet.
Each time I meet a new member, they talk about their desire to get to the place where I am in my life, but are not inclined to do this work. Some of the folks in my life today were like that. But it is a journey of a single path, not walked by many. And feels lonely on some days, until I get back into the walking shoes of gratitude.
A spirit is a sole soul. Alone…with only the universal intelligence mentioned above for companionship. It takes only that for me. When I feel that I am longing for companionship, I must remember that it is with me always. I just cannot touch it or see it with my mortal eyes.
I feel that harmony often though. Today is one of those days when I must seek the connection I long for. That is the work that so few perform. They will run around the physical world seeking it. It lies in the realm of spirit, so it is there I must go. Gratitude practice takes me there. Knowing that I am not the author of this life and allowing it to be written most perfectly by that Power I do not see or know by any other name…it is enough.