Have you taken inventory ofÂ the blessings in your life lately?
When we â€œcount our blessings,â€ this practice often means listing everything for which we are grateful.Â Itâ€™s easy, however, to fall into the perspective that our blessings have come from somewhere outside of ourselves.
When we count our blessings, where do we direct our gratitude?
We may thank God, Creator or Spirit.Â But we also ARE God, Creator and Spirit, arenâ€™t we?Â Can we direct gratitude for our blessings to the Divine Creator that lies within?
What if we powerfully took ownership of all the amazing things that we ourselves have attracted into our life?Â Because, after all, we create all of it, all the time!
One might think that such a practice is not humble â€¦ as if weâ€™re taking credit where credit is not truly due.Â But I encourage you to try it, and witness not only the profound sense of gratitude and power, but also the overwhelming humility that arises when we acknowledge ourselves as Divine and as Creators.Â I find that the more we claim our own Divinity, the more humble we become â€“ because when we see ourselves as Divine, we see the Divinity in everyone else, as well.
Try it â€¦ make a list of things you are grateful for.Â For each item on your list, say out loud:
â€œI acknowledge the blessing of _____ , present in my life through the Divine Creator that resides within me, surrounds me, and with which I am One.â€
We can take this even further.Â Your blessings are not only the life circumstances you are grateful for.Â They are also the gifts, the talents and the brilliance that resides within you.Â Not only are these gifts YOUR blessings â€“ they are the blessings that you are here to share with the world.
For every item on your gratitude list, can you think of a quality you possess that made this circumstance possible?
For example, you might be very grateful for your loving marriage.Â You might then say: â€œI acknowledge my ability to love, which is a reflection of my Divinityâ€ or â€œI acknowledge my communication skills, which are a reflection of my Divinity.â€
In this way, we acknowledge the brilliance of our Divine gifts.
Itâ€™s not something weâ€™re taught to do much in our society â€“ to acknowledge ourselves for being brilliantly talented, highly gifted, or incredibly competent.Â And yet, each of us has truly amazing gifts!Â We only need to stand in our greatness, Â and utilize the Divine gifts we are so blessed with.
Iâ€™ve been writing quite a bit lately about abundance that comes from within, and owning our value.Â In the end, abundance cannot come from anywhere but the innate blessings that we already have â€¦ and sharing them with the world.Â The first step, however, is to discover these blessings, and claim them as the Divine aspects we are here to abundantly express.
To all your many blessings,
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