New Moon in Libra: Reflections on Gratitude

This past new moon in Libra I learned that in order to give fuel to new intentions, you must begin with gratitude. That sounds really simple so let’s get deep…
Our assumption is that gratitude means we are thankful for all that we have before we can ask for something or wish for more goodness in our life. And, if we aren’t thankful, nothing good will come to us. That’s not true! You’re praying like a sinner when you’re actually a saint. Gratitude is the felt sensation that all you desire is already available, already possible and already on it’s way to you. Giving thanks is part of showing gratitude but not all of it.
🔥 Gratitude is not a mindset you have to get into but you can certainly practice affirmations of gratitude.
🔥 Gratitude is not a thought you think but you can certainly ponder the ways you feel gratuitous.
Gratitude is a belief with an energetic presence that encapsulates your body. Gratitude is a forcefield that takes every inch of your realized self to produce. Why? Because you are an essential part of producing the outcome of your intentions. You are an active participant in inviting what is possible, available and already on its way. But, remember, gratitude takes belief!
So how does one have gratitude if they are struggling with belief?
It begins by seeing that you are not the conditions you are placed in and your environment influences your self-perception. Change of environment, change of self-perception. Society may be in flux but your sense of self isn’t. You may be in environments or placed in conditions have taught you to believe you were born with no self-concept and everything you know about yourself was created after birth. Wrong! The roots of your being sink deep into the earth and stretch out into the cosmos. You are timeless and no century, generation, decade, or year can define you.
The question is, are you ready to find and define yourself?
There is a difference between how you are socialized to perceive yourself and how you actually relate to yourself. We all have the option to take this journey into deeper self-awareness. Prayer, meditation, the arts, and nature are ways to begin connecting with yourself. Cultivating belief comes from learning to trust the voice of who you know yourself as. Not who you see or who you believe because that’s temporary and you are not. As you grow in relationship with you, you grow in the belief of you. That very self-belief is an ingredient of gratitude.
You are the you, you’ve been waiting for.
Any intention you set moving forward, stems from the belief that you know why you are here and are thankful for why you exist. And because you know why you matter, you know why your intentions need to be manifested into reality. You are magnificent and important and therefore your desires are magnificent and important. Once you commit to yourself that you will shape your reality to bring in the results you desire, you can then send your intentions outwards. This may be to your angels, to god, to trees, the ocean, to ancestors, to spirits or any higher being that you feel drawn to.
Your intentions create a contract that says your belief is just as great as the higher powers that belief in you. This is the level of power you can operate from.

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