Gratitude led to peace which took me to a place of deepest love--love of life and love for life.
This is that place of every-thing and no-thing. The 'void' that I used to fear but now wrap around me like a warm blanket. It is always in this void, this place before creation, that I experience my deepest truths and my deepest understandings. It is not a place I get to often, but today I did.
Sitting in this energy of every-thing and no-thing, I am free to be re-created into a new thing.
Gratitude exists in this place as well. I'm finding that gratitude exists everywhere. It feels like the glue that holds the universe together and allows Love to enter in.
Love and fear are the only 2 real emotions. Everything else you experience are aspects of one or the other. It is impossible for them to exist in the same place at the time. You are either in a state of love or a state of fear in any given moment.
The state of gratitude opens the door for love to enter in and reside within you. Fear, then has no room and no reason to exist.
But we live in a world of duality--good/evil, right/wrong, gain/loss--with fear, chaos and conflict seemingly in charge. That is one aspect of reality, but it does not need to be the only aspect I experience.
With each day of this journey I understand on ever deepening levels not just the importance and benefits of living in gratitude, but the amazing tool for transformation that gratitude is.
No other tool is as easy to employ to change your experience of life. It costs nothing, needs no user manual to assemble and is available to you in every moment.
You simply close your eyes, take a deep breath and say 'thank you'. Your Spirit self can take it from there.
Gratitude can be the next great adventure of your life--if you allow it.
My eyes closed, a deep breath and thank you for being on this journey with me.