Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

– Albert Camus

 

SOLE GRATITUDE

*artwork by Douglas Blair – "Barefoot in the rain"*

Our bodies are animated earth, embracing Love’s light.
Our feet ~ the seat of under-standing
and platforms for graceful landing ~
give us the ability to quickly shift, to raise our view,
to travel, dance, and the (k).
Just for today …
Consider directly connecting feet to earth,
grounding yourself in Gratitude. As you do,
imagine a of light flowing through your
soles to the of the Earth.
Now witness this flow returning to you,
sole-fully connecting all who stand as Gratitude.
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Go Gratitude!
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Remember, our feet represent our under-standing,
our ability to perceive the wisdom of the journey

~ this, too, is the gift of Gratitude.
Now, ask yourself:
What great feats have your feet greeted, too?
What (k)new wisdom will your soul/soles lead
you to?
What truths are hidden just under the surface,
supporting waking dreams, delivering you
to your purpose?
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Olivier Manitara shares this on Gratitude:
Stand in living nature, between the earth and the sky.
Feel the earth under your feet; feel how the earth carries
you and holds you up.
Feel the infinite sky above you; it inspires, straightens,
and elevates you.
In the sky, think of the origin of your spirit and
of your intelligence.
In the sky, think of the origin of your eternal soul, of the
higher universal .
In the earth, think of the origin of your terrestrial soul,
of your individual consciousness.
Feel yourself as a living union of the forces of the sky and

the earth, of the infinite and the .
Kneel on the ground, and with your right hand, dig a little
hole in the earth.
Put your hands together in front of the center of your chest
(mystical heart), in the sign of prayer and inner union with
heaven and earth within you.
In this sacred posture, let a beautiful light, a force, a
presence of the heaven flow through you: the omnipresence
of the Father of all living beings. You can imagine a diamond
light, transparent like pure water.
Bend down with love before Mother Earth, and place your
hands around the little hole. Bend down completely so that
your mouth is laid on your hands.
Offer then by your word the "thank you" of heaven to
Mother Earth; offer also the "thank you" of your heart, and,
through it, the "thank you" of the heart of humanity.
source:
http://www.essenespirit.com/gratitude.html

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