Gratitude

Gratitude is the Key that Opens Our Hearts

Gratitude is the Key that Opens Our Hearts

faith, God, Gratitude, spiritual practice, Spirituality
image credit: Contemplative Monk (Facebook Page) Gratitude is like a key that opens our hearts up to heaven, creating more space within us for abundance, at the same time, integrating the spirituality of heaven within and through us. ~ Bob Holmes Gratitude often does seem to be the key that unlocks heaven on earth for us. It causes us to open our hearts, minds, and spirits leaving room for the Divine to fill us up with abundance. How? Because when we get out of the way and express gratitude - we often are giving of ourselves and are therefore an open flowing body of water. This gives the Divine the opportunity to pour into us because the Divine isn't going to pour into an already full vessel. When we express gratitude in all aspects of our lives - we allow the Divine of the Universe...
Gratitude for Chosen Family

Gratitude for Chosen Family

Family, Gratitude
Last month I got to attend a national convocation put on by Love Your Neighbor Coalition and Reconciling Ministries Network called For Everyone Born. It was a gathering of hundred's (300 I believe was the total amount of people registered) of United Methodist who were either queer themselves or our allies. For Everyone Born was such an amazing mountain top experience that I never experienced before. I got a chance to have a space where I could truly be myself. I also got a chance to meet so many people who I consider my chosen family and meet other's who are now apart of that chosen family. I've recently learned the importance of chosen family. Sometimes blood isn't thicker than water and sometimes we have to chose our families if we are to have families at all. I experienced rejection ...
Gratitude Is Hard Sometimes

Gratitude Is Hard Sometimes

anger, Broken Heart, death, Gratitude, Grief
(Image credit: Faith Counts) I found myself struggling with what to write for this weeks blog because I've had a week from the pits of hell. I am sure if I dug extremely deep within that I'd be able to find something to be grateful for. But quite honestly I am struggling to come up with anything positive or encouraging to say about gratitude. I just lost two friends to the disease of addiction, one of whom I live with, all within the matter of FOUR DAYS! Right now I'd lie if I said gratitude filled my heart. Anger, hatred, grief, sadness, and disbelief are what comes to mind that fill my heart. Two lives in their prime, 26 & 27, were prematurely snuffed out. Yes I have thankfulness for the very many blessings but right now gratitude eludes me completely. The struggle to remai...