How To Express Thanksgiving

The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #25

I was speaking to an older friend of mine this weekend. I told her that I’m impatient with the unfolding of my life. My ego has a way of agitating me. It distracts me from the “now” by always thinking about the future. I do know that life unfolds magically with perfect timing for any given situation or scenario. However, the ego often works to inject my own personal preferences about how things should be working out. Suppose these things are not aligned with what I deem appropriate. In that case, I will internally and eternally get on the” train” of a complaint. This is not a good thing!

Situations often don’t go as you thought, hoped, wished, or planned with good reason. It’s because everything happens in divine timing. My friend reminded me of the teachings of Abraham. For example, say, you’re in a funk because things aren’t going your way. In my case, I feel as though I’ve been stuck in a job that isn’t satisfying. Though it’s not my preference to work in the field of education, I clearly recognize, daily, evidence of how accepting my role has positively affected others.

I try to remain positive (by raising my vibration just a bit). If I’m doing it by default, I know that by keeping things positive, my momentum will increase and bring about my desires (of doing something different). Abraham, the entity expressed by Esther Hicks, explains that if you ask for everything to change all at once, it doesn’t work. It would be like jumping on a teeter-totter at full speed when your vibration “isn’t there yet.” Indeed, you’d fly right off.

Catching up to speed happens when you raise your vibration a little bit at a time; until you’re ready to “jump on the teeter totter” and receive your next assignment. If you’re mindful, you’ll recognize when something happens at just the right time. You’ll say things like, “This____ happened just when it was needed.” Or, “I can’t believe that things are going so well.” You will see synchronicities occurring more frequently.

When I asked my friend how can I raise my frequency even more, she replied, “Always express appreciation in your life.” We hear this often by writing in a gratitude journal and being thankful for what we have through prayer and meditation. When you’re right in the moment of feeling dissatisfied, this is when you should recognize all that you should be grateful for. Be the active observer and express appreciation for “what is” right now.

I appreciate that I have a drive and desire to be the best I can be regardless of my career. I’m appreciative of the kind people who surround me at work. I’m so grateful that my supervisor trusts in my ability. I’m thankful to serve others in any capacity. I appreciate that I can view my work as a spiritual practice. We often take for granted the good stuff.

Published by Frequency Facilitator

Hi, I'm Nettie Vaughan. I work in a large school district as an Inclusion Facilitator. I've been in the field of special education for over 19 years. It is my newest endeavor to bring my skill set to you from a more spiritual perspective as a Frequency Facilitator. On my website, blog, Facebook page, Instagram page, and Youtube channel, it's my hope that I can point you in the right direction to organize your life, create fun habits and raise your vibrational frequency.

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