We have much to be thankful for. Turn your thoughts away from thinking about Donald Trump and all his ranting and raving, and the bigots and racists he’s nominating for positions of great power in our country. Do what you can to make your voice heard to your people in Congress, sign petitions, let your opinion be known.
But…don’t get so focused on pushing against Trump and his cronies that you stir up a resonance within yourself that is so fear-based you are putting yourself at risk for dis-ease and all the curses of the world that come in response to deeply negative thinking. You don’t want to be on Trump’s wavelength for more than a couple of seconds! Less, if possible.
Focus on all the things you intend to do to help our country progress, with liberty and justice for all.
The feeling to evoke in ourselves is one of appreciation for all the good that we already have. Look around your life and notice how much you have to be grateful for, starting with the basic material things like food, clothing and shelter, and going on to your relationships, your ability to learn and grow and make choices about your lifestyle that many people in the world don’t have access to.
Think about things that make you feel happy no matter what, such as a garden in bloom, a cup of tea on a chilly day, playing with your pet, children or grandchildren, reading a good book. That welling up of gratitude for the small gifts of life is the feeling of appreciation. When we nurture appreciation, the universe sends us – all of us—more experiences to be grateful for. Gratitude in advance of the results we want actually brings us those results faster.
Dr. Joseph Murphy recounts the story of one of his clients, a young engineer who was upset about the religious beliefs he’d been raised with. Murphy explained to him that “irritation causes oysters to give birth to pearls.”
You may have had a similar experience at least once in your life, and more likely a dozen or more times, when a person or situation was so annoying or troublesome that you ended up using your feelings to propel you into action to change things. Perhaps you got fed up with your boss, and ended up striking out on a new career that brings much more satisfaction than you could ever have achieved at the safe old job.
Murphy reports that the engineer began studying the world’s religions and discovered the inner meaning of parables and fables, going on to find success by applying the techniques he learned. Dr. Murphy sums up the anecdote by pointing out to us, “If you are supremely happy along religious, political and social lines, you don’t seek truth. It is because certain things went wrong that you sought a greater answer and a way out. Then your subjective self opened a new door for you, and a new light or spiritual awareness was born. When you look back upon the irritation or the problem, you should be grateful and thankful for the challenge, and praise and bless the experience.”
Donald Trump’s irritation factor is off the charts. But let’s think about all those “pearls” we can create in spite of Trump, spurred on by that very irritation so that we bring forth wondrous things in the world that are as precious as pearls.
Instead of viewing Trump through the lens of fear and anger, let’s look at him in a more detached way—remove all that emotion he manipulated and stirred up in the hearts of countless millions—and see him as a catalyst.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines catalyst in this way:
- a substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a usually faster rate or under different conditions (as at a lower temperature) than otherwise possible;
- an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action
In chemistry, a catalyst is a substance that sparks an energy change, but by itself is nothing.
That’s Trump to a “T”—nothing.
It’s what we do with this catalyst (Trump’s election) that is going to count.
Let’s not waste this opportunity to create huge, wonderful change across our country, and by the ripple effect, around the world.
When we magnetize gratitude to ourselves, it means we find something good everywhere we look, and when necessary we “turn the other cheek” so we are looking in the opposite direction from a sight that was bringing up feelings of fear and uneasiness.
Every good thought you think, every good word you speak, every good emotion you feel, and every act of kindness you perform, is lifting the frequency of your being to new heights. And as you begin to raise your frequency, a new life and a new world will reveal themselves to you. You will emit positive forces of energy across planet Earth that will reach every single living thing on it.
You will lift yourself, and as you lift yourself, you lift the entire world.
When you magnetize gratitude to yourself, it’s like creating a magic carpet that rolls out in front of you every day, bringing joyful experiences, happy relationships, prosperity, and great health.
I’ll get into all of this in greater detail in my new book America’s New Breed of Freedom Fighters—coming on Inauguration Day.
Are you in? Okay, then put aside the panic, breathe mindfully, and realize this is an incredible opportunity for all of us to “fight” for the freedom and justice we desire. More to come in the rest of this blog countdown to Inauguration 2017, and in my new book which will be released that day: America’s New Breed of Freedom Fighters: With Liberty and Justice for All
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