Gratitude Is Magic.
Gratitude for recognizing what is in front of us as a gift is magical.
Why do we spend so much of our lives consistently focused on what we wish we had, rather than being grateful for what we have?
It feels like as we grew from our childlike bodies into adult bodies, we forgot the magic of life. When we were young, we would marvel and delight in gifts from our parents, but as we transformed and grew, it seems we did not learn how to be thankful for the gifts from our universal mother and father… or Source… or God/Goddess.
We have taken their gifts and been angry with the packages that they arrived in, because they didn’t look the way we imagined them looking and they didn’t work the way we wanted them to work. We told the powers that be that what was given to us was simply not good enough for us, and then threw tantrums when they were taken away.
I have found, on my own path, that it has taken the perception of me losing everything to really appreciate the things that I have.
It has forced me to recognize all the ways in which I have pushed away God/Goddess’ gifts to me because they weren’t showing up the way I wanted them to. And when I look back on all the gifts that I refused, and all that I took for granted, I am left with the question of whether a different ending might have played out had I known better.
Because now I know better.
And now for the first time ever, it seems I am truly and utterly alone in life. And being alone has shown me everything that I have. It’s like once all the noise and chaos left my energy field, I was left with the silence to sit back and appreciate.
And in this space of appreciation for the gifts that I have, I am finding it easier to hear the gentle and loving voice of our loving Mother and Father God. They are guiding me to all the right places and all the right people. I have complete trust that they know what I desire from life, and they are walking me there.
Now that I have lost the very things I refused to give up, I am more aware of the steps that need to be taken, of the stops I have to make along the way, and the people that I need to visit before I get to where I ultimately desire to be.
I have come to appreciate everything that is in front of me. Everything.
I have learned that the things that I perceived as not good enough were the very gifts that my spirit needed the most but ones that were being rejected by my ego.
I have learned a great deal about my own human tendency to look at life with tunnel vision, and that while it is great to have desires and goals and intentions, it is important to understand that steps must be taken in order to reach said destination(s).
I have learned that we cannot simply teleport ourselves from where we currently are to where we wish we were, but rather that life is more like mapping out a road trip with certain stops that must be made along the way.
And above all else, I have learned that I can trust Source, the Universe, Mother/Father God. That when I do, when I stop telling them I know what’s best for me, they have the answers. I have learned that when I stop trying to be right, I feel much happier with my life, and when I truly acknowledge all the gifts that they give to me daily, I see just how much I already have.
I have learned that even though I am now in this adult body, it’s okay to continue looking at life as magic.
Because it is.
And I have learned that the most magical practice we humans can have is the practice of gratitude.
So to that end, my deepest gratitude to you for reading these words.
May all of your days be filled with magic.
Natalie Sophia is a self-proclaimed writer, healer, yogini. Her mission in life is to heal and be healed. She loves to laugh, to feel and to write. She began her journey of awakening a few years ago, and though there are times she longs to go ‘back to sleep’, she knows she has work to do. Her work and her passion are one and the same, and she hopes to inspire others on their life path to attend to their deepest longings as a soul in a human body. Natalie feels that life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. She knows that pain can be inevitable, but there is always choice in the story created from that pain. Feel free to check out more from Natalie on her website and Facebook.