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Consideration of the Day – Gratitude

Posted by Angela on April 30, 2007

Gratitude can be an incredible healing process.  Shifting your perspective from negative self-talk and judgement to appreciation and gratitude can change your field of grace.  Here are some ways that I have found helpful in practicing gratitude:

  • Keep a Gratitude Journal – make a contract with yourself to find three things you are grateful for every single day
  • Look for beauty in the details – a blooming flower, the scent of lilacs on a spring day, a welcoming sunrise.
  • Tell uplifting stories
  • Practice random acts of kindness
  • Tell those you love that you Love them
  • If you catch yourself with feelings of frustration or anger, look for the blessing  (for example, someone is on their cell phone and runs a red light – bless and feel the gratitude that an accident was avoided . . .don’t give away your energy by feeding the anger)
  • Start and end each day with a prayer of gratitude

What ways to you spread gratitude?  How has feeling gratitude impacted your life?

 Blessings and Grace to all,

*Angela

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Entering the Castle – New Book by Caroline Myss

Posted by Angela on March 14, 2007

Caroline Myss’ new book and CD audio series are out this month.   One of the things that I really admire about Caroline’s work is that she never stops growing and learning herself.  For those that have studied Sacred Contracts in depth the Archetypes can take on a whole new level of meaning and understanding through the castle work.  Caroline brilliantly guides us through the Interior Castle which is based upon the work of Saint Teresa of Avila. 

This book and CD guides you through the different Mansions of the Interior Castle where you go deeper into yourself, Your Soul and grow closer to God.  In each of these mansions there are a variety of rooms – some described in the book or CD and some that you will discover for yourself.  In each of the rooms you communicate with Your Soul – and my experience is that often the archetypes,  especially those in my chart of origin,  are part of this communication.  Symbolic language is deeply ingrained in understanding Sacred Contracts, and for me is even more deeply a part of working in the Castle. 

This is not a one time read or listen exercise – it is the embarkation of a journey to sacred living.  It has the potential to facilitate completely changing your life – if you choose to continue the journey.  For me, I have a new found sense of Awe, a deeper appreciation of the Mystery of Life, and on occasion a sense of connection that is beyond words – sometimes this connection is a split second – sometimes a bit longer.  It never fails to bring tears to my eyes – the work is that powerful!

One of the things that Caroline recommends is having soul companions to embark upon this journey.   If you are in or near Boise you are invited to join a study group of soul companions to work together and support each other on the journey of the interior castle.  If you are interested in joining us, let me know at www.transitionalhealing.com/contact.htm

Blessings, Light and Grace to all

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