Gratitude for healing is overlooked in a world that has become derisive, entitled, arrogant and untrusting.
When grateful, we tell the Universe, or however you perceive your Higher Power, that you trust the process. When we observe nature, the birds, trees and other creatures thrive without stressing if there is going to be enough. There’s always enough, If there isn’t they move on. Simplicity is beautiful.
If we don’t trust the process, we block our path forward. We will then experience a loop of distrust and lack, betrayal and trickery. It’s a gift, from the Universe, to teach us to be a part of the process. Every challenge is a gift. Think of it as a sign-post to let us know that we strayed off of our path. Through gratitude, we reset and instantly are back on track, living the life that we are here for. What are we here for? To learn to love ourselves, our lives and everyone who crosses our path unconditionally. What about the bad stuff like murders, disease and calamity? They’re all signposts. It’s up to us to create the world we perceive. We do that with Love and gratitude.
What about healing? How does that work? When sick, broken or challenged in any way, if we’re grateful, we are then acknowledging that the situation, whatever it may be, is a gift to help us learn to Love unconditionally. If we can manage to be grateful in our challenge, then we no longer need the challenge to teach us, so it dissipates. As long as the challenge continues, we have more to learn, as well as more to be grateful for.
Another way to look at it is that gratitude is medicine. A pain come into our life, be it physical, emotional or spiritual and the first aid for that pain is gratitude. Pain is not a bad thing, it is simply a messenger from our body, mind or soul telling us we are off in some way. If we can be grateful for the pain giving us the message, then we open our mind to be able to hear the message. If you still feel the pain, and you don’t know the message, ask the pain: “What is your message for me?” That may sound crazy, but I assure you that there are no side effects, and no bill will come in the mail to pay later.
Often we put things on a shelf or in a pile to do later. No action seems easier than dealing with something that is going to be painful. Gratitude is an action that doesn’t require a lot of time, only a change of mindset. “There is something I can do for this pain right now that doesn’t take a lot of time, cost me any money, or cause any side effects.” What could be better?
When taking the action of Gratitude, we open the door for the Universe to do Her work. Now that work may not look exactly how we made the movie of our future. However, if we trust the process, we will get exactly what we need to be our best self. We pretty much trust that the sun will rise in the morning and set at night. We trust that the days will shorten in the Winter and lengthen in the Summer. Can we trust that we are a part of that same cycle? We are not separate from Nature, we are a part of it! By being Grateful in all circumstances, we are trusting our Higher Power to help us thrive as all of Nature thrives!
My take on this question is that if it doesn’t work, be grateful it didn’t work, because that means the message of the pain didn’t get through and we have another chance to hear it. Continue to go through the process of Gratitude, then ask the pain what its message to you is and then be very observant as you move forward. The answer will be there, and it will be clear, but you have to be open to anything that it may be. You may not want to hear the message. You may be stubbornly going through your life in a certain way that is contrary to your designed path. We all have our niche. We all have our purpose. Pain is one way the Universe gets our attention. Otherwise, we may be walking down a path that leads to a cliff that we’ll fall from if we don’t heed the messages given to us, and we will unlikely find our way. If we listen, we will find our way and thrive on our authentic path,
Going Deeper Into Gratitude
If you resonate with this message, and you’d like to go deeper, I have a gift for you. My self-healing practice is Qigong. I have a Qigong exercise that I do daily for gratitude, and I’d love to share it with you. I’ve made a 5-minute video. That’s it, just 5 minutes. Can you take 5 minutes out of your day, each morning, to enhance your life? It’s simple, and it doesn’t cost anything but your 5 minutes of time. I assure you that if you do this, and put your heart and soul into it as you do you will see and feel a difference. 5 minutes a day, and then be Grateful for all circumstances, and also use Gratitude for Healing, this will become easier and even second nature. With that your life will start changing and you will be happier and healthier. Here’s the link: Gratitude Exercise
Regardless of what action you take, I hope one of them is to be Grateful. I am certainly grateful that you found your way here, to read this humble piece. I don’t pretend to have all the answers. However, the one I do have is profound, it’s not my own, it has been given to us through countless spiritual teachings in every tradition: Be grateful in all circumstances, and this will heal multitudes of pain.