What a blessing you’re reading this. Just contemplate the millions of inventions and innovators that made the technology to distribute and read these words possible. It’s mind-blowing to fathom how many failures and breakthroughs it took to get humanity to this point, just for us to share this moment together. Or the centuries of trials and tribulations, famines and plagues, wars and sacrifice that your ancestors survived for you to be here alive right now.
How can we not feel ridiculously blessed?
It’s also wild to know that you’ve trusted me enough to spend a month listening to what I’m sharing—and I don’t take any of that for granted. Your attention and time can never be refunded, which is why I’ve done my best to share priceless value in this series. The exact things my clients have spent months and thousands of dollars to learn with me.
I’m so grateful to not only be able to facilitate this program for thousands of people, but to have people so dedicated to their truth and vision that they stick around for the whole thing. This path is not easy. We did not sign up to bring our gifts into the world against all odds because we thought it was the easy way out. The fact that you’re here now, reading this, means that despite where you are in life, there’s a part of you that knows you’re meant for something even greater.
Yesterday was the culmination of our work in this series, and undoubtedly the most jarring for many of you. It’s such an important conversation, and nobody is having it. Hopefully it shook your ego up… at least a little.
It’s okay if you don’t like me anymore or think I’m an awful person. Really.
I want you coming out of this challenged, inspired, and feeling what’s real… not just entertained and placated. Having new ways of seeing yourself and the world from here on out. Having discovered things about your character, potential, and truth that will propel you forward into the magnificence of life.
We can see this world as if we’re cursed and the whole thing’s against us—or we can see that we’re blessed and supported by the earth. Both can be people’s reality; it’s a choice.
You have the opportunity in each moment to focus on what you don’t have or focus on all that you do. You can choose to see lack or abundance. You can choose to be entitled or humble. To choose longing or gratitude.
It doesn’t mean pretend like you’re able to pay your bills if you can’t. It doesn’t mean that many people in the world aren’t suffering or lacking. Gratitude and focus isn’t about denying the data or living in a fantasy.
It means to accept it and see past it. To look around you and find consciousness unfolding and the life it ushers into the world. To see absolute peace and non-judgement in nature, in the midst of predator and prey. To count the blessings you DO have, rather than what hasn’t come yet.
This isn’t “doing gratitude”; it’s about actually being grateful. It’s improper to approach this as some “reality hack” to bypass your suffering and skip to the “fun” part. The feeling IS the “fun” part!
Do this because you actually have countless reasons to be grateful. You have to feel the gratitude, not just think about it or write it in a list. It’s about experiencing and feeling life; content with the feeling of openness gratitude brings in itself.
If you don’t feel grateful, then stand in that ungratefulness. Do it so well that you’re the best ungrateful person the world has ever seen. I mean, if you’re going to be stubborn, might as well be fantastic at it! At least you can be grateful for such skill, right? Then when you’re tired, exhausted, and done with pushing away love—you can chose to give up the fight and stop the tantrum. The years of throwing a fit that you can’t have what you want; which is all a lie.
Gratitude is saying “I’m lovable, I’m worthy, I’m allowing, I’m giving”.
When you receive and allow, you get your needs met and are full. From this fullness you feel grateful and want to share and give back.
Just like breath, it’s a cycle.