for which I am grateful, I can never be denied." This
statement from metaphysics speaks to the Law of Mind ... a mind filled
with gratitude is a mind focused on what we want ... rather than what we
do not want. So many of us spend so much time and wasted energy on
the things that we do not want ... that we forget that this focus on
what we do not want ... only brings us more of what we do not want ...
and when our lives are filled and our mind is consumed with what we do
not want ... there is no room for that which we do want.
What is it that we want anyway ... that is not
ours already? Do we want more love? ... it is available for us ...
but we have to be grateful for the love we already have ... and how do
we show this gratitude? ... we begin to love everyone ... not just the
people we like or the ones that fit our ideal of who we want to love ...
but everyone. I know some of us are going to say ... "on, I
love everybody" ... well, saying it or thinking it is not enough
... the consciousness that is filled with love does not lose any
opportunity to express it ... we must express the love that is within us
... if we can't express it ... we don't have it. Do we want more
money ... then we must be grateful for the money we have ... no matter
how little it may appear to be ... gratitude appreciates ... it does not
diminish ... if we are having difficulty being grateful for what we
have? Then we must be honest and ask that a feeling of gratitude
be established in our consciousness.
Most of us miss so many
opportunities to "accept" the Good that "is ours"
and that is why we end up with such seemingly little of so many things.
Our lack of gratitude denies the Omnipresence of God ... blocks the
channels of supply from the Infinite. I am one of those people who
pick up pennies ... off the street ... on the floor ... everywhere ...
and I always thank God for giving me the penny ... and I
know that if God can give me a penny ... God can give me plenty!
And that's the feeling of gratitude that appreciates ... and gives me
more ... and even more still. If I am afraid
to give ... then I am afraid to receive ... that is the way the
law of sowing and reaping works ... and it works the same for everybody.
If my gratitude appreciates pennies ... everybody's gratitude
appreciates pennies. But we have to understand that all of it is
flowing from One Infinite Supply ... and there is always enough to share
and to spare.
Are we tired of living
paycheck to paycheck ... tired of being broke ... then we
must look at our life and truly understand what it is that we are not
accepting ... what it is that we are believing is not coming from
Omnipresent Good, God. We claim our Good by fostering a
consciousness of gratitude ... we cannot be
grateful to a God we do not see ... if we are not grateful for the Good
we do see.
Here is a treatment unfolding the
idea that Gratitude appreciates: As I
recognize God as the Infinite Source of All-Good, I realize that an
attitude of gratitude must be reflected in my words and actions.
As I offer my gratitude to those who have shared their gifts with me, I
know that this is an action of gratitude to God, Infinite Spirit.
I am grateful to recognize with special appreciation the clarity and
wisdom of Mayor Ron Oden and Mayor Pro tem Chris Mills for their support
of the Desert Cities Community Church of Religious Science's appeal for
a use permit in downtown Palm Springs. Additionally, I am grateful
for the affirmative action taken by Council members Mike McCulloch and
Steve Pougnet. The Spirit of God works through the mentalities of
those who allow It to, and I know that the purpose and the work of this
church touched the hearts and minds of these individuals who strive for
balance and clarity in their service to the City of Palm Springs and
beyond. I am grateful to this Mayor and City Council and all those
who support and serve the Good of All.
So It Is!