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3 ways to experience God’s love

Aren’t we all seeking a little (or a lot) more of God’s love? Don’t we, and the world, all want to experience unconditional love? A love that doesn’t judge. A love that embraces you and everyone all the time. Wouldn’t that be great? Here are 3 ways to experience more of God’s love in your life:

Be a transparency.
Each of us can experience God’s love by being a transparency for that love. Just like the glass in a window is warm when the sun shines through it, so radiating God’s love to those around you can warm and bless you! You will feel loved when doing so!

Hope.
Hope is the marriage between the consciousness of good and the expectancy of good. Expect good! This is your natural state. Don’t expect evil, sickness or fear. Focus on the good in your experience right now. This expectancy and awareness of good is a natural defense to the door of your thought and your life.

Gratitude.
Being grateful is a huge part of feeling God’s love. Counting our blessings helps assure us of the continuity of good. It assures us of the presence of good and fills our thought with joy! Give gratitude, give thanks, even in times of affliction, for all the strength, courage and grace that God is loving you with and giving you each moment.

We are all so loved and can shine it!

Today is the first day of my new blogging project. I will be blogging everyday going forward as a new way to give thanks to God and be conscious of God’s  loving relationship with humanity. I hope these posts will bless and inspire you, as they do for me when I’m writing them. Thanks for keeping up with my blog! 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you have a great holiday and enjoy giving gratitude!

Here are two inspiring blog posts about the healing effect that gratitude has.

It seems like a lot of people–including Oprah–think gratitude is healing. Is it really healing or does it just make you feel better?

…This experience helps to illustrate the two ways that I’ve come to think about gratitude. First, it can be a means for rising higher in thought so that I can commune with God and reach the summit of what God is seeing or knowing. Seeing things from God’s perspective is kind of like the view you see from the top of a mountain: The completeness and glory of the view are always there, but the fullness of that view becomes increasingly apparent the higher you go. Only at the summit do you get the full 360 degrees— where no part of the view is blocked….

Thanksgiving Grace

…Imagine the effect of the intention of sincere gratitude being expressed by millions of hearts in one day! I believe this effect can be healing, because whenever the heart is full of remembered blessings, how can there be room for hurt, resentment, anger, bitterness, fear? When those negative feelings are not remembered, well, they simply disappear. Healing is the lasting effect…the healing effect of grace….

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Reblog: Garden of Gratitude

It’s so easy to get caught up in focusing on the negative, or all the things “wrong” around us. This blog post illustrates how valuable it is to get caught up in the good around us, instead.

 

Garden of Gratitude

by Patrick Collins

…He told me that on his morning trip next door four days after he began ‘deadheading”, as he gazed at the pots he noticed how brilliant and colorful the geraniums were. He suddenly realized that he had spent the first part of the week focusing on the dead flowers, looking intently for the “dead and gone” and what he could “bury”.   He realized that he had overlooked the beauty of the entire garden, and each individual plant by looking for death instead of life. He became incredibly GRATEFUL for life and being. Read more