Living In Gratitude: Seeing Something Good in Everything

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus

In a life full of chaos living in perpetual gratitude can be difficult but life can humble the noblest soul, it can strip us of our pride and has a way of bringing us to our knees, forcing us to be grateful for what we have instead of worrying over what we don’t have. 


Five months ago, we didn’t know where we would be. No one wants a Cancer diagnosis and it was the last thing any of us expected when my husband went in for his medical review that had been postponed due to Covid. In the midst of all the uncertainties, months of gruelling Chemo, and now what surgeons called a complicated surgery, gratitude has never been more prevalent in my life as it is right now, for the first time in a very, very long  time, perpetual gratitude seems to be within reach. They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In this instance, when life tossed me lemons, I tossed them right back, with a few complementary choice words. 

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Life Itself Is a Song

The real truth is that this world is nothing less than a limitless sea of happiness, the vastness and glory of which we are just beginning to know. And life itself is a song, while time is one eternal symphony. To be in tune with life, therefore, and to be in harmony with the endless music of time, we must of necessity be glad. But after we have learned to be glad, under every circumstance, it is no longer a necessity; it is a privilege, and has become a part of our active, living, thinking self. Just be glad, and you always will be glad. You will have better reason to be glad. You will have more and more things to make you glad. For great is the power of sunshine, especially human sunshine. It can change anything, transform anything, remake anything, and cause anything to become as fair and beautiful as itself. ~ Christian D. Larson

21 Day Mindful Meditation: We’ve Come To The End of Our Journey!

Once again congratulations on finishing your 21-day mindful meditation for growth, gratitude and abundance! This may be the final day of our Journey but it doesn’t have to be the final day for any of you. I first received the 21 Days of Abundance Meditation Challenge from a friend on Facebook! Trix invited me into her group to share the message, frequency, and miracles! I later learned that the program is for sale by the Chopra Centre for Wellness, so I’m extremely grateful to Trix for sharing this with me free of charge, which in turn allowed me to share with so many of you. I’ve been a sign-in member of the Chopra Centre online since 2014, I have found many programs there available both to purchase and for free that been so beneficial to me.

One of the instructions on day 5 for starting your own group was to choose a profile photo that symbolises abundance to you, I choose the one above for my Facebook group wen I started it last year because the countless stars and the moon reflects the endless abundance of the Universe. The boy reaching for towards the stars serves as a reminder that the Universe conspires to give us whatever we ask for, that everything is energy and we are all transmitters. If you take nothing else away from this 21-day journey, take with you the wisdom of knowing you are loved and that energy flows where attention goes! A friend of Trix invited her to her group, and she in turn took up the call to start her group and was able to transmit growth, gratitude and abundance to countless others. What was a wonderful display of vibration! 

As we leave this journey, remember my blog is always open, you will always find the postings from the past 21 days to continue where you left off, to share with others or to begin. Prior to revisiting these sessions, I often used the meditation videos in my daily routine, so the information is there to use as you please. Remember, there is no pressure or judgment in this process, do as you are led and may you always grow in abundance, gratitude and love! Thank you again for accepting my call to join me on the journey.

🙌🥰Namaste

21 Day Mindful Meditation- Day 21

WELCOME TO DAY 21!

👏 You did it!

Thank you, for making this such a fantastic journey!

For anyone who may be a few days behind, keep going. It is so worth it, we’re all cheering for you!

For those who are now completing this journey, you have created an abundance practice in self-discipline, investigation, and breaking through. I can only hope that you have found it as rewarding as I have. It’s been truly a remarkable journey, I have no regrets. 🌈

Whether you have started and had to take a break or are now completing your final day, I feel nothing but gratitude to all of you for accepting the call to join me on this journey. It’s been a wonderful experience and an honor to lead you in this practice of meditation, I hope that wisdom and inspiration were gained each day. May this experience continue to impact you positively in not only noticing, but also attracting abundance and prosperity throughout 2021 and beyond.

This is your final day, listen to meditation as many times as you wish before completing the task. Remember my blog is always accessible, if you’re led to, you can return at any time to either, begin, continue or to simply do a refresher. There are some days I’ve revisited simply because they resonated so much with me that I just had to experience it again. 🙌

Now let’s begin! 🥰

✨✨ TODAY’S PHRASE ✨✨

Write this phrase of the day in your notebook and reflect on it throughout the day: “Every moment of every day I live my life abundantly.”

MEDITATION & MANTRA🧘‍♀️

This is the Sanskrit Mantra you will repeat during meditation: So Hum

🎧MEDITATION LINK:

🍂 SEVEN SWITCHES 🍂

Are you familiar with the seven “switches” of happiness?

-Give to your neighbor

-Transmit (love & light)

-Let go (of things that do not serve you)

-Indulge (live life to the fullest)

-Give thanks

-Give yourself (be of service)

-ForgiveWhen these seven become part of your life, happiness will flow into it simply and easily.

Everything is energy and its flow must be circular and continuous in order to return abundance to you. This is how the law of reciprocity works. Energy current Influx/ Flow Money/Abundance.

🌈 Keep your channels open so that your energy can flow unhindered. Remember to stay present. Your future is in your hands; you make choices and decisions every day, like how you use your time, with whom you spend it, and how you feel at every moment, all of which determines the outcomes of your life.

✨✨ TASK ✨✨

Share with us in the comment section your experience of journeying through these 21 days of plentiful abundance.

– Tell us where in the world you are.

– Yesterday you reflected on your journey up until this point. What were your results? What did you learn/gain from this experience?

– Did you like participating in this journey and moving towards abundance?

– And if you’re led to, please tell us what you do in life, what service you offer, and what ideas you have for the future. You can also share you blog links so that people may find you!

💫Perhaps you will meet like-minded people here, partners, or people interested in what you have to offer🥰 Remember that brevity is the soul of wit!

🤝Thank you, everyone, for your participation, presence, and the energy invested in this journey; it has been a privilege and a joy to share this information with you.

With Love and Light 💕💥So Hum 💥So Hum*

21 Day Mindful Meditation – Day 19

🤲WELCOME TO DAY 19! It’s important to love others but it’s more important to love yourself!

❣️One day soon everything will be ok. Take a few minutes out of your today to truly reflect all that’s happening around you just now. Look at the events in your life (both good and what you feel are bad), and consider these words “This Too Shall Pass.”

✨✨TODAYS’ PHRASE ✨✨

“Today, I remember to love everything and everyone I come into contact with.” Write this phrase of the day in your notebook and reflect on it throughout the day.

MEDITATION & MANTRA🧘‍♀️

This is the Sanskrit Mantra you will repeat during meditation: Sat Chit Ananda

🔈MEDITATION LINK:

TASK

✍️Read the parable below at least twice and then write down your thoughts and feelings in your notebook.

💫Moreover, today *SHARE* your thoughts in the COMMENTS answering this question: What does this parable mean to you?

🏵PARABLE

✨-This Too Shall Pass-✨

There was a king and he once said to the court sages, “I have a ring with one of the finest diamonds in the world and I want to hide a message under the stone that can be useful in a situation of extreme despair. I will give this ring to my heirs and I want it to serve them faithfully. Think of what kind of message should be there. It must be very short to fit in the ring.”

The sages knew how to write treatises, but did not express themselves in one short sentence. They thought and thought, but did not come up with anything.

The king complained about the failure of his venture to a faithful old servant who raised him from infancy and was part of the family. And the old man said to him:

“I’m not a sage, I’m not educated, but I know such a message. For many years spent in the palace, I met a lot of people. And once I served a visiting mystic whom your father invited. And he gave me this message. I ask that you don’t read it now. Save it under the stone and open it only when there’s no way out at all.

The king listened to the old servant.

After some time, the enemies attacked the country and the king lost the war. He fled on his horse and his enemies pursued him. He was alone, his enemies were many. He rode to the end of the road. There was a huge deep cliff before him; if he fell there, it would be the end.

He could not go back, as the enemies were approaching. He already heard the clatter of their horses’ hooves. He had no way out. He was in complete despair.

And then he remembered the ring. He opened it and found an inscription: “This too shall pass”

After reading the message, he felt that everything was quiet. Apparently, the pursuers got lost and proceeded in the wrong direction. Horses were no longer heard.

The king was filled with gratitude to the servant and the unknown mystic. The words were powerful. He closed the ring and set out on the road. He gathered his army and returned to his state.

On the day when he returned to the palace, they arranged a magnificent meeting, a feast for the whole world – the people loved their king. The king was happy and proud.

An old servant came up to him and said softly: “Even at this moment, look at the message again.”The King said, “Now I am a winner, people are celebrating my return, I’m not in despair, not in a hopeless situation.”“Listen to this old servant,” the servant answered. “The message works not only in moments when everything is bad but also in moments of victory.

”The king opened the ring and read: “This too shall pass.”

And again he felt a silence fall over him, although he was in the midst of a noisy dancing crowd. His pride dissolved. He understood the message. He was a wise man.

And then the old man said to the king: “Do you remember everything that happened to you? Nothing and no feeling is permanent. As night changes day, so moments of joy and despair replace each other. Accept them as the nature of things, as part of life.”

12 Day Mindful Meditation – Day 18

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WELCOME TO DAY 18! 💫

Today I am in deep reflection on how drastically life has changed in the past year. The world is realigning, we are being forced to revert to a more simpler, gentler and conscious way of living.

We are having to adjust to a life that calls for us to embrace things like contentment, joy, gratitude, meaning and commitment as we stand no longer for the ‘Me or I’ but for the ‘We’ because ‘We’ are now having to pool our resources for the survival of ‘We!’

We as asking ourselves, will we find that calm in the storm? And, greater still, how can we each find some inner strength during this time and carry it forward to light the path ahead of us?

We are presented with new opportunities for how we will show up, what choices we will make. Even in this vortex, we must keep committed and find that precious, expansive space of abundance in our lives.

🦋 Remember: Energy flows where attention goes! Be aware of all of the ways abundance shows up around you.

✨✨TODAY’S PHRASE ✨✨

Write this phrase of the day in your notebook and reflect on it throughout the day.“I celebrate my unity with all life, knowing we are all one.“

✨MEDITATION & MANTRA MEDITATION LINK:✨

🧘‍♀️ This is the Sanskrit Mantra you will repeat during meditation: Tat Tham Asi

🎧 MEDITATION LINK:

TASK

Do the Meditation first before writing your letter (below).

✍️ Write a letter to your country of origin, expressing all your feelings about it.

Remember that all of your feelings are valid and appropriate. Write everything that arises.I remind you to write down the meditation phrase in your notebook and keep your attention on it throughout the day.

REFLECTION :

💞Live in unity

In today’s meditation, we will talk about unity as the basic truth of all that exists.

As individuals, we are not alike. We have different lifestyles, beliefs, and perceptions; however, these differences exist only in the physical plane.

At the molecular and spiritual level, we are actually all one and are connected with the universal primary source. When we begin to fully understand this concept of life in unity, the idea of a personal “I” gives way to the image of a universal “I.” The concept of rivalry and competition disappears.

❣️This relationship contributes to deep love and empathy for everyone who surrounds us.

QUESTION 1: How would you define unity?

QUESTION 2: What do you think of diversity?

QUESTION 3: How did meditation help you realize the idea of living in unity?

Congratulations- Week 2 Done!

I began this journey last year with lots of self-doubt, excuses and hesitation but ended it with Gratitude, Abundance and Growth. I’m doing it all over again for pretty much the same reasons I did last year, my spirit at the time needed it!

As you complete this second and final week of your journey to Growth, Gratitude, and Abundance, be mindful of not only why you started this journey but also of what kept you going! You have waded through the distractions, you have ignored that inner voice of doubt that said, “I don’t have enough time to do this!” We go through life trying to race to one finish line after the next, racing from work to get home, racing around the home to get chores done, and racing the clock to do it all before bedtime.

Don’t add this to your list. Remember this is not a race!

My blog is always open to allow anyone who wants to come back to it to finish the 21 Day Journey. Honour your feelings, always do what you feel is best for you without judgment to self!❣️

💫 Namaste