By Aimee Mosco
“A person who has the genuine ability to feel grateful for each and every thing they experience, whether he or she (or society) considers those things to be good or bad, is a highly conscious, evolved being.” Daily Agreements, Guidelines & Intentions, by Aimee Mosco and Donald L. Ferguson, page 65.
Appreciation and thankfulness are different words for the same concept – gratitude, which generates highly magnetic energy. The gratitude you put out there is delivered back to you as goodness in equal measure. To experience gratitude with effectiveness and authenticity requires that you first look beyond your ego self.
Ironically, the way to look beyond yourself from the highest perspective, is to step back and connect deeply with your inner-self. When you take the time to explore and embrace who you are on the inside – your inner spirit, your view of the outside world changes. When you have a strong sense of spirit or inner-self, you are better able to observe what is going on around you with fewer judgments and move forward without getting stuck in the mud.
Why is this?
Often times the reason you have judgments that keep you stuck is because of insecurities and parts of self that are unfulfilled. Without realizing it, you expect others to fill these voids by giving you attention, agreeing with your point of view, or engaging in actions that are acceptable to you. When others do not comply and your expectations are not met, unreasonable as they may be, you are let down. That is when the opportunity is born to cast judgment and get stuck.
When you shift your focus inward with the intent to know yourself deeply, you see extraordinary things that are shielded from your view when you only look outward. You come to realize that what you have within you is a treasure more valuable than anything anyone else can ever give you. The support you are able to give yourself is always greater and more fitting than what comes from others.
As this realization takes a foothold, you begin to let go of the expectations you have of others because you are building yourself up. When these expectations are taken off the table, so are the opportunities to experience disappointment and a host of other emotional reactions that follow unmet expectations.
When unfavorable emotions are stripped away, judgement has no foundation. As the ego story is dismantled and judgements are laid to rest, you gain the ability to observe each and every experience from a higher perspective. From that vantage point you will see the learning opportunity worthy of your gratitude with greater clarity. With gratitude in your pocket, you move onward and upward with ease!
In my pursuit to help humanity move forward with grace and ease, I invite you to join Facebook group Evolve through Love hosted by Elizabeth Scarcella, BB Ingle, and me. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/evolvethroughlove/ and share with us your joy.
Aimee Mosco is an Author, Intuitive Channel, Spiritual Teacher and Co-Founder of Intentional Healing Systems, LLC. Aimee’s passion for helping others inspired her book “Gratitude + Forgiveness x (LOVE) = Happiness”. Find Aimee at www.ihsunity.com