In a number of posts here, I talk of the power of gratitude. I even suggest it as one of the key steps in awakening. Gratitude steps us out of the mind and into the heart. It gets us out of our story and into the present. It gets us out of pain and into acceptance. All of these are key aspects of healing and awakening.
There is another form of gratitude which I’ve not talked about much as it is more mired in what is for many, negative associations. Rather ironic. Blessing, we could say, is an active form of gratitude. When Gratitude fills us up, we begin to overflow with love and happiness. We begin to want to give, to direct that flow. Blessing is the answer. We may use words in our head to bless, or we may simply direct loving attention. If we are there, the second is more powerful, closer to source. Feel it, point it. Drown your intended in love.
A good friend sent me this link for Valentines, “The Gentle Art of Blessing”. We may be cultured to consider these words fanciful thinking. But they are not. We can consider it a technique. As we culture giving and flowing love, it becomes habit. A habit that will change the world.
“IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BLESS AND JUDGE AT THE SAME TIME.”