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The Magic Wand of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

– MELODY BEATTIE

I must confess that Fear still has a way of tricking me into forgetting the Love that I know, I know, I know! I remember on the surface; my mental knowing stays intact. But Fear makes Love feel dry and shallow.  The deep, juicy well of Love that enlivens my knowing gets blocked by Fear’s magnetic, hypnotic negativity.

DumbledoreToday, though, the channel is clear again, made possible by the magic wand of gratitude.  And it truly is a magic wand! Simply pass it over your head two or three times, incant the words “I am grateful for…”  and fill in the blank with those things and people that you are so blessed to have in your life.  It may take some effort depending upon the strength of Fear’s hold, but hey, even with a magic wand, some effort is required!  Once you begin to feel even one or two hits of gratitude (and it is critical that you feel it, not just say the words), you will have Fear on the run.  And then you can literally feel the crust around your heart that you didn’t even know was there, begin to crumble.

So today, for gratitude itself, I want to shout out, “I’m so grateful! I can access the well!”

Happy spelling!