For many people, the holiday of Thanksgiving has to do with saying “thank you” or “giving thanks.” But as a longtime Student of Dr. Lane, the Founder and Director of Cosmos Tree, I know that it is really Gratitude that is one of the most important Teachings that Dr. Lane brings forward. It is One that I have studied for years and that I Know to be Key to living in Peace and in Joy each and every moment.
Gratitude is the Focus of Thanksgiving at Cosmos Tree, Which each Thanksgiving day offers a special Meditation of Gratitude at noon at the New York City Home Center, Which is also available via teleconference around the country and outside of it. This Offering is very popular. Do give this to yourSelf by attending in person and/or by calling in!
Gratitude is one of the most important Spiritual Realities. And, when practiced properly, It is a doorway to Joy, to Peace and to being in the Present moment. In other words, Gratitude as It’s meant to be practiced is extremely important. Listening to the CD or MP3 of the Meditation Of Gratitude on a regular basis can do more to change your life than anything else you are doing right now.
So how do you live in Gratitude, in real Gratitude? One of the best ways, as this frequent Participant and Meditation Of Gratitude Host has discovered, is to listen to this important Guided Meditation – and then listen again and again – as often as you need to “to be in Gratitude,” as the Meditation’s Creator, Roger B. Lane, Cosmos Tree’s Founder and Director, clearly states in the Meditation Itself.
So what does “to be in Gratitude” mean? First, via this Powerful Meditation, Gratitude is “experiential”; in other words, you need to “experience” It and you may experience It in a different way from the way this Participant does. But in a nutshell, this Meditation takes you, the listener, to a place “inside” yourSelf where you can have the Direct Experience of Gratitude.
The first time this Host did the Meditation, she had the experience of being Grateful to everyone for everything, a powerful realization of just how many people and how many actions they’ve taken – literally boundless numbers of them virtually impossible to fully recollect – there indeed are to be in Gratitude. For example, for the newsstand owner who hands me the paper each day; the individuals who make the paper; the many who run the presses; those who drive the trucks; so many that Gratitude was spilling out “inside” for hours upon hours after having listened to the Meditation of Gratitude.
The experience was one of being Grateful for everything – i.e., for the dollars I do have; for the health I do have; for the Love I do have. In the mere 20 minutes it took to listen to the CD, I was “moved” – the experience is really a Flow – into Love.
That very experience was also one of Acceptance. After listening for a while, I found myself wondering, am I accepting all that is here for me? The job and the job hunt? The business situation that, up until now, felt “difficult”? The “workload” that, up until now, felt “overwhelming”? The love I do have in my life? The food I do have on the table! The home I live in!
And then to be “moved” into Gratitude for the life I am living now, really for the Gift of this Life. As Dr. Lane says at the end of this Meditation: “be grateful for the place that you’re in now!”
If you listen often enough, this Meditation can be your best friend when it comes to “living in the Present moment” – not as buzzword, not as lip service – but as a Spiritual Reality. As Dr. Lane has written in The Money Workbook, another Powerful Tool to use to learn to live in Gratitude: “To be in gratitude is to live in true Abundance Consciousness.” And, as Dr. Lane has also explained to His many Students, Abundance Consciousness is placing your Consciousness at God, which is One and the Same as being Present with the Spirit you are.
The Meditation of Gratitude also helps you know “inwardly” that the Source of Supply is the Spirit you are. Listen and listen again and you understand, as in “standing under” yourSelf, as Dr. Lane explains, that you are Loved. And that we are all One. And that Gratitude is a Reality that is “inside of you” –for all that you are. Open that “inner door” to Gratitude and deep Appreciation follows. As Dr. Lane writes in The Money Workbook, “Being in gratitude means one is deeply appreciate of what one already has.”
It’s that simple. And that incredible. And all in 20 minutes or so each time.
But here’s the “rub”: it is up to you to access It. Up to you to choose to listen to the Meditation Of Gratitude – and to do so as often as you need to to be in Gratitude, as Dr. Lane states. And that is each and every moment. So listen often.
The Meditation Of Gratitude is available by going to cosmostree.org.
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