“[M]editation goes to the source.
It takes you away from the level of the problem
to the level of the solution,
which is stuck energy.
It releases you from the obligation to dwell in negative thoughts
and fight against bad impulses.

It is effortless,
silently dissolving old conditioning.
The overall effect is general—
instead of focusing on one issue at a time,
meditation carries the whole mind
beyond problems.”

Chopra, Deepak
from Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You

christ9Kahlil Gibran said that we are in the heart of God,
that place where love and thanksgiving and gratitude reign.
That is worth meditating on, seeing that there is no real separation between where we start and God’s heart begins.
There is no distance between where God’s love starts and our love begins.
There is no distance between where our soul mate loves us and we feel their love finding us, nurturing us, giving thanks through us.
Jesus did not turn the hungry away, he said give me two fish and those five loaves of bread –
and  he gave thanks and broke the loaves.
And when he connected with the love that was everywhere giving as Spirit,
he fed thousands and had so much food that basketfuls were left over.
When we use what we have, there is always enough.

I thank you Great Spirit for our Mother Earth.
I give my love to this planet and to this soil and to this land.
I send love and I receive it from the Iroquois and the Sioux and the Wapanoug and Pauteuxt and Pequot a
nd all of our other spiritual ancestors who are part of the spiritual fabric that is eternity.

Thank you for allowing us to ask and at the same time receive.
Thank you for healing this country.
Thank you for these purple mountains and majesties and fruited plains.
Thank you for a second chance.
Thank you for allowing me to stand on your shoulders
as I re-invent my wings, restore my power,  and re-establish my greatness.

Say throughout this meditation to yourself and know throughout the day,
“I am the heart of love giving thanks.”

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