*artwork by Douglas Blair - "Barefoot in the rain"*
Our bodies are animated earth,
embracing Love's light.
Our feet ~ the seat of under-standing
and platforms for graceful landing ~
give us the ability to quickly shift, to raise our view,
to travel, dance, and explore the (k)new.
Just for today ...
Consider directly connecting feet to earth,
grounding yourself in Gratitude. As you do,
imagine a vortex of light flowing through your
soles to the center of the Earth.
Now witness this flow returning to you,
sole-fully connecting all who stand as Gratitude.
Remember, our feet represent our under-standing,
our ability to perceive the wisdom of the journey
~ this, too, is the gift of Gratitude.
Now, openly ask yourself:
What great feats have your feet greeted, too?
What (k)new wisdom will your soul/soles lead
What truths are hidden just under the surface,
supporting waking dreams, delivering you
to your purpose?
Olivier Manitara shares this on Gratitude:
Stand in living nature, between the earth and the sky. Feel the earth under your feet; feel how the earth carries you and holds you up.
Feel the infinite sky above you; it inspires, straightens, and elevates you.
In the sky, think of the origin of your spirit and of your intelligence.
In the sky, think of the origin of your eternal soul, of the higher universal consciousness.
In the earth, think of the origin of your terrestrial soul, of your individual consciousness.
Feel yourself as a living union of the forces of the sky and the earth, of the infinite and the development.
Kneel on the ground, and with your right hand, dig a little hole in the earth.
Put your hands together in front of the center of your chest (mystical heart), in the sign of prayer and inner union with heaven and earth within you.
In this sacred posture, let a beautiful light, a force, a presence of the heaven flow through you: the omnipresence of the Father of all living beings. You can imagine a diamond light, transparent like pure water.
Bend down with love before Mother Earth, and place your hands around the little hole. Bend down completely so that your mouth is laid on your hands.
Offer then by your word the "thank you" of heaven to Mother Earth; offer also the "thank you" of your heart, and, through it, the "thank you" of the heart of humanity.
World Gratitude Gathering ~
~ Aligning with the Heart's calling and Embracing the Great*full*ness of Life! ~