SHINE: Heal by the Spirit — Exude Gratitude

SHINE! … By the Spirit™ with Tonya M. Evans

Exude Gratitude

© 2010 Tonya M. Evans

October 20, 2010

“We have so much. All we have is all we need. All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are.” Sara Ban Breathnach, best-selling author of Simple Abundance

I am a huge Oprah Winfrey fan and love all things Oprah. She and her BFF Gayle King are what I call my BFF sister circle in my head. Not in a stalker way; but in the most adoring and reverential way possible. Apart from Ms. Winfrey’s high EQ (Emotional Quotient) and innate ability to “see” the needs and pain of others, she appears so spiritually in tune and attuned that her inner light SHINES with a luminescence that lights a path toward wholeness for us all. She has mastered the Namaste principle: “The God in me honors the God in you.”

I realized this about Ms. Winfrey when she began incorporating spiritual seeking into her television broadcasts beginning, I believe, with encouraging viewers to keep a Gratitude Journal. It was a bold move that only the savviest of business people ever make and it was not without controversy [I thought about providing links to the various negative comments but choose instead to focus only on goodness and light!]

But she pressed on and continued to incorporate spiritual teachings and principles into her Emmy-Award winning platform and, ultimately, via her own satellite radio channel and worldwide 10-week webcast cast with Eckhart Tolle, spiritual teacher and author of The Power of Now and other spiritual books. Ms. Winfrey understands that when we acknowledge the limitless power and abundance of Spirit, we attract more of the same.

“And the more grateful you are, the more you get.” Oprah Winfrey

Ms. Winfrey was led to maintain a Gratitude Journal after discovering the fabulous and now famous pink book Simple Abundance by Sara Ban Breathnach. Ban Breathnach is a best-selling author of inspirational guides that promote the power of gratitude and a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Soul Series on Oprah Radio (Sirius/XM Radio … thank goodness for this channel on my long drives!!!!)

Today use the tools noted below to learn how to acknowledge the abundance already in your midst. Stop keeping up with the Joneses (whoever “they” are) and with the idea and ideal in your head that doesn’t meet or match God’s reality and plan for your life. Put simply, exude an attitude of gratitude and encourage others to do the same.

If we change our perception of our experiences from “glass half empty” negativity and lack to positivity and abundance we heal ourselves and attract more spiritually edifying results. When we clear the clutter of “why me?”, “why them?” and “woe as me …” all that remains is the truth and reality of God’s omnipresence and omnipotence to, as the Parable of the Talents teaches, give more to those who acknowledge with a thankful heart all that they already have.

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