Heart frequency is the highest frequency that can be expressed in this dimension while in a physical body. Gratitude is an aspect of the heart and its profound expression. All of my spiritual teachers, without exception, have acknowledged that without Gratitude, healing does not occur. My own experiences have taught me that this is, in fact, quite true.
Our religious conditioning has largely taught us to use prayer as a petition to God by focusing on what it is we don’t have and asking for it. The problem with this approach is that Quantum Physics has already taught us that we will continue to manifest what it is we focus on. So if we focus on ‘lack’ then that is what we will continue to manifest.
Gratitude is, instead, the experience of acknowledging everything we do have that we are incredibly grateful for beginning with the fact that we are still here on the planet, in a body, and breathing. For a lot of us that is a miraculous feat of accomplishment and something to be incredibly grateful for.
Gratitude is a posture of acceptance having arrived at a place in our lives in which the primary focus is on abundance rather than lack. To focus on lack is a posture of non-acceptance because the focus is always on what isn’t okay; what we’re essentially in opposition to. Being able to maintain a posture of acceptance in response to whatever is unfolding even when it is extremely difficult, is the key for healing from our trauma/wound imprinting.
To assist in the process of healing within the frequency of Gratitude I am sharing a prayer I came across a number of years ago which I use often to align with all of the profound blessings I continue to experience in my life. In fact, this is the only prayer I recite because it says everything I could possibly imagine there is to say on the subject of being infinitely grateful for the profound healing that comes from being deeply interconnected with the natural world and the awareness that there is no separation between any living thing despite our conditioning that tells us otherwise.
Surprisingly, this prayer was not written by a theologian, a guru or a saint but rather a political cartoonist from Australia:
We give thanks for places of simplicity and peace.
Let us find such a place within ourselves.
We give thanks for places of refuge and beauty.
Let us find such a pace within ourselves.
We give thanks for place of nature’s beauty
and freedom, of joy, inspiration and renewal,
places where all creatures may find acceptance
and belonging. Let us search for these places:
In the world, in ourselves, and in others.
Let us restore them. Let us strengthen
and protect them and let us create them.
May we mend this outer world according to
the truth of our inner life and may our souls be
shaped and nourished by nature’s eternal wisdom.
- Michael Leunig -