Thanksgiving Acceptance. Because acceptance comes before gratitude, if you really want to be happy. Neither wistful nor self-blaming, but happy.
Granted, an attitude of gratitude sounds spiritually sexy. Giving thanks for all that you have, celebrating — yum!
Whereas the habit of acceptance has all the appeal of tepid, used dishwater.
Regardless, on this Thanksgiving morning, I’m here to make a case for the latter.
Thanksgiving Acceptance Matters Why?
Life around you may not be what you, personally, would have requisitioned.
- Perhaps your job isn’t quite idea.
- Or the state of your love life doesn’t match your teenage goals.
- Financially, you might not be enthusiastic about how things are working out.
- Maybe, just maybe, not the politics!
Yet some spiritual teachers might be giving you a cheerful kind of up-talk.
Be grateful? Multiply your blessings? Attract more goodness into your life? Insist on being grateful and life will bless you.
By Contrast, Thanksgiving Acceptance Gives You a Chance to Improve Things
What seems to Joe like brave gratitude… Might seem to his friend Gladys like forced happiness and even self-deception.
Despite caring about honesty, I’ve done that sometimes in the past. Maybe you have too. Like a belief over-ride, where the unconvincing words tumble out of one’s mouth.
“How are you doing?”
It can help to admit the truth. But for personal growth and spiritual awakening, honesty helps.
What is happening to you in objective reality? Acknowledging problems can turn up just what’s in that wise Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebur:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
I’ve known people so eager to shortcut into serenity that they just work really, really hard to be sooooooo grateful. Okay, decades ago, sometimes I’ve been that person.
But now I think that Niebur had the order just about right: First accept what one cannot change. Then work to change what one can.
RES Energy Healing, For Instance
Some of my RES clients are having a happier Thanksgiving today because of what they have changed.
And the process included learning about what what they used to accept as true. Accept energetically and subconsciously.
I’m thinking especially of some sessions with the Energy Healing Centerpiece of Causational Belief Transformation.
When do I select this Healing Centerpiece for a client? When aura reading insights reveal that a person is stuck with a deep belief about some aspect of reality. And that belief doesn’t have to be.
Which kinds of belief?
- Without a man in my life, I am nothing.
- Unless I buy the best, nobody will respect me.
- I’ve got to be famous. That’s all that really matters.
- God can make me happy all the time, if I only believe.
Removing reflexive, hidden beliefs like that can make it far easier to accept reality. Following that, gratitude comes.
Thanksgiving Acceptance Can Mean What?
New discoveries, new explorations. Based on what empowers a person. Like:
- I am learning to enjoy being single.
- My friends love me for who I am and what I do.
- Using my full potential and helping others — that’s my goal now.
- I’m responsible for making my life worthwhile. Not God. Me.
Thanksgiving Acceptance. Get It, One Way or Another
Sometimes an RES session is just the thing for getting unstuck. Without removing that energetic and subconscious chunk of inner confusion, we can’t get past certain problems.
Note: I don’t mean to suggest that Causational Belief Transformation is the only Energy Healing Centerpiece that an RES Expert would select. That’s just not true. Any Healing Centerpiece might be chosen during your session. Please, trust your RES Expert to select what is most appropriate.
Otherwise there’s a lot we can do for ourselves. For instance, this question can be helpful:
What do I keep expecting others to do for me?
If you can find an answer to that sort of annoyance, maybe you and your conscious mind can figure out an Aha! Maybe there’s something that you cannot change right now. Something about another person whose free will desires don’t happen to match up with yours.
Then, having the wisdom to know the difference… can help you to relax all over.
Thanksgiving Acceptance of What You Can’t Change.
Yes, gratitude for what in your life is good.
And gratitude for how far you’ve come.
Plus gratitude for all the ways you’ve been able to sweeten life for others.
And an extra helping of gratitude for all the people who care about you.
Now that’s a far better sequence, isn’t it?
And surely compassion for ourselves, and the courage we need every day… even if nobody else knows how hard certain things are for us… Surely compassion like that is sweeter that cranberry sauce or sweet potato pie.
Happy, happy Thanksgiving, Blog-Buddies! Wherever you live.
Whether you celebrate Friendsgiving or some big family fiesta or enjoying the power of your life as a single person. Official holiday or just a holiday that you happen to give yourself. Wishing you happiness today!