A Note from Janet
As I write this December entry from the Arizona desert, it’s snowing so hard that it’s almost a whiteout. Reconciling the fact that only a month ago it was still over 100 degrees outside and in 10 years it hasn’t snowed here is a challenge. The stark contrast of tumbleweeds covered in snow is both fun and confusing and it makes me want to run outside and make snow angels. I’m sitting here grinning from ear to ear just like I did when I was a child.
I moved here to get away from the New England winters, but today I am comforted as my childlike self is excited about Christmas, friends, family and my life.
Your 2nd Gratitude Road Key: Giving & Receiving
Whatever you may or may not celebrate this time of year, I ask that you take a moment and get in touch with a time in your life when you celebrated in a childlike and joyful way.
There are others who need you to be your best right now, so that they may be energetically lifted to rise above the human consciousness of fear, lack, scarcity, anger, confusion or hopelessness that seems to abound at this time in history. I ask you to consciously decide to freely share your abundances whatever they may be from that childlike joyful place.
This year as I’ve done other years I am spending time, money, energy, hope, joy, love and happiness to grow and improve other peoples’ lives as well as my own. There are few things as satisfying to me as giving. We all know that the more we give the more we receive.
Someone recently noted that it seems like I give a lot. I would say that I give frequently – “a lot” is very subjective; and I give all year long. When you cut off or limit the flow of giving to others, you are limiting your own abundance.
We all have a personal threshold on what, how and to whom we give. This gentle reminder is about giving and receiving freely.
Gratitude Road Key # 2 Action Plan:
Here are 3 ways for you to keep the flow going and to assess if you’ve placed subconscious limitations on giving and receiving.
- Increase Awareness: Be aware of your feelings, thoughts and actions when it comes to giving and receiving. If your action is one of giving but your feeling is anxiety or fear for example then you are not giving in a way that allows for maximum flow. Giving and receiving works like water flowing through a garden hose. If you have a kink in the hose you will drastically reduce your flow of abundance. Being aware allows you an opportunity to course correct by removing the kinks.
- Let Go: You must let go of control, fear and any other negative emotion because they keep you separate from your God-Self, the most divine aspect of yourself. Give and receive freely. Resistance acts like a cholesterol buildup in an artery. It can be subtle for a long time and then when enough resistance exists – it can stop you dead in your tracks. When you let go you allow something better to come to you and you allow yourself to be more, create more and do more.
3- Pilot Your Plane:By letting go you actually get the control that you desire. Rather than seeking control from limiting emotions such as fear, your control will come from the choices that you make from emotional spaces such as peace, joy, knowledge and love. Like any pilot you must be calm and rely on your knowledge of what is “True” when making every decision especially emergency decisions. What is true is not always what others have told us is true. Is it true that the world is in crisis? Maybe – maybe not. When you pilot your own plane, you know what’s true because you are always in touch with your inner guidance system rather than being the passenger and allowing others to direct your life.
Last month I shared with you the importance of grounding, connecting and gratitude as part of your daily practice. These crucial steps allow you to know whether your inner guidance system is working properly or if you have interferences that are sabotaging your efforts. Some interferences can be so subtle that you may believe that you’re responding to truth – but part of you (a quiet voice inside) will question that something may be off in your life or that the information that you’re receiving is inaccurate at some level.
Some people are energetically aware enough to clear interferences and strengthen their connections to God and self. Many people will require additional outside help because they have yet to be truly clear and without that initial experience of clarity it can be difficult to know when your guidance system is working properly. It will also be a challenge for you to know if those that you rely on for guidance and counsel are themselves free and clear.
If you incorporate the insights that I share with you into your life, you will start to feel the difference between knowing truth and clarity and thinking that you know truth and clarity.
When you increase your awareness, let go and decide to pilot your own plane your god-self is most fully able to express itself. God-self expression occurs most joyously when we are giving and receiving free of kinks, blocks and resistance.
In love and light
“Sanji – The Gr8ful Cre8tor”