As a magical practitioner, I work with the concepts of manifestation and attraction on a daily basis. Our lives – your life – as we live them right now are a mirror of what we’ve sent out in the world, both in literal and figurative ways. You are a divine co-creator of your destiny, one thought, one desire, one action at a time. Nothing happens to you; everything happens with you.
To be in a state of gratitude this week of Thanksgiving is beautiful, warranted, expected even. But I want to push the envelop a bit and encourage you to get beyond gratitude to the gesture, the offering. To me, the most powerful statement of gratitude includes a commitment to action. So beyond just “I am grateful for my family,” it becomes “I am grateful for my family and (so) I am committed to spending at least 30 minutes each evening listening attentively to what happened during their day.”
The reason I feel strongly that the gratitude needs to move toward action is the Universe acts when we act. It’s a constant cycle of action, reaction, action and more reaction. When we take a step that honors or symbolizes what we appreciate in our lives, we co-create more of what we love, more of what we value. Being in gratitude is important; acting in gratitude is powerful.
May your offerings of thanks, this week and always, be met by swift and abundant action by a Universe that conspires to support you.
And so, it is.