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To begin with, the practice of gratitude may well feel inauthentic. This was my experience. Gratitude is a muscle you have not used, and that needs exercise.
Most people do not engage with the disciplined practice of gratitude. It is not something this Western culture invites you to explore and expand into. There is no practice of intentionality. Gratitude, if it happens, it happens involuntarily. Then it is on to the next thing that tells us we are lacking in something.
When you are making progress on the spiritual journey into awakening gratitude is not just a feel-good experience in response to getting what you want. It becomes a way of being and acting in the world. This takes commitment and the effort of remembrance and the paradox of self-emptying.
Gratitude becomes a way of being thankful for the gift of being a Co-Creator with Love. If you have not known this as a direct experience of being One with Creation then as the poet Goethe declares in his poem The Holy Longing
…. And if you have not experienced this
To die and so to grow, you
Are only a troubled guest on this dark earth.
This is an ongoing sharing of 21 signs of the Progressive Spiritual Awakening Process. I will update this article as follows
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