Tonight's guided meditation is noticing times that we experience grace (either for ourselves or when others are on the receiving end of someone else's grace) and feeling deep gratitude for these people who just are gracious as a way of just being. Noticing these people and times can give us great hope in these times.
Awareness, amazement, and awe are some of the very primal, organic expressions of gratitude. To be able to see something beautiful, smell something flavorful, hear some great music (or a bird), feel the cool air on your skin, and taste the clean flavor of pure water is awe inspiring. Enjoying the fact that you have the ability to do this and do it also is quite a beautiful expression of gratitude.
Tonight's guided meditation is considering what you might have done in the past (no matter how long ago) that was a simple action that got you where you are now. Sending gratitude to that person you were then because that person helped you become who you are now.
Tonight is Halloween, or Samhain, in some other traditions. In that tradition, it is the equivalent of New Years Eve. And we reflect on what we might leave behind, so that we might walk into a new year in a better place, with greater capacity to give and receive grace.
Having deep respect for where you are invites all parts of you to relax and receive this great gift. In receipt of this great gift, we can get to the heart of who we are. And an even greater gift is the gift of grace with where we are.
Isn't it a great surprise to find someone who likes you just the way you are?
What do you want, deep in your heart? Many people want health. Many people want a good job, where they earn a lot of money, doing what they like to do, and having this meet key values. Many people want really good, close relationships. Many people want to develop a deeper spirituality. All are wonderful things to want.