Thankful Thursday.... gratitude
Today I am so grateful to be alive. I am grateful that I have family. I am grateful for my belief in God and the Holy angels to help me. I am grateful that Jesus exists and because of Him, I am forgiven. I am grateful for my journey for I would have never found my strength.
This year has been so incredibly difficult. Covid-19 and a son who has special needs and is having extreme growth, is pushing me to my limits. I sometimes feel that I am holding my breath. I miss my in person yoga. I miss my in person clients and in person gatherings. I am tired. Exhausted actually.
However, each day I awake and give God thanks for another day of life. I am grateful for my blessings in spite of all this growth. I am continuing to breathe out fear and breathe in love. I am filled with the light of God and I am filled with the peace of the Holy Spirit even when I don't feel it. It is my truth.
I have always been a grateful girl. However, after my journey through healing from cancer, it became a part of my daily practice. I know how important gratitude is and I have written about it before. Gratitude is a very important part of our journey here on earth. God wants us grateful. When we are grateful we open ourselves up to more to be grateful for. If we are not grateful for what we already have, then how can we be grateful for more? God doesn't want us in ego. He wants us to sit in our heart space and count our blessings. Be grateful for everything.
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It is appreciation. Appreciation appreciates. It is Divine magic. The more you say thank you! Thank you ... thank you... the more God puts in your life to be grateful for. Try it. Create a gratitude journal or jar. It is never too late. Begin today.
To help you on your gratitude journey, here are 8 ways to have more gratitude in your daily life.
Gratitude helps in these areas:
~ shields negativity as gratitude is a high vibration
~ rewires the brain to enhance peace of mind.
~ helps eliminate stress
~ heals you on a cellular level
~ improves self-esteem
~ can improve relationships
~ better sleep
Some things to do to realize the benefits of gratitude are:
This is the message from Our Guardian Angels today:
The angels want to remind us the importance of the words THANK YOU. These words are the seeds in which health, peace and manifestations of dreams, wishes and desires grow. Saying, thinking and writing the words THANK YOU increases the vibration, that is the energy and ignites the law of attraction. They guide us to create a practice and to express it each day. In fact they say the more the better! Speak the words loudly or silently as often as you feel guided. Remember that appreciation appreciates, so go out and appreciate much!
Affirm: Today, I appreciate all my blessings! I express how thankful I am for my life, home, and my journey. thank you God for everything. Amen and so it is.
I would love to hear from you! Do you have a gratitude practice?
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God and Angel blessings,
in appreciation and gratitude to you!!
This healing sure is a journey. Some days are so bliss filled and other days not so much. I can not believe the journey this year 2020 already has had for me. I am filled with sadness right now. My son, my only son, who turned 22 on Feb 3, is walking through a lot of growth. Believe me when I tell you, it has brought me to my knees. It is so hard parenting a special needs person, and then put sexuality issues on top, and you have a recipe that doesn't taste very good. Then add what he is allowing and it spells some huge issues that I have to navigate through, with little help or support.
I am healing my own life, my marriage and my mind, body and spirit. I am also doing my best to help my son heal too.
I saw this post yesterday that went like this:
BEING A MOM WHILE TRYING TO REPAIR YOURSELF PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY IS THE HARDEST THING TO EVER TAKE ON. BUT I AM NOT GIVING UP.
I am not giving up and so today when the angels brought me a message to be grateful, I knew the power in that.
Marcus Tullius Cicero says "Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, but the parent of all others.
I do begin each day with 'thank you God for this day" and I am grateful to be alive, however I am tired. I am tired of the struggle. I am tired of the lies and I am so tired of the deception. I know I am meant to ask God "what am I meant to learn by this?" and sometimes I hear the answer and other times, because I am sad, I can't hear. If I didn't pray and have my faith, I don't think I would be where I am at right now. I know I am strong, even when I feel weak.
I know that the angels are reminding me to shift the shit to gratitude. They want to remind us to say 'thank you' as the words are essential for health, peace and the manifestation of everything that I desire. They also are reminding us that by saying, thinking, and writing it down, that our energy will increase. They say to speak the words out loud too.
I am reminded of the power of gratitude in healing as it became a part of my daily spiritual practice many years ago. I know that the prayer " thank you God" is an effective prayer and it is said if it is the only one you say, it is enough. The Divine wants us to be grateful. God supports us and wants the best for us. I know that having this practice helps me so very much. Some things you can do to bring more positivity into your life are:
Here is a gratitude prayer I wrote:
Today and every day
I will find things to be grateful for.
I will say thank you with an open heart.
I will be open to receiving my blessings,
and I will smile because life is so good to me!
Thank you for my beautiful life.
Thank you for helping me to have the strength and courage
to change the things I can and to have the wisdom
to know when I cannot.
Thank you for all my blessings and for the ones yet to come.
Amen and so it is.
Rumi reminds us to "wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.....
Today count your blessings my friends. I am grateful for life. I am grateful for God. I am grateful for my family. I am grateful for true friends and I am grateful to all of you for reading this. I would love to hear how gratitude helps you or if you will start a gratitude practice.
If you need help please consider calling me or inviting me to perform your angel card reading....did you see for NEW clients for the month of FEB I have a pay what you can for the $33 level reading. That means that you pay what you can. $15, $20, $25 or $33. I can do these over the phone, via email or on video messenger.
Much love to all of you. I am grateful for you. Namaste.
"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn"
This is a quote made by Jim Rohn, motivational speaker and self-help guru that I totally agree with. When I decided I wanted to heal my life, I asked God to guide me to the right teachers, places, events, classes, retreats and experiences.
Early on, I began to realize that my mom and my sister were the first two of my greatest teachers. My mom has taught me faith, trust in God, compassion, kindness, unconditional love and forgiveness. She has walked through her forgiveness work with grace and ease. She is strong and she is faithful. I am very grateful to have her in my life during this stage of my expansion. She has been here for me through it all. She has been my teacher, nurse, therapist, prayer warrior and so much more. Now she is a mayor and politics isn't a pretty business. She and I have had to navigate a lot of growth during these years and it hasn't been easy for me to watch her be tore apart. Thankfully she is wise and can handle it. Me not so much. I could never or will never go into politics!
I also have gratitude to God that my sister is my first friend and continues to be my friend, cheerleader, confidante and barracuda when I need her to be one. She and I have the blessing of being able to say anything to each other and get mad and grow and heal and love. She is a vision of courage, strength, faith, love and so much more. She doesn't like me talking about her so I won't say much. Just suffice it to say I love her so very much and I am grateful God sent her to be my friend. He knew I would need her and I am so blessed.
The next amazing person in my five, which you will see is a little more than five, is my mentor, teacher, guide Sunny. I am so grateful for her. She has helped me navigate some of the most pain I have ever felt. I love the kind of teacher she is. She is no drama. No b.s. and matter of fact. She is kind and she is love. She taught me to be the lighthouse. She taught me to shine my light. She taught me vulnerability is courage. She taught me to Invoke Angels and to love every moment of my life, for every moment has a lesson. She has brought to me the most amazing group of support that I can ask for. She has allowed me to remove my masks and show up ME! She taught me I am fabulous and that I am worthy and enough. She brought self love to my table of life and nothing has been the same. Because of her I have my spiritual business and every day I am of service!! You can contact her at www.sunnydawnjohston.com.
The next teacher that I love is Crystal Andrus Morrisette...... Wow! This Goddess came just at the right time! Healing my inner little girl has been a trip I don't ever want to take again. Peeling back the layers in her groups has been raw and real. Meeting her in person was a blessing. She showed me that to fall down in your tribe is not weakness but strength. She taught me about my mother martyr archetype and other archetypes and has taught me to heal them to become an empowered Goddess!! She taught me that the Dalai Lama stated that the western woman will heal the world. She teaches about the emotional edge and takes you to the edge and doesn't allow you to fall.... she helps you open your wings!! She helps you fly! You can contact her at www.swatinstitute.com.
One of the next women I want to acknowledge is my Goddess teacher and friend Velva Dawn Silver. She came into my life when I needed to know how to ignite my inner flame and expand with ease and grace. She gifted me level one of her "Goddess Healing Matrix- Higher Priestess Practioner Course last year at this exact time ( Sept 2016) and I have found an energy and a strength within me that is palpable! I then went on to finish level two. I am very grateful to all the women she has brought into my life. She is holding level one in Nov and you can find out more on her website at www.velvadawn.com.
The next teacher I wish to acknowledge is Karen Neuls. She is my reiki 2 teacher and has also taught me about compassion. She is supportive and I am very grateful to her. I love attending her events and learning and growing with her. You can contact her at www.facebook.com/karenneuls444/
This next woman is Brigitte Lessard-Deyell. She is the creator of WomenTalk and has been an entrepreneur who has spent her whole life supporting and empowering women. She is passionate about women having the opportunity to share their stories in a positive setting. She created these monthly events in Calgary and then spread out to Edmonton, Red-Deer, Medicine Hat, Canmore, Okotoks & Strathmore - all alberta towns for now! She is teaching me that by sharing your story you make your community stronger. She is also teaching me to be courageous and to share my story. She is an encourager and loves building her stage for women to talk. She is a powerful Goddess who inspires women to celebrate their feminine energy and to speak their truth.
She is on the move and if you are interested in opening a chapter or speaking, you can apply at www.womentalk.ca. I look forward to my talk in Okotoks in 2018. Dates will be announced soon! I love this lady so much. She is an inspiration and attracts the most amazing women to talk and share and in turn shows us we are all more alike than different.
I have been taught by some masters in the business. I have been blessed by Lady Oprah and having seen her twice. I loved being taught by Doreen Virtue and so many other great women. I am on a journey of healing and I wouldn't trade a minute, for during the broken feeling times, that is where the light entered me. I listen to my God, my guides, my angels and loved ones in spirit. I love my family. I love all of my teachers.
Even the ones that showed me the ugly parts of me... To those ones I say a sincere thank you for the lessons.... for I don't see them as tragic, I seem them as a blessing. I thank God for every single experience. I thank God for loving me no matter what. I thank God for my abundance and my health. I thank God for all my blessings that haven't yet arrived.
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Today I realized that it has been 5 years since my second cancer surgery. I am officially 5 years cancer free, although I was diagnosed in 2011, six years ago. Cancer was a huge wake up call for me.
I have always been Catholic. I still consider myself Catholic, however now I know I have experienced an expansion of my soul. When I was so sick and walking through the baldness of chemotherapy affects, I was angry and I called out to God. I screamed out loud, why me? and I heard Him say ' Why not you miss Giuliana?' Wow! I had an out of body experience. It was the biggest aha moment I have ever had. So in rebuttal I said to Him " ok if why not me, then I need help! I want help to stay around in life longer. I want to live with my son and experience more life. I want to help him. Please allow me healing." I knew He was listening because I began to listen to my spirit. I felt guided to teachers, mentors, guides, experiences, courses, retreats. I learned and I knew I had to be committed. I tuned in to life. I listened to the voice of God in my life. I wanted to be the best me I have ever been.
As I walked through the healing I cried when I needed to. Chemo is painful, however I had the best husband God could have ever sent me. He and I became a strong team. And even when we were challenged and our human selves wanted to bale, we held strong onto the love. He helped me. He and my son and my family and some close friends helped hold me up. I thank God for all of them.
As I healed I realized I had spent most of my life wanting something different than what I already have. I always wanted the body of some of my friends. Nothing I had seemed enough. As I awoke spiritually, I began to let go of what others had and began to count all my blessings. All of a sudden I noticed just how blessed I am!!
As my body is healing, I had to take a good long look at it. I learned to talk to my body. This body that I have hated my whole life, birthed a child. Is a lover to my husband, is an amazing friend, daughter, sister and mother. I had to start loving it and telling it thank you! I have been so critical of it. After all its all it has known. After all the name calling and energy it has absorbed, is it any wonder it manifested migraines, diabetes, and cancer? Yes, I began to love it and talk to it. I thank it every day for caring for me by pumping all the blood daily. For allowing me to live! to grow, to see, to feel and mostly to heal.
A Course In Miracles truly was pivotal for free. I learned I am not the body. I am the soul. I learned in order to heal I have to let go of all grievances. That we are all part of one and that each of us is a brother and sister to each other. I learned to speak kindly to myself. I became even more enlightened. I began watching myself like a hawk and fully embraced that we are each love and light and deserve forgiveness.
I recognize I am who God created me to be. I am perfect, whole and complete in spirit. I am not what I have done and that even if something I have done I am not proud of, I am forgiven!
I love my life and all the lessons it has brought me. I experienced what Grace is and I know I have the deep power and wisdom within me to heal. I no longer seek as much external validation, although it does feel good to hear " good job giuliana!"
I love sharing my life with humanity via Facebook and my website and my continued acts of service and acts of kindness.
I thank my teachers for showing up. I thank God for sending them. I find gratitude in each day. I learn and grow through grief and I love and appreciate my body right now the size it is. For I know I am as God created me. I am good enough for Him I am good enough for me and therefore I am good enough. I continue to learn and grow through the five lessons of earth school. 1. Faith 2. Trust 3. Forgiveness 4. Compassion 5. Unconditional love.
I know the Universe has my back and that I have the support of God, guides, angels and my family and friends in spirit.
Paulo Coelho teaches " When you want something, all the Universe conspires to help you achieve it!"
I knew I wanted more life in physical. I am not afraid of death of physical. I know God is real. I know the angels are real. I know I am so much more than this body that I chose to experience life here. I am an every expanding spirit and soul. I am committed to healing and seeing life differently than I did before. I have gratitude for my body. I now bless myself and love myself enough to heal. When I get down, or feel sad or mad or whatever, I now have so many tools to rise up strong again!! I no longer judge myself or compare myself. when I do question, I speak with my mentor and gain clarity. What trigger am I having and why?
I thank God for my life. As I thank my life, my body, my experiences I begin to experience miracles. It is said that you can see nothing as a miracle or everything as a miracle. I see miracles daily. What an amazing playground and school God created for us. I now see I am a powerful co-creator and have manifested amazing experiences. I no longer cry over the old job! Instead I celebrate this life I have. Right now I am in my office surrounded by books I love, invoices from Paulo's Painting that will be paid and afford us luxuries and I give thanks. I can call friends when I want. I can work in my pajamas until 3. I can supper with my Goddess girls when I want. My boss and CEO is God. How blessed am I that a diagnosis of cancer brought me some of the best days of my life. And how glorious it is to know that some of the best days of my life are still awaiting my arrival?
The truth is this my friends. All disease is because we are suppressing emotions. Our physical body is holding on to all that pain, shame, guilt, trauma etc. It is also manifesting those experiences of disease because of our disconnect with Source, with our Creator, with the Divine, with that Power that is greater than us. That Power we call Omnipotent, Infinite, Almighty, the Alpha and the Omega, the Mystery of life- All the names we refer to as GOD. Connect back to Him. Dig deep to heal. One day you will realize the help has been there all along. All you had to do was ASK for it.
All disorder, disease, misalignment and dysfunction you are experiencing is in direct proportion to your lack of connection to Source.
Right now ask yourself these three questions that I learned from Deepak Chopra ( you all know how much I love his guided meditations )
1. Who am I ?
2. What do I want?
3. Where do I come from?
What comes to you? Deepak further teaches, that in reality there is only one victory and that is the victory of consciousness!!! Awaken my friends. Seek out more for your life. With expansion comes great freedom. The freedom to be who you were meant to be. The freedom to be your unbounded self. Learn presence and stay present. Presence is this moment right now, right here. It is all we know we have for sure.
We get out of alignment when we are living in the past. We become depressed. Step out of the history. Yes you have that power. It is a choice. Stay stuck or not. Heal or not. Grow or not. That is your Divine free will. Also don't live in the future. Living in the future makes you anxious. Have hope for the future and don't worry about most things that will never happen. Trust that the Universe is supporting you. It is.
Let go of the past because you deserve freedom. Choose happy and count your blessings. If you would love to learn a daily spiritual practice that I use daily and that has helped me shift from unwell to well, I am available to be of service. I am so happy now. I know I am a spirit embodied. I chose this lifetime. I came to earth with all the tools and deep wisdom to get though anything I have chosen. I know I have God, the angels and wonderful family and friends to help me. I know we are never alone. I know we are all connected and it has made all the difference.
I want to leave you with this thought. We are spiritual warriors!!! We are Divine Expressions of God's Infinite Love and with every breath we are learning, growing healing and expanding. We are love. We are light!!
Hallelujah and Amen. thank you God.
I am soul Giuliana.
I am so grateful for this life.
My angels guide me what to write and when. Today is my archangel Gabriel day. What that means is that on thursdays I invoke him to help me. Archangel Gabriel is the messenger angel. He helps with writing.
His color is white and the gem to work with him is clear quartz.
I felt very guided to share just what a difference having daily gratitude has made in my life.
The definition of gratitude is "being thankful" and also appreciation.
My teacher taught me appreciation appreciates.
The steps to practice gratitude are:
Below you will see photos of a gratitude jar and what I used. Every day I wrote something down that I was grateful for and then on January 1 I opened it and went through all my 2016 blessings. I cried in appreciation for all my abundance and blessings. You can see the video on my bizpage at www.facebook.com/healwithgiulianamelo
It is said that the strongest prayer is THANK YOU GOD. If it is the only one you ever say.... it is enough. God bless you. Thank you God for everything.
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