This gave me the idea of looking up The Door of Everything by Ruby Nelson, because I remembered it had something about gratitude. The Door of Everything is a channelled book, authored by “the guiding voice of Father consciousness at the centre of your soul”.
The chapter The Ascension Attitudes explains that love, praise and gratitude are the “keys to the kingdom of true Being”. It says these three attitudes are in fact inseparable, and suggests we could concentrate on all three or just one if we find it more natural. I found this about gratitude:
The vibration of gratitude is such a mighty creative force that it alone, if indulged continuously, could uplift you free of the sub-creation more rapidly than you realize.
I thought I’d try focusing on feeling grateful as much as possible—firstly for all the usual suspects like the house, Frank and my computer. Then I added in things like the ground I was walking on, the air I was breathing and the blue sky. All of this definitely inspired a warm glow, and I felt I was on target for being seriously uplifted.
I went on reading the book, and while I was reading the chapter The Mighty Rock I had one of those ah-hah moments you have when something sinks into some different notch in your brain from before… even though I had read this book many times over the years, and what I was reading was something I already knew.
The ah-hah moment came from reading about how to perform miracles… which I thought could come in quite handy. I was reading:
You always demonstrate on the level your consciousness abides. It is not necessary, as a result, for you to learn the secret of how to demonstrate, how to bring the invisible into form, because you have been doing this all your life. The power of mind cannot do otherwise than demonstrate in accordance with the way in which it is used.
Therefore you do not need to exercise faith in your ability to perform miracles, for if you will only exercise enough faith to lift your consciousness to a higher level, the miracles will take care of themselves. They will happen not as a result of human thinking, but as a spontaneous result of Christlike being. You could not stop the miracles any easier than you could stop your life.
So there you have it: we can raise our level of consciousness with love, praise and gratitude, and miracles will happen automatically! This is a different approach to other techniques of manifestation such as creative visualization and affirmations, though these work in basically the same way, I’d imagine.
A couple of nights later my accelerated uplifting all went seriously pear-shaped when a project Frank and I have going on out in the world looked like it would possibly fall over, and we also had some depressing news about a friend. The next day, as we drove to my mother’s place two hours away to stay the night at her place, I was feeling flat, depressed and glow-less. I tried to feel grateful for something, but it didn’t work. I decided it was best to let it be… forcing feelings does not achieve anything.
That night Frank got a call on his mobile that let us know our project was safe. The way it happened was quite astonishing and dare I say miraculous. And as we arrived home the next day he got another call letting us know the friend would be okay.
We have been manifesting all along, as our level of consciousness allows. Some of the ordinary things we do now would seem like miracles to some people—even putting a meal on the table as easily as many of us do would seem like a miracle to quite a lot of people from both today’s world and the past.
So if we want bigger and better miracles, we need only raise our vibration (perhaps with love, praise and gratitude) and they’ll happen. I’m looking forward to testing this out further, after a promising start!
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