Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving - A Gratitude Ritual from Debbie Ford




This morning I received a beautiful message in my inbox from Kelley at the Ford Institute. A Thanksgiving message and A Gratitude Ritual written by Debbie Ford who passed away early this year.  I have so much admiration for Debbie, I have been following many of her teachings and her transformational work for a while now. She was an amazing and beautiful person and her divine energy continues to live on.

   I love her way with words and the way she viewed life. I was asked to share this with my family, friends and loved ones... so here it is for you. 

 Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! x Coty 





A Gratitude Ritual
by Debbie Ford

The beautiful gifts of gratitude begin at home
so today invite a healing to happen
in your own body
in your own consciousness
in your own loving heart
that feels blessed to be alive

Notice all the riches you've been given
the feet that allow you to stand
the legs that allow you to walk
the stomach that allows you to eat
the lungs that allow you to breathe
the throat that allows you to speak
the mouth that allows you to taste
the nose that allows you to smell
the eyes that allow you to see
and your beating heart
that allows you to love
Honor them all





Become present to the treasures of your life
the opportunities that you have been given
the ones that have effortlessly opened up for you this year
Reflect on your family, your kids, your partner, your friends
Look through appreciative eyes
the eyes of what's right
the eyes of the divine
Give thanks in a way that you never have before

Allow fear, doubt, struggle and pain
to melt away in the presence of this all-loving appreciation
Thank God that you have a consciousness
that is able to shift and transform in just a moment
Thank God that you are courageous enough
to take a moment to bless yourself
to bless the universe
to bless all those who love and guide you
and then to bless all of the world

Send your tears of love and gratitude
to those who are in pain
to those who are alone
to those who are confused
Allow the heavenly vibration of gratitude
to puncture their fearful illusions
and open up their hearts to what is truly divine
Today, take this vow of deep self-love and gratitude
knowing that when you are in the presence of this kind of love
you - as well as all of those around you - will flourish

Take five slow deep breaths, breathing in love, appreciation, gratitude and joy
Know that you are never alone and you will never be alone
We are all here surrounding you with love.


Debbie Ford (1955 - 2013) The Ford Institute










3 comments:

  1. Coty, this is just beautiful and perfect for Thanksgiving. Wasn't she a lovely woman. Her words a wonderful tribute to her life. Hoping all is well with you and Andrew & family as I begin preparations for tomorrow's dinner with friends. Much love....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Dear Coty, thank you for this beautiful expression to give thanks for our many, many blessings,N.xo

    ReplyDelete

Your comments and emails truly make my day a very special one. Thank you for dropping by and visiting me at home in Australia, I read every single comment and I treasure each and every one. xxx Coty