November 14, 2023
By email ~ Dr. Peebles channeled by Natalie Gianelli ~ NatalieGianelli.com
A Note from Natalie ~
Beautiful Souls: There is a way to be grateful as you are moving toward your “yes,” and then there is the way of being grateful moving away from your “no.” I see this when people say, “Well, I don’t have as much money as I’d want, but I should be grateful for the money I have. Some people don’t even have enough.” That’s not a gratitude of “yes.” That’s, “I’m so glad it’s not worse.”
This is subtle and takes a little practice. But ask yourself, “Am I grateful for what I have or am I grateful that I don’t have to do without it?” You may say, “I’m so grateful for my house, I love it, I love everything about it, the light in the kitchen in the morning, the little butterflies that come by a specific tree, I just LOVE it.” Or other times, you’ll say, “It’s so cold outside, couch-hopping for weeks was such a hassle, I’m so grateful for my house.”
You’ll feel the difference as you gently nudge yourself toward your yes by asking, “Am I really grateful for what I have, or grateful that I don’t have to be without it?”
Here is Dr. Peebles’ perspective:
Gratitude is so profound, so powerful. When you experience the energy of gratitude, do not do it mentally, do it from the heart in a full-body way, the way you experience eating a wonderful piece of chocolate. As it dissolves in your mouth you might even giggle a little and wiggle your shoulders as you say, “Mmm, mmm, this is good.” When you are grateful with your whole body, it will be very clear to you whether you are being grateful for something you are excited about or whether the feeling in your body is fear that it might be taken away.
Say you have a wonderful partner, lover, or friend, and you say, “I’m so grateful for this person, what a joy and blessing they are. It’s a privilege to experience this person.” Or you might think, “I’m so grateful that finally I have a good friend who understands me. I don’t know what I would do without them. It would be a vast void in my heart if they ever went away.”
You can see where the mind/ego is feigning gratitude, when it really fears losing this person. When you catch yourself moving toward the “no,” the fear, make sure you are nurturing the Inner Child who is most likely playing the game of gratitude, feeling relieved so they don’t have to be without. Reassure the Inner Child that they are safe and secure.
You will know that gratitude is really coming from your higher-self if you can say, “I’m so grateful for this person, and if they went away and I could no longer be connected to them, I would miss them and be in great gratitude for the time we had together.” You’ll feel the difference. Play a little with where the gratitude is coming from, the “yes” or the “no.”
If you find you are moving toward the “no,” another way to get to the true vibration of gratitude, with no resistance, is through the appreciation of beauty. Look around and appreciate the colors, the light, or nature. When you appreciate beauty, there is rarely any resistance, any “no.” If you catch yourself in the “no,” hold off in doing the gratitude practice and cultivate the practice of looking at things that are beautiful. That will help you get to the “yes” in your gratitude.