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Awareness and Gratitude | 11/22/2005 | Talks by Brian Yeakey & Jim Gordon

JIM GORDON & BRIAN YEAKEY | AWARENESS & GRATITUDE | 11/22/2005

 

Monthly Focus ~ 

When I was young, I got a statement from Spirit, and that was, “Live one day at a time, one breath at a time. Live in the moment. Live in the now. Live in the Loving. Live it one day at a time, one breath at a time, and you will be Loving.” And I have found that if I hold that as my intention of the day and keep reminding myself of that, then my day stays peaceful, my day stays joyful. And I always am finding that place in my life where I can be in gratitude. -Jim Gordon

 

Full Excerpt ~ Brian Yeakey

Do a little three-minute meditation, where you get re-centered, refocused back into the soul that you are. And once you get connected back into that, that’s why today I said, “Pay attention. Are you aware of the Divine within you?”

Because, if you’re aware of it, all you have to do is keep refocusing back into that place and live in that place, as you move forward during the day. And at any time during the day that you are not experiencing yourself living in that place, do whatever you need to do to come back to that place. Take a break. If you can do it right in the middle of a conversation, you say, “Oh, I’m caught up in the conversation. Let me return once again to the seat of the soul and experience my own loving and that Oneness with God. And let me continue this conversation as I experience that Spirit within.”

Then, as you do that, your words become more of Loving. All of your expression, your actions, your thoughts, your deeds, everything really comes from that place of Living the Loving within you. So, you don’t even have to do this and remove yourself from what’s going on. You can do it right in the middle of doing something. All it is, what I’m trying to say, is truly that process of always coming back to the spiritualized center. To always come back to living that soul that you are.

 

Full Excerpt ~ Jim Gordon

It’s kind of nice to be in the quiet. It’s interesting. That’s gratitude. Quiet is gratitude. Gratitude is quiet. In that quietness is a state of gratitude, because it’s peace. 

We are always searching for peace. And it is really in the quiet that we are at peace, that we are in peace, that we can continue living in that peace. And in the midst of the quiet and the peace is a gratitude. 

It’s so interesting. God, in all of his aspects – Joy, Peace, Loving, Forgiveness, Acceptance – in all of those there is Gratitude. And I do believe that God created all of creation out of gratitude for the Loving that God Is, and the wanting to share that Loving with all. He, in gratitude for that Loving expression, created it to continue it. And I have found gratitude in every aspect of God, and the gratitude takes me into every aspect. Gratitude has never separated me, and isn’t a separate aspect; it is One with all of it. It is a thread that connects them all.

But the greater thread that connects all of the aspects of God is Loving. And that’s why when I walk the Path of Meditation, I walk it with loving and gratitude because they are one in the same. They are one in the same in many ways, in many of the dynamics of Loving is Gratitude, and in Gratitude’s dynamics is Loving.

So be aware that in that place of peace in your meditation, when things do become quiet and still and silent in that moment, just be in that. 

Don’t try to find out, “Well, what’s next,” or “Why has it got quiet,” or “What do I do now?” 

Just be in the stillness, because it’s in the stillness that you truly begin to find that Divine flow. 

So it’s in that stillness that you begin to hear that still, small Voice, that Audible Lifestream that is God calling the soul Home.

 

Monthly Focus “going Home work” ~

  1. Do 2.5 hours of daily meditation, and listen to the talk by Brian Yeakey & Jim Gordon titled: AWARENESS & GRATITUDE 11/22/2005 (link at the top of the page) 
  2. Listen to the guided meditation by Brian Yeakey titled: AWARENESS & GRATITUDE  11/22/2005 (link at the bottom of the page)
  3. Journal daily these three questions daily: 
  • What does this quote mean to you? “Live one day at a time, one breath at a time. Live in the moment. Live in the now. Live in the Loving. Live it one day at a time, one breath at a time, and you will be Loving.”
  • How can you bring GRATITUDE into your meditation and into your daily life?

And how can you be: “…always coming back to the spiritualized center. To always come back to living that soul that you are”?

Awareness and Gratitude | 11/22/2005 | Meditation by Brian Yeakey

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