This is a past post from The Rainbow Heart, by Barbara Marie Babish on the date:  Sept. 14, 2010


view front yard 2I was just outside this morning and the sun is still not shining.  It has been quite a few days and I miss the sun.  I like the sun.  I need the sun.  As I was pondering this, I realized that I can have the sun in my heart when ever I want it. It felt good to know this.

As I walked along the path to feed the kittens and cats I noticed that it was actually pretty nice out.  It was very quiet and peaceful.  It was the kind of peace that they talk about in the Bible, the peace that surpasses all understanding.  The stillness was magical.  The scent of the air was clean and fresh.  It felt warm and comforting and I felt connected to it all in a new way.

Gratitude started to fill me.  Looking around me in all four directions, I raised my hands to God, in gratitude for all that I have.  I thanked the east, the south, the west and the north for adding their energies to my life.  I thanked the horses, the cats, the kittens and the dogs for all that they hold for me.  Each one of them has taught me lessons about myself, about them and about God.

As my heart began to overflow with love and gratitude I looked all around me.  I could see land, trees, and hills for miles and miles.  God has given this to me.  God has given this to all of us.  Even if I do not personally own it all, God has given it to me to enjoy and to use for the highest good of all.  It is all here for me and for you.

I feel very blessed to share this moment with you all.  I am honored to hold this space of gratitude.  I wonder how often we take what we have for granted.  Do we just continue to want more and more without really seeing what we already have?

This morning’s experience has brought me to the realization that I have not taken care of the things that I do have.  I have so much that just sits and gets dusty or dirty.  Today I will start the big “clean out” session.   Boxes galore will fill my home and in each box will be many things I treasured in the past.  It is time to pass them on and receive new treasures that I will take care of.  I will pick and choose my treasures more carefully because I know I can just enjoy them in the stores and I do not have to bring them all home.

The best part of all of this, is that I can just look out my front window and feel totally abundant  when I can see for miles and miles what God has created for me and for us all.  My heart is full.

Have YOU had a similar experience that you would like to share?  I would love to hear about it!

Barbara Marie

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