I Am Grateful Every Day

indexI know how easy it is to get sidetracked with thinking about all the things that aren’t going right in your life, that oftentimes we overlook the good stuff.  Life is full of little blessings.  I bet that if you started counting up these blessings, both big and small, you would probably be astonished to discover that there are more positive things working in your life than negative.  And these positive things don’t necessarily have to do with money.

Whenever I find myself becoming overwhelmed, stressed out, or thinking “poor me” thoughts (you know–the pity party line), I try to call someone I know who has it much worse than me.  There’s plenty of people out there who are jobless, homeless, starving, or critically ill.  Visualizing yourself in their shoes, even for a second, is a stark reality check.  It quickly puts things into perspective.  You can’t help but find yourself feeling grateful for what little troubles you have been dealt in comparison.gratitude

The other day my good friend Judy, who has a pure heart of gold, gave me a Gratitude Journal.  I found it really does help to sit down and make a list of things that make you happy and that you are grateful for, like your friends, your family, your health, having a job, being alive, a moment of peace, feeling loved.  Even if you have only one person in your life who loves you, then you are truly blessed.  Not every person’s life is going to be a stroll down Easy Street.  Expect that there will be obstacles along the path, which is what soul learning is all about.  But also know it won’t last forever.  You will survive.  Instead, embrace a feeling of gratitude that you even exist to be a part of this journey on this amazing planet we call Earth.

When I’m away from home, especially in a third world country,  I am grateful for a good bed, working plumbing, a hot shower, and a good meal.  These are all things we take for granted.  You never really appreciate these little things until you have to give it up or they aren’t available to you—especially loved ones.  Today, back in my office,  I was grateful for my software programmer giving me a break, the tech support guy who worked on my printer not giving up, my neighbor wanting to make sure I wasn’t going to be alone on Thanksgiving, and no California snow or cold weather.   There is so much more that I am grateful for, it would fill a book (or a journal).   Thank you, Judy!  We can even be grateful for being able to get out of bed in the morning.  We think of the American Thanksgiving Holiday as THE day to give thanks when thanksgiving should really be every day.  I am even grateful if you read this and it reminded you, even if in the smallest way, of what is really important in life.

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”

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Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor of the Trinfinity8 technology, and author of the book, Fractals of God.

The Art of Timeline Jumping

jumping-timelinesThere are days when you look at the continuing turmoil, war and violence on Planet Earth and you think to yourself, “Please, beam me up Scotty!” There’s got to be a more peaceful and loving planet in the universe with which to do our soul work. However challenging Earth may be in navigating one’s spiritual growth, there are times you will find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the obstacles and wondering at the alternatives.

Being human, I’ve had such days.  Haven’t we all? I often meditate on it to get some answers or insight. On one recent contemplation, I received the clear message that I could “timeline jump.” The term sounded familiar, but I wasn’t clear on the particulars of what it entails or how it works. It was time for a little Google research on the subject.

Some interesting stuff came up. It appears that whenever there is an increase in chaotic events, there is a convergence of multiple timelines. As the Quantum world already knows—time in space are non-linear. The past, present and future can be happening simultaneously on different timelines. Where scientists recently confirmed their suspicion that multi-universes can exist simultaneously, it’s not such a great quantum leap to realize that so can timelines–and new ones are being created all the time.

For the last few decades, many of those who could foresee into the future, saw only a blank wall after the year 2012. Because of this, prophets, seers, psychics, even military remote viewers, began to believe it must herald the end of the world or some doomsday event. The Mayan Calendar seemed to support this assumption with its 2012 prophesies. But then something interesting happened. Towards the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011, before we could even see how the prophesies of 2012 might play out, some of those same seers started to see future events again. The timeline wall was suddenly gone. Poof!

This is where the concept/theory of timeline jumping comes into question. Was there a convergence of multiple timelines at that point and many of us automatically timeline jumped into a more hopeful alternative world we had created for ourselves, leaving the old timeline behind where perhaps there was some type of doomsday event? Maybe as a human collective, we raised our consciousness sufficiently enough to make that vibrational ascension-like transition or timeline jump. If so, I would like to think we are getting better at it, practicing until it becomes a conscious effortless process.

So how does one consciously timeline jump–as an individual–from a less disastrous timeline to one that has greater positivity and promise? Author, Tom Kenyon suggests that five fundamental principles of intentionality are involved:

1) You identify the timeline you wish to move into. (A good example is a timeline where there is no more war and humans can live in peace.)
2) You shift your vibrational state to match the timeline. (This, of course, entails a transcendence of the fear of jumping into the unknown.)
3) You lock in the vibrational state so it does not waver. (You practice feeling loving kindness and gratitude for being in this new timeline.)
4) You take an action that is an expression of the new timeline. (How about get rid of any weapons you might possess? A peaceful more loving world wouldn’t need such items.)
5) Persevere despite evidence to the contrary.

I love to experiment, so I gave the process a shot to see what would happen if I tried to move into a more peaceful timeline.  I practiced loving gratitude and appreciation for those in my life causing conflict and saw loving cooperation between all parties. Then I decided to send letters of gratitude and appreciation to those either creating the obstacles or those somehow involved in the conflict. Just to clarify–this was not a “thank you for creating my obstacles” type letter, but instead a letter thanking them for all they had done, or were doing, that was helpful and positive.

I felt an immediate shifting after doing this simple exercise—lighter, more optimistic and definitely more hopeful. I’m still working on step #5 – perseverance, which seems like a tough one. I’m not delusional. I realize the art of timeline jumping doesn’t necessarily happen overnight, but one has to start somewhere. It’s baby steps. I also realize that as paradoxical as it may seem it is quite possible to live a separate timeline, having a different experience of life than those around you. You can be in a total loving kindness and bliss place, and they may seem to be in utter turmoil.

Today I got a response back from one of those gratitude letters I sent and learned it had really made their day and they, in turn, were very appreciative. Maybe they can timeline jump with me. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on my progress.

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Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor, and author of the new book, Fractals of God.