Celebrating the Divine in Everything
Affirming Your Life
“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.”
— Eckhart Tolle
Affirmation: Today I will mindfully celebrate all my blessings, knowing that each positive thing is more proof of God’s presence and love.
A butterfly lands on your hand for a fleeting moment. You just finished reading Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life. Your best friend comments on how healthy you’re looking now that you’ve shifted to a primarily raw, plant-based diet.
All of these little things are — quite literally — a cause for celebration.
Reveling in the moment when positive things happen is an on-going opportunity to acknowledge the infinite good, and the infinite God, in our lives.
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise,” commands Psalms 98:4. Throughout the Bible, we’re told of celebrations marking everything from baptisms and weddings to feasts, dedicating the wall at Jerusalem, and Jesus’ birth.
“Celebration is central to all the Spiritual Disciplines,” writes Richard Foster in his book, Celebration of Discipline.
Celebrating the small things helps us stay in the moment; we become more mindful of seeking out the positive. And that which we seek, we find. Our joy is contagious; those around us, too, will start to discover delightful reasons to celebrate throughout their day. We strengthen the bonds within our spiritual community through celebrating together, honoring each other’s successes and growth.
There’s still another benefit to choosing to celebrate just about everything. The spiritual discipline of celebration itself is a form of thanksgiving. Science shows us that shifting into an attitude of gratitude actually prompts positive chemical changes in our brains and bodies. We can more easily release stress, boost heart health and lower blood pressure. We feel fewer aches and pains, heal more quickly and can enjoy deeper, more restful sleep.
When we expect to see the divine in everything, we will find it. That’s when we truly begin to live our lives in constant celebration, doing all things with great love.
Show yourself great love with an extended stay at Optimum Health Institute missions in San Diego and Austin. Celebrate with your spiritual community to link up with old friends, and make some wonderful new ones. Call us at (800) 224-2620 to book your reservation. Be sure to ask about our current promotional discounts.