By Dr. Cristy Cali

Click aqui para español- >Gratitud

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

-   James 1:2-5 New International Version (NIV)

This biblical passage really spoke to me because many of us are experiencing cycles of challenges and uncomfortable periods, which ultimately stimulate growth. If you are experiencing difficulties in your life at this time, there is a very simple, yet powerful way to shift your perception and regain the energy and vitality you seek.

Here is the secret: gratitude.

Our suffering is never in vain when we understand that every single challenge is an opportunity for growth and transformation. The word transformation requires reformation and the breaking down of older patterns in an effort to create new ones. This can be uncomfortable, painful, and all-around stressful if we forget to remember the Divine power that lives within us. Good always has the potential to rise out of all suffering.

Remember this holiday season that the Spirit of Christ and Divine Love lives through you always. Nothing can take that away from you. I am here to remind you of this very important fact so that next time you feel broken and wish to cry out in prayer “why?” as if you were a victim of circumstances, instead, say, “thank you” as Jesus gave thanks for the opportunity to exemplify a life in the image of God, despite all He experienced.  

When you consciously change your behavior for the greater good, the patterns that make up who you are also change on a quantum and molecular level, including our own DNA.

Science now reveals that our DNA renews itself every two months. All the cells within your brain renew within one year. Your epidermis (skin) renews itself every month. And so on and so on.

You can change everything about yourself, transform your being for the better by elevating how you think and act. As above, so below. Elevate your thoughts and you will elevate your life.

So long as you are conscious of your Divine Power and connection to the Universe, you will always have the ability to instantly be at peace and show others the way there.

Cristy Cali




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