Day 23 of 28 days Magical Challenge.
I just loved this one!!
It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person – beguiled, enchanted.”Marry Ellen Chase
If someone had told me a few years back to be grateful for the air that I breathe, I would have thought the person was crazy. It wouldn’t have made a bit of sense to me; why on earth would anyone be grateful for the air they breathe?
But has my life changed from using gratitude, the things that I took for granted or didn’t give a second thought about became an absolute miracle to me. I went from sweating the small stuff in my little world and day-to-day life, to opening my eyes and thinking about the bigger picture and wonder of the Universe.
As the great scientist Newton said, “When I look at the solar system, I see the Earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.”
Those words made me think more and more about the bigger picture. It’s not an accident that there’s a protective atmosphere surrounding us, and that beyond it there0s no air or oxygen. It’s not an accident that the trees give off oxygen so that our atmosphere s continually replenished. It’s not an accident that our solar system is perfectly placed, and that if it were anywhere else in the galaxy we would most likely be devastated by cosmic radiation. There are thousands of parameters and ratios that support life on Earth; all of them are on a knife-edge, and their fine-tuning is so critical that a fraction of a difference is any of these parameters and ratios would make life unlivable on planet Earth. It is difficult to believe any of these things could have happened by accident. It would seem that they are perfectly designed, perfectly placed, perfectly balanced, for us!
When the realization hits you that all of these things might not be an accident and that the balance of every microscopic element surrounding Earth and on Earth is in perfect harmony to support us, you will feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for life, because all of it has been done to sustain you!
The magical air that you breathe is not an accident of a fluke of nature. When you think about the enormity of what had to take place in the Universe for us to have air, and you then take a breath, breathing air into your body becomes breathtaking in every sense of the word!
We take on the breath after another and never give a thought to the fact that there is always air for us to breathe. Yet oxygen is one of the most plentiful elements in our body, and as we breathe, it feeds every cell in our body so that we can continue to live. The most precious gift of our life is air because, without it, none of us would last more than a few minutes.
In ancient teachings it is said that when a person reaches the point of being deeply grateful for the air that they breathe, their gratitude will have reaches the new level of power, and they will have become the true alchemist, who can effortlessly turn every part of their life into gold!
Magic Practice Number 23
The Magical Air That You Breathe
1. Count Your Blessings: Make a list of the blessings. Write why you are grateful. Reread your list, and at the end of each blessing say thank you, thank you, thank you, and feel as grateful for that blessing as you can.
2. Five times today, stop and think about the glorious air that you breathe. Take five breaths, and feel the feeling of the air moving inside your body, and feel the joy of breathing it out.
3. After you have taken the five breaths, say the magic words: Thank you for the magical air that I breathe. Be as grateful as you can for the precious, life-giving air that you breathe.
4. Just before you go to sleep tonight hold your Magic Rock in one hand, and say the magic words, thank you, for the best thing that happened during the day.
Reference: The Magic- Rhonda Byrne