Finding the Blessings: The Blessings Already Are
By John Morton, D.S.S.
Have you ever had a moment when you realized that everything in your life is a blessing? Even the most challenging situations are blessings too? Have you ever considered that you are the blessings in your challenges?
Everything in our lives is presented to us in some way as a blessing, including the nature of ourselves. When we choose to love, accept, and cooperate with whatever is presented to us, then we are relating to everything as blessings.
What is a blessing? For me, blessings mean greater good. Goodness already exists within you and me, in everyone, and in the world around us. Goodness is a given. It is who we are.
Along with the goodness present now is greater good yet to become. So we always have an opportunity to realize the greater good, to realize the blessings that already are. It can be a turning point in your life when you decide, “My life is going to be about the greater good, about finding the blessings.” It’s simply a matter of how you choose to look at each situation and yourself.
I refer to ten blessings identified by John-Roger, D.S.S. — loving, caring, sharing, health, wealth, happiness, prosperity, abundance, riches and touching. All these blessings, every single one and many more that relate to them, are present all the time. As we become more aware of the blessings, we then allow the blessings to manifest. That’s because the source of the blessings is always present.
It doesn’t matter to me what you call your source. You can call it God, Holy Spirit, Higher Power, Inner Master or whatever you like. The source of the blessings is an eternally loving presence within you that goes by all kinds of names. It breathes with you and walks with you. It already knows all about you and loves and adores you as you are. Everyone has this eternally loving source within them, including you.
You can realize the blessings when you accept, enjoy, and appreciate all the conditions in your life as somehow part of the great perfection on your path of awareness of who you truly are. So it’s up to each one of us to choose. It’s our choice to become more aware of the blessings that come from that loving source.
By accepting that the conditions in my life right now are perfect for me, I am choosing to trust that the blessings already are. Rather than thinking, “Oh, I made a big mistake,” or “This cannot be on my path,” or “This cannot be a blessing,” I see each experience as adding to me and my learning and growth. So I choose to accept that everything in my life is presented to me from my source for my greater good.
I’m not saying you have to like everything that you experience. I don’t like everything I experience. However, I’m suggesting that no matter what happens, something in each experience has value and often great value for us, more than we might first consider. So I encourage you not to draw your first conclusion about a situation or challenge. Be open as much as you can. The greater blessings are often something that we don’t initially see.
When I see challenges in this world that appear to defy the greater good or deny the blessings, I consider they are just ways of testing us to see if we will trust even more than we already have. At times, choosing the blessings can take tremendous courage, clarity and conviction. We may be called upon to be patient and endure more than we imagined we could. When we do, we can then discover our strength more fully and completely. We can find a greater love than we knew possible. With confidence and trust, we can then look to every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow and know our goodness even more.
Whenever a challenge is presented to us so we can choose to learn to be more loving and caring, to be more accepting and compassionate, to forgive more fully and completely. Perhaps we are simply learning to know we are the blessings, the ones already present regardless of conditions and the ones coming forward as we are patient and enduring with looking for the blessings.
How do we find the blessings? Through our trust in that eternally loving source by staying open to seeing the greater good. So when we are faced with any challenge, we can ask within to realize and be more aware of the blessings. In my experience, when I ask my source to help me understand and realize what is for the greater good, I am shown the blessings.
I find that the deepest, most meaningful aspects of my life are ones that may first appear to be ordinary and inconsequential. Maybe I realize what a blessing it is to have shoes on my feet and clothes on my back. Perhaps I’m aware that I have people who I care about and who care about me. Sometimes it’s as simple and as vital as, “I’m alive. I’m breathing. I’m here.”
The blessings already are, so take this moment to look for the good and seek the greater good yet to become.