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Gratitude Highlights

listening as an act of love

The voices in our community are always so powerful. As perpetual 'experimentors', we are testing out a page to share the wisdom, vulnerability and empowerment we are witness to through the interactions we have with so many of you.  We are calling this project: listening as an act of love. We are listening and hope to create a space where you all feel you can express what is coming up from the heart. And sometimes, the plants are doing the speaking too - if we all could just be OPEN to LISTENING to them too!!

 
  HiveQuest's gratitude practice:  The HiveQuest team has begun the practice of pulling a gratitude blooming card to start each weekly team video meeting. Each week a different team member pulls a card, collecting energy from the rest of the team to guide their choice. We take a moment to allow each person to reflect on what the card says to them, and how it might connect to the work they are doing. It helps us connect with each other at the start of each meeting, creates a space for a shared experience, and has often been quite enlightening in how it guides our process.

HiveQuest's gratitude practice: The HiveQuest team has begun the practice of pulling a gratitude blooming card to start each weekly team video meeting. Each week a different team member pulls a card, collecting energy from the rest of the team to guide their choice. We take a moment to allow each person to reflect on what the card says to them, and how it might connect to the work they are doing. It helps us connect with each other at the start of each meeting, creates a space for a shared experience, and has often been quite enlightening in how it guides our process.

   White Bellflower    How do you currently give and receive gratitude in your life? What would you like to gain from a group gratitude journey? Part of gratitude is to be willing to gracefully receive gratitude from others too - what are some of your own strengths that others say they appreciate about you?

White Bellflower

How do you currently give and receive gratitude in your life? What would you like to gain from a group gratitude journey? Part of gratitude is to be willing to gracefully receive gratitude from others too - what are some of your own strengths that others say they appreciate about you?

Ciaran describes his experience using our Gratitude Blooming Card deck!
  Liz's gratitude awareness   In this moment, I'm feeling a deep respect for the process...the journey...the ebb and flow...seasons...transitions...moon cycles...  It feels good to sit back, breathe it all in, and just be with what is now. Knowing that what has past and what will come are all a part of the journey.   What a beautiful journey it is

Liz's gratitude awareness

In this moment, I'm feeling a deep respect for the process...the journey...the ebb and flow...seasons...transitions...moon cycles...

It feels good to sit back, breathe it all in, and just be with what is now. Knowing that what has past and what will come are all a part of the journey. 

What a beautiful journey it is

  Bernie's gratitude story: Play & imagination   I feel grateful for my creativity and imagination, my playful inner child. I feel grateful for my love of dancing and sense of fun. The world would be a little less fun and less interesting.

Bernie's gratitude story: Play & imagination

I feel grateful for my creativity and imagination, my playful inner child. I feel grateful for my love of dancing and sense of fun. The world would be a little less fun and less interesting.

  Sunflowers after Van Gogh   What arises when you think about how reverence and gratitude are connected?

Sunflowers after Van Gogh

What arises when you think about how reverence and gratitude are connected?

  Lisette's gratitude story: Reverence   I feel reverence for my dreams. I am a big believer in messages in dreams. I have had some powerful dreams lately. Last night was one of them. I took time this morning to reflect on the message...

Lisette's gratitude story: Reverence

I feel reverence for my dreams. I am a big believer in messages in dreams. I have had some powerful dreams lately. Last night was one of them. I took time this morning to reflect on the message...

     ...I took the image of the sunflowers and found a picture that also represents dreams.

 

...I took the image of the sunflowers and found a picture that also represents dreams.

  All Shall Be Well Rose   Have you noticed or expressed gratitude to someone who has shown their vulnerability to you? Have you been willing to show your vulnerability to others?

All Shall Be Well Rose

Have you noticed or expressed gratitude to someone who has shown their vulnerability to you? Have you been willing to show your vulnerability to others?

  Nayad's gratitude story: Vulnerability   It is quite rare for me to completely let go and be vulnerable. This year I've been learning about the importance of being your raw self, even when it's dark and messy and chaotic.

Nayad's gratitude story: Vulnerability

It is quite rare for me to completely let go and be vulnerable. This year I've been learning about the importance of being your raw self, even when it's dark and messy and chaotic.

  Dancing Daisies   If you were to simplify your life, what would you choose to keep?

Dancing Daisies

If you were to simplify your life, what would you choose to keep?

  AR's gratitude story: Simplicity   My cat recently was deathly ill and she is finally just recovering. But as she ages, I am appreciating spending time with her more and more. I know that there will be a day in the near future that I will have to say goodbye, so for now, I'm appreciating the simple things; watching her sleep, her purr, her attitude and sitting quietly with her...This is the first thing that came to mind for me with this card; the simplicity of companionship with my cat. 

AR's gratitude story: Simplicity

My cat recently was deathly ill and she is finally just recovering. But as she ages, I am appreciating spending time with her more and more. I know that there will be a day in the near future that I will have to say goodbye, so for now, I'm appreciating the simple things; watching her sleep, her purr, her attitude and sitting quietly with her...This is the first thing that came to mind for me with this card; the simplicity of companionship with my cat. 

  Arlene's gratitude story   Sometimes a picture can say a 1000 words. I'm still both struggling and overflowing with gratitude for my little soul mate who passed away this year. He was my sun, my moon, my art, my life. So grateful and so broken too!

Arlene's gratitude story

Sometimes a picture can say a 1000 words. I'm still both struggling and overflowing with gratitude for my little soul mate who passed away this year. He was my sun, my moon, my art, my life. So grateful and so broken too!

  Self-care   reminding Allium triquetrum   What can you do today (and everyday) to show yourself some love?

Self-care reminding Allium triquetrum

What can you do today (and everyday) to show yourself some love?

  What can you do today to show yourself some love?    What if water was a magical elixir that could heal whatever is ailing you? Imagine drinking more of this elixir today and see what you notice.

What can you do today to show yourself some love? 

What if water was a magical elixir that could heal whatever is ailing you? Imagine drinking more of this elixir today and see what you notice.