Being in Gratitude

This month Rick and I were fortunate to spend a week with wounded warriors during our Warrior Resiliency Retreat. To put it mildly, when you work with warriors in a healing setting, you have the opportunity to witness deep and courageous healing. Our warriors have the unique skills of being able to slay dragons and restore faith right before your eyes and they are the bravest and most committed people I know.

Throughout the week we were both in awe of their courage and were constantly in a place of gratitude. Grateful to witness their healing and to be along side of them walking on this life journey.

This got me thinking about gratitude and its immense power in opening the heart.

Simply sitting in gratitude and allowing yourself to perceive your life with a humble presence and just being thankful can be a doorway to great healing.

No need to make lists or go through all of the details in your mind. Sit in it the way you would sit in the sunlight or along side a river. Listen, Breathe, Feel, Quiet Your Mind and welcome in gratitude. Feel it and let it surround you.

Any healing feeling can be appreciated by letting it surround you and by humbling yourself in the moment.

Often when we have opportunities to be of service or go out of our normal routine to help someone, we can feel this beautiful feeling. We feel connected and literally feel full. We are grateful for our own ability to be kind and to care. This is how service fills our souls and these are gifts that our warriors give to us.

Take a moment and connect with gratitude.

Life may not always be the way we want it to be but there is always something, someone or some aspect of your life to be grateful for. The more we can stay in gratitude the more we can give love, receive love and stay connected to ourselves in a deep and powerful way.

Lauren Monroe Allen


Lauren Monroe Allen, MA, LMT is a healing intuitive, teacher, author and musician. A wife, mother and co-founder of the Raven Drum Foundation and Project Resiliency, she brings her life-long knowledge of spiritual healing and energy medicine practice to wounded warriors, teens, and communities in crisis.

One thought on “Being in Gratitude

  1. Hi guys… i was just listening to the “risk taking” radio chat…loved it. Ive been a fan of Rick for 20 years now and for a long time i thought that his determination somehow healed any dark places in his soul. Like, its enough if you put your mind to something. Obviously its not and thats a good thing. I rather go through years of personal growth and prosses my feeling instead of beliving in this “one thing” that can make it all better. Never was a determind person ๐Ÿ™‚ i do it in small doses ๐Ÿ™‚
    So thanks for a great show. I love the Universe for bringing you too (Lauren & Rick) together and wish you all the best! <3 <3

    I hope you understand what im talking about… Im from Israel and im a great writer in Hebrew…not so much when i need to put my Hebrew thoughts in English and all its grammer ๐Ÿ˜› but as you said the language will come so i gave it a try :-)))

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