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Gratefully Accepting Everything

By Shakti Parwha Kaur

Gratefully accepting everything that comes to us as a gift of God invokes a remarkably dynamic response from God. An "attitude of gratitude" invites and allows the power of God to work faster and easier to bless and heal us.

Try it for yourself. Whenever anything happens—good, bad, pleasant, unpleasant, desirable, undesirable—see it as something that God is doing. Then verbally express and affirm your gratitude. See what happens. At least have the faith to try it as an experiment. Even if someone does something lousy, thank God that it's not you doing it! The person doing the lousy thing has that lousy karma to deal with. How you respond becomes your karma.

[Excerpt from Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power]

Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa was Yogi Bhajan’s first student in the United States. He gave her the title of Divine Mother of 3HO.She has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1969. She is the author of Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power; Kundalini Postures and Poetry; and Marriage on the Spiritual Path: Mastering the Highest Yoga. She is a frequent movie-goer in the City of Angels.