Receiving the Gift

 Life is exquisite in its generosity. Every day is filled with gifts. Yet people go through the day unknowingly judging and rejecting the continuous stream of gifts, never realizing that the salve for their deepest sorrow or the truth of their souls purpose is right at hand.

Gifts abound but we miss them because not all gifts parade about in gaudy wrapping with bows and your name on the tag. Many gifts come in strange packages of ugliness, frustration, meanness, or heartbreak. They come at the “wrong time” or from the “wrong person.”

Today we discuss how you notice the gifts that come in strange packages disguised as the hardships of life and then, how you open them. Not all gifts come addressed to your mind. Some must be opened and interpreted by the wisdom of the heart, some by the wisdom of the body, and some can only be understood by the wisdom of spirit. What we must learn to live fully is to open and receive the gifts life offers and then to live in gratitude.

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About Christina Pratt…

Shamanic teacher and author, Christina is a skilled shamanic healer who weaves her authentic shamanic experience, extensive training, and experience with shamans from Ecuador, Nepal, Tibet, and Africa into her contemporary practice. She has been in practice for 20 years, specializing in soul retrieval healings, soul part integration, and ancestral healing. She is the director of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, Oregon.

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