The Role of Gratitude in Your Life Plan

26 Aug

As those of you who have read either Your Soul’s Plan or Your Soul’s Gift know, the vast majority of what we plan prior to birth is planned not as a certainty, but rather as a possibility or probability. Whether a particular possibility or probability actualizes is determined by our free will decisions. In other words, the pre-birth planning we do creates what can be conceptualized as a vast, elaborate flow chart. What is a flow chart? It’s a series of decision points. If you do A, then X happens. If you do B, then Y happens. The plans we create before we come into body constitute a flow chart so immense as to be beyond human comprehension.

The timelines in the flow chart vary greatly in their degree of arduousness. The higher vibrational timelines have more happiness, peace, joy, abundance, and ease than the lower vibrational timelines, which contain much more suffering. One way to place yourself on higher vibrational timelines is to align with Love, which is your true nature. You can do this by asking in any (or every) moment, “What would Love do now?”

Another very powerful way to activate higher vibrational timelines is through the conscious use of gratitude. Before I explore how that works, I’ll first discuss the nature of suffering.

Suffering occurs when you resist something. The more you resist, the greater your suffering. When you resist a life challenge – let’s say one you planned before you were born – you’re giving a big, energetic “NO!” to the Universe. The Universe doesn’t understand that you intend to say no only to the challenge. Instead, the Universe takes your no as a global no: a no to abundance; a no to love; a no to physical health; a no to spiritual clarity, and so on. The Universe hears you saying no to all the blessings it wants to bring to you.

You’ve probably heard the expression, “When it rains, it pours.” This expression is a great description of someone in a state of resistance. At first something minor goes wrong (it begins to “rain”). The person then goes into a state of resistance to the “rain,” which gives an energetic “NO!” to the Universe. Blessings of all sorts then stop coming into the person’s experience and major things start to go wrong (it begins to “pour”). This is why it’s so very important to eliminate resistance.

Gratitude is a simple, easy, fast, and effective way to do that. The vibration of gratitude and the vibration of resistance are fundamentally incompatible frequencies. You cannot be in a state of gratitude and a state of resistance at one and the same time. So, if you’d like to stop saying “NO!” to everything you want, think of something – anything – that is positive in your life. Allow the feeling of gratitude to arise. The great thing about the conscious use of gratitude is that the gratitude does not have to be in regard to something big; rather, it can be for something as small as the sound of the birds chirping or the way the sun feels on your skin. This is why gratitude is a fast and easy tool to use.

The consistent, conscious use of gratitude will activate the higher vibrational timelines in your pre-birth plan. These are the timelines your soul hopes you will find, the timelines toward which your nonphysical guides and teachers are always steering you.

15 Responses to “The Role of Gratitude in Your Life Plan”

  1. shmootoo August 26, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

    How often do we see or hear to “count our blessings”, and how many people actually do that? I started doing that some years ago just by making a mental list of all the positives in my life every morning before getting up, eg. having a warm cosy bed, a roof over my head, food in the fridge, etc. simple things we usually take for granted. It then becomes a habit during the day to appreciate eg, the beauty of a flower in the garden, feeling a cool gentle breeze, etc. I am now a much happier person than ever before, and healthier too, for I also express gratitude for my wonderful body.
    It works in other ways too, eg. appreciate, ie. express gratitude,for the many positive aspects of your spouse, your children, your job, and your whole perspective changes and life just flows easier. Expressing gratitude and appreciation becomes easier, and comes naturally with time, so that you will feel wonderfully blessed for even the simplest things in life.

  2. allysoally August 27, 2019 at 11:00 am #

    Your work and the work of others has helped me understand the greatest suffering of my life. When my son passed, somehow I did not resist, though I was in incredible pain. Without knowing consciously, I felt it was part of a bigger plan for our highest good.
    I still have bouts of intense sorrow when I think about the times we had together on the Earth plane but I have been able to work through my grief just knowing where he is.
    He has been and still is one of my greatest teachers.
    I try to express gratitude on a daily basis but I still have some stumbling blocks, like when finances are limited. It feels like the final frontier to my higher vibration. 🙂

    • Sandie August 27, 2019 at 10:02 pm #

      I am so grateful to you for sharing with me Thankyou so much

  3. dinwin1989 August 27, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

    Reblogged this on dineshvijayakumar.

  4. joy August 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

    Wonderful article!!! Tks so much for sharing it.
    Joy
    Much creative bliss comin at ya!!

    • Ben Riggs & lee Thornton August 27, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

      This is the best summary of how planning, free will, and gratitude interact that I have ever seen. We have these discussions in our IANDS groups all the time, and it’s a big source of confusion. This article really helps.

  5. Carol Curcio August 27, 2019 at 7:22 pm #

    When I’m in gratitude I find it impossible to be angry. I often try to switch to thinking of small things I’m grateful for when I can sense I’m getting upset or angry about something.
    It’s helped me tremendously. Thanks Robert for the great reminders. It helps us all more than you’ll ever know

  6. Nina August 27, 2019 at 9:43 pm #

    This article came just in time, Thank you! I appreciate it very much and it’s lifted a great weight off my heart!

  7. Sandie August 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm #

    I am so grateful for your writing It has given me great hope and faith I am grateful for you Thankyou so much

  8. Bogets friend (@Boget201178) August 27, 2019 at 11:30 pm #

    I found this very interesting and I’d like to hear some more examples of how we say no, without realizing we are continuing a trend we don’t really want to continue. I am looking forward to your next book whenever and whatever it may be.

  9. Mary Wimberley August 29, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

    Robert,
    I love your emails that speak of simple, direct courses of action we can take to align ourselves with our souls plan. I hardly ever read my “subscription” emails but always read yours. Your two books have been a great gift to me and have helped me view my life differently. I understand the purpose of certain events and choices better now. Thanks for all you do!
    Mary

  10. yoursoulsplan September 20, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

    [I, Rob Schwartz, am posting the comment below on behalf of Bob, whose story I share in my first book.]

    I am Bob, and I am honored to be in Robert’s first book. I am blind, and
    so my soul’s plan is more complicated, as my blindness was caused by a
    hospital error of giving me too much oxygen in the incubator, as I was
    born prematurely and weighed 1lb 14oz. I was born in 1949.

    Robert is a truly kind person. when his book came out, he spent hours
    reading the entire book to me over the phone. I know of nobody who has
    ever made such an effort to include me, since I was in the book.

    My life is lonely at times, and as I get older, I need more help to
    manage. I have helpers who I hire to work with me, a occasionally, a
    volunteer. Robert’s talk about gratitude is so important, and I find that
    when I stop and think of how lucky I am to have the helpers I do, and how
    grateful I am to them, it makes me feel much better, much happier, and the
    day goes by in a much more enjoyable way.

    Gratitude is so important, and can really make us feel better about life.

    Thank you, Robert, for bringing up this topic, and writing such a
    beautiful piece.

    I wanted to mention that the biography Robert about me in Your Soul’s Plan is one of the best I ever
    read. It is totally accurate.

    • Steve September 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm #

      Thank you, Bob (and Robert!) for sharing your story. I’ve listened to it numerous times and it always brings encouragement, enlightenment, and awe. Would cherish the opportunity to provide any assistance needed beyond what you currently have, relative to geographic considerations. Thanks again for your willingness to share. Steve

  11. Kristi Madsen October 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm #

    Wow! Thank You! Sounds easy enough, so of course it’s the best way so due to my terrible human nature I would have fed that monster. Why is it that we always take the hard way around, when the two options are always there. What would make me chose the wrong path every time, when I would have given anything for my life to be better and feel, love, joy and happiness. I have not been able to have any of that as hard as I try to stay positive?

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