Be grateful for everything that happens to you. Everything–the negatives, the positives, the karma, the calamities–because they are teachers, they are lessons. And if things aren’t going right, praise God for letting them go wrong to remind you that there is some adjustment you have to make in order to get on with your spiritual progress.
We are all on a path of initiation. Earth is a schoolroom, and we are intended to graduate from that schoolroom. The lessons we learn along life’s way are what propel us from one grade to the next.
Yet isn’t it true that we have all faced situations in life where we couldn’t see a single reason why we should praise God? It is important to realize that anything coming at you–whether it’s Mars or a Mack truck, whether it’s your mother-in-law or your manager–is energy coming your way. Bless the messenger who delivers that bundle of energy and then take the energy out of the seemingly negative matrix. Reclaim it and transmute it into something positive.
Don’t wait until you have your full and final victory over life’s challenges to be happy, to rejoice, to give praise and blessings to life. Praising God and being grateful every day is a key to the victory of your soul. -Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet: Creative Abundance: Key to Spiritual and Material Prosperity