Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether or not you live in the U.S. or celebrate Thanksgiving, gratitude has been clearly demonstrated to bring positive benefits for mind, body, emotion, and spirit.

Did you know that gratitude is the fastest way to bring your body into physiological coherence?

Physiological coherence is a state in which all non-stress-related body functions operate more effectively because they are guided by messages of calm and inner peace that originate from the heart. The natural heart rhythms that result from positive emotions guide the body into a greater state of harmony and cooperation physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

This Thanksgiving, this message is especially potent, because outer planets Neptune and Saturn are bringing us important information about how the heart and body must work together to bring greater balance.

Specifically, Saturn is forming a 90-degree square to Neptune that lasts about two years and is exact for the first time today–November 26 2015.

Saturn brings our attention to the work we do, along with the habits and patterns we have of engaging with our daily lives. Neptune helps us remember the bigger picture–why we do what we do, and the need to bring love more fully onto the Earth plane.

You may have noticed a shift taking place in your life and work in recent weeks. You may find yourself experiencing confusion about what you are doing and why. You may find yourself in situations that ask you to remember your purpose and what is truly important. You may feel yourself being asked to step into greater authenticity and bring more heart to what you do.

All of this is the universe’s way of inviting you to bring more “bigger picture” or spiritual/divine/love energy into your physical presence here on Earth. It is a perfect time to bring more consciousness and presence into what you create.

The practice of gratitude helps you, in a very physical way, allow your heart to guide more of your choices.

Saturn squaring Neptune is one of many cycles continually unfolding in our lives, helping us to heal and evolve in different ways. When you choose in any given moment to align with the highest possibilities for yourself and all beings, you are always on the path of evolution and the fulfillment of your soul’s purpose.

To learn more about natural cycles of healing and evolution, check out my book Cycles of Healing: Personal Transformation in Relationship to a Living Cosmos. It makes a great holiday gift!

Have a wonderful thanks-giving holiday today and every day! I am GRATEFUL for YOU!