Apparently I asked the right question yesterday! Thank you for all your open-hearted replies. I learned quite a bit from each of you, and it raised a whole new list of questions for me.
How do you let go of fear so you can enjoy the adventure?
Do we need to suffer? Is it unavoidable? How do we respond to it? As a Teacher? A Betrayer?
What is my body trying to tell me through pain, illness, injury? Is it a source of Guidance?
How do I experience intuition in my body?
Can I really find everything I need by looking within for guidance?
What is the balance between looking within and seeking help from others?
How do I know when to turn to others for guidance?
Food for thought. You're welcome to comment on any and all of the above questions, AND...your "official" Crown Chakra question today is...
Do you bargain with the Divine? Do you complain to the Divine more than you express gratitude?
I have a daily gratitude practice. Each night I offer a decade of the rosary for all the blessings of the day, those I noticed and those I didn't. I then name my "five favorite blessings" for the day and dwell on those in gratitude. Lastly, I pray the rosary for all those who have nothing to be grateful for today, and for those who have no-one to pray for them.
I wouldn't say I was a naturally grateful person, but the practice does keep me from complaining. As for bargaining, I don't think I do that. If I do, it's very subtle and I haven't caught myself at it yet!