This Week's Quotation:
Love is the way to walk in gratitude. And let your gratitude make room for all who will be freed with you: the sick, the weak, the needy and afraid, and those who mourn a seeming loss or feel apparent pain, who suffer cold or hunger, or who walk the way of hatred and the path of death. Walk then, in gratitude, the way of love.
~ A Course in Miracles, Lesson 195
Anchored in Gratitude
Wishing you bountiful blessings this day we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. How perfect that Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday—a day the ancient Babylonians designated a Jupiter day. (The Babylonians adopted a seven-day week due to the moon’s cycle and to correlate each day to the seven classical planets.)
Jupiter’s energy will amplify whatever is the focus of our attention. Therefore, when we have an attitude of gratitude, it sets up a powerful field of auspicious energy. So let us sing a song of thankfulness each day in honor of the spark of divinity that animates all living things.
Now is always the best time to express thanks. We can choose to live as the spiritually empowered beings we all are. We can keep faith in the miraculous power of Love. When I find myself in a funk, I focus on all the beauty in my life. I reaffirm my commitment to be kind and compassionate to others, creative, courageous, and vision driven. Most of all, I give thanks for all the abundant godsends that bless my life.
May you enjoy celebrating all the wondrous ways you are blessed this Thanksgiving!
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We, the authors of this blog, dedicate it to the transparent exploration of the world's sacred scripture and enlightened spiritual thought. We believe that the original inspiration of all faiths comes from a common source, named and revered in a myriad of ways. With that understanding, the innumerable symbols, beliefs, and practices of faith cease to divide. They become open windows to a common reality that inspires and unifies us. We find deeper insight and nourishment in our own faith and from the expression of faith from others.
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