Thanksgiving Prayer

TN Squash

Let us give thanks for the abundance that Mother Earth truly has bestowed upon us.  As you eat your holiday meal, appreciating family and friends, give thanks to All that has brought forth your food:  your own efforts, the Earth that sustained and birthed it, the animals and insects, the people who planted and harvested, bought, sold, cooked and transported it, the nonphysical energies that govern the creation of all…and let us join together to ask that anything not done in harmony be blessed by our sincere desire for ho’oponopono**

Bradford Pear Tree

The Bradford Pear produces tiny clusters of pears – in profusion!  These trees, here in my Maryville TN yard, have hosted an ongoing buffet for cardinals, blue jays, and large flocks of migrating birds passing through.  Let us pause, in our prayer of gratitude, and envision this example of “enough for everyone” extending to all people, and all beings, here on our beautiful Earth….and beyond.

In Lak’ech*   –   Denine

(*Mayan greeting:  “In you I see another me, in me another you.”)

-**Ho’oponopono is the Hawaiian practice of ‘Making things Right’.  It includes the elements of saying:  “I am sorry.  Please forgive me.  I love you.  Thank you.”  For more about ho’oponopono, see the Dose archives:  “White Flowers, Part 2”, dated 7/27/11.  Want to bring all this into further action?   Buy more locally-produced food; if you eat meat, look for meat that is slaughtered in a humane facility; buy things from places where workers are treated fairly, and so on.   In this world of corporate farming, etc, it is not always so easy to discern these things.  Maybe you are one who wants to support or join those who are making positive changes in farming practices or legislation – whatever expression that incites your passion and love for the Earth. ANY and every positive action you take matters, so you can: “Be the change you want to see in the world”.  

– And, last but not least,  Happy Belated Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

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