Everyone has idealized notions. This is a good time to ask yourself what your notions of the ideal Thanksgiving look like. And then remember that it is different for everyone.
For some, it is family joining around the kitchen table, preparing the feast, with loved ones in the other room playing scrabble. For others, it is a day at the football game or watching television.
It is no wonder that it is a time when some feel melancholy. No one seems to have the exact same ideal notion as you. It seems everyone’s notion is that everyone else fits perfectly into his own personal ideal notion. Then they are disappointed.
Thanksgiving is a time to let go and relax into the depth of your being… that which is pure satisfaction, and that which loves unconditionally. We all share the same one humanity. Your friends and loved ones join you on a level that transcends idealized notions. It is the level of universality. The power of Thanksgiving dwells there. With the attention of so many on that level, Thanksgiving becomes a profoundly healing and evolutionary time for all. Having your attention on that level assures a beautiful Thanksgiving.
Get the depth right, and all else takes care of itself.
This one day each year is set aside to be thankful for all the good that is. It is a day to count your blessings and release your cares. Do not underestimate the powerful blessing we all receive by joining in the national group consciousness of that gratitude.
Resting into that, you will most assuredly have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Let us all be thankful for our lives and for one and other.
Thank you for such beautiful expression of the human experience.
It is soothing to the heart;-)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
so it is ! so let it be. .. i am grateful for this loving community
sending love & light blessings to all~~~~
Beautiful!! Thank you for this wonderful reminder.
What a joy to read this blog (!), as I am away from my country, my culture, and most importantly my children. I can’t help but smile because I know each of them is having a wonderful day with their loved ones, and even though I’m not there I can still feel that warmth and that universality that transcends distance. I opened the blog just after getting off the phone with my daughter, and I had just been thinking how nice it was for me that I actually didn’t feel sad. I felt the sweetness and warmth of family, and the joy of knowing that my children are sharing this day with future in-laws…we are becoming an even bigger family.
Well said, Naomi…..it is truly soothing to the heart.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving! Very thankful for everyone at Mount Soma and all those connected to it working towards such great things.
Happy Thanksgiving to my Family. Jai Guru Dev.
My first thought this morning when I woke up, thinking what I was grateful for: for my karma bringing me back to Dr. Mamas and this community. I look forward to the day when I am there. Jai Shiva Sankara.
Thank you for your soothing words. I travelled home from Mexico on Thanksgiving day and was so thankful for all the people working to help us return home. The people working the airport, planes, customs, and resturants were all tickled when we thanked them for their time and efforts. THe experience of sharing was a great reminder we are all connected.
Happy late t day to all.
It was a beautiful day as I experienced my family friends and thought about so many wonderful people in my life. The best way I know how to give thanks and to honor those friends, is to stay on my purposely driven evolutionary journey and to never stop loving.
I am extremely grateful for Mount Soma.
Beautiful blog and definitely just what I needed to be reminded of around the holidays. Thank you so much for all those great blogs you are sharing with us. I know I’m not a very frequent comment contributor, but I very much value your blogs and read them all.