Why did we decide to send you this particular huge discount gift coupon?
Well, it appeared to be random, but we have long now learned that nothing is random. As I was looking at the Thanksgiving energy, the penny dropped of why we had chosen this course for your Thankgiving gift, and I was just amazed at how everything fited together.
Let's look at the energy lines of the spirit behind the Thanksgiving event.
As kids we are forced to say "thank you" to people who give us stuff, or help us in some way. But before we are forced, as babies, we would naturaly say "thank you" with giggles, smiles and many hugs.
Somewhere along the line, we forgot about that amazing, powerful, transforming energy of "gratitude". The word gratitude comes from the Latin word related to "grace". The word "thank" comes from Germanic and is related to "think". Both hint at the powerful transformation a person can experience from feeling gratitude.
This week, in the USA, Thanksgiving is celebrated. The origins of Thanksgiving can be traced to Europe's harvest festivals, and also to a story of Pilgrims from Plymouth's survival in the New World.
Traditionally in the USA, Thanksgiving it is a time when family gets together, drama played out, new future spouses introduced to parents (or kids), and much entertainment, food and communication shared around the country. The airlines make huge profits from families and friends travelling huge distances to get to spend a few days with loved ones. It has been commercialized to hell now, just like any other social celebration, but the energy behind it still lives.
I grew up in England and did not hear about Thanksgiving until some movie or other on television. Still, it was not really "real" to me until I came to visit the USA for the very first time, and my then boyfriend took me to his parent's house for Thanksgiving. I had no idea it was Thanksgiving at the time, nor what it meant to be taken "home to the folk" on that particular day, and was surprised at how shocked and grateful his parents were that their son had brought a girl home for Thanksgiving for the first time in their lives. I had no idea we were then considered to be engaged. No idea they had been praying for him to find someone, and started praying they might get grandkids again (a dream they had dropped about a decade earlier).
The energy of finaly bringing the significant other home at a time of Giving Thanks is an extremely powerful mystical combination. It bases the new relationship in Grace, Thoughfulness, and permanency.
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