Friday, September 24, 2010

Giving Thanks for Your Blessings

Quite unusual today, we're given a triple message (signal) to give thanks for what we've harvested (manifested) in our lives. Expressing gratitude to God, the Universe, yourself, your supportive circle - catapults our desire for more abundance, joy - opening up our ability to receive even more blessings!


What are the 3 signs or messages?


Two days ago, the spectacular Harvest Full Moon shined upon the Fall Equinox on the same day - first day of Fall (Wed Sept 22).  First time in 20 years of this event. Next time for this combo is in 2029. And it was one spectacular, technicolor Moon if you had the chance to see it. Historically, the Harvest Moon lights up the night skies so farmers can harvest their abundant crops past the twilight hour. It doesn't always happen that way. That's one sign. 


Fall Equinox speaks of celebrating our accomplishments, harvests, events, experiences, interdependent & fulfilling relationships, obstacles overcome. It also symbolizes the abundance, prosperity Mother Earth provides us each & every day. Druid, Celtic, Mayan, Native American Indian, Egyptian and other ancient Eastern cultures honor this time with great respect and frivolity. Best celebrated by counting our blessings - even the smallest ones - then praising, appreciating, giving thanks to the vast Universe, Mother Earth, Grandfather Sky for their blessings to us. The last step to honor Fall Equinox is dancing! The dancing tradition crosses all cultures who celebrate Fall Equinox - approx 80% tribes, people around the globe. Including people here in the US.


Jewish Holiday of Sukkot - this is the 3rd signal reminding us to count our blessings & give thanks. This holiday (also known as "The Time of Our Joy") honors the 40-yr Jewish Pilgrimage through Holy Land (Sinai Peninsula) where the tribe was graciously protected from harm, starvation, etc. by clouds of miracles from God during those 40 years. Sukkot began Sept 22  & ends Oct 1. Sukkot asks those of Jewish faith to remember the miracles and give thanks.


What are you thankful for? What blessings do you have in your life? Even the most minute, small blessing counts. Write them down, list them out. Thank God, the Universe or your Higher Power for them. Be grateful. And don't forget to dance!


May the Blessings you feel be multiplied by 3 during this time.


Namaste -
Robin Amanda Kelley
robin@sedonaspirit.us
http://www.sedonaspirit.us
(928) 451-5107 

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