We’re so grateful to all of you for joining us in a meditation and mindfulness practice on this platform. We wish you a joyful and warm Thanksgiving.
In the spirit of sharing, dedicate your meditation practice to someone in need this week. At the beginning of your practice, put your hands together in front of your heart and take a moment to connect with your dedication.
To honor Thanksgiving, we’ve been talking about gratitude all month long. Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the harvest from the preceding year.
Principles of Gratitude
This month, the aspects of gratitude we’ve been exploring, are:
1. Count your blessings.
Recognize what you’re thankful for. Doing so will allow you to fully reap the benefits of the seeds you have sown, cultivated, grown, and harvested. Dive deeper into this topic by reviewing May’s Monday Medi Moments here.
Mindfulness Exercise: Notice all your blessings and list them every day. Appreciate your blessings and expand that energy.
2. Have reverence and honor.
Have reverence for what you stand on (the harvest), for what you stand for, and for what you stand under. Have reverence for life, for your breath, for what you’re consuming, and all that you have. Have reverence for the things that make us human. Honor what’s important, because what you honor expands in your life. Honoring is an expression of sincerity for the things that matter most in your life. Honor is the expression of reverence.
Mindfulness Exercise: Ask yourself – what do I stand for? Appreciate the things that you love and revere. Practice honoring those things that you love and care about.
3. Give thanks.
Give thanks for all of your blessings. Acknowledge the past year (what you harvested) and take stock in your year to come. Dive deeper into this topic by reviewing our Monday Medi celebrating Rosh Hashanah here.
Mindfulness Exercise: Be in a state of gratitude. Create a daily practice of recognizing the blessings in your life. Nothing expands your blessings more than sharing them with others, so share them; that’s the essence of thanksgiving. We are born to be grateful, love, and connect with each other. Cultivate your blessings by acknowledging and sharing them.
Our heart is the connection point of our intuition and the spirit. Love, kindness, and gratitude are the energies that connect us and make us happier. Be thankful for your blessings, and your blessings will expand in your life.
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