“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Do you believe in magic? ”Magic is the manipulation of naturally occurring powers by the hand and will of a studied practitioner. Magic is neither good nor bad (white nor black), it simply exists. It is the use it is put to that gives it its perceived polarity. Magic abounds, it is everywhere, in everything and everyone. The first thing you need is to believe.” wiki.answers.com
Just what are these naturally occurring powers? The answer is all around us in Nature and within our conscious awareness in the power to focus our thoughts with love and wisdom. What makes one a studied practitioner of magic? Believing in your inherent power to choose, moment by moment, to consciously exercise these powers. And on whatever end of the pole (negative or positive) you focus your power, that you shall reap.
The current global situations that are chaotic, corrupt and destructive seem dire, but in reality these events bring out this core truth – we are spiritual beings having a human experience. When we are brought to our knees in the midst of chaos and the illusion of separation propagated by the corporate systems that teach us to be cogs in the wheel of consumerism is shattered, our true natures as spiritual beings emerge as strength, courage, generosity, kindness, compassion and love. Neighbor helping neighbor, far away countries coming to the aid of those in distress, priorities fall into place. NOW we find ourselves feeling grateful to experience who we truly are! We rediscover the beauty of life in the midst of death/rebirth. And gratitude begins to work magic in our lives!
The magic of gratitude occurs when you consciously focus your mental and emotional powers on giving thanks for the blessings of life, and you attract more of the same, creating more abundance in your life.
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” Meister Eckhart
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A.A. Milne
”In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” Elizabeth Gilbert
So in this month of November, when those in the United States traditionally celebrate the great holiday called THANKSGIVING, let us take it to the highest level of our awareness and acknowledge gratitude as the most powerful magic we can use at this time of the Great Shift upon this bountiful Earth!
The following is one of two lists published as “The Native American Ten Commandments”. I could not find their origin, but in reading them, one can feel the spiritual truths inherent in the words as well their consistency with Native American wisdom teachings. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let us honor the First Nations of America and spend time in meditation on the following commandments:
1. The Earth is our Mother; care for Her
2. Honor all your relations.
3. Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit.
4. All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect.
5. Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
6. Do what needs to be done for the good of all.
7. Give constant thanks to the Great Spirit for each day.
8. Speak the truth but only for the good in others.
9. Follow the rhythms of Nature.
10. Enjoy life’s journey; but leave no tracks.
About the Author
Susannah Furr, M.Ed., is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Intuitive Consultant, Reiki Master, Agent & Guide of Conscious Evolution, and Co-Creator of the Web of Creation Workshop. Her current base camp is in Northern Mississippi, and she travels the world teaching the Web of Creation to further the process of Conscious Evolution.