I hope that whether you are in America or any other nation that today will be a day of Thanksgiving for you. Every day would be so much better for all of us if we were filled with gratitude and shared it. Many successful, spiritual thought leaders tell us gratitude is a major component of living a life of our dreams. I agree.
In my 10 Steps of awakening I have shared, which is part of my Grand Unified Theory of Humanity, the last step is Love and Acceptance. Those are part and parcel of an attitude of gratitude. I have written much about Ego and Heart and the consequences the one we allow to be our life, mind, and soul operating system; however, I don’t go around trying to judge if people are using one or another. That would be stupid and impossible, since we all at any one given time could be using either.
No, my job is to create my purpose and live it in love and acceptance. And I am so thankful that I can know my Heart, my core Self, and operate from that basis in my relationships with all others. I love people. I can be thankful for everyone in my life.
I think and write about these rather philosophical concepts a lot. Loving and Accepting are actions, not stagnant philosophies.
The only time evaluation comes into play is when problem situations arise, whether on a personal or societal level. Yes, I’m still thinking of Native Americans and not only the past 500 years but also the current situation at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Those walking in destruction need to be exposed, like the authorities there who are lying and deceiving. But I can even give thanks for that because they only make the light of the Water protectors, the Native Americans there, shine brighter.
When I read about the First Thanksgiving, it should be a day to remember the Native Americans. I do so with thankfulness for their respect of and care for Nature and their very natural sensitivity to the Spirit. Those early days of white Europeans arriving in sickness and starvation would have ended much differently if the Native Americans of the Northeast had not been accepting. History would have changed. Even if they didn’t love the white race, they loved Nature, and that love indirectly helped the colonists.
And today, we witness that same love of Nature in the Sioux and members of other tribes standing with them in North Dakota. We see them protecting the water and their sacred sites, protesting peacefully. Love and Acceptance. I think of the words to “Colors of the Wind,” capturing this Spirit (at least it seems so to me, but I’m a pasty white man): “You think the only people who are people / Are the people who look and think like you, / But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, / You’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.”
We can learn a lot through love, acceptance, and gratitude that flows from those. Blessings!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!