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What is Thanksgiving actually a celebration of?

loco_joeThanksgiving in the United States should be a celebration of our abundance and gratitude for all that we have, and our relationships, the beautiful land, plenty of food, water and air—especially if we can figure out ways to distribute all of it to everybody. Everybody should get something.

Joe Sousa

Santa Cruz | Psychotherapist

 



loco_krystal
It depends on who you ask, it's different for everyone. It means to be grateful. But I try to do that every day anyway.

Krystal Wing

Santa Cruz | Teachers Aid







loco_brianThe celebration of the time when European settlers came over to America. And during that first winter they didn’t really know how to use the land like they should, and the native Americans in the area helped them through it, and that thanksgiving was the two groups coming together and showing their mutual admiration.

Brian Dillon

Santa Cruz | ABA Therapist


loco_dave

The way I was taught historically was when the Indians and the white people who had settled in America supposedly had a peaceful meal together and shared the abundance. That's how I was taught, I hope that’s true.

Dave Patrick

Santa Cruz | Manager

 

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written by a guest, November 20, 2012
you guys are dumb and that is not why we celebrate thanksgiving.

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In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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