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Abundant Thanksgiving Blessings






I have always loved Thanksgiving. I associate it with the cornucopia, a symbol of wealth and abundance (see more about the cornucopia, below) and also because I have a large family and we enjoy a wide array of food



Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because

1. I am a Foodie

2. It's all about the 3 F's: Food, Family, and Friends!

3. I love to create in the kitchen

4. It's a holiday about giving thanks and gratitude



This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago at my home where we celebrated a Thanksgiving "pre-quel"with friends. We had turkey, ham and all the trimmings. It was a great way to welcome in the holiday season and prepare for all the upcoming festivities.




As some of you know, cooking is another one of my talents, which is one of the ways I enjoy showing my love for family and friends. Although Holiday time can be stressful, it doesn't have to be when you turn it all over to Spirit. In fact, I highly recommend surrendering your day to God and your Higher Self before you get out of bed. Putting Spirit in charge of your day and your relationships invites miracles and joy into your life. All it takes is our willingness to let go of trying to control everything and relax. In fact, you may find that the more you surrender your life and relationships to Spirit, the more effortless and joyful life becomes.



Fun Facts About The Cornucopia



The cornucopia (from Latin cornu copiae) or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers, nuts, other edibles, or wealth in some form.  It is particularly associated with the Thanksgiving holiday in North America.





The cornucopia became the attribute of several Greek and Roman deities, particularly those associated with the harvest, prosperity, or spiritual abundance, such as personifications of Earth (Gaia or Terra); the child Plutus, god of riches and son of the grain goddess Demeter; the nymph Maia; and Fortuna, the goddess of luck, who had the power to grant prosperity. In Roman Imperial cult, abstract Roman deities who fostered peace (pax Romana) and prosperity were also depicted with a cornucopia, including Abundantia, "Abundance" personified, and Annona, goddess of the grain supply to the city of Rome.



In modern depictions, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket filled with various kinds of festive fruit and vegetables. In North America, the cornucopia has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest. Cornucopia is also the name of the annual November Wine and Food celebration in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Two cornucopias are seen in the flag and state seal of Idaho. In addition, the Great Seal of North Carolina depicts Liberty standing and Plenty holding a cornucopia.

-all information gathered from Wikipedia


Recent Events

I had the pleasure of recently visiting Los Angeles and seeing so many of you. It was wonderful to re-connect and I am grateful for the opportunity to teach. I look forward to my next trip in February!


Lesson 232 from A Course in Miracles

Be in my mind, my Father, through the day.

    "Be in my mind, my Father, when I wake, and shine on me throughout the day today. Let every minute be a time in which I dwell with You. And let me not forget my hourly thanksgiving that You have remained with me, and always will be there to hear my call to You and answer me. As evening comes, let all my thoughts be still of You and of Your Love. And let me sleep sure of my safety, certain of Your care, and happily aware I am Your Son."


This is as every day should be. Today, practice the end of fear. Have faith in Him Who is your Father. Trust all things to Him. Let Him reveal all things to you, and be you undismayed because you are His Son.


Wishing you all the best for a healthy, happy, abundant Thanksgiving!

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jennifer

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