Thanksgiving is when friends and family gather around to eat turkey dinners, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, corn, peas and carrots, and pumpkin pie. And then, the day of giving thanks to the Universe for all the blessings in your life becomes forgotten when people fight with one another to get the best sales on Black Friday.
You don’t want to be someone known to fight with others on Black Friday while you were giving thanks the day before. And how do you truly spend your Thanksgiving? Do you only look forward to the day because it is a day to celebrate and eat, or do you want to enjoy having a spiritual celebration for the day? Let’s first discuss the meaning of Thanksgiving and how you can have a spiritual holiday.
The Meaning Behind Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is an American holiday that the pilgrims established, and Canada celebrates it too, but in October, it is somewhat different. The celebration of Thanksgiving is to give thanks for the harvests of the past year. During farming in previous times, there have been times of scarcity, and every time there was a rich harvest, it was time to celebrate it.
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One thing associated with Thanksgiving is the cornucopia, which represents food, prosperity, and abundance, and the origin of it comes from mythology. The Roman goddess of luck, Fortuna, carried around the cornucopia, and she quickly developed an association with good luck and was there to ward off anything harmful. Now, this goddess is known as Lady Luck.
Therefore, the spiritual way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to express gratitude for all of your blessings, and you are also expressing gratitude for the gifts that will come to you in the future. Therefore, what you do when you celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving by expressing gratitude is practicing the Law of Attraction without even realizing it. Now, let’s get more into the nitty-gritty of how to celebrate a spiritual Thanksgiving.
Reflect What You Are Thankful For Even If Life Is Challenging Right Now
Life is never meant to be easy, and without any stress, you would never have the opportunity to evolve. However, sometimes, life can throw you too many wrenches to the point that it is too overwhelming. That is why so many people struggle with burnout, and that makes stress management more essential than ever. If you are going through a challenging time, one spiritual way to honor Thanksgiving is to show gratitude for your blessings, no matter how small they may be, including a sunny day with mild weather. If that is the only thing you can express gratitude for right now because you have too much stress and grief that is wearing you down, that is okay. You want to make it genuine, and if you give thanks for your blessings, then the Universe will provide you with more blessings to come. If you can enjoy a hearty meal despite dealing with hardship, don’t forget to thank the Universe for that, too.
One of the best gifts you have is having your loved ones around. And you want to ensure you can spend Thanksgiving with those who mean a lot to you and make the day meaningful. If you have no family that can see you or if you have a strained relationship with your family, you will want to spend time with some friends. And even if you don’t have genuine friends, you can count on, besides not having family, plenty of places of worship and community centers offer Thanksgiving dinners for those in your position.
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You also have an opportunity to connect with those in your community who are in similar circumstances to you, and you have the chance to create some meaningful friendships. That is a beautiful gift from the Universe. Therefore, there is never a reason that you should spend Thanksgiving alone, regardless of your situation regarding family and friends.
Don’t Worry About Having “The Perfect” Thanksgiving Dinner
If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, don’t get too hung up on having the ideal Thanksgiving dinner consisting of turkey, gravy, stuffing, etc. Remember, you are hosting the dinner to spend quality time with the people who mean a lot to you. If you get too hung up on having the ideal dinner, you focus on the wrong thing about the holiday. Besides, you will not enjoy the holiday if you are stressed with having to cook everything and then clean. You can always make it easy by ordering pizza or Chinese takeout. Focus on enjoying the time you have with your friends and family. There is nothing more sacred than that.
Is someone close to you who needs some help with something right now? You may have a loved one or a good friend who is moving, and they need help with organizing and packing. Do you have a friend or a loved one who has young kids and could use a nap or some time to themselves, and the only way they can have that is if someone watches their children for an hour? If you have someone close to you who needs a helping hand with something, offer it to them. Of course, you do not want to do it at the expense of your needs. Offer it at a time when you truly can help them. They will be highly appreciative and do not have any expectations either.
If you are dealing with some stress right now and you are unable to offer a helping hand, then give those who mean everything to you the gift of sending them messages to check in on how they are doing, also by being there to listen to them if they are struggling with something.
Call Or Text Someone Important To You
This point is an extension of the last. If you cannot offer a helping hand, check in with those who matter to you. However, even if you can offer someone a helping hand, pick up the phone anyway. Call anyone who means a lot to you who is unable to see you during the Thanksgiving holiday and ask them how they are. Tell them you have been thinking of them and wanted to check in, and they will appreciate it. Even if your time is limited, square a few minutes in a day to make the call or send a text if you prefer to avoid speaking on the phone. You may also get some surprise calls from old friends you have not heard from for a while, making you feel nice. However, again, don’t have any expectations.
One way to have a spiritual Thanksgiving is by volunteering for your favorite cause or calling your local community center or place of worship and asking them if they know of any organizations that could help. It will make you feel good if you volunteer your time to help an organization that needs it, which is always great for raising your vibration. If you do not have the time to volunteer, you can always donate to the cause of your choice, even if you can only spare a little bit of change to do that. The energy behind it is what counts. And remember, when you can give your time or money to a cause that needs it, it is a great thing to put out to the Universe as it is a way to manifest abundance.
Express Gratitude On Social Media
Thanksgiving is the day to express gratitude for your blessings, and one of the best ways to attract abundance and think in abundance is to share your appreciation online. There are several reasons you want to express what you are thankful for on social media. Firstly, the Universe is listening, and secondly, the energy of gratitude will impact your followers, and they will be inclined to do the same thing, which is a beautiful energy to put out there. Therefore, spend several days expressing gratitude for the people who have positively impacted your life over the past year, as well as other blessings that you have gotten. Even if you have had a challenging year, indeed positive things have happened to you, so acknowledge those things to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is known for having a turkey and stuffing feast with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie for dessert. However, if you want to have a spiritual Thanksgiving, you will want to look beyond the feast and get into the spirit of gratitude, spending quality time with those who mean a lot to you and doing good deeds for others. It is a time to think about others and their well-being, but never at your expense. Thanksgiving is a time that reminds you to raise your vibration by doing those things as you can attract abundance
I am a Canadian mom, writer, astrologer, tarot reader, and evidential medium that enjoys traveling loves to unravel mysteries and is passionate about metaphysics and spirituality. I am also a mental health advocate and owner of several Medium publications, one being Tarot Talk, and you can find me at https://miriamreadstarot.com.
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