As we move into the season of the Holy Days, the month of November brings the energy of gratitude. In American we celebrate Thanksgiving, which folklore shares is the time when the pilgrims broke bread with the Native Americans. Being of mixed heritage, including Native American and English (as well as a few other things coursing through my veins), I'm proud of my mixed heritage that blends my Native American AND English bloods.
When I think of what it must have been like to be at the table when the Indians were sharing their feast with the Pilgrims, I imagine the graciousness and congeniality that they must of felt with each other. I think symbolically it's an important event in history because it's a symbol of unity and togetherness. I also imagine that when they were sharing their meal together, they must have realized how much more alike they were than unalike.
I believe the evolution of civilization follows the evolution of the human soul...just about everyone was born into an experience somewhere on planet where they suffered hardship, poverty, and enslavement. By the same token, we've all had lives where we experienced prosperity, happiness, and productivity. Each individual soul has lived many different lifetimes since the beginning of time. When you think about how many lifetimes we've all had, you begin to realize that it is WE who are responsible for the state of the world today. Understanding life from a spiritual perspective allows you to better understand that each lifetime gave you the opportunity to learn, evolve, grow; AND clear your personal karma, your karma with others, your karma with the collective, and your karma with the planet. When you realize the infinite thread of your soul, you reclaim responsibility for your life and the current state of the world. As we move into the Holy Days season, it's an excellent time to celebrate and reclaim your power to change the world for the better.
Recently, I facilitated a healing session for a sweet pit bull whose mother was rescued from the 2009 Missouri 500 dog fighting raid. This 5-year old dog suffered from high anxiety and delayed processing. His session was unlike any other that I've experienced with an animal. It was unique because he and his mother chose to incarnate as part of a soul group to help the collective consciousness of our society evolve, grow and expand. Through the gift of this healing session, the dog and his mother (who came through in spirit) reaffirmed to me that every soul who lives on this planet contributes to the collective consciousness and the evolution of all souls...What a beautiful world we live in.