Understanding the Spirit of Thanksgiving

True Gratitude is a very Healing Emotion

Winter has arrived with nighttime temperatures up here on the hill, dropping down to 24 and 26 degrees. But then it got warm again and I was convinced it was still fall and not (as I feared) winter and I am left with gratitude. My old bones don’t like the cold weather, is why this winter I am playing snowbird and visiting with my sister in Florida and my son in Texas for the deep winter months.

Right now, though, it is beautiful here, and the weather is mild and the world has a golden glow.

indian-on-boardThe Origins of Thanksgiving

No Americans were more impoverished than the Pilgrims who first celebrated Thanksgiving. It is interesting to contrast their time with our time, for they had far less food, less security and less freedom than we have today.

If we go into a supermarket, or a store like Trader Joe’s, with its tantalizing tastes and smells, we cannot but give thanks for the abundance of our great food choices.

On that very first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621, the celebration was called to acknowledge a good harvest. They were also celebrating that they had made it through a very hard first year in America, where 46 out of the original 102 settlers had died.

At this first Thanksgiving celebration, it was the Colonists and the Indians together, who shared a joyful feast, celebrating the harvest in friendship and accord. Most of the food for the feast was donated by the Indians, (Native Americans) who even brought in five more deer when it seemed the food was running out. There was no “They” and “We” it was all about “Us”; a glorious sharing.

But it didn’t last.

What is it in this world that we find it so hard to live with and treat people of different ethnicity or religion as being bad or inferior?

Today we struggle with the idea that Islam is bad, that Muslims are different and it is true and demonstrable that the aggressive elements in this growing religion, commit ugly acts of violence bringing on our fear. And so we generalize and think of all Muslims as bad. It takes a good heart to develop the habit of NOT descending into a generality, of not getting trapped into hating.

And so it was in those early days when America was beginning that all Indians became bad. It was the “religious” Separatists who called the good Indians, heathens and saw themselves as superior instead of just different. It took but a single generation before their children and grandchildren were killing each other. We can correctly say that Thanksgiving’s early beginnings were decidedly off-color!

Faith and Gratitude

The grateful mind expects good things; and the strong expectation of the good that is to come is closely akin to Faith.

It is a simple truth that one attracts those things on which the mind dwells. It may be a new thought, or it may be something instinctively known, that gratitude brings greater harmony with the creative energies of the universe.

Let’s remember this as we get together with family and give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving to You!

Young Indians Giving Thanks

American Indian Heritage Month – November

Since 1900, many have sought to recognize the great influence American Indians have had on the history, cultural development, and continuing growth of the U.S. Various dates and weeks were acknowledged until 1976, when Congress authorized a week in October as Native American Awareness Week. Finally, in 1990, the month of November was chosen because it is traditionally a time when many American Indians gather for fall harvest festivals, world-renewal ceremonies, and powwows.

Health Tips for the Month

All about Pumpkins

Did you know?

  • Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A, which aids your vision. So no need to feel guilty.
  • Pumpkin seeds can help your heart. They can reduce LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
  • Pumpkins have the antioxidant beta-carotene, which plays well in cancer prevention, according to the National Cancer Institute.
  • Similarly, the beta-carotene found in pumpkins helps you to keep your skin wrinkle free.
  • Last, but not least, pumpkin seeds are rich in the amino acid, tryptophan, which produces serotonin, and is a mood enhancer. Is this why we all enjoy our Thanksgiving Dinner with pumpkins so very much?

 

Quote for the Month

We need to take back ownership of our bodies and minds.

Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit

Give constant thanks to the Great Spirit for each new day.

All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect

Honor your relations

The Earth is our Mother, take care of her

Do what needs to be done for the good of all

Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more

Speak the truth; but only of the good in others

Follow the rhythms of nature; rise and retire with the sun

Enjoy life’s journey and leave no tracks.

(This poem is known as the Indian Ten Commandments)
(Share with those you love)

Understanding Domestic Terrorism.

Excerpted from Mike Huckabee Letter.

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  • Brian D. Sherman

    11/15/2017 01:58 PM

    Mike, this article is for your consideration of another False Flag event.

    Another False Flag Shooting In California-The Official Narrative Is Already Changing
    Question: Psst, How do you know the Californial school shooting is a false flag?
    Answer: Because the story keeps changing and now we know there is only one shooter when it was clearly reported it was two shooters.

    My heart goes out to the people of Corning, California, the victims and their families for yet another horrific event involving mass murder.

    After the Vegas Massacre, I predicted we were going to see false flag events involving (1) malls, (2) churces and (3) schools. Since that prediction just over a week a go, we have had mass murder events perpetrated at two of the three venues.

    After the false flag in Sutherland Springs, TX., Paul Preston of Agenda 21 Radio accurately predicted that the next event would be at a California school. Unfortunately, Paul was correct.

    The Common Sense Show is calling on authorities across the nation to recognize that our nation is at war with domestic terrorists. Every school, mall and church needs to be guarded by people who are armed.

    We know that the Vegas Massacre was carried out by more than one shooter. We know that the Texas church shooting was carried out by more than one shooter. We know that the recent California school shooting was carried out by 2 men. However, in each case the federal authorities are attempting to control the narrative and falsely report that the presence of one shooter for each of the evvents. Why? Because two or more shooters implies a conspiracy. A conspiracy would be tied to a motive and the true motives behind these events must remain hidden for the events to have their desired effect. What effect would that be? These events are being inspired and executed by forces formed by George Soros. The purpose is to create so much chaos, that the UN, as Fox News reported, would be allowed to police America in this time of national chaos.

    If we ever allow this to happen, this would be the death blow to this country and its citizes.

    Please note below from this first report from the scene of this afternoon’s shooting that 2 men were involved.

    The Changing News Accounts

    Below are two news stories that show us how in the early hours of a false flag event the story always changes from the true account of multiple shooters, to the old- worn-out narrative of the lone nut assassin story.

    Shooting Spree Leaves 5 Dead, Children Wounded In Northern California

    CORNING, Calif. – Witnesses tell a chilling account of two gunmen who opened fire at Rancho Tehama Elementary School near Corning Tuesday morning.

    According to the AP, three people have been killed in multiple locations. Students were shot in the school, but it is not believed that any children are among the dead.

    Coy Ferreira, whose daughter is a kindergarten student, was dropping his daughter off for class just before 8 a.m. when he heard what sounded like a firecracker. A school secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to get in the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school.

    Ferreira said he ran into a classroom with 14 students. He said the series of shots came through the classroom windows, hitting one student. Ferreria said a young boy was shot in the foot and the chest. When he spoke to us, he said the child was alert and talking. He said another student in an adjacent classroom was shot under the arm. That child was also conscious.

    Ferreira said there were two gunmen. He saw one of them, a man in his 30’s-40’s dressed in green camo running away from the school after the shooting.

    Officials are telling residents in the Rancho Tehama area to stay inside their homes until they are able to secure the situation.

    Students at Rancho Tehama Elementary were evacuated to the Rancho Tehama Recreation Hall. Parents can pick up their children there.

    A witness named Tiffany, who operates Coffee Addiction Coffee Shop near the school, told KRCR News Channel 7 she heard 90-100 shots fired.

    She reported seeing a Honda drive by with the windows shot out. She also saw at least five ambulances responding to the area.

    Tiffany’s husband, Brian Rodgers, said another witness reported seeing a white pickup drive through the school gate and start shooting.

    Authorities have not confirmed the number of victims.

    Rancho Tehama is a community of about 3,500 northwest of Corning.

    This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

    THE NARRATIVE IS ALREADY CHANGING

    Five dead, seven scenes being investigated after Rancho Tehama shooting

    Posted: Nov 14, 2017 08:29 AM PST

    Updated: Nov 14, 2017 11:22 AM PST

    http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/tehama/officials-responding-to-reported-shooting-near-elementary-school-in-rancho-tehama/656286015?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_KRCR7

    CORNING, Calif. – Officials said they are investigating seven scenes in connection with the shooting that took place in Rancho Tehama, Tuesday morning that killed five people, including the shooter.

    “It’s a very sad day for us here in Tehama County,” said Undersheriff Phil Johnston as he addressed the media.

    Johnston said calls came in at 7:52 a.m. about a shooting on Bobcat Lane. Following those calls, more calls came in of multiple shooting sites, including at the school.

    Johnston said it was clear early on that they had a subject that was randomly picking targets.

    Johnston said they have received reports about a domestic violence incident that involved the suspected shooter, whose ID is not being released.

    One student was shot and they have been transported for treatment. Another child and a woman was shot while driving in a truck. They have also been transported.

    Johnston said they do not have an accurate count of all those who have been injured. Johnston added they know that the shooter was engaged by officers shortly after arrival and they believe the shooter was killed by two officers who engaged with him. Both those officers have been secured from the scene.

    (EDITOR’S NOTE: HERE WE GO AGAIN AS WE HAVE GONE FROM 2 SHOOTERS TO ONE SHOOTER)

    Johnston said a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns were retrieved from the scene.

    “We currently have seven shooting scenes that we have yellow tape around that we will have to process. We have requested the Department of Justice and their investigative evidence team to respond. Additionally, the FBI has volunteered their crime scene investigative unit,” said Johnston.

    Coy Ferreira, whose daughter is a kindergarten student, was dropping his daughter off for class just before 8 a.m. when he heard what sounded like a firecracker. A school secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to get in the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school.

    “I was walking my child to the classroom because they blew the whistle for the first bell, and when that first whistle blew it sounded like a firecracker went off and we all stopped and were stunned. Then, like a minute later, there were three more shots fired,” said Ferreira.

    Ferreira said he ran into a classroom with 14 students. He said the series of shots came through the classroom windows, hitting one student. Ferreira said a young boy was shot in the foot and the chest. When he spoke to us, he said the child was alert and talking. He said another student in an adjacent classroom was shot under the arm. That child was also conscious.

    “Within a minute we were all buckled in our classrooms and all of a sudden there were gunshots going for a good 20-25 minutes. My window was hit by a few shots and a student was injured in my classroom. He got nailed somehow, it happened all so fast,” said Ferreira.

    Ferreira said of the child who was shot in his classroom, “He’s a really strong kid. I didn’t know he was shot for a good thirty minutes until I got up to walk to the office in the classroom and I saw he had bloody clothes. He started crying and I informed the teacher that he was shot.”

    Thanks to Maggie for sending this along. Maggie is a devoted follower of The Common Sense Show. She astutely and instantly recognized this for what it is, yet, another false flag event begin perpetrated by George Soros.

    This was Maggie’s conclusion:

    “Ferreira said there were two gunmen. He saw one of them, a man in his 30’s-40’s dressed in green camo running away from the school after the shooting. Ferreira added he believes the gunman would have had to of shot from an elevated ramp in order to see the students who were hiding under their desks.”
    Maggie gets it. Do you? Will the rest of America?

    Conclusion

    This was a bungled attack as it was obviously intended to produce many more casualties that it did. Therefore, this event is not getting the play in the media that it would have if say….26 people, or 59 people had been murdered.

    George Soros and his minions must be brought to justice.

Quote for the Month

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero