Thanksgiving is celebrated in many cultures around the world. One of the more well known “Thanksgiving Day” celebrations is in the United States with its tradition of a festive dinner table set with candles and laden with turkey, pumpkin pie and all the delightful trimmings associated with a bountiful harvest.
Thanksgiving for counting your blessings, sharing your bountiful harvest and celebrating your abundance. Prayers of gratitude and giving thanks are common practices among all people in all of the world’s cultures. Most frequently held after harvest thanksgiving ceremonies have frequently been celebrated at various times throughout human history.
Thanksgiving is a practice that has evolved over time, many of its roots pre-date written history. Throughout its known heritage a day of giving thanks always has aspects of harvest, as well as celebration. It is also a time of remembrance for what has been and what is to come. Honoring the cycle of life and its renewal through time is a key theme in every Thanksgiving celebration.
Practice Of Abundance
Most specially Thanksgiving is a practice of abundance. It is a day of sharing one’s bounty with others and through sharing one’s bounty your harvest is multiplied.
An example of this continuance of life though the practice of abundance in time can be found the tradition of “Thanksgiving Day” practiced by Americans which itself is rooted in English traditions dating back to the early 1500’s.
The story of the “First Thanksgiving” day harvest celebration was the result of a group of Pilgrims, out game hunting. The story goes that the neighboring Wampanoag natives, hearing gunshots, thought the English might be preparing for war. The leader of the tribe, Massasoit, visited the Englishmen’s settlement and discovered that the English men were simply out game hunting for their harvest celebration.
To help them out, Massasoit, offered to send men from his own tribe to hunt and provide meat and deer for their feast. Of course, the Wampanoag were invited as guests to the harvest celebration. There were 90 Wampanoag tribe members and 53 Pilgrims at the “First Thanksgiving” day harvest celebration.
There are numerous stories about how the “First Thanksgiving” started in many of the world’s present day harvest celebrations.
Canada has two such popular “First Thanksgiving” day stories. The first recounts how, in 1578, the explorer Martin Frobisher held the first Thanksgiving celebration in Canada for surviving his long journey from England. He had undergone much hardship on his journey through the wilderness in his attempt to find a passageway to the Pacific ocean.
Another cites the origin of the Canadian “First Thanksgiving” to early French settlers who in the early 17th century arrived with the famous explorer Samuel de Champain in New France. The French settlers were reported to celebrate all successful harvests, typically at the end of the growing season.
The celebrations usually continued throughout the entire winter season. The French settlers were known for sharing their bountiful harvest with the local indigenous peoples of the region. This tradition of celebrating harvest and sharing your abundance with others continued and was adopted by all the new immigrants arriving in the country.
Each of these new arrivals, be they German, Irish, Scottish, or what have you, added their own traditions to the Thanksgiving feast, including the American turkey which arrived with the Loyalists who fled the United States during the American Revolution.
Until recently in more modern times Thanksgiving day has always been observed on various months and days throughout history even in the United States. Until the time of Lincoln, the date for observing Thanksgiving day always differed from state to state. So, historically anytime of harvest was seen as a good time for a Thanksgiving celebration and practicing abundance.
The Best Abundance Essential Oils
You might say Thanksgiving is a celebration of the senses. Full enjoyment of the senses and sharing that enjoyment with others is at the heart of every Thanksgiving celebration. What better way to celebrate the senses than with aromatic oils. Scent reaches deeply into the human psyche stirring your memories in mysterious and wondrous ways.
To a 5ml euro-dropper bottle add:
- Patchouli – 20 drops
- Cinnamon leaf – 20 drops
- Ginger – 10 drops
- Orange -20 drops
- Bergamot -20 drops
- Myrrh -5 drops
- Frankincense – 5 drops
- Black Spruce 1-5 drops
Cap bottle tightly and shake vigorously to dispense oils throughly. Allow to synergize 3 hours or longer before using. Dispense 1-3 drops on a cotton ball or smell strip and inhale, or diffuse into the air.
The Abundance Blend
This is based on a traditional wealth attraction formula. The use of plant aromatics to attract prosperity has been practiced for thousands of years by some of the world’s most wealthy cultures. Traditionally wealth attraction formulas were inherited through one’s ancestral lineage as a practice for passing on the family’s ability to attract riches and ensure continuance of prosperity.
Many of the pure essential oils in the abundance formulation are “holy” oils and have been used traditionally in sacred healing rituals, ceremonial rites of purification and for wealth attraction.
The essential oils in abundance are also mood enhancers and aphrodisiacs which promote your having good feelings and an aura of attraction about you. As you know when you feel good things naturally seem to go your way in life. Like a magnet the abundance formula works to help you attract abundance into all areas of your life.
Additionally spice oils from the orient have been traded as valuable commodities on the world market and considered more valuable than gold. Spice oils are also known for their strong curative properties. Throughout history health has always been considered one of the most valuable assets you could have, and so any means to ensure continued “good” health was highly valued and vigorously sought out.
The abundance essential oil formula works on all four levels of being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Its application makes you like a magnet for attracting abundance. The abundance formula will enhance your inner resonance with the “Law of Attraction.”
Close your eyes, inhale the scent of your oils and allow yourself to relax with a few full, deep breaths. As you breathe your respiration deepens and your brainwaves begin to slow down to a relaxed alpha states making your subconscious mind more open, and receptive to your auto-suggestions. If possible speak your affirmation aloud, with confidence and clear intention: “I AM abundant in every good way. My abundance multiplies and make everyone better off. I embrace abundance and abundance embraces me.” Feel the spark of the Divine flow of abundance, the “consciousness of abundance” within you now. And so it is!
Spice and citrus oils can be skin irritants please avoid skin and eye contact. It’s always best to use oils that are pure and unadulterated for best results.