Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together, share a meal and give gratitude for what has been provided. While we should be giving gratitude each and every day for our blessings, here are a few tips to help make Thanksgiving more gratifying.
Take a moment...
Hosting the meal? Preparing the dinner can be very stressful. A lot of times we get caught up in the whole get it done and on the table. When we prepare food, we are putting our energy into it. Take a moment, smile, give gratitude and allow the energy that you’re putting into the meal be one of love and not that of frustration, stress, irritation, etc.
Sometimes gatherings can involve people and situations that may cause you to feel tense. SMILE (smile more it lifts energy). Smiling helps the body relax. Faking a smile is a start, but you want to try to smile from the heart. Think of something that makes you happy, relaxed – that would cause you to smile. Then, smile.
If you don't have something nice to say…
then exhale it out! It's highly possible that someone will say or do something that will rub you the wrong way. The peacemakers will swallow and bury that energy in their body. NOT a good idea. If you can, go outside. Give gratitude that what you're about to release will be transmuted from "bad" energy (low frequency) to "good" energy (high frequency). Take a deep breath in through your nose and gather up all the anger, irritation, frustration, or what have you and exhale it out through your mouth. Do this 3-5 times. You will feel better.
Thank the turkey.
A lot of people will say a prayer before eating. I know in our family we would also go around the table and say what we’re thankful for. But, have you ever thanked the turkey (or ham or chicken or veggies)??? Everything is made of energy. Give gratitude to the bird, animal or vegetable that gave its life to provide your nourishment. Just take a moment, set the intention and say 'thank you.' *It will change the frequency of your food.
*For those of you who know how to muscle test or dowse. Check the frequency of the food before you give gratitude and then check after you give gratitude. You can test on a scale of 1-10 or 0-100. How much difference do you notice?
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving - Adrienne :)
Sometimes we can learn from the tenacity of a tree.
They give us air to breathe, shade to keep cool, branches to climb and vines to swing from. Some delight us in the autumn with their changing colors. Others with their majestic beauty as they glisten with their coats of snow. Some gift us with their fruit, others with their nuts. Some stop us in our tracks with their beautiful blossoms.
Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness. ~Kahlil Gibran
The oaks and the pines, and their brethren of the wood, have seen so many suns rise and set, so many seasons come and go, and so many generations pass into silence, that we may well wonder what "the story of the trees" would be to us if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand. ~Author Unknown
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. - William Blake
I love trees. They help us breathe, they help us ground, they help us heal. In my first few months of discovering energy in Sedona, I would walk up to trees on my hikes, close my eyes and put my hands on them. I found that different trees helped with different chakras. There was a group of them on a hike up to Brins Mesa. The first one I touched, I could feel my heart chakra moving. The next one, I felt the crown chakra going. On another, I felt my solar plexus expanding. The rational side of me was pretty incredulous. The Soul side of me was giddy.
Later, on Oak Creek near Cathedral Rock, I was drawn to a particular tree in the woods. I went up to it, put my forehead against the trunk and closed my eyes. It wasn't long before I saw a bright, white light in my mind's eye. It was the tree's Spirit. I spent a few minutes hugging that tree and giving it gratitude.
That's only happened one other time thus far. I was in Sequoia National Park in California - which was heaven for me. It's an understatement to say that the massive Sequoias are impressive. It's also the first place I've been to where I felt completely balanced. I felt very grounded, but could feel that my 6th and 7th chakras were also going strong. Once again, I was drawn to a particular tree. I put my forehead against the trunk and closed my eyes. It wasn't long before I saw a purple light in my mind's eye and I knew it was this tree's Spirit. I'm sure this may sound crazy to some of you, but I know what I 'saw' and I know what I felt. I wish that everyone would have this amazing opportunity and I suggest that you try to connect with these beautiful beings who are so much more than wood, branches and leaves. How? Try mediating under a tree you're drawn to or putting your hands onto the tree and sending it gratitude. You can simply sit with your back against the trunk and BE in the moment. Do what you feel most guided to do.
One of my new mottos is: Become a tree hugger. Hugging trees is happiness for the Soul.
Sedona is famous for its vortices or, as many people say, vortexes. Just what is a vortex? If you think back to science class, it’s the experiment where you make a tornado in a bottle. Or, think of the mini tornado that forms when you drain the bathtub. A vortex is defined as a whirling mass of water (waterspout), air (tornado) or fire (fire tornado). In Sedona, it’s energy. A vortex spot in Sedona is where there is a concentration of energy. The hows and whys are still being explored and debated.
There are four well-known vortex spots in Sedona: Boynton Canyon, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock and Airport Mesa. Truth be told, there are many places throughout Sedona where you will find this energy. Each person experiences the energy in their own way. Some feel jittery, some feel calm, some feel hyper-energetic and some feel nothing at all and this can vary from place to place. There are areas where I’ll feel like a giant is sitting on my shoulders – I find that to be a very grounding energy. There are other places where I’ll feel very light-headed. I can usually sense a vortex spot as I’ll feel the energy when I hike by it or into it. People believe that these vortex areas are conducive to meditation, healing, spiritual experiences or even spiritual awakenings.
How do you find these special energy spots? The twisted juniper trees are probably your best clue. Their branches will spiral with the energy. If you’re a really sensitive person, you’ll probably feel something rather quickly. To experience vortex energy go to a designated vortex area, sit quietly and see how you feel. It's best not to have any expectations. Some people have trouble sleeping here at night due to the energy. I had that happen at a resort I stayed at. My brain was ‘on’ and buzzing all night long. The next morning I was mentally drained, but my body felt rested and wonderful.
While this is just a brief introduction to the Sedona vortexes, you can find out more detailed information along with a downloadable map of the main vortexes by clicking here. Sedona is not the only place on the planet to have vortex energy. I could feel this energy in Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia. Have you felt this energy before? Please comment below and let us know where it was, how it felt to you and any experiences you may have had due to it.
Hello! I'm Adrienne Almamour, an empathic intuitive conduit. I assist people by detecting and clearing their subconscious emotional energy blockages. This blog is a commentary and reflection of life from an intuitive standpoint which also incorporates ways that allow us to be from our heart.