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the first time since 1888, the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving
will overlap. Experts say that might not happen again until 79,811.
That long time span is because the Jewish calendar is drifting
apart from the solar calendar.|
Hanukkah always starts
at sundown before the first day of the holiday. Mathematicians have
found Hanukkah Eve will fall on Thanksgiving in 2070 and 2165, so people
will light their first candles on Thanksgiving in those years."
CBS Local, Minnesota
For most of us, this alignment of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving is a once in
a lifetime event. It is interesting to note that Hanukkah is the
"Festival of Lights" and "light" represents truth
and understanding. And our understanding that gratitude increases
that which we have to share and to spare and gives us a definite reason
for celebrating that which we have to be grateful for on Thanksgiving.
And so light and gratitude have great significance to spiritual
demonstration and healing.
From Charles Fillmore's book,
"Teach Us To Pray" we can read: "By
Thy light and life I am strengthened and healed. Every
good gift and every perfect gift cometh from above, from the Father of
light, and I am in all ways prospered."
Bible Writers use the word
"light" to represent intelligence. When Jesus said, "I am
the light of the world," He undoubtedly meant that He was the
expresser of Truth in all of its aspects. In the 1st chapter of John
(Gospel) light and Truth are synonymous.
was the true light, even the light which lighteth every man, coming into
the world." This does not mean that He was the light of all those
who come into the physical world, but of those who are born of Spirit
into the world of reality. Those who live in physical consciousness
regard the light as a radiation of the sun through which people discern
the outline of things. But within this light that chases away the
darkness is a principle hidden from the sense man. "And the light
shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not."
Materiality is un-illumined and has no power in itself to overcome its
ignorance. So all attempts of intellect to lift man and the human family
to higher states of consciousness will prove futile. There must be an
influx of spiritual energy and inspiration from the "Father of
lights. ... Open your mind to the light of Spirit wherever you are. See
with the eye of the mind that God is omnipresent Spirit, "over all,
and through all, and in all."
In these words of the Missouri
Mystic Charles Fillmore, we can find a key to our understanding and to
our spiritual practice of observing the light of the Spirit as it shines
through our heart in silent meditation. As the world turns towards
a greater inclusiveness in our celebrations of light and gratitude we
shall find that the Spirit will surely bring a greater measure of peace
on earth and goodwill towards all earth's inhabitants.
Thanksgiving is an inclusive holiday that
is not limited to those of a certain religious or political mind-set.
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, celebrated by those who follow the
teachings of Judaism and others whose cultural connection is with them,
offers the world the opportunity to view this celebration with
inclusiveness. The origin of Hanukkah is found in the books 1 Maccabees
and 2 Maccabees. Only Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians
include these books in their Bibles. The story of Hanukkah does
not appear in the Torah because the events that inspired the holiday
occurred after it was written. It is, however, mentioned in the New
Testament, in which Jesus attends a "Feast of Dedication."
Master Mind Jesus was Jewish although his philosophy expanded the
teachings of the Torah and goes beyond any traditional religious
theology. His attending this "Feast of Dedication" as
the Festival of Lights and Hanukkah was called, is something that all
those who follow Jesus should consider as important and beneficial.
As Charles Fillmore so clearly states that as we open our mind to the
light of the Spirit we shall surely experience a shift in our
consciousness to the awareness of the omnipresence of G-d, therefore
There is concern by many who
value the observance of Thanksgiving that the material world; that is
the world of commerce, is moving toward diminishing the spiritual value
of this important holiday. It is the things of the Spirit that we
give thanks for that makes us greater as a people. Gratitude to
G-d as our Source of all that makes life worthwhile should always be a
part of the gratefulness in our heart on this special day set aside for
thanksgiving. Gratitude for those we love and the family
gatherings that are a part of the Thanksgiving tradition is time well
spent that will give us the gifts of joy and happiness and a feeling of
harmony that may sustain us in times when we are challenged or
confronted with difficulties. As Fillmore explains "the
light shineth in the darkness" and who is it that has never
experienced some degree of darkness in their lives, or who is it that
never will? As the world turns toward the material and away from
those things of the Spirit our ability to be sustained through the
darkness shall be diminished. It is as simple as cause and effect
and just as subtle.
But, as the world turns towards those things of
the Spirit, those things that gift us with a light in our soul that will
shine forever, we can know that these are the things that will heal us,
prosper us and bless us, in a multitude of ways. Our soul knows
that G-d is personal to each of us and gratitude and light magnifies
this personal-ness of our relationship with G-d. As we celebrate
those things; Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, that give us a greater
subconscious impression of light, gratitude and love, a myriad of
negative impressions are displaced in our consciousness. As our
consciousness is free of negativity, we shall find an acceptance within
us for a greater good than we have before imagined. As Christian
D. Larson writes in "The Pathway of Roses" we are
ask God for everything and in faith expect everything; to live in
perpetual gratitude to Him who gives everything; to love God so much
that we can inwardly feel that My Father and I are one. This is the
prayer without ceasing, the true worship of the soul." The
effects may be subtle, invisible, and even unexplainable in words, but
the good results are guaranteed.
SO IT IS!
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