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Some links about the "Origins" of Thanksgiving Day in the America's (and elsewhere).
THE REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING
by Susan Bates
Thanksgiving - Wikipedia
The History of the Harvest Festival
Origins of Thanksgiving and Harvest Celebrations Around the World
The Real Thanksgiving
Quoted from: The Hidden History of Massachusetts
Ancient origins of Thanksgiving harvests
Thanksgiving History and Origin
Ancient Roots in Harvest Festivals
|Posted on March 16, 2011 at 9:17 AM||comments (6)|
I have been closely watching the events unfolding in Japan and am compelled to express my thoughts and feelings concerning this. First, my prayers go out to all of the people that are suffering and have lost freinds and family members. We must all keep them in our thoughts and prayers as their struggle through this has only just begun.
The earthquake and tsunami was bad enough, but this escalating nuclear disaster is what I am really concerned about. By reading between the lines of all the twisted and manipulated news from the media, it can be logically assumed that what we are seeing unfold in Japan is not a nuclear disater, but a nuclear catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. This is way beyond the scopes of the oil disaster in the gulf in comparision, and they can not pour tons of chemicals on this to hide the damage from the people as they did in the gulf. The whole world will see the human mistake involving technology and nuclear power through this event.
On March 4th I had a vision of a disaster happening on or before March 18th and wrote a small quote about it. Not for one moment did I think that it would be involving a nuclear power plant and radiation contamination. Yet in the writing that I wrote I am somewhat quite shocked by some of the words that I used to describe the event. I did not think this event would take place in Japan either and I still feel the location isn't quite right compared to what I saw in the vision. I feel that something still may happen yet, but for the most part I am senseing that my feeling of a different location may be due to radiation spreading from Japan. Below is the writing I did on March 4th, notice some of the words I used in the writing such as "Plant" and "Certain energies".
A Plant Will Sprout
For the next couple of weeks we are going to see an escalation of certain energies and patterns dig in and take root.
A seed is being planted so to speak.
By or on March 18th this plant will sprout and its true colors will be revealed to those that are looking and paying attention.
Many will never be deceived again by those that plant these types of seeds.
I also wrote this on February 22nd, 2011 from a vision that I had and thought it was China considering the Asian looking people in the vision that I saw.
2-24-2011 : Large disaster in China (Asia?), "a great wall" of water crashes down, a tsunami, yet inland????
I am not bring this to your attention to say to you that I am psychic, but just to let you see the language in these writings and to show you that I was feeling something and was rather closely relating to events that are happening now. I feel the one writing definantly is relating to the tsunami, and the other relating to the nuclear disaster.
What I see very interesting in the writing "A Plant Will Sprout" is how I am on more than one instance refering to a seed that is being planted, and those that are planting it are deceivers. I also refer to something happening (being revealed) that only those that are watching and paying attention will see. I find this quite interesting and rather alarming at the same time.
I am going to go out on a limb here and forecast that there will be another extreme event that will happen very soon, probably involving this nuclear plant in Japan, that will be lied about and or drastically changed. Only those paying attention will see it or notice the truth of the event at first. It will probably be a drastic measure being taken to stop all these reactors from completely melting down, and I feel a couple of them may already have.
All I know is that this can not continue to go on such as the Gulf oil leak did for months. This nuclear problem needs to be stopped now and not later and there is no way that any gov't can hide this corporate disaster or catastrophe from the people. They can down play it and spin the news media about it, but what people will beleive is what they are living and seeing from now on, not what the media and gov't is spinning.
I strongly feel that Japan is basically in a death grip right now and will probably never fully recover from this, especially within our life time or within the next generation or so. I also feel that we are only seeing the beginning of a much larger catastrophe in the works and that this nuclear plant is as a dagger being stabbed into the heart of the Japanese people and country, bleeding onto it's neighbors. The quakes and tsunami were the blow that staggered the Japanese people and the nuclear event is punch that will knock them to the ground. Not to mention that quakes are still happening and another large one is not out of the question. They are taking a beating right now beyond comprehension and I am saddened by what I am seeing and feeling.
In the meanwhile I would encourage others to pray for the people in and around Japan, and also to pay attention and watch what is happening. These events unfolding will affect us all to one extent or another, this is our planet and the people and living things on it are our family.
|Posted on January 21, 2011 at 9:03 AM||comments (8)|
Welcome to SilentFeathers Sacred Pathways first official edition (January 2011) of the Fireside Newsletter.
Thank you to all the new members that have recently joined this site!...and thank you to all the members who have been here! Thanks for being!
Mother Earth Speaks
I'm sure most of you are aware of all the bird and fish die offs around the world, this is quite alarming and rather sad. I have a thread in the websites forum with an extensive coverage of all of these events globally if you care to read up on it. Something major is going on and the experts are just brushing it off with stupid unrealistic explanations, ignoring or pretending this isn't happening has no honor in it. We must be atleast "aware" of what is happening to our relatives and on our Great Mother, what happens to others affects all of us.....
to read more about these sad die offs click the link:
Other major Earth events that have been happening recently are the huge floods in Australia and Brazil, many have lost their lives and even more are now homeless or displaced. We should pray for these people and keep them in our thoughts.
Also, huge snow storms and severe cold has ravaged the US and many have been struggling with these events....and major rain and flooding on the west coast too. Storms are almost becoming a daily event, hitting somewhere all the time every day in the US, we must watch and prepare for these major weather events as they are not going away but just becoming more common. In early January the news reported that 70% of the US was covered in snow and that 49 of 50 states had snow (Florida being the only state without snow). Since when have you ever heard of such a thing?
Seismic Activity globally is on the rise too! Be prepared as many of these earthquakes and volcanos are becoming active and happening in many strange and unusual areas. Once again, watch for the signs and have a plan!
I wrote an article on January 14, 2011 called "Pole Shift? or Galactic Shift" explaining some of my personal thoughts about these Earth changes and events if you want to read it, please click the link:
All in all, watch for the signs, pay attention, prepare and have a plan....just in case something happens in your neighborhood. Better safe and prepared than caught with your pants down so to speak.
And remember: It serves no purpose to panic and crawl into a hole somewhere in fear when it comes to things that we have no control over, such as nature. We just have to do the best we can, not ignore the signs or be in denial, and go with the flow....that is all we can do and it is what it is.
Also: Odds are that on December 22, 2012 you will most likely wake up and still be here and so will the Mother Earth, you will still have to go out and get Uncle Bob that sweater he wanted for Christmas!
The Sky Vault
In the month of January we had a partial solar eclipse on Jan. 4, and the full moon on Jan. 19. The constellation Orion is in the south and is an interesting sight, I am drawn to this majestic pattern for some reason. I'm still trying to figure it out.
The January 19 full moon marks the center point of a lunar cycle, a rather powerful one at that. Much is going on right now both in the physical and spiritual realms. Keep a watchful eye on things and be prepared for movement in both worlds, like riding the waves as they come to shore.....don't get caught off guard as these waves may flip you over.
February 3, 2011 is the New Moon, which marks an end to a cycle and a beginning of another.
Some Wisdom/Medicine sayings I penned in January
There are many energies and forces blowing in the wind right now, wisdom is one of them.
Most often you must seek wisdom or it will pass you by, be grateful when it attaches itself to your "self" and shares a few "truths" with you; Honor wisdom or it will flee from you.....
Your Sacred Center
The Sacred Path begins with attacking your fears and conquering the limitations that you have created in your mind.
Believe in "You" and recognize your eternal spirit knowing that it is at all times connected to the Creator, all living things, and everything that surrounds you.
Remember that your center within has unlimited potential and that your Sacred Path begins with you.
When you fall into the arms of Father Creator and the Great Mother Earth and their medicine ways, and return to the simplicity of happiness within the "spirit/self", for only then will you truly understand the meaning of "being home"....
Animal Medicine For January 2011
Wild Boar Medicine
The Wild Boar has a long history teaching us about our personal medicine concerning personal power and warrior related aspects concerning the "self". The main keyword when dealing with wild boar medicine is "Confrontation". Confrontation does not always mean in an aggressive form, but in all forms. How we confront things on a daily basis from simple tasks or situations to major obstacles or difficulties, wild boar can be a great freind to have when dealing with any kind of "confrontations".
I have been quite fortunate recently and have had a few occasions in the last year to watch wild boar at work and have had this great creature involve it's medicine with me.
A great lesson to learn through wild boar is to have your priorities straight and erase doubt and fear from your life and you will have a much easier time dealing with any confrontations you may face in your life. To do this you must do what wild boar does as he searches for food, you must also get to the root of things that may be causing doubt or fear and face them as a warrior does and resolve these issues. Nothing can be resolved with out first getting to the root of its cause....
To read the full article, click the link:
The trees and plants will speak loudly this year, louder than they have ever spoken before. We will hear their message especially in the spring and early summer of this year. Their words will be followed by a visual validation....and in volumes.
I am calling 2011 a "year of validation", for many things will be validated in the minds and hearts of most people this year, taking most of the guesswork and or doubt out of the equation in the conditions of the here and now, and out of many possibilities of tomorrow.
With validation comes clarity....a vivid and clear picture appears this year.
Peace to all of you and as you wander into the month of February, mark this point in your journey with thanks to the Creator Father and the Earth Mother, for they are our parents in the physical and spiritual realms (upper and lower) that are the reason in which we are here. Aho!
2011 has started off as a remarkable year so far, both positive and negative forces are very powerful and many things can go either way right now. Make wise choices and decisions with that of which you are faced with right now as many things will not easily be changed in the future.
Walk in beauty and let the wind and all the messengers of the spirit world help guide you along the way, that is what they are there for.
Eternal beauty to all,
Go Forward With Courage
When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still;
be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
-- as it surely will.
Then act with courage.
Ponca Chief White Eagle (1800's to 1914)
O' GREAT SPIRIT
help me always
to speak the truth quietly,
to listen with an open mind
when others speak,
and to remember the peace
that may be found in silence.
|Posted on December 29, 2010 at 2:51 PM||comments (6)|
Personal end of year message from Jim SilentFeathers
Over 71,000 visitors since the creation of this website 9 months ago! wow! I want to personally thank everyone for their involvement with this site and for supporting me in many ways throughout 2010. It's been a real blessing getting to know everyone and sharing with you all. I really appreciate all of you more than you know and look forward to growing closer to all of you in 2011.
2010 has been a rough year for many of us in many ways. To those that have lost loved ones this year I send my sincere condolences and prayers to you for healing and for a healthy recovery to such losses. Losing loved ones is never easy and is a part of all of our lives at one time or another another, this year has been an unusual busy year in the spirit world, blessings to all of you that have been affected by these types of great losses.
Many of us have also struggled financially in 2010 and have had severe difficulties in carreer areas and keeping a roof over our heads and our children fed. 2010 has been a very tough year in this area and 2011 will most likely be more of the same, as the economy seems to be sitting idle right now, as it has been all through 2010. We must continue to be wise in these times and change our habits and behaviors even more to adapt to more easily get through these tough times. Changing our habits is not always easy, but must be done to make life easier for ourselves and our loved ones. I've been advocating for a long time to cut back, spend less, support your local community merchants instead of the corporate elite, etc. We must return to the simpler ways of life, the time of complete luxery and easy come easy go is over. Make the best of what you have and share what you don't need with others to make their lives easier.....in a way it is time to spread the wealth.
We must change with the changes or we will be left behind.....
....and speaking of changes, earth changes specifically, there have been many in 2010 and it really doesn't seem to be calming down much going into 2011. The Haiti and many other earthquakes, volcanos, floods, huge storms, Gulf oil disaster, and many more events have happened in 2010 and unfortunately I can only forcast that these types of events will only continue to happen in 2011. Hopefully not as often and severe, but as I mentioned above, "We must change with the changes or be left behind."
I have wrote extensively about these earthchanges through out 2010 and that we are now living at a unique point in time when a changing of a cycle or age is taking place. It is happening now and shouldn't be something that we fear, it is natural. Sure some things will happen that will be scary and cause a bit of chaos, but being aware of the times and possibilities, be they beautiful or ugly, will lessen the fear factor and allow ourselves to be more accepting of natures power and the changes that it is going through too. All of us are in this together and being in denial that we are in a changing of a cycle is the quickest way that allows fear to enter. Be vigilant and aware, watch the signs that be, and prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Being prepared for the worst is better than not being prepared, even if the worst never happens. Personally I feel that 2011 will be a slight to moderate escalation of what we've seen through out 2010. Nothing to fear, but much to prepare for. Below I've listed a few "common sense" things that you can do to better be prepared as the evidence has shown us through 2010.
1. If you live near a fault line, be prepared and have a plan if a quake hits.
2. If you live in flood prone areas, be prepared and have an exit plan if heavy rain and flooding is forecasted.
3. If you live on top a mountain, protect yourself from lightning and high winds.
4. Keep plenty of food and water on hand at all times.
5. Don't think that things can never happen to you and will always happen to someone else.
I could go on and on but I know you all get my point. Just think broadly and use common sense in everyday life, watch the signs, follow your gut and heart, and prepare and be ready for anything.
If 2010 taught us anything, it taught us to be ready for anything!
....and speaking of the heart and for some better news, 2010 has also taught us that the human species is not a lost cause and spirit is strong. In hard times and severe disasters there has been alot of instances when people join together and help others. Haiti is a perfect example, although alot of corruption is still rampant and many stole donations, a lot of great things have happened to help many people there that are suffering. Much more needs to be done of course, but people have united for a better purpose. We have seen this all over the world throughout and when times get tough, the tough rise up to help! People uniting over the Gulf disaster, those in Pakistan helping flood victims, etc etc., there are many examples to reflect on that we can see evidence that there is still a tremendous amount of good people in the world!
We must never forget that no matter what happens there will always be the spirit of compassion in the hearts of people, the Great Spirit watches over all of us and expects us to do right towards one another. Those that do wrong towards one another will lose in the end and will depend on the rest of us to take them in eventually. They better hope they end up with the right people when their time of greed and arrogance is over, or they will not be very lucky.
All in all we are all in this together and VERY interesting and changing times are ahead and unfolding before our very eyes.
Remember; In the midst of uncertainty is certainty. I am certain that as we move forward we will become stronger and wiser physically and spiritually. All things are sacred and even the changes that we must go through are sacred. Sometimes certain things must be let go of and removed before new things can appear and take root. A re-birth so to speak....all things are going through a major change right now that is quite different to what we are used to, we just have to accept it and go with the flow, change and adjust with it, and we will be alright!
Also remember; what we are seeing changing on a physical level are not the only things that are changing, many things on a spiritual level are changing also, including us. We are going through a cycle change too along with everything else and will step out of it into ways that we could only dream of up until now. It is a good time to be alive and present as these things come to be!
Walk in peace and beauty my brothers and sisters into 2011. May your year and heart be filled with many blessings.