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COTC Online News November 25, 2015
Beholdance - The Greatest Gift of Thanks
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Thanksgiving Day Holiday and Traditions
Beloved Sisters and Brothers of Light,
A time for recognition of our many Blessings, a time to express our gratitude, love, celebrated through abundance of food and fellowship.
Whether with family, friends or individually celebrating, the Estate of consciousness, awareness from which we operate makes a difference. As we move through Thanksgiving week, we encourage each one to embody the Spiritual Understanding of Truth - "Beholdance - a state of Being - a Blessing - an awareness, energy exchange, non-judgment of each one we encounter." May we be the bridge between Heaven and earth, the mirror of our unified Divinity and Oneness. Beholdance - The Greatest Gift of Unconditional Love we can be and give others, living thanksgiving and gratitude.
Be the Prayer - Be the Witness - Emanate Love, Light and Peace!
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The Seed Atom, Root of USA Thanksgiving Day Holiday
"During the nineteenth century, when the Pilgrims were elevated to preeminent positions in the pantheon of American heroes and heroines, the Mayflower Compact was celebrated as the foundation stone of the federal Constitution and much scholarly effort was expended to prove that the document was the acorn from which grew the mighty oak of the federal Constitution. Since it is a paper of great directness, simplicity, and brevity, it might be well to quote it virtually verbatim:
"In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are under-written, the loyall subjects of our dread soveraigne Lord, King James ... having undertaken, for the glorie of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honour of our king and countrie, a voyage to plant the first colonie in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly and mutaly in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves togeather into a civill body politick, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hearof to enacte, constitute, and frame such just and equall lawes, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the generall good of the Colonie, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness wherof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cap-Codd the 11. of November.... Ano: Dom. 1620."
Happily for his own equanimity, the king remained quite oblivious to the existence of this insolent document which declared its purpose to be that of establishing "a civill body politick." He had far more important things on his mind. What is of primary concern to us about the Compact is the frame of mind, or kind of consciousness, that could conceive of such a statement. It is difficult to get ourselves into a frame of mind that enables us to understand just how radical and unprecedented an event the drafting and signing of the Mayflower Compact was.
This is what was momentous about the Mayflower Compact; the fact that a handful of people, most of them with little or no formal education, did not hesitate to perform one of the most mysterious, powerful, and dramatic acts known to the species, to "covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politick."
The nineteeth-century historians and their followers were in a sense quite right in being amazed and awed by an event that we today take for granted.
It was an act bold to the point of recklessness, and in demonstrating this strange capacity to form new human combinations--new communities--and establish government to guide and control them, it did indeed anticipate the federal Constitution. It was the acorn of the new consciousness oak."
Quotations, [emphasis by editor] are selected excerpts from The Constitution by Page Smith; William Morrow and Company, Inc. , New York, © 1978.
Same Truth, Another Witness"