As we approach the harvest season and the Thanksgiving holiday, we often reflect back on the year and the blessings we have encountered, even in these challenging times. By exploring the true meaning of “thanks-giving” and gratitude, we can transform this time into one of spiritual awareness that adds deep personal meaning to this holiday—and every day!
Renowned Cayce expert John Van Auken will share Edgar Cayce's insights into the magic of gratitude and thanksgiving as well as wisdom from others who have learned how important the daily practice of these two attitudes are to living a happier, healthier, more abundant life.
The miracle of these concepts is that they change our perception, causing us to see the world from a better, more optimistic viewpoint. Cayce often encouraged us to let our better selves come through in daily life—and our better selves naturally feel gratitude and thanksgiving. "Keep bright, sing often, pray your own blessings of how much you have to be thankful for, if you would keep in the spirit of truth." (ECLS 5182-1) He also advised us to, "So conduct your own life as to show your appreciation of that which you have received." (ECLS 254-115) Self-help author Melody Beattie wrote: "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
John will also share some of the origins and history of the American Thanksgiving holiday and the Cayce connection to this tradition in this unique new webinar.
Moderated by Cara Blume.
Important Information: After registration, you will be taken to a webpage with a link to watch the presentation. Be sure to bookmark this link as it can be used to re-watch the event with the added bonus of being able to pause, rewind, and fast-forward!
John Van Auken is an internationally renowned speaker, a long-time A.R.E. staff member, a current director at A.R.E, and a popular leader of A.R.E.’s tours to sacred sites around the world. He is the author of numerous bestselling books including Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You, Angels, Fairies, Demons, & the Elementals, and is co-author of his most recent, Edgar Cayce on the Mysterious Essenes: Lessons from Our Sacred Past. His extensive knowledge of the Edgar Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient Egypt mysticism, world religions, and Christ Consciousness make him a popular and authoritative teacher.
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John Van Auken
Director, Legacy Education
Edgar Cayce Foundation