Essentially, Thanksgiving is a celebration of gratitude and abundance.
Perhaps it’s no coincidence that it’s always observed on a Thursday: the day of the week associated with wealth!
Here are ten delightful ways to align your magical and spiritual work with the energies associated with this sweet and cozy holiday.
1. Infuse the food with intention.
While your dish is in the process of becoming what it is destined to be, send thoughts of harmony and peace into it. Visualize it pulsating with blindingly bright light that brings all its molecules into alignment with these loving vibrations.
2. Make a gratitude jar.
Find or make a beautiful receptacle (it doesn’t have to be an actual jar). Alone or with others, write things you’re grateful for on strips of paper and put them in the jar. Include big things (like your loved ones), small things (like Earl Grey tea), and universal things (like the beauty of a sunrise). This is a powerful abundance ritual, because the more we focus on our blessings, the more blessings we magnetize.
3. Make magical pumpkin martinis.
4. Smudge with cinnamon incense.
Before a gathering, or just in the morning as your own personal abundance and gratitude ritual, smudge your home with cinnamon incense. Feel as if you’re blessing everything you see with the energy of sweetness and abundance as you remember how grateful you are for your life and your living space.
5. Bless the table when you set it.
If you set the table before your feast, be sure that you move around the table in a clockwise direction. As you arrange each place setting, envision it filled with golden light and call on the goddess of the harvest to infuse it with the energies of prosperity, harmony, and joy.
6. Secretly surround everyone in love light.
During the gathering, while others are talking and bustling around you, take a moment to relax and send love light to each person present. See them in the most beautiful light possible and surround them with a sphere of visualized golden light. Wish them blessings of abundance, happiness, and health.
7. Enlist floral allies.
Fresh flowers always add a powerful element of peace and presence to a room. To purify the environment while aligning it with the purest vibration of love, choose a bouquet containing white roses.
8. Play harmonizing music.
Certain types of music are particularly suited to harmonizing the environment and promoting happiness and joy. For a holiday gathering, classical guitar or Indian raga music would both be excellent choices.
9. Bless the space with sound.
Before a gathering, or just to bless your space on this magical day, move around each room and area of your home with a lovely sounding chime or bell. As the sound rings out, sense and envision the waves of sound powerfully raising and harmonizing the vibration of the space.
10. Add a secret ingredient.
A drop or two of a flower essence can turn any dish or beverage into something magical. Mustard will keep spirits high and conversations joyful. White chestnut will promote presence and inner peace. And rock rose will soothe anxiety and help smooth rough edges related to family dysfunction.