It seems appropriate that we inaugurate Attunement for Life at the time of Thanksgiving. When we deepen our contact with that which is Spirit, Source, or God (or the word that best expresses the ineffable for you), the inevitable result is a profound gratitude for all that we are and all that we have.
On a cosmological scale, our astronomers and planetary scientists can describe the miraculous coincidences that allowed the planet Earth to simply harbor life. Some of these miracles include our distance from the Sun (described as the Goldilocks Zone, neither too hot nor too cold), allowing water to remain a liquid and harbor life; the size of our planet which has just enough gravity to hold an atmosphere; a magnetic shield that protects land-based life forms; the tilt of the planet; oceans to regulate temperature; our moon; and Jupiter, the gaseous giant that swallows asteroids and comets that might otherwise strike the earth.
Moving closer to home, our gratitude must include the miracle of our bodies, and the struggles of our ancestors to simply get us to this point in time. Our shared love with all those around us and the bounty of our circumstances will surely be part of our gratitude inventory as well.
Gratitude is the attitude that deepens our awareness and allows us to express the Love that is Source more completely in our external worlds. So, it all begins with Thanksgiving! Judy and I extend our best wishes to everyone on this special day, an outward expression of a deeply spiritual connection.
Reverend David G. Hunt Thanksgiving Day, 2011