Monday, October 12, 2009
I love this sculpture. I thought it was called "The Raven" but it is apparently Ron Baird's "The Spirit Catcher". People are encouraged to come and "cast a wish" An image of the West Coast, First Nations mythological creatures, The Thunderbird is a powerful being in the form of a very large bird that carries our messages, dreams and desires to the Universe.
It was such a coincidence that I have been thinking about this creature and last night on Coast to Coast they were talking about them.
Now, I would like to cast my wish this Thanksgiving that I will develop my gratitude for what I have. I cast out into the Universe my thankfulness for my existence. No, it is not "perfect" in the media-bludgeoned sense of the word, but I have more comforts in my life than a large percentage of the world. I do work hard for what I have, but I am able to work and I have the opportunity to do so and earn a living with it. I welcome this opportunity and the opportunities that will come. I honour my gratitude by being and doing my best everyday.
Year to year, what I consider my best may change, learning and growing. Through the ups and the downs I will learn from everything and be grateful for my awareness and many blessings and the many blessings to come.
Thunderbird, you glorious creature, please take that message to the Universe!