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Ceremonies and their Individual Meanings (006-1 Sunday 4/4/1954)
Lecture given by Flower in Los Angeles describing the meaning and significance of the Sabbath, holidays, sacraments and ceremonies including christening, confirmation, baptism, marriage, memorial service, communion, birthdays, New Years, Memorial Day, Easter, Michaelmas, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Followed by 18 minutes of Q&A.
The Grace of Thanksgiving (035-2 Sunday 11/20/1955)
Inwardly and clairvoyantly, gratitude is seen as a vapor, orchid in color, a beautiful light lavender shade; it's fragrant. Intended to be grateful for our blessings which come to us by grace. Need to be ready for seeing the good of tests while they are here. Gratitude does not come until the soul is awake in us.
Our Cup Runneth Over (061-1 Sunday 11/18/1956)
Story of first thanksgiving day with the Pilgrims. God's favor blesses all life equally, but man is beginning to be aware of the source of his good. Gratitude is a return to the eternal.
The Heart of Thanksgiving (102-1 Sunday 11/23/1958)
Thanksgiving is a gift of grace to us. It has the qualities which the developed Christian must express if he is to know the gift of enlightenment. Saying thank you to God is not a day by day and hourly event. We should never accept or take blessing from the Eternal without having a moment of saying thank you God.
Giving Thanks with Praise (120-1 Sunday 11/22/1959)
At Thanksgiving there are many who remember the author of life and the benefactor who has given them everything of good they have ever received. Only the deepest and most evolved intellect that has the wisdom to be thankful. Gratitude is a skill which needs to be developed and exercised. Nine tenths of what we receive as great gifts out of the grace of God. Ingratitude is revealed through a spirit of complaining and fault finding and discontent and grumbling. Story of a trip to New York when the Newhouse family all counted their blessings. Gratitude is accompanied by this sense of divine wonder. As we say these thanks, it occurs to us we live in a perpetually working miracle. Includes story of A.J. Cronin giving the thank you therapy to patients.
Thanksgiving and Gratitude (141-1 Sunday 11/20/1960)
This Thanksgiving talk gets right to the point. We should be living in gratitude each day, from one moment to the next. Flower emphasizes that lack of gratitude brings severe karmic consequences. We need to not only remember to say 'thank you' from our hearts to those around us with every opportunity that arises, but we should remember to thank God daily for all of the blessings we tend to take for granted.
Thanksgiving Enriches the Grateful Heart (165-1 Sunday 11/19/1961)
Thanksgiving is a season of preparation, it is a start of holy season. There should be a continual thanksgiving in our hearts always. Where there is gratitude, there is love, kindliness, thanksgiving, sincerity and the result is happiness. All virtues are like jewels. Recounts a story by Maurice Metterlink and a story of children taken to the inner worlds who return with gratitude for the ordinary in their lives. Story of Dr. Ray Charles Jarmon, a radio preacher in Los Angeles, who participated in medical studies of LSD. Discussion of his observations during those experiments. Whenever anyone is grateful, the most beautiful blue, almost purplish, rises out of his aura, that is crystal clear. There is also perfume. Angels would tell you that after the worship of God, gratitude is the most important aspect of character to develop.
The Magic of Giving Thanks (236-2 Sunday 11/24/1963)
Discussion of the first Thanksgiving and how it came to be a legal holiday. Now people have many reasons for being thankful, but it should not take a certain day a year to remind them of their blessings. Gratitude has a healing quality. If we could see clairvoyantly we would notice that our thoughts changed from flat thought forms of a neutral or beige color, which is a nondescript form of thinking, to thinking in terms of beautiful rounded thought forms which suddenly burst their rounded form and became like flaming pyramids of orchid colors and these colorful forms would travel swiftly into the great light of God.
Thanksgiving as a Sacrament (265-1 Sunday 11/22/1964)
Flower and another speaker alternate in listing all the things for which they and the congregation are grateful.
In Everything Give Thanks (292-2 Sunday 11/21/1965)
If we are grateful, we open spiritually. We are much more sensitive and responsive or receptive to the great glories that pour forth esoterically through the Christmas season. Thanksgiving is a period in which we recapitulate, reappraise and reexpress the many things for which we are grateful. It cleanses the feelings and makes them pure and God-aligned, and brings us into condition for enlightenment. Since our nation is the cradle of the new race, America is an archetype in its highest aspirations of those qualities which we all bless. On Thanksgiving day, we repeat the summarizing of that which our soul knows to have been good for us. The more we are grateful for shelter, for the joy of our loved family, for beauty, the more we appreciate those things, without being unduly attached to them, the more we will attract still more abundantly and ever better quality will come to us.
Thanksgiving's Transforming Power (318-1 Sunday 11/20/1966)
Thanksgiving opens the gates to the holy season of Christmas. Gratitude is the quality which reveals the beginning of greatness. In the inner planes, those who are perfected watch for these qualifications. First, gratitude, second, humility, and third, love. Keeping a gratitude journal helps us become more appreciative. Self-centeredness is an enemy of gratitude and greatness. Thanksgiving is transforming because it keeps us in the attitude of touching that which is holy and being immersed in it and blessed by it.
Festival of Thanksgiving (Choir and Instruments) (343-1 Sunday 11/19/1967)
Gratitude A Quality of Spiritual Maturity (342-2 Sunday 11/19/1967)
Before we celebrate the initiation of rebirth and regeneration or our Lord's holy birth in us, we know the cleansing and the benediction of gratitude. Our Lord always prefaced his requests by giving thanks before he spoke for the good that he sought. Give thanks before something happens to you, and live in the expectancy and the wonder of that for which you ask and that very likely which you need. Prayers would not have any importance, any power in them, unless they have been prefaced by this feeling of gratefulness. Giving thanks is an absolute spiritual necessity for us. The constant rhythm of gratitude causes the circulation of the powers of the Soul and the Adonai to seep into and penetrate our personality selves.
The Glory of Harvest (375-2 Sunday 11/24/1968)
The best of the year is saved for the last. We are cleansed through gratitude. Gratitude is one of the chief characteristics and requirements of illumination. The other two are love and humility. A man of faith is grateful and that is why he attracts grace to himself. It is because faith which is the blending of many other qualities, puts him into attunement and realization, enables an individual to be open and receptive and teachable, and joyous. We should give thanks for our testings. Begin and end the day with a prayer of thanksgiving. Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
The Spiritual Celebration of Thanksgiving (404-2 Sunday 11/23/1969)
There is in winter a benediction that comes which stimulates and transforms and uplifts us as no other season can or ever shall. It is because of the great advent of Christmas and everything is transformed with spiritual beauty, with meaning and value and with great enrichment. Thanksgiving esoterically precedes Christmas because everything that is wondrous and that has high benefit for us, should be prepared for through the inner cleansing of mind, emotions and body. A great light shines during this time to emphasize whatever is present, both good and bad, so expect to be confronted by testings and be grateful that the Divine Presence believes you have the truth, strength and qualifications to meet them.
The Heart of Thanksgiving (443-1 Sunday 11/22/1970)
By gratitude, we purify ourselves, we humble ourselves. In Thanksgiving, we can appreciate illumination of the festival of rebirth that comes at Christmas. Flower discusses the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims, and other traditions in ancient Rome, and the Jewish tradition. Thanksgiving is the most glorious expression we can ray forth from the highest consciousness within us. When we express gratitude, the highest fires of the soul are lighted in us and they shine out with blessing, when we are genuine and give a benediction to the giver.
Confronting Angels as a Reality (515-1 Sunday 10/1/1972)
Begins with discussion on book, Men and Angels, by Theodora Ward, explaining Ward's research and discovery of Angels. Author had experience, as she wrote the book of feeling Presence. Later gives examples from Bible. Gives many New Testament and apocryphal examples as well. Swedenborg and William Blake knew Angels by sight. Some persons were even jealous of the Angels - one was Martin Luther; another was John Calvin. The Angels are perpetually aware of the glory of God and are praising God and giving Him thanksgiving. We can do likewise, and in doing so we'll feel the reverberations of their frequencies moving in and among us.
Perennial Thanksgiving (518-2 Sunday 11/19/1972)
Gratitude, a soulic quality, is cardinal among all virtues. Before we can love spiritually, we must have gratitude. Before we can have integrity of character, gratitude must be present. Individuals who possess clairvoyance can tell the stage of development of an individual by the way he ways thank you and the way he lives in gratitude. When one expresses courteous appreciation, there is color, and it's royal purple. Story of the wise men and the sermon on the mount, and blessing things before they manifest. We need three days to do Thanksgiving properly - a day to write down our blessings, a day to come to church and give thanks, and a day for celebration with loved ones. Never be envious of anyone. Make up your mind to rejoice in the happiness of others.
Thanksgiving the Giver of Spiritual Joy (620-2 Sunday 11/21/1976)
The Inner Aspects of Thanksgiving (645-2 Sunday 11/20/1977)
Gratitude: the Mark of an Old Soul (722-2 Sunday 11/23/1980)
The Harvest of the Heart (748-2 Sunday 11/22/1981)
Our Festival of Thanksgiving (774-1 Sunday 11/21/1982)
Gratitude Is the Measure of Our Development (800-1 Sunday 11/20/1983)
Gratitude: The Strength of Discipleship (826-1 Sunday 11/18/1984)
Thanksgiving from the Heart (852-2 Sunday 11/24/1985)
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The Glorious Reminder of Michaelmas
Living with the Realization of the Angels
The Influence of the Angels
Why the Reality of Angels Is Vital to Our Age
Our Very Important Guardian Angels
The Path of the Masters
The Masters of Wisdom and Their Work
The Inner Side of Nature
Walking in Beauty
What All Men May Receive from Christmas
Christian Mysticism and What It Is
Holy Expectancy–Living the Life
Why We are Here
Man's Duty Regarding the Law of Evolution
Determinism Versus Free Will
Values to Be Derived from Power Tides and Cycles
What Religion Is Attempting to Achieve
Understanding the Seven Rays
Man's Ties with His Country
The Priestess of the Home
The Akashic Records
The Meaning of Open-Key Periods
The life and writings of Flower A. Newhouse are those of a Christian mystic, and her insights into the inner realms of life provide us with a path to wholeness that she called "Living the Life." These teachings are not doctrine, but a practical guide to the direct, immediate experience of God. Flower's mission was also to reawaken humanity to the reality of angels, a work she began with her first book in 1937, and added to in many published writings and in recorded lectures.
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