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Gratitude breaks the spell of Writers Block
#999161 added November 26, 2020 at 1:46pm
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Thanksgiving: Thankful Thursday, November 26, 2020
Istijlal (Majesty), 5 Qawl (Speech) 177 B.E. - Thursday, November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving 2020 I am grateful for the revelation of Baha'u'llah, and His concept of Progressive Revelation. Progressive Revelation unites all the Divine Messengers as part of God's plan for humanity. Some of God Manifestations or Messengers--such as Christ and Muhammad--were mentioned by name in the scripture revealed by Baha'u'llah, while others were not mentioned by name.


"...within the ocean of divine unity, thou wilt view all the Prophets and Messengers of God as one soul and one body, as one light and one spirit, in such wise that the first among them would be last and the last would be first. For they have all arisen to proclaim His Cause and have established the laws of divine wisdom. They are, one and all, the Manifestations of His Self, the Repositories of His might, the Treasuries of His Revelation, the Dawning-Places of His splendour, and the Daysprings of His light..."
Baha'u'llah123

I am thankful for Baha'iTeaching.org  , because they have thought provoking, opinion articles that help give me me a deeper understanding of the Baha'i Teachings. These articles cover numerous topics, such as Prophecies Fulfilled, Baha'i History, Meditation, Prayer, etc.

I am thankful for YouTube, because I can access various Baha'i educational and musical videos on my computer or smartphone.

I am thankful for the videos is "The Prisoner of Akka"--which I can access on YouTube--because it is educational, inspiring, and one of my favorite videos.


I am thankful that I have a copy of The Kitáb-i-Íqán (The Book of Certitude), because in it Baha'u'llah explains the symbols of the Holy Books.

I am thankful that I have a copy of The Hidden Words, because it is the inner essence of the revelation of all the Prophets.

I am thankful that this is not the holiday season I celebrate, because I can relax--without worrying about what I am going to give others--and enjoy watching my neighbors, friends, and family celebrate their holiday season.

I am thankful for Baha'u'llah's injunction to search for truth myself, because it encourages me to ask questions about what I read online and in the sacred scriptures. It also encourages me to look into the history I was not taught in school.

I am thankful for writing.com, because it gives me access to different stories, poems, and essays. I also gives me a place to get feed back on my literary compositions.

Footnotes
1  Gems of Divine Mysteries
2  http://www.bahai.org/r/053207805
3  Quoted in "Dr. David Ruhe’s Tribute to Indigenous Messengers of God" https://bahaiteachings.org/david-ruhes-tribute-indigenous-messengers-god/ by Christopher Buck, PART 73 IN SERIES Indigenous Messengers of God https://bahaiteachings.org/series/indigenous-messengers-of-god/


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