Intuition, Connection, Revision: Tips for Thanksgiving Prayers and Toasts
Follow your intuition
"Create a space and time for your muse to arrive. Perhaps craft a ritual around writing--you could meditate, call the corners, and/or focus on objects that represent the person/deity/animal/etc you are thanking (e.g. Tarot cards, pictures, etc) before putting pen to paper," said Jensen.
Remember that gratitude is a connection
"You are reinforcing a path that someone (or some deity, animal, etc) built to you. Consider how they reached out, what steps were taken, and/or how this builds on previous connections," said Jensen.
"How would you describe their actions?"
Jensen advises: "To avoid generic Hallmark sentiments, focus on inside jokes, shared experiences, and/or small, sensory details: the language that permeates your relationship. What words invoke the person/deity/animal/etc you are thanking?"
Don't be afraid to revise
"Being picky about your words is a way to show your appreciation," said Jensen. "Not just any words will do! Taking the time and energy to find the right phrasing, structure, etc. will improve your offering of gratitude."
Tabitha Dial is a tarot, tea leaf reader, and creative mentor in Lexington, Kentucky. She facilitates the Create your Fate (Tarot and more) Meetup and teaches seminars at the Mystical Paranormal Fair once a month. Her poetry has appeared in articles on SpiralNature.com, in "Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology", and in "Tarot in Culture" Volume Two.