Bountiful Mandala...A Circle of Thanks

'A Circle of Thanks' is so named in keeping with the Native American Mandala theme...this one being #3.  The history of Thanksgiving has been written and orated since the first Thanksgiving in 1621.  No matter one's opinion on the Plymouth Thanksgiving, all can relate to 'For Our Blessings We Give Thanks."
We return thanks to our mother, the earth.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams.
We return thanks to all herbs.
We return thanks to the moon and stars.
We return thanks to the sun.
We return thanks to the Great Spirit.
~Native American Thanksgiving Prayer~
The name 'November' is believed to derive from 'novem' which is Latin for the number nine.  As part of the seasonal calendar, November is the time of the 'Snow Moon' and the period described as the 'Moon of the Falling Leaves'.  (excerpt written by Black Elk)
Welcome November Moons!


Joanne said...

and a blessed November to you. Rather gray and dreary to start the month, but that's how I think of November. Black Elk did not write about that

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue - love the poem and the novem name ... your Mandalaa circle is just lovely - wonderful colours .. your craft abilities are amazing ... enjoy the autumn - ours is mild so far .. but has become thick-mist like ... sunny at lunchtime ... cheers Hilary

Wendy said...

Love these colors!


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