This is the third year for what has become my annual Thanksgiving message. The other messages have proved to be popular.  People are viral marketing and reading them all year long according to my web site statistics.

Each year I sit at the keyboard having no idea what I will write, after prayerfully paving the way. Writing this message is always a leap of faith for me.

What I know as I write this is that this year, I give thanks for you.

You may know me well or you may be meeting me for the first time through this newsletter or blog post. I may know you well in person or through correspondence, or perhaps I we have not yet met yet. What I do know is that you are exceedingly special and important.

You have the power to change the world.

We are in a time when my country and the world have many needs that require inspired leaps of faith to solve. Some of these needs are obvious as our economies, wars, famines, plagues, water shortages, natural catastrophes and global warming are in the news daily.

One person, not even a newly elected president from either party of the world’s most powerful nation cannot create the hope, inspiration and change that we need. The needs are too great.

But, one person, a person like you can join with another person, and then another person to bring change and a new vision to the world. Power is in community. Together we are a community.

The Pilgrims and then the Founding Fathers of the USA, knew that power is in community. A community of individuals united by a shared vision can change the world.

Thanksgiving is about community – and expanding one’s community to be inclusive. When a community gathers together with intent and goodwill the results are awesome, even miraculous. The Native Americans and Pilgrims gathered together to give thanks to “The Divine” – apparently they never bothered to quibble over the differences between the Names and words that their theologies used – they simply gave thanks together and share what they had.

Could the celebrants of the first Thanksgiving ever have guessed that hundreds of years later we would continue to celebrate the feast of Thanksgiving? Could they possibly have thought that people throughout the world would learn of this holiday and their community? Yet both groups stepped out in faith. The Pilgrims journeyed to the New World by faith. The Native Americans had lovingkindness and the faith necessary to befriend the newcomers. They had faith that they could peacefully co-exist, and basically in the area of Plymouth, MA , they always have. Stepping out in faith is a common, even daily practice for successful people who accomplish great things. In the Bible one of the heroes of faith is Moses. I wonder if I would have returned to Pharaoh time and time again saying, “Let my people go!” Moses had that kind of faith and determination.

Stepping out in faith in the 1960’s, Rev. Martin Luther King spoke and led protest marches with clergy of many faiths, and people of all the colors of the earth.

According to James, who is reported to be the brother of Jesus, faith is demonstrated. We recognize a person’s faith by their actions, no by what the say they believe. That is how Jews, including James understand to observe faith.

Gathering together in community involves action.

When I began the artistic experiment of using Torah font letters from scripture texts to represent the basic strings of elementary physics as well as the words of the Creator of the Judeo-Christian faiths, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I probably still do not comprehend where this will lead me – and can now lead you.

Early this summer, it led me to a new understanding that by founding a theory of creating art with symbol-strokes I am also directly helping to define and foster Post Conceptual Art. That surprised me and, although I am always open to a challenge, this is a stunning one. However, it was overshadowed by an even greater realization that began just a month or so before.

In the spring of ’08 my eyesight, but not my eyeglass prescription changed. As some of you know I have better that average up close vision and am nearsighted. That remained the same. What changed is that I now see more energy everywhere I look. My vision has expanded and increased.

It was not until the early fall that I revealed this news to anyone. Although I was enjoying this new ability, which for me means seeing and experiencing being surrounded by the words of “The Divine” thought that it might “go away”. Who sees this way?

Research revealed that there is compelling new scientific evidence about the perception of vision, which explains my wonderful and actual new way of seeing the world. Happily for me, it will not be “going away.”

Through my paintings I had created and added many visual memories of energy that my brain now uses to decode the impressions of light received from my eyes. The science of this explained in other blogs on this website, and further explained in an eBook I am reediting for release in the coming spring of 2022.

When difficult problems arose it became impossible to remain worried or upset down as everywhere I looked was filled with this new vision of energy, comforting me, inspiring me, and informing me of the nearness or presence of The Divine.

In the early winter of ’08 I began writing a book. By late summer what I had needed to be revised to include this new vision that I knew anyone could attain and be blessed by.

In my twenties I was an awareness counselor, seminar creator and trainer. That professional experience came in handy as I prayerfully created a series of Visual Exercise/Experiences for the book that anyone who can read this text on a screen can easily and successfully accomplish to get results. These turn the book into a kind of personal visual seminar that id fun to do, rather than just a book that you read.

This Thanksgiving [and this blog was updated for 2021] I am grateful for the experience of my new vision and the opportunity to bring and share this ongoing experience with you and other people.

My mission is to share a vision that reveals the invisible as visible. To change the way we see the world by showing it filled with the essences of creation and inspiration, potential, comfort and meaning.

This is not about me. It is about us. It is our vision. Your vision as you are an important part of the us.

Imagine how your life would change if your actual vision inspired you, wherever you looked – even at the pile of dirty laundry, the stack of unpaid bills, the traffic jam, or the beautiful sunset. What if everywhere you looked you also actually saw the essences which are for many, the words of The Divine? Not an imagined or understood concept – but that you ca actually see these essences – as obviously as you see this text?

Now imagine a world where other people see them too. How would actually seeing that the words of The Divine, the essences, which are everywhere, always and now affect people’s behavior?

Do you know that many people of faith—are extra good in their place of worship because they figure that The Divine is watching them and present? That people who are less spiritually active are even more apt to think that they can hide things during daily life from The Divine?

Like most of the artists who I admire my purpose to inspire others outweighs my need to make a living, although the idea of making a good living appeals to most of us. The greatest artists usually considered their work to be spiritual or religious. You know many of their names such as, Fra Angelico, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Monet, Rothko, Warhol, and so many more.

Through simple acts of forwarding this email or blog to people that you know, using social media like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc., to promote this blog and site at The Art of Seeing The Divine gives you more inspiration and artwork that you can share on the walls of your own place, give as gifts and help support this new vision from this new art theory and practice. You can help change the world by encouraging others to discover this new way of seeing.

Sharing that information takes community. It means joining together and sharing in faith so together we can make a new way and a new life for us all. How far will this bring us as a community, as a nation, as people of the world? Let’s be like the Pilgrims and Native Americans, taking steps of faith, sharing what we have and see how far our new vision can spread.

It takes you.

And so I am very thankful for you.

I am thankful that you took the time to read this message, consider and possibly learn something new.

I am thankful that you can change your vision easily.

I am thankful that you can change the way you see the world to change your life.

I am thankful that you can see more.

I am thankful that you can share the vision. I am thankful that you can change the world.

A blessed Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones,

Judy Rey

Judy Rey Wasserman

For previous Thanksgiving articles visit Thanksgiving 2007 and Thanksgiving Blog 2006.

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art. .

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However, if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish.

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