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I almost let today slide by as merely another one out of 365. Then I received a nice, thoughtful, philosophical e-mail entitled “Thankfulness”.

Yeah. That concept should not be missed.

He says it better than I, so take it away Elias…

Love’s Thought System

A Special Note From Elias

As Thanksgiving approaches, I have been reflecting on many things in my life for which I am grateful. Being grateful is a blessing which uplifts the soul naturally, and leads the soul to a true realization of thankfulness. I am both grateful and thankful for a wonderful life on this earth, a life filled with colorful adventures,  creative endeavors, occupational shifts, inspiring milestones along life’s highway, and Friends like you who are reading this email.

I wish to share something a great American poet once penned:

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson


I am thankful for the freedom-minded spirit..

Together, this TMM family of self-aware individuals has taught me what my subconscious had in mind when I came up with the name, “The Mental Militia”. I smile now in knowing that at the time in December 1999, when I came up with such a name, I had no idea of the name’s potential.

But since then, much previously unknown knowledge has come to me, and, outside of the many books I’ve read, it came from you. For that, I am thankful.

What you have done for me:

You have taught me that my mind is mine to mold according to my conscience, and that my conscience is a receiver of spiritual influence, intuition, new knowledge, which informs and improves my vision.

You have taught me that to regiment my mind is to put my mind in order. Putting a mind in order is the work of the soul who owns a mind. In the soul, one’s mental states are arranged like an army of thoughts and visions which may be extended through one’s life on earth as loving energy, formed, shaped, and directed by the soul. .

Though I’ve yet much to learn, I am thankful for the abundance of insightful knowledge and wisdom which so many of you have shared with me in friendship.

Pictured above is Don Doig (right), founder of the Fully Informed Jury Association, who joined The Mental Militia in 2003 and taught me about jury nullification. We’ve been friends and shooting buddies, among other good times, for sixteen years.

I am thankful for the supportive spirit…

…for the silent supporters who make our mission possible behind the scenes; there are just too many friends who have helped TMM over twenty years in life, each in his or her own way…too many to name here. Please know that each of you is dear to my heart and that I am thankful for your friendship and support.


I am thankful for the compassionate spirit…

…among TMM readers.  Your generosity shows your eagerness to help spread your love in a world based on life-or-death situations which may befall any of us at any time.

But you are also sentient individuals who demonstrate empathy for man and animal alike.  I want to especially Salute! TMM members who answered the call to help a little rescue dog named Mia get the surgery she so desperately needed.
You can read Mia’s story at Whisper Ranch Sanctuary operated by our webmaster, Cindy Medicine Hawk.

Visit Mia’s page

For all the above and so much more, I am truly and deeply grateful.

Let me close this message of thankfulness with one more line from Emerson –
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Best wishes to you for a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Elias Alias

The Mental Militia
“Innocence In The Crosshairs”

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Your generosity is deeply appreciated.  Thank you!
Salute! Elias Alias

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