Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
Everything that exists physically—even ideas thought by those in physical embodiment—has a deeper, more profound energy existence. The idea of thanks is part of a deeper, more Mystical Reality, as well. A person who expresses thanks for any physical life experience is not, in the majority of cases, aware of the profoundness of his or her expression. A person expressing thanks to God may have little, if any, awareness of the deeper significance of such an expression. This is because, unless a person has been blessed with real Mystical Awareness, giving thanks is an expression of limited, personal ego identity.
It may be that when giving thanks to God, there is a divide of consciousness or awareness between personal ego identity and Universal Identity, or God. Because of such a divide imagined by the personal ego, the full Mystical Reality of the idea of thanks is lost in the myriad of personal ego subterfuges. When the personal ego gives thanks to God, the ego is one thing or identity, and God is another identity.