A Blessing Of The Angels

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May the angel of the annunciation bless you,
inviting you daily to awaken to the God-life within you.

May the angel of Joseph’s dreams bless you,
stirring your spirit to trust the many ways that Mystery whispers to you.

May the angel of birthing bless you,
calling forth wonder, awe, and gratitude for all that has helped you to become your true self.

May the angel of Bethlehem-songs bless you,
tickling your soul with laughter and joy,
heralding hope and good tidings to you.

May the angel of the journey to Egypt bless you,
guiding and protecting you as you travel the inner and out
roads of your life.

May the angel of desert wilderness bless you,
bringing courage when you experience bleak,
intense searching and struggle. Continue reading

Blessings Of Angels

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May the Angels in their beauty bless you.
May they turn toward you streams of blessing.

May the Angel of Awakening stir your heart
To come alive to the eternal within you,
To all the invitations that quietly surround you.

May the Angel of Healing turn your wounds
Into sources of refreshment.

May the Angel of the Imagination enable you
To stand on the true thresholds,
At ease with your ambivalence
And drawn in new direction
Through the glow of your contradictions.

May the Angel of Compassion open your eyes
To the unseen suffering around you. Continue reading

And All Be Made Well: A Healing Blessing

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That each ill
be released from you
and each sorrow
be shed from you
and each pain
be made comfort for you
and each wound
be made whole in you

that joy will
arise in you
and strength will
take hold of you
and hope will
take wing for you
and all be made well.

–Jan Richardson
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A Blessing Prayer In Difficult Times

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May you know tender shelter and healing blessing when you are called to stand in the place of pain.
May the places of darkness within you be surprised by light.
May you be granted the wisdom to avoid false resistance and when suffering knocks on the door of your life, may you be able to glimpse its hidden gift.
May you be able to see the fruits of suffering.
May memory bless and shelter you with the hard-earned light of past turmoil, to remind you that you have survived before,
And though the darkness is now deep,
You will soon see approaching light.
May this give you confidence and trust.
May a window of light always surprise you.
May the grace of transfiguration heal your wounds.

~ John O’Donohue

A Celebration Blessing

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Now is the time
to free the heart,
Let all intentions and worries stop,
Free the joy inside the self,
Awaken to the wonder
of your life.

Open your eyes and see the friends
Whose hearts recognize your face as kin,
Those whose kindness watchful and near,
Encourage you to live everything here.

See the gifts the years have given,
Things your effort could never earn,
The health to enjoy who you want to be
And the mind to mirror mystery.

~ John O’Donahue

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This moment — to do no – thing
Stillness
pattering of the rain
moment to be.
Listening within for the soothing melody of my soul.
This is to know God.

Teach me God to wonder . . .
the star light
the moon light
the rain falling on window panes
kitty near by
solace of grace for today.
~ Anna Lin

A Blessing For The Traveler

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A Blessing For The Traveler

Every time you leave home,
Another road takes you
Into a world you were never in.

New strangers on other paths await.
New places that have never seen you
Will startle a little at your entry.
Old places that know you well
Will pretend nothing
Changed since your last visit. Continue reading