Peace On Earth

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Peace….. the angel announced. But peace is as much task as gift.
Only if we become calm as earth, fluid as water, and blazing as fire will we be able to rise to the task of peacemaking, and the air will stir with the rush of wings of angels arriving to help us. This is why I wish you that great inner stillness which alone allows us to speak, even today, without irony of “peace on earth” and, without despair, to work for it.

~Brother David Steindalrast

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