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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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
For unto you shall come this day
the joy of a compassionate heart
that lives in giving of oneself to care
(for least and lonely ones among us),
For those now lost in anguish and despair.
Their desperate hearts cry out to you –
to be their Christ upon the way;
Asking that you would gently bend
to share a morsel for the day.
And in this giving of your blessings
God’s abundance begins to flow ~
streaming outward ~ blessings others ~
making all the world whole.
In this moment
you shall know
the meaning of a life for good;
Give to bless another’s need
and joy returns a hundredfold.
~ Anna Lin
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The new earth
is in bloom,
and we shall
at long last
the winter is o’er.
my spirit so.
upon the thought
to the One
makes them grow.
In all this
I rejoice ~
~ Anna Lin
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Beloveds, Remember that you are from God
and to God you shall return ~ ~ ~
Blessed be your time while you are here.
Artist of Poetry You come
to lead me on this day;
I know not how or why or when
I shall be given the words to sing
upon my heart and soul.
Yet You have promised to send them
to my being –
to feed the hunger
that lives inside of me.
O blessed One
whose only thought is Love,
Come forth to teach me
ever of Your ways. Continue reading
Blessing of Palms
can be heard coming
from a long way off.
its steady way
up the road
blooms in the throats
springs from the hearts
tumbles from the mouths
of children. Continue reading
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