The Gentle and Forgotten Art of Blessing
A blessing as defined by Webster’s is, “The utterance of a wish, request or direction that good should follow, pronounced over a person or an object, or the benefit which follows such utterances.”
“May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”
Irish Blessings quotes
To bless, says Pierre, means to wish, unconditionally and from the deepest chamber of your heart,
unrestricted good for others and events.
Opportunities for Blessings
Our days are filled with endless opportunities to practice the art of blessing. The best place to start, however, is by personally calling down the Divine’s goodness by blessing ourselves. Morning after morning, we can begin our day by choosing that divine vision, not only for ourselves but also for all who we might encounter in the course of a day.
“On awakening, bless the day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessing will call forth; for to bless is to acknowledge the unlimited good that is embedded in the very texture of the universe and awaiting each and all.
To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty, hidden to material eyes. It is to activate the law of attraction which for the furthest reaches of the universe will bring into your life exactly what you need to experience and enjoy.”
? Pierre Pradervand
To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty hidden from material eyes
Music: Secret Garden, Sleepsong
Text: Freely adapted from Pierre Pradervand, The Gentle Art of Blessings: Sasha T Moore, The Forgotten Art of Blessing; and Daily Om, Understanding Oneness
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