Saturday, April 18, 2009

May the light of your soul guide you...

May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work
You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those
Who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden you.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams,
Possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.

John O'Donohue

"A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen."  

"Our longing for the eternal kindles our imagination to bless. Regardless of how we configure the eternal, the human heart continues to dream of a state of wholeness, that place where everything comes together, where loss will be made good, where blindness will transform into vision, where damage will be made whole, where the clenched question will open in the house of surprise, where the travails of life's journey will enjoy a homecoming. To invoke a blessing is to call some of that wholeness upon a person now."
      from Bless the Space Between Us

I reached into a box of watercolor pads today and put my hands on a thin spiral pad with a plain, unattractive cover.  I thought to myself, "no, not this one" but I lifted it higher and opened it to a page I had, in very neat, very tiny, black words, written the poem "May the light of your soul guide you".  And I thought, "Thank you".  That was the message I needed to remember this very moment and thank you John O'Donohue for your love.

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