A BLESSING ON YOUR DAY: A blessing to bring awareness, to shape and set the energy of the day, and to frame it with light and the possibilities of healing, adventure and gratitude.
May your soul feel called by the song on the day. May this day be gentle and good, clear and sure, filled with grace and gentle reminders of your own divinity. May the people you meet this day show generosity of spirit, be hospitable and welcoming, and open and candid in all their dealings. May the sky be filled with blue and white, may the green beneath your feet be solid and soft to walk upon. May the rain fall soft and nourishing, and tree whisper to you the secrets that you need to know. May any challenges you encounter find an answering strength and courage within you, and when you come to your rest this night, may you remember the many blessings this day held, and account for them with the Gods, and be thankful for each one of them, no matter how small.
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A BLESSING ON YOUR FAMILY: A blessing to bring to those who you are most closely connected with, to invoke the healing powers of relationship where love is the motivating force that binds each to the other.
When blood sings to blood, even across the miles, we hear its call. There are families who are estranged each from the other, for they gaze upon each other as strangers, unalike, unfathomable in their personal differences. Yet, when we begin to unravel the mystery of family, we may find a place in our life where we begin to grow close again. May you see reflected in your eyes the light that shone in those that gazed down upon you as a child, a flame of courage that can be lit from within.
Feel within you the unyielding strength of the family members who have traveled the world in search of safe harbor for you, their descendant. However your family has formed itself – scattered across vast distances, with interests and people and careers that seem incompatible and incredible to have sprung from the same tree, may the roots of family now become clear to you. May you discern the strong bonds, and may the closeness of the blood give you qualities to draw upon. May there be gatherings where you begin to feel the truth of the kinship you share, and may each of you be there for each other when needy times come, as they do to us all.
May there be affection, warmth, understanding of who you have been, and interest always in who you are becoming, and acceptance of who you will be. May family always be gentle to you, and provide a place to sleep, and be nourished, when all else about you seems cold and without kindness. May family see the very best in you, and draw it out, and cheer you on, as you make your way through the world. May your family heal over time, for all families have their stumbling places, where we falter and do not do our best.
May there be blessings of warm arms around you, cheers for your successes, restoration when you are weary, and acceptance when you feel you are unlike anything else in this world. May the love of family bring back to you the trust in the Universe, and a loving place where you can say, this is who I have come from. These are the people who know me best. This is who I will care for, and who will care for me in return. And if this family is not found in blood, may it be found in the relationships between those who are soul-family to you – and may the bonds deepen, and last, and hold you all one to the other, all the days of this beautiful and mysterious life.