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May We All Find Peace

Good Morning and thanks for stopping by. The past week has been one of enormous intensity for me. I suppose lunar shenanigans might be blamed. However, the energy is real and I feel it. I feel, in the depth of my soul, the suffering around the world, the pain, the inhumanity and grief. I don’t even pretend to understand it all but I loathe the violence. My routine each day involves praying for those who are suffering pain and trauma, and it isn’t in just one place. I am still learning that I can not absorb all the pain. What I know is that I feel it and need to release it, taking action where I can, and letting go where I can not. It is big. It is way bigger than me.


Both of the following were balm for my troubled soul and helped me stay centered and get through this tumultuous week.


Blessings, and may they bring you comfort as well, and help you find peace, love, and balance throughout the week.



“By midlife, we're usually aware enough to understand which of our issues most need attention.

We've learned where we're strong, but also where we're weak.


We know what parts of ourselves to be proud of and what parts of ourselves should change.

We know what our issues are. It might not be a time when we're learning new things about ourselves so much as understanding more deeply what we already know.


This is not the time to stop working on ourselves; it's the time when we've finally accumulated enough clues to help crack the case and solve the myself why and how we've kept ourselves bound for so long.


Its not the time to give up and say, 'this is who I am, its too late to change.' Quite the opposite- its time to take a stand, once and for all, for your own potential.


Don't worry that it took you so long to get to this point. It takes everyone this long.

We know nothing until we know all the ways that we're not who we should be.


Only then do we have a chance at becoming the people we've wanted to be... from the day we were born.

And for that reason alone, these are sacred years.”

Marianne Williamson’s The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife.



BLESSING FOR PEACE

As the fever of day calms towards twilight

May all that is strained in us come to ease.

We pray for all who suffered violence today,

May an unexpected serenity surprise them.

For those who risk their lives each day for peace,

May their hearts glimpse providence at the heart of history.

That those who make riches from violence and war

Might hear in their dreams the cries of the lost.

That we might see through our fear of each other

A new vision to heal our fatal attraction to aggression.

That those who enjoy the privilege of peace

Might not forget their tormented brothers and sisters.

That the wolf might lie down with the lamb,

That our swords be beaten into ploughshares

And no hurt or harm be done

Anywhere along the holy mountain.

JOHN O'DONOHUE

From the book, Benedictus



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