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    Brook

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    the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  Brook on Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:45 pm

    Within the human experience it's so easy to get tripped up within this condition. Look around you to understand that. War, poverty famine....it's hard to overcome this human experience in that those negative energies will simply suck you in.

    I'm only human here...and have my own human frailties.

    After doing a thorough cleansing today to remove that negative energy...I set to do my blessing. When I did I though it's might be a good idea to bring this art form to the Mists.

    It's one of the hardest things to do when one gets sucked up into the chaos of humanity and what is out there. Hard to understand and bless those that create those Wars..that poverty....but it is EVER SO NECESSARY to move on in grace..with the creators blessings.

    I leave you with this thread to remind you....and I have to repeatedly remind myself....the gentle are of blessing..........




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    Post  Brook on Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:42 pm

    The Gentle Art of Blessing

    Pierre Pradervand




    On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good
    which your blessings 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.



    On passing people in the street, on the bus, in places of work and
    play, bless them. The peace of your blessing will accompany them on
    their way and the aura of its gentle fragrance will be a light to their
    path.



    On meeting and talking to people, bless them in their health, their
    work, their joy, their relationships to God, themselves, and others.
    Bless them in their abundance, their finances…bless them in every
    conceivable way, for such blessings not only sow seeds of healing but
    one day will spring forth as flowers of joy in the waste places of your
    own life.



    As you walk, bless the city in which you live, its government and
    teachers, its nurses and street sweepers, its children and bankers, its
    priests and prostitutes. The minute anyone expresses the least
    aggression or unkindness to you, respond with a blessing: bless them
    totally, sincerely, joyfully, for such blessings are a shield which
    protects them from the ignorance of their misdeed, and deflects the
    arrow that was aimed at you.



    To bless means to wish, unconditionally, total, unrestricted good
    for others and events from the deepest wellspring in the innermost
    chamber of your heart: it means to hallow, to hold in reverence, to
    behold with utter awe that which is always a gift from the Creator. He
    who is hallowed by your blessing is set aside, consecrated, holy,
    whole. To bless is to invoke divine care upon, to think or speak
    gratefully for, to confer happiness upon – although we ourselves are
    never the bestower, but simply the joyful witnesses of Life’s abundance.



    To bless all without discrimination of any sort is the ultimate form
    of giving, because those you bless will never know from whence came the
    sudden ray of sun that burst through the clouds of their skies, and you
    will rarely be a witness to the sunlight in their lives.



    When something goes completely askew in your day, some unexpected
    event knocks down your plans and you too also, burst into blessing: for
    life is teaching you a lesson, and the very event you believe to be
    unwanted, you yourself called forth, so as to learn the lesson you
    might balk against were you not to bless it. Trials are blessings in
    disguise, and hosts of angels follow in their path.



    To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty hidden
    to material eyes; it is to activate that law of attraction which, from
    the furthest reaches of the universe, will bring into your life exactly
    what you need to experience and enjoy.



    When you pass a prison, mentally bless its inmates in their
    innocence and freedom, their gentleness, pure essence and unconditional
    forgiveness; for one can only be prisoner of one’s self-image, and a
    free man can walk unshackled in the courtyard of a jail, just as
    citizens of countries where freedom reigns can be prisoners when fear
    lurks in their thoughts.



    When you pass a hospital, bless its patients in their present
    wholeness, for even in their suffering, this wholeness awaits in them
    to be discovered. When your eyes behold a man in tears, or seemingly
    broken by life, bless him in his vitality and joy: for the material
    senses present but the inverted image of the ultimate splendor and
    perfection which only the inner eye beholds.



    It is impossible to bless and to judge at the same time. So hold
    constantly as a deep, hallowed, intoned thought that desire to bless,
    for truly then shall you become a peacemaker, and one day you shall,
    everywhere, behold the very face of God.



    And of course, above all, don’t forget to bless the utterly beautiful person YOU are!

    http://www.joy-tothe-world.com/art-of-blessing-movie/






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    Re: the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  THEeXchanger on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:39 pm

    very nice thread, thank you for posting it Brook
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    Re: the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  THEeXchanger on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:40 pm

    a native blessing

    http://youtu.be/vEBvo8Y4ZIY
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    Re: the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  THEeXchanger on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:41 pm

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    Re: the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  Brook on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:14 am

    Thank you Susan...beautiful prayer!
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    Re: the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  Nazirite on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:26 am


    In my introduction thread I said that I was spiritually bereft.

    In terms of Mind, Body, Spirit - I am lacking strength of spirit and body. My current strength lies in the logic drawn from mind.

    This was not always the case. Years back I managed to attain a state where I had M/B/S in a pretty harmonious position. Hopefully my associations here will help me to redress the balances. To give to others we need to have something to actually give - I possess nothing but that which will drain me more.

    Thanks Brook - You have given - and that has reminded me of how and where that harmonious path lies - so that I may once again find balance.

    Cheers
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    Re: the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  Brook on Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:49 pm

    Nazirite wrote:
    In my introduction thread I said that I was spiritually bereft.

    In terms of Mind, Body, Spirit - I am lacking strength of spirit and body. My current strength lies in the logic drawn from mind.

    This was not always the case. Years back I managed to attain a state where I had M/B/S in a pretty harmonious position. Hopefully my associations here will help me to redress the balances. To give to others we need to have something to actually give - I possess nothing but that which will drain me more.

    Thanks Brook - You have given - and that has reminded me of how and where that harmonious path lies - so that I may once again find balance.

    Cheers

    Nazirite you are not alone. It's part of 3D and the journey that often will upset that balance. Many times one has to work to bring that balance back...myself included. Just part of the human condition. But once you achieve that resonate harmonious balance it becomes so much simpler. At least that's how it is for me.

    Giving can be as simple as a blessing.... much more meaningful and powerful from both points as the giver and the receiver.

    Namaste Nazirite

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    Re: the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  mudra on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:41 am


    Forever Oneness,
    Who sings to us in silence,
    Who teaches us through each other,
    Guide my steps with strength and wisdom.
    May I see the lessons as I walk,
    Honor the purpose of all things.
    Help me touch with respect,
    Always speak from behind my eyes.
    Let me observe, not judge.
    May I cause no harm, and leave
    Music and beauty after my visit.
    When I return to Forever,
    May the circle be closed and
    The spiral be broader.


    ritual chant from the Outback people

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    Re: the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:01 pm

    This is a most important thread - does anyone else have anything good to weave onto it ???
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    Re: the Gentle Art of Blessing

    Post  devakas on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:13 pm


    There was one dark stormy cold night somewhere in Europe hundredss years ago.
    In a cozy warm room with fireplace a town burgermeister, a policeman, a pastor, a judge, a doctor, and a teacher were drinking aged liquor.
    Suddenly they heard a loud knock at the door. When they answered it, a poor exausted person asked to be let in to spend the night.
    The company decided to let the man join them and asked what he did wrong in his life.
    It appeared the man escaped prison and was running from the guards.
    After many exausting conversations till morning, and after an honest talk between old friends and the stranger,
    the original company decided that each of them, in their life,
    had done much more harm for other lives than this poor stranger.

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