Tag: blessing

In the Temple of Forgiveness

I believe it is impossible to live a happy life if one nourishes resentment for some harm done to oneself….. On the other hand, we become incapable of resentment when we have understood that everyone is at every moment at their highest level of consciousness. We then live in deep peace and quiet joy. I…

Connecting willing helpers with those in need

I slept and dreamed that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service, I acted and behold service was joy. Rabindranàth Tagore Whether it involves help with cat sitting or learning a new language, moving a sofa or lending a hand at a charity event, helpfulpeeps has seen the need requested –…

Why Meditate?

As you progress in meditation, gradually you experience an ever-increasing inner peace and joy that comes from the soul. In the most exalted states, your soul realizes its complete oneness with God. This is the goal of meditation — ecstatic, superconscious, blissful divine communion, which is called samadhi. To inspire you, below is an excerpt…

That we may walk in your beauty

You whose voice is heard in the breeze, Thou whose breath gives life to the world, we need your strength and your wisdom. Grant that we may walk in your beauty, That our eyes never tire of contemplating the golds and purples of sunset. Help us read messages you have hidden in the leaves and…

The Iman and the Little Frog

Pierre Pradervand At the time, I was on a spiritual path which I followed for 40 years, one of the rare forms of Christian nondualism. The founder of this movement, a remarkable American metaphysician of the 19th century, claimed that it represented the highest revelation of truth to-date – an affirmation with a heavy burden…

Why Wait?

The question of freedom of choice is one of the oldest philosophical problems on this planet. In this poem, Sandy Wilder, founder of the EducareUnlearning Institute in Grafton, IL, offers a really original answer. PP What if there was an infinite Divine Plan that you could never fully understand for your life and all life,…

Sikhs Set Up Free Bakery Near War Zone to Feed Fleeing Syrians

Sikhs are taking one of their traditions of religious hospitality to one of the most inhospitable places on Earth — five miles from the Syrian border in refugee camps for people fleeing that country’s civil war. The UK group, Langar Aid, an organization that provides food and water to people in need, has set up a…

This Life is Joy

“The Infinite is the source of joy!” (Chandogya Upanishad 7.23) There is a mighty rushing river of deep Joy at the center of all life. Oh yes, there is also a roller-coaster ride of pleasure and pain at the surface of human experience. Yet transcending this is a Joy that is the very effervescence of…

A poem on hope, Abbé Pierre

I will continue to believe, even if everyone loses hope. I will continue to love, even if others distill hatred. I will continue to build, even if others destroy. I will continue to talk peace even in the midst of a war. I will continue to spread light, even in the midst of darkness. I…

A blessing for migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean

One can never insist enough on the fact that blessing is one of the main tools we have at our disposal for healing the world. Wherever we are, whatever the situation, we can bless. Some people complain that they do not know what to do to heal the world. Well, if we just open our…

A blessing for children in foster care worldwide

Children in foster care often come from very dysfunctional families,  and the foster parents may not always be up to the high standard of parenting which should be expected for such a role. So the children concerned show much higher rates of school failure, difficulties in social adaptation and delinquency than their peers. When they leave…

Prayer – The Other

Lord, When I’m hungry, when I’m starving, lead me to someone who needs food. When I am thirsty, send me someone who needs water. When I am cold, send me someone I can give warmth to. When I am hurt, give me someone to console. When my cross becomes heavy, give me the cross of…

Grateful – The World in a Bright Light

By Guest Blogger Madisyn Taylor, best-selling author, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the popular inspirational Website DailyOM – dailyom.com  A recognized leader in self-help and New Thought spirituality, she has more than 15 years’ experience in personal development and alternative-healing methodologies. Every day is a blessing, and in each moment there are many things that we…

Elderly Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Over 10,000 Trees in China

from an article by Jenny Zhang, syndicated from mymodernmet.com, Apr 27, 2015 Looking at the lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land north of the Yeli Village in Sunzhuang Township, Jingxing County, Hebei, China, it’s hard to imagine that just 12 years ago, those plains were filled with nothing but rocks and weeds. This miraculous transformation…

What constitutes proof?

In a workshop I was privileged to run this summer in the superb setting of a chalet in the Swiss Alps, a woman participant, an MD, shared with us a rare experience with blessing which probably saved her life. She has shared her story in the testimonies section of this website. Some years ago, she…

Nepal enters new era of peaceful worship and celebration

Based on an article by FARAH AKBAR – nbcnews.com/ ““Humankind is making amazing discoveries concerning our partners from the animal kingdom. More and more specialists believe animals have a conscience like we do and daily we are discovering their amazing abilities – while at the same time continuing to slaughter them on an increasing scale!…

A blessing for victims of bullying

Bullying is an extremely common form of violence. It starts at a very young age and it occurs in daycare centers, on and off school grounds and college campuses, at social and sporting events. This is a worldwide problem, but in the US alone, 2.1 million school children in grades K-12 are bullies, and 2.7…

Blessing is for everywhere, all the time

At a recent workshop on meditation given by a former Buddhist monk in the magical setting of a chalet in the Swiss Alps where I run workshops every summer, I was asked how I blessed people in the public transport system, in the street and other public spaces. I am most grateful for this question…

An End to Great Barrier Reef Dumping Is Imminent

“We bless Mother Earth in its infinite abundance and stunning beauty, the wealth of its fauna and flora, the infinite subtlety of its growth and survival mechanisms and its mission of supporting the human race.We bless it in its ability to protect itself against the chemical and physical abuses of which it is a victim.…

The collapse of so-called certainties

Probably no other period in human history has experienced such a rapid and generalized collapse of convictions and beliefs as ours, and in practically all areas: from medicine to religion, from the sciences to spirituality, from nationalism to dietary prescriptions… you name it. In practically all sectors, everything is constantly put into question. This is…

Excerpts from The ‘Eye of the I’

Chapter Ten (The Nature of God), by David R. Hawkins, MD, Ph.D., 2001 Veritas Publishing, www.veritaspublishing.com -God is everywhere present, including the here and now. God is not elsewhere, such as only in a distant heaven, nor in the future so as to be available only when one gets to heaven. The presence of God is…

Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe Feeds Thousands on Food Waste

based on an article by Cat Johnson, syndicated from shareable.net, May 03, 2015 “I bless this day for the food which blesses my table three times a day … And I say yes, yes, yes for the innumerable opportunities to bless, knowing that each sincere blessing returns to bless me too.”  Pierre Pradervand Adam Smith…

Living a Life of Integrity ~ Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Rami M. Shapiro spells out how we can interpret the Ten Commandments as vows or daily affirmations of spiritual intent. In a chapter on watching our speech, he writes the following: “There is a Hasidic story about a town gossip. This fellow thoughtlessly told and retold stories about others that brought them shame. The town’s…

Blessing by Providing Better healthcare – aboard a ship!

“Every human being has the right to look human. To be treated as human. To have a place at the table of the human race,” states Dr. Gary Parker, Chief Medical Officer of Africa Mercy. “And when you have been deprived that seat, and it’s offered to you again . . . to be able…

Keys of Unconditional Love by the Hopi Indians

You are unique, unlike any other.​ Without reservation or hesitation, I allow you to be in this world as you are, without a thought or a word of judgment… I see no error in the things you say or do, feel and believe, because I understand that you honor yourself by being you and doing…

From – Conscious Union With God

By Joel Goldsmith P. 97 Disregard the Thoughts That Come in Meditation Your meditation is really for the purpose of arriving at the real meaning, the inner meaning, of the statement, “I and my Father are one.” As a beginner, however, you cannot keep that up for very long. You quickly lose the thread of…

A growing sense of oneness

In a world that sometimes seems to be coming apart when viewed from a purely outside, material viewpoint, one of the most comforting and hopeful signs in the growing sense of oneness that is experienced by millions and probably tens of millions if not more. This is accompanied by the appearance of more and more…

Blessing for a sick child

I bless (name of the child) in her/his divine completeness hidden behind the veil of appearances. I bless her/him in her/his innate perfection which, as the child of God, only awaits to be revealed. I bless her/him in the perfect work of all her/his organs which always tend towards functioning harmoniously. I bless the doctors…

Thoughts to ponder

From time to time, we will add thoughts gathered from many different horizons and authors which will hopefully inspire you and lead you to reflect. There will come a point where you find an ocean of peace inside you that will never leave you. Noise will come, but it will come inside your peace. Noise…

Blessing brings deep peace after a theft

Recently, I was on the train, entering phone numbers into my i-phone,  with my laptop in a closed black cover in a black bag touching my thigh. Some time later, I happened to look for my laptop … and no laptop. Someone had managed to steal it without either me or the many people on…

A blessing for politicians

This blessing can, of course, be adapted to a local politician. I bless the politicians of …… in their (his/her) highest sense of integrity, ability to put public service before personal gain, and aim for lasting long-term solutions rather than the quick-fix with its immediate political gains. I bless them in their ability to resist…

A blessing for a waitress, cashier or shop employee

I bless this day and the countless opportunities for service it offers. I bless myself in my ability to do my best at all times, to work diligently and serenely, to manifest utmost patience and grace with irate or impatient customers, and to offer the precious gift of a smile to all those I encounter.…

A blessing for a nurse

I bless this day as a series of ever-renewed opportunities to serve with love. May each of the leaves of my tree be for the healing of every individual I encounter. I especially bless and rejoice in the opportunities: To do things well rather than carelessly or in a hurry To smile rather than scowl…

Extreme situation of alienation healed

Mahfoud and Idriss were brothers, living near the city of Mopti (Mali, W. Africa). Mahfoud was the eldest brother – and in the African tradition, that means other brothers and sisters owe him special respect and obedience. On the occasion of his third marriage, he asked Idriss for two sacks of rice for the festivities.…