Tag: blessing

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. “Love is that Sense of Being which is able to take the whole world in and say – ‘I really love you!’ Oh, it doesn’t mean that, if they have…

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.…

Blessing reduces prison sentence

Emmanual (name altered) was a gentle man who ended up in the Geneva jail on drug charges. He was a modest businessman in his native Ghana. His mother was severely ill and serious medical care was extremely expensive. Friends told him he could make excellent business in his field if he went to China. So…

Blessing acts as a balm on the partner

For a great deal of my life I was centered on myself. Now that you have taught me to apply this practice I ignored, I spend days on end just blessing silently and sincerely all the people who cross my path. As I am the owner of a business,  I send blessings and messages of…

My very favorite blessing story

Just a year after the first French version of the book The Gentle Art of Blessing (now available in seven languages*) I came across an amazing article in one of the leading German-Swiss newspapers, (the Tages Anzeiger of April 15, 1999), concerning a retired nurse, Frieda, who felt led to undertake an amazing task –…

The support of blessing palpable

“I am “living” in The Gentle Art of Blessing. It is my closest companion. A softening is happening. I can “see” and “feel” beautiful things happening in me  and my two sons. Hope is now a strong foundation, not illusive, not dead. True blessing is the heart expression of (spiritual) Science, this is evident. I…

Increased peace of heart

“The Gentle Art of Blessing has changed my life already. – and I doubt I am anywhere near expert in it. Everything has changed – the reception I receive from my classes, the kind of day I have, etc. Most of all I am loving the peace in my heart and the improvement in my…

Written to the Cygnus book club and magazine (UK)

Some years ago I bought The Gentle Art of Blessing from you. The title just touched me. I gave it as a present to a friend and even bought it in Dutch to give as a gift. I was very moved by the content. The Power of Blessing is in its essence a true Art,…