Tag: peace

Can One Forgive Everything?

From an article by Olivier Clerc, writer and lecturer, author of ‘The Gift of Forgiveness’. Ever since I’ve been running workshops on forgiveness and Circles of Forgiveness, this is without a doubt the question I have been asked most often by participants as well as by journalists: “Can one forgive everything?” In fact, for many…

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…

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…

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…

Columbia – a role model for peace and reconciliation

“I decided to forgive him,” says former child soldier Colombia’s talks to end a six-decade-long civil war (in which an estimated 220,000 have been killed and thousands more abducted) .offer valuable lessons. One big one is how to create an atmosphere that can soften attitudes before hard decisions have to be made. Recently, the government…

Why Love is the best ‘revenge’

“We are choosing love, not for an outcome but for the actual creation of a different reality, where cynicism cannot overshadow the real connection of Love. The norm is fear and separation, but Love is the greater reality. I don’t have to judge those who fear, I can feel compassion for them. There are wounded…

Making A Difference

Armel Nibasumba was but a year old when he and his family fled from their home in Burundi before it was burnt down by a mob.  Most of the world’s attention was focused on the 1994 mass killings in Rwanda of ethnic Tutsis by the majority Hutus, but the same tensions were also at play…

A blessing for journalists

I bless all journalists (or: the journalists of (name of station or newspaper/magazine) in their great love for and responsiveness to truth, and their sensitivity to beauty and goodness. I bless them in their ability to avoid being manipulated into reporting trivia or hiding truth. They denounce evil only to correct it. I bless them…

A taxi driver’s blessing for the day

Spirit of Truth and Love, I bless this day for all the goodness it already includes. I bless this cab as a rolling temple of Thy presence. I bless the roads I shall travel on, and all those whose paths I cross. I bless every person who enters this cab. I bless them in the…

A blessing for yourself

Infinite Mother-Love, I bless myself as the smile of Thy great Love, as the song of Thine infinite goodness, as the stream of Thy refreshing Truth. I bless myself in the discernment that enables me to realize that I am a stream, song, smile to all those I meet – as they are for me.…

A blessing for teachers

From time to time,  we  shall  give  a  blessing for a  specific  profession or job. Today, we will start with one of the  most important activities  on the planet – that of teacher. There are so many stories of children whose lives were turned around by a remarkable teacher. So if you have teacher friends who do their best in their challenging job, please share this blessing with them. I bless this day for the constant opportunities that it offers me to share wisdom and truth, to broaden my circle of compassion and my understanding, and to manifest patience and love toward all the children or students entrusted…

Three year old blesses his mother

I am the busy mother of two young sons and am expecting a third baby in just a few weeks time. Like many women at this stage of pregnancy, I am not sleeping well at night and am very tired at the end of the day. This means I can be grumpy with my two…

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,…

Blessing uplifts dying patient

“I am a Christian Science nurse and when I first began to practice blessing there was a certain “bed ridden” patient with whom every nurse seemed to have a difficult time and I was no exception. I would go in her room when assigned to it and she would (seemingly) bark orders in a tone…

Harmony restored in polygamous household

My friend Mamoudou Kassambara of Mali (W. Africa)is one of the most wonderful persons I have met in my life. A devoted and tolerant moslem, he has adopted blessing as a way of life and witnessed amazing healings among the people he recommended it to. Here is one of his stories. You will find the…

Addiction to drugs, alcohol, violence healed

My friend Mamoudou Kassambara of Mali (W. Africa)is one of the most wonderful persons I have met in my life. A devoted and tolerant moslem, he has adopted blessing as a way of life and witnessed amazing healings among the people he recommended it to. Here is one of his stories. You will find the…

English: The Gentle Art of Blessing – The text

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…