Tag: The Gentle Art of Blessing

An Infinitely Friendly Universe

An Infinitely Friendly Universe

  In her book The Healing Secrets of the Ages, Catherine Ponder writes: “Bless the world around you unselfishly with divine order. As you do so, you release the power of order into the atmosphere to do its perfect work. Look for, expect and give thanks for divine order, often. By doing so, you release…

A healing of depression

Healing of depression

Pierre Pradervand There are ways out of the trap of depression—ways that avoid the slippery road of becoming heavily dependent on drugs. I found such a way, and it taught me some of the most useful lessons I’ve learned in my life. In the 1980s, I started having extreme attacks of depression. They were accompanied by…

The Gentle Inward Gaze

Gentle inward gaze

That so gifted, sensitive Irish writer John O’Donohue once wrote this moving statement: “Let there be gentleness in your gaze when you look within”. So many of us can sometimes be so tough with ourselves. Yet the incredible, divine, unconditionally loving Being which runs this amazing show called “the universe” of which we are in…

The Ice Cream That Cannot Be Flavored

ICE CREAM

From Holy Rascals by Rabbi Rami Shapiro, with permission Walk into an ice cream shop and order a scoop of ice cream. The clerk will ask which flavor ice cream you prefer, but you don’t want a flavor, you want ice cream. The clerk is stymied. Of all the flavors on the menu, “ice cream”…

Meet the river people: who speaks for the rivers?

Meet the river people

“I bless the scientists and others working to cleanse the oceans, lakes and rivers in their creativity that they may devise ever  more efficient ways of protecting this God-given resource.” Pierre Pradervand, from 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World Now available from the publisher, o-books.com in bookstores and other outlets. Elizabeth Macpherson, Erin O’donnell…

Listening Hearts (excerpt)

Listening Hearts

A message written or spoken and sent from the heart but received with the mind, will likely be not understood, or completely misinterpreted. They don’t speak the same language. We don’t need more talking heads on the planet right now. We each have a divinely renewable resource that needs to be accessed. It is called…

My first “mystical” experience

Pierre Pradervand - my first mystical experience

More and more in the literature and on internet one encounters stories of such “mystical” experiences. I put the word between quotes because there is no universally accepted definition of the term. For me, it means a state of exceptional clarity where the understanding is no longer so much on the level of the mind…

You are Me and I am You

Oneness

By Pierre Pradervand One of the more amazing and beautiful aspects of internet is that it is becoming the most powerful tool ever to spread ideas instantaneously worldwide, including a growing sense of one world consciousness and our oneness with all life. Little by little, it is assisting us go beyond the old, tired dualistic…

The First Ripple of Love Has to Be Around Yourself

Ripples of love

“As I stand in front of a mirror, may I stand in awe of the amazing beauty that looks at me, the immense kindness, the caring, the goodness and so many other qualities that are simply awaiting  my acknowledgment.” PP from https://pierrepradervand.com/365-blessings-to-heal-myself-and-the-world “The healthy love of oneself is a great religious value. The person who…

When the Rich Invest in Racial Equity

When the Rich Invest in Racial Equity

 “The non-dual spirituality of today is necessarily service-oriented. If my neighbor is myself, I cannot just state this in front of my private altar and let it stay there. If spirituality is worth its salt, it will be concerned with some form of active service to the world. Together, we will heal this world or destroy…

A New Spirituality

A New Spirituality

“We need a new consciousness, and we need to act differently. Instead of revenge we need to practice forgiveness, instead of all-out competition, we need embracing love, and in place of looking for our own advantage in every situation, we need to embrace everyone concerned – and do so unconditionally…. We need to embrace the…

Blessing as a Form of Service

Blessing as a Form of Service

In one of the most powerful passages on oneness in world spiritual literature, the prophet Isaiah describes service as the ultimate path to enlightenment and the source of real health (the words whole, holy and healthy stem from the same root):  “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of…

Aminata

Aminata

a story shared in the June 2016 newsletter of the Lotti Latrous Foundation, by Mrs. Latrous I was sitting with our head doctor N’Da next to my office following a long and hard day. Suddenly I saw a creature coming towards us across the courtyard. I realized after a few seconds that it was a…

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 heals resentment and solves a problem

Some time ago I gave a very precious garden bench to a local carpenter for repairs. The bill for the job hit the ceiling, but I decided to pay without comments because this bench (which could comfortably seat four people) was so precious to me. However, immediately after paying the bill just after the work…

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 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…

A blessing for parents

We bless ourselves in this sacred trust of raising children, and our ability to meet all challenges as they arise. We bless Thee, Mother-Father God, for the sacred privilege of raising these children of the stars. May their light shine ever brighter and may we and others be receptive to their brilliance. We bless ourselves…

A Blessing for Mothers and Sons

I bless mothers and sons with God’s loving and forgiving grace. I pray that they reflect their innate, God-given patience, humility, and loving thoughtfulness. God is blessing them in their purity and Christly strength to be free of alcohol and other addictions. I bless them in their spiritual journeys. May all mothers and sons express…

Harmony restored before concert

With a Cameroonian friend, I was organizing a benefit concert in favor of peasant-farmer groups in Senegal. The concert had been publicized on the radio and in the local press and was to be held in a large auditorium of a Geneva college which was lending it to us free of charge. However, the technician…

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…

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…