Tag: The Gentle Art of Blessing

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.     “May I rejoice in the privilege of being an anonymous sower of light and joy knowing that, unbeknownst to me, people may receive comfort and strength through my…

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…