Day 25 (Healing)

Forgiveness
Persia
Practitioner's Path
All that we ought to have thought and have not thought,
All that we ought to have said, and have not said,
All that we ought to have done, and have not done;
All that we ought not to have thought and yet have thought,
All that we ought not to have spoken and yet have spoken,
All that we ought not to have done, and yet have done;
For thoughts, words and works, pray we, O God, for forgiveness.

~ Persian prayer

#30 Days of Healing

Taken from the book, “Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World

A gift to start the week

The start of the traditional work week in the United States can be a blessing for some, while to others it seems like a curse.

It can be challenging to work at a job that you dislike; or to be at the mercy of people in the workplace who are mean and nasty; or to struggle with mental, emotional or physical challenges while still needing to navigate rush hour traffic and the stresses of a job.

It can also be challenging to face the work week without a job, or with a job that is not paying a living wage and falls short of providing what is needed to support yourself or your family.

In a previous blog, I shared an affirmative prayer for peace at work. This week I am sharing a New Thought artist whose songs are some of the best I’ve heard, musically as well as in verse/content.

I had the good fortune to hear Denise Rosier perform live at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas, California in 2018 and I’ve been a big fan ever since. You can check out her web page here.

This work week’s spiritual share is taken from Denise’s song, “Hallelujah Today” – the lead song on her album, Everyday.

The second verse begins with the following:

“With every mile, I’m reminded,
I never go, empty handed;
God is my strength, I’m never stranded,
I’m not alone.”

Denise Rosier, “Hallelujah Today”

I can think of no better coaching for anyone who dreads the work week – no matter what the reason. And while the words are beautiful as sung in this musical rendition, they are powerful as a spoken or written affirmation too.

AFFIRM: “I never go empty-handed; God/Spirit is my strength and I am never stranded. I am not alone.”

Regardless of the road we are traveling, taking time to remember this simple truth – whether the words are sung or we write them on a piece of paper and tuck into our purse/wallet – can make all the difference.

Most faith traditions remind us that we are never alone. We simply need to turn our attention back to this realization and know that all is well (no matter what it looks like on the outside of the situation or circumstance).

I leave you now in the very capable hands of Denise Rosier, and know that this week, the blessings that come to you outnumber the troubles – many times over.

And so it is.

(C) 2019 Practitioner's Path

Day 24 (Healing)

Native American blessing
Pueblo
Practitioner's Path
Hold on to what is good, 
Even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it is a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life,
Even if it is easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if I have gone away from you.
~ Pueblo blessing

#30 Days of Healing

Taken from the book, “Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World