as mysteries unravel, let grace adorn our lives (words for gathering)
Sun day (even if it’s raining)
so many things to do, places to be
yet we choose to be here
to be present with each other for this time
to learn, to absorb, to share.
We acknowledge our own and each others’ needs.
If someone here - or someone who’s absent today -
has particular worries or concerns
we hold them in our hearts.
Even if we don’t know what their troubles are,
may they feel the strength of our support and care
this day, and until we meet again.
This day, we greet each other with friendship and challenges!
What will we learn? From whom? What can we share?
Let us listen well, listen with open minds and hearts,
listen as mysteries unravel, as grace adorns our lives.
* * * *
We give thanks for the words we have heard today.
We give thanks for [name] who has shared their insights, their musings, their conclusions and questions with us.
And as we go, may the insights we’ve shared
the frustrations surfaced and addressed
the spark of new ideas
and most of all, the love of this community
go with us
into the world beyond
gracing our lives, igniting our action
challenging us to live for peace and justice.
Go now, go well
Go with thankful hearts.
© Bronwyn Angela White (2006)—
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BENEDICTION for new times
The form of this affirmation is drawn from the chapter, “Words of Power, the work of transformation” in
Positive Magic: Occult Self-Help
by Weinstein, Marion. 1985,
The One Power that is known by many names—
goddess and god
the ultimate energy source -
moves through us:
The One Power includes perfect love
and we are manifestations of this power.
Therefore perfect love, fulfilment, health,
harmony and prosperity are ours
here and now.
We dissolve and release any feelings of discomfort or guilt
any doubts about our right to claim and manifest this power;
we dissolve and release worry, fear, unhappiness, dis-ease;
We know that we are loved
health and fulfilment are ours,
for the good of all
and according to the free will of all
and so mote it be.
© Bronwyn Angela White (2000)
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