Just For Today

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As a Reiki practitioner I am accustomed to gathering myself  in a process of entering the moment and aspiring to be fully present, to relinquish the emotions and thoughts that bind me just for the time I am with another.  It feels like a wonderful way to enter this particular day and to reach for the path forward from here.

So, I begin today by remembering a powerful expression of the kinship of humanity and the belonging such kinship invites if we let it.  An invitation and reminder to be fully alive and fully present to each ‘other’.

“First they came for the ________, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a ________ Then they came for the __________, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a ___________. Then they came for the _________, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a __________.  And then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Having considered my kinship with humanity I open my mind to the gifts of the spirit of truth and my heart to the soul of wisdom.

May I authentically live with the responsibility to protect the dignity of all beings and open my heart to the challenge of being a channel of divine compassion. Love is the key to unlock the secrets of benevolence, empathy, and life. May I live to transcend this mortal coil through the power of perfect love.

May I have the wisdom to enter the truth of  absolute relatedness. . And may I open to Wisdom in its intimate wholeness, its unitive perception of reality; one that welcomes everything within its compassionate, benevolent, exuberant embrace. May I seek this path of healing towards wholeness that begins from a different starting point of trust and indissoluble intimacy; one that draws me deeper into unitive ways of being and births an understanding of ‘peace as an inherent quality of heart.’

A celtic prayer:

The blessings of heaven – the blessings of earth – the blessings of sea and of sky on those I love this day and on every human family the gifts of heaven – the gifts of earth and the gifts of sea and sky. In the silence of my heart let me give thanks for the gift of this day and pray for the life of the world…

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