Often we pick a word or focus for the year. The year plays itself out and in retrospect we find our yearly theme was not at all what we chose as our focus. I don’t remember what I chose the last two years, but it has become apparent 2018 was voice and 2019 was truth. I feel 2020 is pushing me to explore wisdom. The common thread of this journey is inner exploration of spiritual discernment. Knowing things is irrelevant; it is the application of such wisdom that promotes the greater good of all for the best possible outcome in accordance to God’s will. I am ever grateful and humbled by the beauty of life and the gift of love. Yours. Mine. Ours collectively.
As always since I first wrote and posted this December of 2011, I leave you with this…
May Your Blessings Be Abundant
I wish for you a life of simple abundance; an abundance of necessary tools to learn to bend with the wind, stand strong against the tide, and forge trails across life’s arduous mountains.
I wish for you the gift of time, moments of explicit joy with those you love. I want you to open your hands wide and let time escape and settle in your heart. I wish for you time to touch the morning; to feel the cool wetness of dew as it clings to the grass beneath your feet. I wish for you the time to see birds in flight; to notice the perfection of each single feather that gives lift and how they join a myriad of others to create formation that soars the vast blue skies. I wish for you the stillness of time to hear that voice; the one that calls deep within and guides you among the living. I wish for you the opportunity of time to taste the salt of the ocean so that you may enjoy the sweet pungency of earth. I wish for you the time to smell the fragrance of daily living; the bittersweet scent of disappointment so that you may savor the aroma of fulfillment. I wish for you time to know the value of living.
I wish for you the gift of vision so that you might see the colorful rainbow of your life; the possibility of who you can become and the immeasurable value of who you are.
I wish for you the ability to take sorrow and weave it into a basket of hope; that you might know strength is developed through adversity, and character is built by conquering fear and overcoming obstacles.
I hope you will learn to accept defeat as a rung on the ladder of success. I wish you the wisdom to recognize success as you walk along its terrain and know the valleys and peaks are not measured upon the opinions of others.
I desire patience for you to wait your turn, to know your timing is not always yours to choose. I wish you to be able to let go of control and allow your life to flower of its own accord.
I wish for you prosperity; to know it does not always come in material form and the intuition to feel the richness laden within the layers of your soul.
I wish for you faith not only in times of distress; but to know you are always loved in every moment and in every situation.
I wish for you mercy upon your own mistakes and forgiveness toward others. I wish for you a grateful spirit; an appreciation of those around you and all you are offered in this life. I wish you grace to pave a life of love.
I wish for you a generous heart, compassionate soul, good intentions, and a life of positive influence.
I pray for many moments of happiness in your life, but more importantly joy because joy is not merely a feeling but a condition of existence. More than that I wish you peace, a comfort which resides deep within and transcends all understanding.
I wish you conservation of your own well-being: I pray for your good health that you will make wise choices and reap the benefits of walking in comfort to enjoy every step of your journey.
I ask that you know the difference between being alone and being lonely; that you will find comfort in yourself and strength in knowing you are never truly alone.
I wish for you trust in trying times and compassionate hands to reach out and pick you up when you are down.
I wish for you to know the importance of limitations but also the freedom and power to step outside of self imposed boundaries.
I wish you the desire to let go of anger and shame and replace them with a calm spirit and self-worth. I wish you acceptance of your past as it has created your beautiful soul of today.
I wish you work to challenge your being, play to enjoy life‘s pleasures, and rest to recharge your faculties. I wish you the opportunity to teach your craft and to serve others and the poise to receive the same. I wish you balance among your many interests and harmony in your life.
I pray your struggles are few and far between and never more than you can bear. I also pray you grow from your experiences and your healing be fully restored.
I wish for you clarity in times of chaos and discernment in times of doubt; that you will continue to reach when you feel nothing within your grasp.
I pray you recognize the many gifts in life that are free to those who reach for them. I pray you will continue to dance among the wildflowers while you reach for the stars.
I pray you will not feel you are entitled to life but blessed to live it.
I pray you will view the power of surrender as an act of acceptance; that you will both give and receive daily as needed.
I wish you immeasurable love and continuous light in all you encompass.
Whether your needs are physical or spiritual I pray your thirst might be quenched and your hunger satisfied all the days of your life; that you know your visit here is not absolute but life and love ring eternal.
May you find a piece of heaven in all you touch on earth.
May you may always live your life as poetry in motion.