Heart Flower, a nature meditation is an article that I wrote for my friend and colleague, Susannah Steers’ Moving Spirit Pilates blog site:

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Poem of the month:

A Blessing for Beauty


May the beauty of your life become more visible to you that you may glimpse your wild divinity

May the wonders of the earth call you forth from all your small secret prisons and set your feet free in the pastures of possibility

May the light of dawn anoint your eyes that you may behold what a miracle a day is

May the liturgy of twilight shelter all your fears and darknesses within the circle of ease

May the angel of memory surprise you in bleak times with new gifts from the harvest of your vanished days

May you allow no dark hand to quench the candle of hope in your heart

May you discover a new generosity towards yourself and encourage yourself to engage your life as a great adventure

May the outside voices of fear and despair find no echo in you

May you always trust the urgency and wisdom of your own spirit

May the shelter and nourishment of all the good you have done, the love you have shown, the suffering you have carried, awaken around you to bless your life a thousand times

And when love finds the path of your door may you open like the earth to the dawn and trust your every hidden color towards its nourishment of light

May you find enough stillness and silence to savor the kiss of the Mystery on your soul and delight in the eternity that shaped you, that holds you and calls you, that you may know that despite confusion anxiety and emptiness your soul gift is cherished and called forth into being.

And may you come to see your life as a quiet sacrament of service which awakens around you a rhythm where doubt gives way to grace of wonder, where what is awkward and strained can find elegance and where crippled hope can find wings and torment enter at last into the grace of serenity

May divine beauty bless you

~ John O’Donahue

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