Essene Meditations and Blessings #141

Meditation

Let me use the wisdom of my senses

To understand the earth

In this season of preperation.

For as the earth prepares its life forms,

So, too, I shall prepare.

The nature kingdom is my teacher,

And I have much to learn.

I learn of letting go

My grip on yesterday

And free myself for the wonder

Of tomorrow’s subtle joy.

The Blessing

Fulfillment and completeness

Are gifts I give to me.

They come from focused labor

And perfection as my guide.

How well I see the power

That my own acts have on me,

And I create my world of joy

Or a world of misery.

Perfection

Is my natural state;

How easily I forget!

*****

Peace and Love

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #140

Meditation

The richness of my Mother’s garden

Surrounds me on this morning.

The nature forces toil unendingly

For me,

And I am blessed.

The elemental kingdom,

Which guides and nurtures the plants and trees,

Is yet another manifestation

Of my Mother’s love for me.

And I,

Within my kingdom,

What do I guide and nourish,

As I return the gifts of love?

The Blessing

The food upon my table

Shares its life with me.

I ask that this life nourish me,

As I shall one day nourish the earth

With my body

And as I now nourish the earth

With my love.

-Danaan Parry

*****

Peace and Love

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #139

Meditation

This morning brings a different breeze,

A breath of change and newness.

What do I sense,

What blurry vision flickers,

Tempting me?

The winds of change blow in my life,

And I must now decide,

Do I unfurl my sails to catch them

Or keep the sails furled?

My choice this season will set the course

Of many season’s journeys.

Let meditation be my guide;

Let calmness lead the way.

The Blessing

“Thy Will Be Done”

Is the name of the River

That carries me along.

This day, I surrender my ego

To that eternal river

As I will surrender my spirit to it

At the last breath of this body,

The river will carry me then

Until my next work is clear.

*****

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Heathy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #138

Meditation

As the wave of summer’s glory

Reaches crest

And then flows on,

I gain perspective

On my doing-nature.

A half-turn of the wheel ago

Saw me emerging from winter,

With visions, plans, and dreams.

Where have the visions led me,

What plans have been realized?

What of my life? I ask.

What of today?

The Blessing

In this season of outer work,

My twofold task is clear.

My work is learning

And also teaching,

For I have much to share.

No false humility

Will block the rythm of this cycle,

This flow of wisdom

To me, through me.

The inbreath-outbreath finds me

Now learning, now teaching,

The cycle is complete.

-Danaan Parry

*****

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditation s and Blessings #137

Meditation

This day brings to me

The gift of glorious sun,

Of warmth

And light

And growth.

How mindlessly I go about the day,

Protected from this nourishment,

Unconscious of this joyful gift!

Surely I will find time

This day

To take the sun to me.

And surely will I find a way

To share my light

With love.

The Blessing

The warmth of this day has filled me,

And how natural it is

To allow this warmth to radiate

Back into the world.

I smile at you,

And you are no stranger

To my heart.

I gaze at my own reflection

In the eyes of the other,

And there is no other,

Only our shared divinity.

The boundaries disappear.

-Danaan Parry

*****

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Rosicrucian Reflections #136

“We know that the aim of all human beings is to perfect ourselves; to become better people. Therefore, constantly endeavor to awaken and express the virtues of the soul that animates you. In doing so, you will contribute to your own evolution while serving the cause of humanity.”

-Rosicrucian Manuscript

*****

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #136

Meditation

This day lies before me,

A newborn child.

What shall this child experience

As it grows from day to night,

From new to old?

Will it be a clone

Of yesterday’s child

And of the day before?

Or is there newness in this day

To match the newness of a child?

Is there joy awaiting

To match the joy of expectation

Twinkling in this new born eye?

I am the child;

The choice is mine.

The Blessing

Within me lives

The be-er and the do-er,

The meditating monastic

And the builder of temples.

In this season of outward manifestation,

As the rich ripe fruits are gathered,

It is my monk that keeps me centered

As my builder builds castles of love.

How right it is

To work my wonders in the world,

Empowered by the chant

Within.

-Danaan Parry

*****

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #135

Meditation

The late summer days

Fill me with warmth,

And I am content.

My life flows as a river,

Rushing to the sea

Wherein all become One.

As I go,

I share the waters of my life

As the laden trees share their fruits

With all.

And as the river does not wish

To be a mountain,

So, too, am I content with me.

For in the river is mirrored

The essence of All.

The Blessing

As the richness of my day brings peace

To my soul,

So do I actively share this peace

With all.

Peace with those I love,

Peace with those who trouble me,

Peace with those I fear,

Peace with beings far and near.

For it is I who chain the dove of peace

Or I who let it fly.

-Danaan Parry

*****

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #134

Meditation

I feel my body become the earth,

The richness of the rock.

From my scant depth of dark topsoil

Spring the fruits for all.

But rock am I

As well as soil,

And at my center flows

The fire of molten mystery

That was kindled long ago.

What consciousness

Began that fire

Bringing me to now?

The Blessing

The table in my house is full

And I have much to share.

As I gather in the fruits of my labors,

As I work

With the talents that I have,

I see

That it is in the gathering

That fulfillment lies .

It is in the labor of right livelihood

That I find greater joy

Than in the security

Of an overflowing cupboard.

-Danaan Parry

*****

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations And Blessings #133

Meditation

Lady,

Mother of us all,

You are the source of all Love,

As the Father

Is the sourc e of all Light.

You sustain me on my journey,

In my work,

In my service to my fellow beings.

May I be truly worthy

Of your love.

The Blessing

There is a vibration

That emanates from me

In whatever I do,

Mingling with,

Enhancing or detracting from

The universal vibration,

Depending upon the quality

Of my intent.

I commit myself

To a positive enhancement

Of the universal vibration

In each act and thought

That I create.

-Danaan Parry

*****

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis