Essene Meditations And Blessings #92

Meditation

This day will offer me

Another chance

To take within me

The lifeblood of the sun.

These lengthened days of solar fire

Will be stored within my heart

If I but use this time

To full advantage.

Let me study all the colors,

The shadings and the hues,

So that, when deep in winter’s womb ,

I may paint the portrait of the sun

With a memory

And share that scene with all.

The Blessing

Out of the dance of summer

Comes the gathering of autumn

More gently now, more softly,

I gather with my friends

And touch the hands that form the circle

And look into wiser eyes.

My love in comfort flows

From my life

To color all that is,

And blessed by other forms of God,

It flows quietly back to me.

-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 #90

Meditation

I have grown in wisdom

As this yearly wheel has turned.

I see

That freedom in my life

Is tied to that of all.

The springtime sense of Me Alone

Has mellowed and matured

Into the deeper knowing

That We are One.

Only when I respect the sacredness

Of all life

Shall I be truly free.

The Blessing

The core of peace

Lives not in thought,

Nor in the deeds I do.

It lives inside my heart,

In how I feel

About me.

When I have learned to be at peace

Within myself,

Then shall I radiate that peace

To all.

Let me now go within

To calm the inner sea.

-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 #88

Meditation

As the wave of summer’s glory

Reaches crest

And then flows on,

I gain perspective

Of 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 rhythm 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 Meditations And Blessings #87

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 shine 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

Essene Meditations And Blessings #86

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 newborn 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 #85

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 m e.

For in the river is mirrored

The essence of all.

The Blessing

As the richness of my life 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 #82

Meditation

I live now

At the apex of the solar year,

Drenched in warmth

And outer power.

I bathe

In the cleansing water of my Mother,

Naked and unashamed.

I need no garment

To separate me

From the waters of the Spirit,

For my flesh and spirit are united,

And wholeness flows through me.

The Blessing

In this time of outward activity,

Of creation on the physical plane,

I ask to remember

That the wheel is ever-turning,

And I am propelled

Toward my inner nature

Even as I celebrate

My outer nature.

For in the fullness of light

Rest the seeds of night,

and in the darkness

The seeds of day.

-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 #80

Meditation

It is my natural state

To be filled with joy,

A joy that knows from whence I came

And who I truly am.

My moods may swing from up and down

But behind this flows

My joy in life.

Depressed emotions draw to me

Only more of the same.

I leave low vibrations behind

As I dance in the warm sun

Of this day.

The Blessing

As the tree shares its gift of fruit,

So I, too share the gifts of me.

For in me

Is the facilitator

Of a more loving world;

In me is the catalyst

For a greater social awareness.

In me is the power of the Word,

And I share that gift with all.

-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 #79

Meditation

There is a wholeness of my being

That I have come to know.

My life is the sum

Of my body, mind, and spirit

And more.

For I am immersed in a cosmic ocean of Life

Which connects my life with All,

And I am All.

The Blessing

Awareness

Of the richness of my life

Draws forth in me a yearning

To share my gifts with all,

And the greatest of these is Peace.

To work actively for peace

Within my life

And to bring that peace

To those I know

Is to make real

My spirituality.

-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 #78

Meditation

With the electric limits of my aura,

My personal energy field,

I tap the power

Of the earth in summer.

The earth current flows in me

And strengthens my body

For the work that only I can do

As a channel for the Light.

I feel it shine in me.

The Blessing

I am a builder,

A vehicle for creative perfection

To work itself upon the earth.

My task is clear and simple,

For I am the Plan unfolding,

And I am my work in progress.

The work goes well

And I give thanks.

-Danaan Parry

*****

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis