Essene Meditations and Blessings #149


This morning gives a song to me,

A lovely melody for me to play

Within my heart,

To give my spirit wings.

And I must close my eyes

To let the music come.

Unhurried, without force,

It yields its gift to me.

And just as gently

I share this gift,

I hum this melody.

The air accepts,

The world is nourished,

And I become my song.

The Blessing

Within my being lives a silent power,

A firm, sound frame

Of wise and compassionate strength.

How often do I deny this gift,

This blessing from my source?

Perhaps as the outward power of the sun recedes

In winter

I will learn to own the strength within.

-Danaan Parry


May God bless and protect you

Seth Kelly Curtis


Essene Meditations and Blessings #148


As leaves fall to the earth

And surrender to the soil,

So I, too, move my attention

From my outward stance

To my inner Buddha nature.

The life in me flows back and forth

From exerting my will

To flowing with the Will of All.

And in this season of stillness,

My direction is clear

As I return unto my source.

The stillness calls to me.

The Blessing

The whispering of the candle flame

Invokes the peace within,

Reminding me of the quiet journey

That I seem to be on.

I have been given a peaceful heart

And a path to take me there.

May I joyfully take up this task

To reach the core of me,

And there to find all beings

Residing in my heart.

-Danaan Parry


May God bless and protect you

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #147


The seed within the earth

Lies alone, awaiting.

It knows not loneliness,

But strength of purpose.

Throughout the year

I have known loneliness in crowds,

But aloneness is quite different.

I must pass through the gate

To the inner temple


The Blessing

My inner wellspring bubbles over,

And the more I share

The more I have.

Help me

To be of valued service,

Yet not attached

to being a server.

For the tools of service

Are compassion and humility,

And these are born in a loving heart,

Which is open enough to take

As well as give.

From you I receive,

To you I give,

Together we share,

From this we live.

-Danaan Parry


May God bless and protect you

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #145


There is a yearning in me now,

Which follows a season of outbreath.

It is the longing for the sweet inbreath

Of my spiritual nature.

And as my spiritual nature still urges me

To do,

Yet in my heart I know

My path leads me to be.

And I humbly honor the do-er in me

That makes my world revolve.

But now I prepare to take my inbreath

At the center

Of my self.

The Blessing

You have brought me to the sun

And have filled me with its light.

You have strengthened my Will

And clarified my sight.

And now the eagle must fly

Back to the earth

And make ready to surrender

To the season of new birth.

-Danaan Parry


May God bless and protect you

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #144


There is a trickling of time in my life,

A cascading mountain stream of moments

That connect each spring and fall,

Each blossoming and harvesting.

What will be the colors of my flower

Come next Beltane time?

The answer lies in the ways

That I now prepare the soil

Of my inner garden,

And in how lovingly I water the seeds

From summer’s fruit.

The Blessing

It has been said

That each of us has deep within

The knowledge of all things,

And when we are ready to remember

Then the knowledge is there

To be known.

This is the season of readying,

Of challenging old beliefs

That bind us to the past.

The millennium calls to me

To live the wisdom

Deep within me.

-Danaan Parry


May God bless and protect you

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #143


This day will offer me

Another chance

To take within me

The lifeblood of the sun.

These lengthened rays 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 in to 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


Peace and Love

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #142


Softness fills my days

In this season of autumn light.

Gentle joy of life returning

To know its roots again.

Joyful contemplation

Of the outward surge of growth,

Preparing me for that to come

In the darkness before birth.

Who will I laugh with on this day,

Expecting nothing,

Sharing all.

Tje Blessing

The shifting balance

From outward straightline movement

To inner spiral flow

Spins the wheel of my life inward,

And I must now transform my restless yearnings

Into quiet contemplation

To aid me in the winter’s inner journey

To the abundant core of me.

-Danaan Parry


May God bless and protect you

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #141


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 thoughts,

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


Love and Peace

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #141


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.


Is my natural state;

How easily I forget!


Peace and Love

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #140


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