Giver of life!

Giver of life, give me strength

that I may do my work with

consideration, true to the goal

to watch out for those whose life

have been entrusted to my care,

Keep my lips from

offending words, give me clear

eyes, to see the good in others.

Give me gentle hands, a kind

heart and patient soul. That

through your grace pain is

soothed, sick bodies are being

healed, the mind is strengthened,

may the living rise again.

~ Florence Nightingale

Text & image source: Johanna von Bernus @ The Celestial Sanctum


Lenten Thoughts #5…..As we awaken in the vast wonder of God.

Everything becomes sacred when we walk with God.
Every leaf, every tree, every eye, and open heart. 
The ground we work and plant. 
The words we write and sing. 
The ones we bless and honor…
Every person becomes Beloved 
As we awaken in the vast wonder of God.”

~ Bob Holmes

Photo: Salamandro

Text & image source: Contemplative Monk

High recognitions . . . . “Judgment of the dead”

“When one speaks of a Judgment of the dead, this does not refer to the dead earthly bodies that have long disintegrated back to dust in their tombs. The word ‘dead’ makes reference to all those who have already incarnated over fifty times on Earth and have not yet found the way to the Light and the Truth, and who also bear no longing for the Light.”

– Roselis von Sass (The Book of the Last Judgment)
The author draws inspiration from “The Grail Message” (In The Light of Truth) by Abd-ru-shin

Text & image source: Garden of Illumination

Lenten Thoughts #4 . . . . Praying with the Earth

May the angels of light
glisten for us this day.
May the sparks of God’s beauty
dance in the eyes of those we love.
May the universe 
be on fire with Presence for us this day.
May the sun’s rising 
grace us with gratitude 
Let earth’s greenest shine
and it’s waters breathe with Spirit.
Let heaven’s winds stir with the soil of our soul
and fresh awakenings rise within us.
May the mighty angels of light
glisten in all things this day
May they summon us to reverence,
may they call us to life.

~ John Philip Newell
in Praying with the Earth 

Image on Pinterest

Text & image source: Touch of Holiness

. . . . and Maya Prayed

For those who have no voice,
we ask You to speak.
For those who feel unworthy,
we ask You to pour your love out in waterfalls of tenderness.
For those who live in pain,
we ask You to bathe them in the river of your healing.
For those who are lonely, 
we ask You to keep them company.
For those who are depressed,
we ask You to shower upon them the light of hope.
Dear Creator, You, the borderless sea of substance, 
we ask You to give to all the world
that which we need most – Peace.

~Maya Angelou

Photo by E. Razdolina – The Garden of Morning Calm
Text & image source: Rivers in the Ocean

Eastertide loading…..

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

(Irish Blessing)

Artist Aeppol
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

Sunday reflection . . . .But he who would be born again indeed,

‘Tis hard for man to rouse his spirit up–
It is the human creative agony,
Though but to hold the heart an empty cup,
Or tighten on the team the rigid rein.
Many will rather lie among the slain
Than creep through narrow ways the light to gain–
Than wake the will, and be born bitterly.

But he who would be born again indeed,
Must wake his soul unnumbered times a day,
And urge himself to life with holy greed;
Now ope his bosom to the Wind’s free play;
And now, with patience forceful, hard, lie still,
Submiss and ready to the making will,
Athirst and empty, for God’s breath to fill.

~ George MacDonald, Diary of an Old Soul

Art: Meg White
Text & image source: _/\_Peggy @ ECUMENICUS