Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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A Book of Blessings -

A friend emailed me today asking for a blessing for a friend of hers who will have his arm amputated.

We were reminded of John O'Donohue's wonderful book, To Bless the Space Between Us, A Book of Blessings.  

You may know it.  It is divided into sections: Beginnings, Desires, Thresholds, Homecoming, States of Heart, Callings, and Beyond Endings.

O'Donohue explains "blessing" as "a way of life, a lens through which the whole world is transformed."

I am with Thresholds.  I've been pruning in my yard, opening the plants to air and sun, seeing the Maples with tiny swelling nubs, knowing I, too, am quietly pulled and milked, with the movement of earth and sun.
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