Blessing for endings

December 31, 2011

May your endings be embraced with fervor equal to what
you gave your beginnings.
May the stopping places in your life create a space
for what is yet to be known.
Instead of sorrow, may you find joy.
Instead of hopelessness, may you find possibility.
Instead of terror, may you find peace.
When you face an ending,
may you know it as another beginning
tinged with the potential of a small seed in dark soil.
In the blackness of grief may life push through
and soften your sadness.

– from “Lenten Blessings” on explorefaith.org

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Awaken a better future

December 30, 2011

Quantum science suggests the existence of many possible futures for each moment of our lives. Each future lies in a state of rest until it is awakened by choices made in the present. A two-thousand year old scroll written by the prophet Isaiah describes precisely such possibilities in a language that we are just beginning to understand. In addition to sharing his visions of our time, Isaiah described the science of how we choose which future we experience. Each time we do so, we experience the Isaiah Effect.

– Gregg Braden in The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy (2001)