New Beginnings

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As we approach Easter, new life and new beginnings live strongly in my awareness. I wonder what new beginning is quietly forming within you, waiting for you to be ready for it to emerge?

May you find yourself able to hold space for it to emerge into fullness. And may you recognize how Spirit meets you there.

May the blessing below strengthen you on your journey.

Blessing for a New Beginning, by John O’Donohue

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,

This beginning has been quietly forming,

Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,

Noticing how you willed yourself on,

Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,

Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,

Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,

Your eyes young again with energy and dream,

A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;

Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning

That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;

Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,

For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

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