Blessing the day

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Bless the day (street art, Mary Street, Newtown)
Bless the day (street art, Mary Street, Newtown)

I believe there’s an energy that connects everything. An energy that has been given different labels and inferences across languages, times, cultures and beliefs. But regardless, exists alike in effect.

Depending on what you believe, or don’t, I may be like the Queen from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass each morning… “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast”. Because in that first quiet consciousness at the beginning of each day, I try to take a few moments of the interlude between sleep and awake to tap into the energy that connects us.

This is the basic invocation I employ… it varies slightly from day-to-day as the words come from my spirit and my heart… if it’s early in the morning my thoughts may be a little fuzzy but the form creates itself and what it needs to convey, not usually less, and when necessary more specific & personal entreaties.

Holding the energy and intent gently I converse with the spiritual entourage which are as much part of my life as the corporeal.

Universe, Gods, Goddesses, Angels, Archangels, Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides, Higher Selves, Muses, Agents of Fortune, Loved Ones and All Beneficent Beings — Please watch over all our beings and forms. Please grant us wisdom and discernment, and change with ease and grace. Please grant us truth, insight and understanding. Please grant us faith, tolerance and kindness. Please help us be the best we can be. Please protect us and keep us from harm. Please keep us safe and return us home with our loved ones each day. I ask this in love and light, for the highest good, no harm be done. Bless you and this day. Thank you for all you be and all you do.

On the days I have more time I sit with the energy and the light but otherwise these few valuable moments recharge both my personal energy and the source from which it derives and exists.

My process of coexistence with and asking guidance of the Universe has somewhat evolved. I remember the first time I deliberately asked for assistance. I can still see me, time and place. Not in the warmth and privacy of my bed. Walking along a city street in the middle of the day, I’d had enough. I threw my worries and cares up to this energy. There were no magic effects, nor immediate tangible change except I no longer felt I alone had to resolve them. Sometimes asking is the smartest but hardest thing to do.

“You think you’re lost but you’re not lost on your own.
You’re not alone. I will stand by you,
I will help you through when you’ve done all you can do.
If you can’t cope, I will dry your eyes I will fight your fight,
I will hold you tight and I won’t let go”

from I Won’t Let Go lyrics, Rascal Flatts

 

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30 thoughts on “Blessing the day

    katechiconi said:
    August 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Nice prayer. Mine is simpler: Let me do no harm, but only good today. May my kindness outweigh my smallness of spirit. May those I love be safe and well. And now, give me the energy to get out of bed and do what must be done today!

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 8, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Oh, that’s perfect… short and sweet. I’m adding it to my repertoire 🙂

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    fergie51 said:
    August 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Quite thought provoking! Love the balloon art work, so much better than the crappy graffiti we have to endure looking at.

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 8, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Thank you. There’s plenty of crappy graffiti-tagging although there’s some quite talented stuff, as well as amazing street art… one of the things I love about living here.

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    ardysez said:
    August 7, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Beautifully written, Dale. I believe there is an energy that is everywhere and makes up everything too. I never feel alone or unsupported, it is there always.

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 8, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Thank you. It makes me happy to know that you feel it too 🙂

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    davidprosser said:
    August 7, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I agree there’s an interconnecting energy in the World but that so few people tap into it or acknowledge it. That gives them the opportunity to do untold damage to the World without thought as to what it might do. or how it diminishes the energy.
    I like the prayer, what a great way to start the day.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 8, 2015 at 7:52 am

      Thank you. Your hugs transmit the energy physically and virtually, a hug renews our energy both individually and universally 🙂

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    memoirsofahusk said:
    August 7, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I start the day so grumpily that this would be a really good idea. My upbringing had me praying (or whatever you like to call it) in the evening but not in the morning. I Never too late to learn a better way to start the day. And I really like the idea of throwing everything up in the air. Thank you, Elladee, for making me think. And for connecting of course.

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 8, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Intent, words, energy, connection… with them we do so much good 🙂
      All being well I start the day slowly… and on work days preferably after Not-a-Morning-Person G.O. has left the building! Usually my blessing for the day follows him out the door. After that I need the last bit of Kate’s prayer “And now, give me the energy to get out of bed and do what must be done today!”
      Prayers were done at night I guess just in case we died in our sleep we were blessed, but they weren’t part of my upbringing, it’s fortunate I made it this far…

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    anne54 said:
    August 8, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Another one of your delightful, thought provoking posts — thank you. This quote has been resonating with me over the last few months: “Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of living”. Not sure about the dawn part, but I love the idea of a winged heart! It reminds me that my day is precious and that I need to be open to the universe.

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 8, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Very kind words, thank you 🙂
      A winged heart is a beautiful thing, one that beats freely and strongly, that is both nurtured by and nurtures love and light.
      Recently Francesca – https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/who-listens-to-the-radio/ – brought our notice to “make the most of the day you have been given” . Which I commented it is a user friendly version of a prayer attributable to a few sources, or none, depending on where you look…
      “This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its place I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, not loss — good, not evil. Success, not failure in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it.”
      Food for thought indeed.

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        anne54 said:
        August 9, 2015 at 8:55 am

        Definitely. I really like that because it adds so much to my original. I like the idea of making a conscious decision about how the day is to be used, that we are exchanging the day for how we live it. It also fits with Kate’s thought of “let my smallness of mind be out weighed by my kindness.” Again, thank you for provoking my thoughts.

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    Lori said:
    August 9, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Funny, I just commented on another blog that was about Oneness. Then, I clicked over to this one. I very much can relate to what you wrote. And, your last quote reminded me of the poem, I Am There. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. The link to it is on my poetry page.

    Thank you for sharing this. It’s always nice to connect with kindred spirits.

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 9, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Thank you. I just read I Am There. I hadn’t encountered the poem before. It says it beautifully. I liked your preface… I wander into spiritual or political areas only occasionally, and gently! To connect rather than preach.

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    diannegray said:
    August 9, 2015 at 7:30 am

    There is definitely an energy, Dale and you’ve hit the nail on the head here. I love your morning ritual. Mine is a little different. Once or twice a day I look skyward and say, ‘thank you universe for this beautiful life.’ I even say it when everything is going very badly – and I still mean it from the bottom of my heart xxx

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 9, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Thank you. I do that as well, remember to say thank you for just being, and the little bits of day to day support. When things are tough, it’s even more important to be grateful for the additional energy that gets us through.

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    Kourtney Heintz said:
    August 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Well said. Sometimes we have to let the universe in. When we strive to do things on our own we can isolate ourselves from helpful energies. 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 9, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you. I found it makes such a difference just knowing the Universe is there 🙂

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        Kourtney Heintz said:
        August 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm

        It really does. Sometimes we think we are so alone and just having that entity being aware makes all the difference. 🙂

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    sara said:
    August 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    That prayer is so beautiful Dale. The practice of saying a prayer when you awake is lovely. So lovely in fact, that I want to do it too!

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 9, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you. Your posts also inspired to take a little more time when I can and extend the connection into a meditation. So that’s a fair exchange I think 🙂

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    Gerlinde said:
    August 10, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I love your and Kate’s prayer. My Buddhist girlfriend always shares some beautiful words of wisdom with me , the one that I remember right now is ” my we all find peace ” When I was working I used to meditate every morning for about 20 minutes. Now, that I’m retired, I walk the beach instead .

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 10, 2015 at 6:56 am

      Thank you. I love Kate’s prayer to, and have printed it our to tuck into the mirror frame.
      Walking is my favourite kind of meditation, and along the beach even more so. For me it’s where the worlds meet.

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    Gerlinde said:
    August 10, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Oops I mean may we all find peace

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 10, 2015 at 6:57 am

      I’ve added ‘may we all find peace’ into my ritual already this morning 🙂

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    Bill said:
    August 11, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    What a beautiful prayer. I need to be more mindful about praying this way. My prayers are usually more like the three prayers Anne Lamott says she prays: “Help me, help me, help me,” “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” and “Wow, wow, wow.”

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 12, 2015 at 6:46 am

      Thank you, for the kind words. Even considering the energy which connects us is omniscient, asking for help helps us help ourselves. And giving thanks and blessings underscores gratitude.

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    philosophermouseofthehedge said:
    August 12, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Oh, for a few moments of quiet reflection – anytime. Conversations with the Universe are pretty drive-by right now. (do dog walks count?…outdoors – nature to observe..between doggy redirects and doggy nature) But it works enough right now – there’ll be plenty of time to rock on the porch in silence later
    Nice read! Good post

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      EllaDee responded:
      August 12, 2015 at 6:37 am

      Thank you 🙂 Dog walks (remember God is dog spelled backwards!), any walks so do count. When I walk I often feel my consciousness slip away and/or the portal open for higher thoughts.

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