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Blessing for the New Year…

Let the year go
into the night
the joy and the pain
the dark and the light

the endings
the beginnings
the thresholds crossed
the glimpses of heaven

the children birthed
the dear ones passed
the welcoming hearth
the closed door

the hope
the fear
the friends gained
the ones lost

the regret
the guilt
the bad days
the good days

Starbursts of light
like flowers in the garden sky.

May you be blessed with

gratitude
- for past and present
peace of mind
- in uncertainty

acceptance
- in resistance
great love and strength
- in fear

forgiveness and compassion
- to mind you
childlike trust
- in the benevolence of creation

wisdom
- to embrace life as it is
understanding
- that every soul has its own course to follow

discernment
- to hear the inner voice of truth
courage
- to learn to be still

And may there be
peace on earth
for
one whole day

©Hilary Oxford Smith

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