I just had to share a beautiful prayer with you all. It took my breath away, as does everything that this wonderful woman writes. An ardent longing to know God, coupled with a Divine love deep enough to submerge body, mind and soul, are all summed up beautifully in a prayer by Cheryl Anne on her blog site, Saint Brigid’s Hearth. The prayer poem is called A humble Harvest. The imagery is exquisite, the love expressed within it so alluring. Here are a few lines to tempt your senses, but do check out the full prayer and the blogsite by clicking the links above:
"Let my life’s remaining days Be a quiet harvest of praise"
Isn't that beautiful?
"Let me reach high And dig deep For the precious fruits And roots of gratitude"
Amen to that!
I can truly say that I want my life’s remaining days to be a quiet harvest of praise. I affirm sincerely that I want to reach high and dig deep for the precious fruits and roots of gratitude – every day. My thanks go to the author as this prayer poem has reawakened my longing to be closer to God on Earth and beyond. Have a glorious week. Much love, Anita.🙏❤
Do you ever wish you could go back in time and give some advice to your younger self? Here’s what came to me today during meditation of what I might say (with love) to the young girl I once was. Please bear in mind, we should never berate ourselves for the things we have done in the past, for these all help us to learn life lessons along the way. This post is also for Debbie Roth’s #forgivingfridays.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend, and try to remember to be kind to yourself and others. Love, compassion, understanding, helpfulness, patience, generosity: these qualities are what make us more human, and make life worth living. Let’s all contribute to the earth as much light and positivity as possible! Much love, Anita.💛
I love this quote from Rumi above. It was the starting point for my new PODCAST channel on Soundcloud (yay! – major learning curve overcome). This episode offers guidance on how sorrowful thoughts can be used to our advantage. It’s a 5-minute listen, easy to do while you’re busy with daily tasks.
Fed up with the usual Advent Calendar? Cheap chocolate shapes behind doors that are infuriatingly cumbersome to open? Here’s my gift to you – the alternative (free) 2018 Advent Calendar! No bad chocolate to sicken your palate, but plenty of practical tips to spend a wholly more spiritual advent season.
Do you have a friend whose advice you trust implicitly? Are they on the physical or spiritual plane? For some, this friend may be what they call their guardian angel; for others, it may be God; for others still it may be a friend with whom they have almost a psychic link. Whichever meaning you give to “trusted friend and guide”, my hope today is that you may continue to be guided by their intuition, wisdom and love in everything you do! Enjoy my poem. Much love, Anita.
Angel by my Side
When I stop doing and sit quietly
just being, I feel you by my side
trusted friend and guide.
Towering over me
your wings enfolding me
in a loving embrace
as a parent to a child.
My scalp tickles at your touch
causing smiles of surrender
all over this body.
Such benevolence! Such grace!
Your breath pours over me
soothing my muscles
loosening my joints
quietening the mind
unlocking the soul.
May your light flow through me
sending healing to all.
Give me strength to work with you
in service to all.
Be by my side always
to catch me when I fall.