Snow Blankets All

Spirit of Life, source of all love:

Now is the season when snow begins to fall.
White flakes drift down like feathers,
covering everything in a soft blanket.
Then it melts away again,
leaving us awash in beauty.

In the past weeks we have witnessed
unspeakable tragedy.
In this week the national election
has set the course of our beloved country
for the next four years.
Some of us feel rage and fear;
Others feel hope and peace.

At the same time as all of this,
babies are being born,
squirrels are hiding acorns, and
trees are going dormant,
that they may live again in spring.

These are times when sorrow fills us,
when beauty amazes us,
when fear paralyzes us,
when joy bursts out in us.

May we know that
whatever we are experiencing now
is all right.
All of our feelings—
all of our complicated, messy feelings,
are all right.

May we know that just as snow blankets everything
equally when it falls,
so are we blanketed by love.
May we be left awash in its beauty.

Blessed be.

Prayer for the Power of Words

Spirit of Life, source of all change:

Help us understand how great is our power.

We have the power to speak love into being,
to speak sharing and caring and joy.

We also have the power to speak hate into being,
to speak fear and loathing and violence.

May we accept our power.
May we take responsibility
for what we speak, and how.

May we ever speak with love.
May we ever speak with love for life.

May we speak the world we dream of into being.

Blessed be.