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Blessing #1

Blessing #1

Blessing #1

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May collective grief open our eyes, our minds and our hearts.

May we find each other in this place of lament and gain comfort and connection.

May our wounds be sacred offerings on the altar of transformation.

May what rises from the ashes bless a new beginning.

May our hearts break wide open so as to widen our circumference of belonging.

May we be fortified to not look away but lean in towards the hard work of developing new, fresh ways of beholding  possibility.

May we gain an equal balance of confidence and humility to build the beloved community.

May we grow our resilience, exercise our muscle of compassion and accept the gifts of Grace.

May this be so and so may it be.

For you.

For me.

For us.

 

ABOUT AUTHOR

Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen, B.A. Political Science/Sociology, is a Certified Music Practitioner, Sound Healer, Reiki Master, and Registered Yoga Teacher with a trauma informed/social justice framework. She has 20 years experience of working with some of the most amazing people on the planet; hospice patients and their families, patients in a variety of health conditions, survivors of sexual abuse, adults with mental illness and most recently, incarcerated women. Rachel is also passionate about supporting and working with caregivers to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue. Locally, Rachel teaches Creative Movement at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Regionally and nationally, she teaches and presents at conferences and retreats, weaving live music, yoga, and creative movement into themes of compassion, self acceptance, and transformation. Rachel is committed to engaging people from all walks of life in the healing arts to create healthy, diverse, and joyful communities.