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Blessing # 5

Blessing # 5

Blessing # 5


Blessing #5

May you be blessed with the courage to open new doors.

May you perceive obstacles as opportunities for growth.

May you allow wonder at the change of seasons, the angle of the sun’s rays through the forest, the grace that nature displays in letting go.

May you observe each fluctuation of the natural world, great or small, as if you were seeing this for the first time, which is actually true.

May you allow yourself to be fully seen by the intense gaze of a baby.

May you breathe in rhythm with the hum of insects on a warm autumn evening.

May you expand your awareness of time to behold the wisdom of evolutionary biology and of species that have existed for billions of years prior to yours and have managed to survive/adapt/coexist/in systems of mutuality and interdependence.

May you be willing to humble your heart (and your pre frontal cortex) to listen, observe and learn from other species.

May you find a reason to dance everyday, whether it be a lamentation, a celebration, an honoring or a reclaiming of one’s wild nature.




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.