Flowering prayer

                    Holy One, Resurrecting One, as different as the flowering tree is from the seed, so transformed may I be today:

I shed the habits and fears that bind me, set free by your grace.

All the desires and attachments that prevent me from loving perfectly are swallowed up in death; and in the dawn of your new day a new person comes forth in me, full of loving kindness toward all beings.

With each breath I draw your eternal life: not the life of my making and managing, but life that is pure gift.

May my small, self-bundled self die, and the soul of your creating be born, tender and fragile and wondering.

Re-create me today as a merciful person, flowering with your infinite grace.          


______________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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