A friend on Creative Awakenings (http://creativeawakenings.ning.com) sent me this prayer; on this Memorial Day weekend, I want to share it with you. It comes from another blog: http://joybringer.gaia.com/blog/2007/1/healing_prayer_the_terma_collective

Thanks to EagleWoman for sharing this Healing Prayer from The Terma Collective.

May our eyes remain open even in the face of tragedy.
May we not become disheartened.
May we find in the dissolution
of our apathy and denial,
the cup of the broken heart.
May we discover the gift of the fire burning
in the inner chamber of our being –
burning great and bright enough
to transform any poison.
May we offer the power of our sorrow to the service
of something greater than ourselves.
May our guilt not rise up to form
yet another defensive wall.
May the suffering purify and not paralyze us.
May we realize the greatness of our sorrow
and not run from its touch or flame.
May clarity be our ally and wisdom our support.
May our wrath be cleansing, cutting through
the confusion of denial and greed.
May we not be afraid to see or speak our truth.
May the bleakness of the wasteland be dispelled.
May the soul’s journey be revealed
and the true hunger fed.
May we be forgiven for what we have forgotten
and blessed with the remembrance
of who we really are.

~ The Terma Collective

May we remember those who went before us, and those who died to protect us. May we appreciate their lives, their sacrifices, and their work/duty to bring us a safer haven within our world. May we live our lives remembering and honoring theirs, appreciating the freedom, joy and love they worked so hard to protect, and may we never take for granted the blessings which are ours.

In memorium: Howard Charles Burlingame, WWII veteran, 02/28/1924-05/11/1999.

Daddy and Laura

Daddy and Laura