A blessing for letting go and stretching beyond
May today offer you what your spirit needs
to evolve, to expand, to unfold.
May it stretch you, but just enough.
Not by force nor demand,
but through the kind of invitation that only opens slowly,
too careful to be rushed.
May you be brave enough to loosen your grip
on what you know and perceive -
on what you have learned from fear
or inherited from lineages of cruelty.
May you give thanks for all the sources that gifted you with
survival and wisdom, perspective and protection -
but not let your gratitude unnecessarily wed you to them forever.
Everything has limitations. Even truths that have freed you.
With proper nourishment, we shed and outgrow.
Maybe there are some things that served you well for an era,
but not any longer.
Maybe it's time to rethink, reshape, review.
Maybe you're ready to release another untruth
handed to you early on,
meant to keep you in line, in order, in compliance.
What might be replaced with acceptance
of your power and potential?
For the sake of your own becoming,
and also, us all.
Your soul-work is essential to the labors of love -
collective and eternal.
Material, relational, and communal repair are all forms of healing made possible by souls entangled
in shared longings and commitments.
And so may this day feed you and challenge you,
surprise and comfort you,
that you might have what you need
to be courageous, to be humble,
and to let your soul grow.
- Rev. M Barclay, enfleshed