Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Blessings from many traditions

Tibetan Prayer Wheel - hand held style

Every spiritual tradition includes the concept of Blessing, asking the favor of the Divine in personal, family, and business endeavors, and expressing thanks to the Divine for the good luck and prosperity received.

I happened to be searching today for a blessing to deliver to a rather diverse group of spiritual people some of whom practice eclectic traditions, and I found this wonderful website: Worldwide Blessing Generator

The main page says:

"In an effort to balance the negativity of the world, we have created the WBG. It mixes blessings and prayers from all world religions and gives a random hybrid of spiritual goodness. We think of this as a digital version of a Tibetan prayer-wheel a "device for spreading spiritual blessings and well being." Our intent is to mix the wisdom of all cultures to create blessings in a spirit of religious tolerance that applies to all faiths and are truly worldwide in origin.

"The first three lines are taken from various sources as diverse as "The Irish Blessing", Buddhist writings, The Bible and African prayers. See the sources link for a complete listing. The fourth line comes directly from "Daily Necessities -Tips & pointers for building a spiritual life from scratch" from Awakening The Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das. It is a random combination of two words from his list of several dozen positive actions to take. It is used again as the subtitle of this page. The single line of benediction at the bottom is a translation of Peace, Love, Om or Amen in various languages."

Isn't that fabulous?! I just love it.....what a great way to bring together and honor a diversity of spiritual traditions!

Following are two blessings I generated today:

"May knowledge and intuition combine to guide you in thought and deed, and may you attain the completion of inward peace.
Breathe in, cherishing yourself; and breathe out cherishing others.
Listen and radiate."

"May peace abide with you, and forgiveness be your silent secret gift.
Allow yourself to feel the love and appreciation that already exists in your heart.
Love and give thanks."

Wouldn't this be a great way to begin your day, with a visit to the Worldwide Blessing Generator for words of wisdom and spiritual blessing! I plan to make this one of my first internet stops in the mornings.

I will leave you with these words from the Worldwide Blessing Generator:

"May the blessings of love be upon you, and wisdom illuminate your heart.
Grace comes to us as an unmerited favor. Be all ways gracious and you will be all ways favored.
Play and enjoy."