Everyone loves presents and gifts this time of year, but we think the below is equally (if not more) important to nourish your whole being and the lives of others.
It is excerpted from Sharon’s August 2010 FOTM
THE MAGICAL POWER OF GIVING BLESSINGS
“There is great power in giving blessings, not just for the recipient of the blessings, but also for the one giving the blessings.
To bless someone is to enchant them. Through the act of blessing, unconditional love is transmitted energetically from one body to another. Through blessing another, you can transform them into a holy being by becoming a channel for love, and in the process you become blessed, because the blessing in a psychic way moves through you first. Uttering the name of someone is tremendously powerful. Most people can’t help but respond when their name is called. When you give a daily blessing along with someone’s name, the specificity of the action yields positive results that over time can transform you and the people in your life into holy beings.
Here is how it works; I call it the “Blessing Meditation”:
1. Sit comfortably, close your eyes and become aware of your breathing, feeling each time there is breathing in and breathing out.
2. Start with the people you know and love, as it is easier to give blessings to them.
3. Silently say the words, “Blessings to…” as you inhale, and as you exhale say the name of someone.
Continue for several minutes, extending your blessings to include your family and friends; then move on to others, such as your past boy or girl friends, neighbors, bosses and co-workers. Make sure to include others with whom you have or in the past have had more difficult relationships.
You will find that as you say their names, their images will appear to you. With consistent practice over time you will be able to not only see them, but also to feel their presence when you name them. Over time difficult issues that you may have with them will begin to resolve themselves. Over time you will find that when they make an appearance in your dreams they will appear as benevolent, positive presences.
Over time you will find that when and if you do encounter them physically, your relationship with them will have magically and dramatically changed-you will feel that there is a new ease in your interactions with them. They will seem friendlier towards you. The feeling that they are coming at you will be lessened as your awareness of where they actually are coming from grows-from inside of you.”