Prayer for All to be Comforted
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
May all those souls lost, rest in peace
and those who are called, remain near us
and help us from their spiritual home now.
May those who have suddenly lost
precious loved ones, be comforted
not just by human beings, but by the angels
who also 'look like' human beings,
and by those angelic forces of nature,
of creatures, weather and winds
that ever come near to comfort the grieving.
May all see signs of their loved one's
in beautiful ways.
May all be given the time to mourn
and be wrapped in fire walls
and protected in their mourning times.
May all who question, why
people still laugh in the halls
when there is so much tragedy
in one's own life,
why there is still the sun shining
when it is so cold and dark
from loss of one's loves,
why the moon can possibly still rise
when there is no light left inside us...
Please know that in these
Great Beings of life rising
again and again, in innocent laughter,
in the beauty of sunlight,
in the magnitude of the moon
those places and sights
are being held for us,
held for us by others
living them, seeing them, cherishing them--
until the day that we will ourselves
emerge from walking and wandering
in the land of the dead,
and come back to life again.
Laughter and sun and moon
are the promises kept that
our hearts one day, will be light again,
that our hearts will be in sunlight again,
that our nights will have beauty
and reflection once again.
"Prayer .... allows a huge river, an endless river within us, to flow and flow to all streams, all creeks, all artesian wells, all water tables-- 'out there'... all of which, we can help to fill daily, ESPECIALLY for those who come to the water daily, consciously or unconsciously looking to be washed, healed, thirst for life and means for life, sated for one more day. Ours is not to qualify who drinks from the water. Ours is just to cause the water to continue to flow." ~ Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes (same posting)
Image: Art by Duy Huynh