The Listening Post Barrie
BLESSING FOR THE LISTENING POST
Adapted from The Book of Blessings; To Bless the Space Between Us, by John O’Donahue
May The Listening Post shelter the souls of all who come here.
May all the weight of the world fall from their shoulders.
May their hearts be tranquil here,
Blessed by peace the world cannot give.
May this space be a blessed space,
where the graces their lives desire
always find the pathway to our door.
May nothing destructive
ever cross our threshold.
May The Listening Post be a safe place
full of understanding and acceptance,
where we can all be as we are
without the need for any mask
of pretense or image.
May this space be a place of discovery
where the possibilities that sleep
in the clay of our souls can emerge
to deepen and refine our vision for all
that is yet to come to birth.
May it be a space of courage,
where healing and growth are loved,
where dignity and forgiveness prevail;
a place where patience of spirit is prized,
And the sight of the destination is never lost
though the journey be difficult and slow.
May there be great delight around this room.
May it be a place of welcome
for the broken and diminished.
May we have the eyes to see
that no visitor arrives without a gift
and no guest leaves without a blessing.