The Gentle Art of Blessing

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by Pierre Pradervand

On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessings will call forth; for to bless is to acknowledge the unlimited good that is embedded in the very texture of the universe and awaiting each and all.

On passing people in the street, on the bus, in places of work and play, bless them. The peace of your blessing will accompany them on their way and the aura of its gentle fragrance will be a light to their path.

On meeting and talking to people, bless them in their health, their work, their joy, their relationships to God, themselves, and others. Bless them in their abundance, their finances...bless them in every conceivable way, for such blessings not only sow seeds of healing but one day will spring forth as flowers of joy in the waste places of your own life.

As you walk, bless the city in which you live, its government and teachers, its nurses and streetsweepers, its children and bankers, its priests and prostitutes. The minute anyone expresses the least aggression or unkindness to you, respond with a blessing: bless them totally, sincerely, joyfully, for such blessings are a shield which protects them from the ignorance of their misdeed, and deflects the arrow that was aimed at you.

To bless means to wish, unconditionally, total, unrestricted good for others and events from the deepest wellspring in the innermost chamber of your heart: it means to hallow, to hold in reverence, to behold with utter awe that which is always a gift from the Creator. He who is hallowed by your blessing is set aside, consecrated, holy, whole. To bless is yet to invoke divine care upon, to think or speak gratefully for, to confer happiness upon - although we ourselves are never the bestower, but simply the joyfull witnesses of Life's abundance.

To bless all without discrimination of any sort is the ultimate form of giving, because those you bless will never kmow from whence came the sudden ray of sun that burst through the clouds of their skies, and you will rarely be a witness to the sunlight in their lives.

When something goes completely askew in your day, some unexpected event knocks down your plans and you too also, burst into blessing: for life is teaching you a lesson, and the very event you believe to be unwanted, you yourself called forth, so as to learn the lesson you might balk against were you not to bless it. Trials are blessings in disguise, and hosts of angels follow in their path.

To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty hidden to material eyes; it is to activate that law of attraction which, from the furthest reaches of the universe, will bring into your life exactly what you need to experience and enjoy.

When you pass a prison, mentally bless its inmates in their innocence and freedom, their gentleness, pure essence and unconditional forgiveness; for one can only be prisoner of one's self-image, and a free man can walk unshackled in the courtyard of a jail, just as citizens of countries where freedom reigns can be prisoners when fear lurks in their thoughts.

When you pass a hospital, bless its patients in their present wholeness, for even in their suffering, this wholeness awaits in them to be discovered. When your eyes behold a man in tears, or seemingly broken by life, bless him in his vitality and joy: for the material senses present but the inverted image of the ultimate splendor and perfection which only the inner eye beholds.

It is impossible to bless and to judge at the same time. So hold constantly as a deep, hallowed, intoned thought that desire to bless, for truly then shall you become a peacemaker, and one day you shall, everywhere, behold the very face of God.

Pierre Pradervand
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Pierre Pradervand, fondateur et animateur des ateliers 'Vivre Autrement' a une trajectoire de vie aussi riche que variée. Sociologue de formation, il a exercé des activités aussi diverses que celles de chercheur, responsable de programmes de développement, consultant international, journaliste, et formateur d'adultes. Ses recherches et voyages l'ont amené dans plus d'une quarantaine de pays des cinq continents, dont 11 ans passés en Afrique.

Co-fondateur de deux organisations non gouvernementales internationales, il est également l'auteur de sept ouvrages touchant à des domaines aussi variés que les problèmes démographiques, le développement des organisations paysannes africaines, la vie simple et la spiritualité au quotidien, dont "Découvrir les vraies richesses:
pistes pour vivre plus simplement", et "Vivre sa spiritualité au quotidien" (Ed. Jouvence, Genève, 1996 et 1998).

A part les ateliers 'Vivre Autrement' qu'il anime, il travaille dans le domaine de la formation d'adultes comme formateur indépendant. Il est également actif en tant que bénévole, entre autres comme visiteur de prisons et dans une fondation qui soutient activement les femmes rurales du Sud et de l'Est.

La totalité des bénéfices des ateliers 'Vivre Autrement' sont versés à des activités humanitaires, avant tout la Fondation Internationale Sommet Mondial des Femmes basée à Genève.

Voici la liste des livres de Pierre Pradervand actuellement disponible chez AMAZON.COM, la plus grande librairie du monde. © Pierre Pradervand 1996-2001

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On a very cold and wintery December 8th, in the lobby of the beautiful and historic Collinsville Memorial Public Library, Deidre Madsen held her first official book signing of her AWARD-WINNING Happily Inner After, which was a huge success. The library was celebrating its 100th birthday. Ms. Madsen donated two copies of her book to the Library in support of their centennial birthday celebration. This was an especially significant event in that this was also her hometown. She had fond memories of this library as a child and was extremely proud to have been a part of their 100th celebration.

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Getting the love you want, and keeping the love you have, are two entirely different things. For many of us, being able to first and foremost attract Mr. Right into our lives can be insurmountable. Once attracted, often the next daunting hurdle is keeping love alive and well, without sabotaging our happiness.

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Once upon a time, I dreamed of having it all — the perfect life, husband, home and beautiful family. Like an idyllic Norman Rockwell painting meets Pleasantville. I wanted my own private happily ever after.

Acculturated by fairy tale fantasies most of our lives, many women like me have dreamed of our someday handsome prince within a halcyon, tranquil vision of our dreams coming true.

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Happily Inner After book by Deidre MadsenHave you ever seen the look on a groom's face when he sees his beautiful bride for the first time? This is exactly what the experience of Happily Inner After creates; something magical and powerful.  I see this in the faces of my clients every single time. I guess that's why I love sharing this work with everyone. It's within that moment that I feel privileged to witness in my sessions. It's like trying to capture a dew drop before it forms on a leaf. Elusive, yet so very real when it is discovered deep in a misty forest morning. That's this work and that is why it feels sometimes like I have to use a thousand words to explain the inexplicable. Thus, I deem this work ... experiential with the Divine. Enjoy the ride!

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