New Year’s Blessing
In the coming year, may you live
with an ever deepening sense of abundance and ease.
May you see clearly and welcome with open arms
the wealth of love and support that surrounds you.
May you cherish the simple yet soulful gifts that enliven you:
the sweet smell of jasmine in the garden,
the songs of life that slip through the open window,
the tender voices of those you love.
May you cultivate a life that fills you with possibility and inspiration,
and may you give thanks for all that is bright and true.
May you cherish and nurture your earthly delights,
growing full in their radiance and bounty.
And, while holding close your true and local loves,
may you also cultivate an abundant vision
that embraces an inclusive sense of the world
and reminds you of the deep roots you share with all of life.
May you sense fully the invisible strands that connect us all
and are the source of all beings and all skies and seas and suns.
May you cultivate a heart as wide as this world
and a love as vast as the universe.
May your life be an expression of generosity and care.
May you ease suffering where you can,
spread love to everyone, everywhere,
and shine brightly in the name of the infinite light that holds us all.
by Claudia Cummins