“Whatever house you enter,
let your first words be, “Shalama bayta:”
Peace to this house and family —
May it complete its purpose and
tell its tale to the end. May it fulfill
itself in surrender to the One.”
~ a reading from the Aramaic of Luke 10:5 with a parallel at Matthew 10:12-13 (from The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus, by Neil Douglas-Klotz).
Lovely, isn’t it?
Even moreso the energy of it, that comes along with the words … when heart-felt and coming from a genuine ‘generosity of spirit’. Beneficial all around.
Here’s another lovely tidbit from Neil Douglas-Klotz, translating from the Aramaic:
“…the Aramaic word translated as “bless” (berek) can also mean to kneel or bow down. Its roots suggest the centering or the embodiment of a potential creative force.”
That’s what makes blessing an alchemical energy practice. One of many ways to be the change, or be the good-medicine, in the world.
Pretty easy, and that’s pretty cool.