“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.
See other Blesstival blessing posts AND participate in the Blessing Wave, too! Here’s how…
January 10, 2016 at 7:34 pm
Yes Beneficial all around.. A shame more do not honour this tradition and mean it.. The same can be said of the old traditions of Blessing our food before eating. Enjoy your week Jamie.
January 11, 2016 at 6:34 pm
You, too, Sue. You’re on the Blesstival roster for January 12th … that’d be tomorrow. FYI. 😉 Lots of love and happy week! Jamie
January 12, 2016 at 12:44 pm
Yes I didn’t forget. Posted it just past Midnight via the Schedule Editor 🙂
January 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Beautiful … I’ve added the link to your post on the Blesstivals page. Thank you, Sue! Love, Jamie
January 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm
Thank YOU Jamie 🙂 <3
January 13, 2016 at 3:24 pm
You’re most welcome, Sue. xoxo Jamie
January 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm
very cool indeed. I am quite drawn to the messenger painting, quite mesmerizing. xx Linda
January 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm
Roerich’s paintings are intense like that; very evocative, particularly some of them! xoxo Love, Jamie
January 14, 2016 at 5:50 pm
Such a beautiful practice to honor the sacred in moments of our life.
January 21, 2016 at 1:18 am
What a lovely way to express it Jamie – a blessing as an alchemical energy practice. Perfect!