Healing

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

~ Rachel Carson
(American marine biologist and conservationist, 1907-1964)

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We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.

~ Francis of Assisi
(Italian Catholic friar and preacher, 1182-1226)

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Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi
(Persian poet, jurist, and theologian, 1207-1273)

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Prayer

Creator, open our hearts
to peace and healing between all people.
Creator, open our hearts
to provide and protect for all children of the earth.
Creator, open our hearts
to respect for the earth, and all the gifts of the earth.
Creator, open our hearts
to end exclusion, violence, and fear among all.
Thank you for the gifts of this day and every day.

~ Alycia Longriver
(Mi’kmaq a First Nations people)

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Action

A wound heals from the inside out. That is the only way for a wound to truly heal. What needs healing in you today? Sometimes it’s hard to name (diagnose) the wound, but by naming it, you start the healing process.

You might consider writing in a journal or sharing what you experienced.