Since I am solitary at home this evening, among other things, I found images for the last SoulCollage card of 2006. I call this Council card the Faces of Inner Wisdom. We are the ones, they say, who come to you to bring comfort, joy, laughter, mystery and objectivity in your journal. Call us whenever you need a companion on the journey.
And my wish for myself--and you for 2007, comes from John McQuiston II's "Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living." This is the mid-day meditation he offers for us all.
We give thanks for our existence;
we recognize that
we rely on forces beyond our understanding.
We must trust what this life brings:
we trust ourselves,
we trust our friends,
we trust our families,
we trust life,
we trust the universe.
We release our past to the past,
we release our future to the future,
we accept our present.
We give up our cares and fears.
We abandon our illusions of control.
We acknowledge our complete dependence
We relinquish our apprehension.
We rely on that which we do not understand.
We have faith.
We have courage.
Keep us from all fear today.
Open our hearts to the gifts of this moment,
and bind us to the great unknown through
Assist us in forming a loving image of the
to have faith, and
the courage to give ourselves hope.