A Palms Up Prayer For Stepping Into A New Season

When we're not looking at our hands,

it's easy to miss the strain

the clenched fists

the tired fingers

the aching hands


Holding on takes great energy


We hurt

but can't locate the source


We're determined to fix the pain by

numbing

ignoring

judging

pointing


But the pain remains


Until we unravel one aching finger at a time

to see the thing we were holding

is already done

over

finished


In the terror of letting go

we sense a kind of heaviness


That we are somehow



responsible

for

everything


Beloved,

this heaviness is not meant for you

to hold


As we take our first tentative steps

into new worlds

may we bravely and gently open

our aching hands


May we receive the rest and grace

that is ours


May the Love that holds every inch of us

whisper to our beings

that we are

loved

held

enjoyed

creative

adaptive

resilient

enough


as we moment

by

moment


create

a

beautiful

new

life

together


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