PHOTO: STEVE NAYLOR
“Thank you for this beautiful day of growth, of separation and individuation.
“Thank you for the water, the grass, the simple things we need to live and tend to take for granted.
“Thank you for the wide, open-range thinking, and for the ability to create our own realities with your help. Thank you for the courage to step off the well-travelled thoroughfare to seek our own fortunes of the spirit.
“Bless our paths as we leave a season of our lives behind and declare new footsteps, once again, as you have done for us so many times before now.
“Bless the wheel that keep us turning, and learning. Guide us to autonomy as we learn to make spirit-stuff our first priority and closets to our hearts. Let us wisely allow this in others.
“Guide us to true freedom by showing us our part in everything-everything beautiful and of creation, as well as that which is unseemly and destructive. Both of are of you.
“Allow us to sit at the edge of the cliff for as long as we need to before we can move forward. Keep us from hurrying the process, knowing that it is in our readiness for leaping that we gain our sovereignty.
“Remind us that it is in the ownership of the role we’ve played which will release us, and forgiveness of ourselves, which sets us free.
“Humble us by removing our disclaimers, our qualifiers, and our blame of others for putting us in this place.
“Find us sitting on the mountain waiting for the visions to come from you, disrobed of our arrogance, stripped of our expectations, devoid of impatience.
“Surround us with the magical animals, vegetables and minerals which support our earth-walk toward full flexibility.
“Show us that it isn’t others who hold us back, only ourselves, and our very good reasons.
“Hold us tenderly when we suffer, and amplify our radiance when we shine. Heal us with right medicine which opens us all the way up, in full support of our sensitive natures.
“Teach us to nurture ourselves deeply and leave tracks for others on path to find us, and their freedom too.”
~Pixie Lighthorse from Prayers of Honoring