I Arise in the New Year

Today, I offer you all these words excerpted from Joyce Rupp's Out of the Ordinary as a guided meditation or prayer for a new year of rising:

I arise with amazement at the presence of the Holy.

I arise with gratitude for life.

I arise with hope that all shall be well.

I arise with courage to meet what will be difficult.

I arise with conviction to do what is life-giving.

I arise with eyes ever alert for beauty.

I arise with openness to greater truth.

I arise with desire for continued transformation.

I arise with compassion for the hurting ones in the cosmos.

I arise with grief still settled in my spirit.

I arise with eagerness to write with depth and quality.

I arise with a sense of kinship with all whom I live.

I arise with respect as others mentor and deepen my vision.

I arise with determination to make good choices in using my time.

I arise with willingness to help those who will need my care.

I arise with hesitation as I think about pain that may come.

I arise with longing for ever greater inner freedom.

I arise with happiness, knowing I am invited to live life fully.

I arise with love for the Holy.

I am thankful for the opportunity to walk into another year of life. I ask for help to hold this vision and to daily renew it in my heart, becoming ever more one with the Holy and with my truest self.


If you want to set aside intentional time at the start of this year to discern how to arise to and align with your deepest sense of purpose, join me (Colleen Sharka) on the mornings of January 18th and February 1st from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm for the What is my Purpose? workshop. Click here for details.

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