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Blessing for Diaspora as a Spiritual Practice

person in black t-shirt with black hair standing in field of tall dry yellow grass with arms held up to the sky looking up
To be alive
is a prayer service.
To do the work of the heart
in the temple of the world,
to build
the tender center of that temple
inside yourself,
is a blessing:
to seek for that center again and again
in everyone (each body a tent for conducting
its own ceremony
into ascension),
to build the altar within you
and decide what you will sacrifice
and who you will not,
to hold all the brokenness
for the sake of any chance of repair,
to welcome everyone exiled,
everything broken
from its origins,
all holinesses ripped
from their dwelling places,
and chant together,
here, here, here.

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