Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Refuge Grounding - with poem "Blessing in the Chaos"

November 05, 2020

In this guided meditation, Julie Potiker helps you navigate through a season of uncertainty by finding refuge in grounding. She finishes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "Blessing in the Chaos", by Jan Richardson.

Blessing in the Chaos by Jan Richardson

To all that is chaotic in you,
let there come silence.

Let there be a calming of the clamoring,
a stilling of the voices that have laid their claim to you,
that you have made their home in you,
that go with you even to the holy places but will not let you rest,
will not let you hear your life with wholeness
or feeling the grace that fashioned you.

Let what distracts you cease.
Let what divides you cease.

Let there come an end to what diminishes and demands,
and let depart all that keeps you in its cage
Let there be an opening into the quiet
that lies beneath the chaos,
where you find the peace
you did not think possible
and see what shimmers within the storm.

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