Beloveds, thank you for showing up.
We sing: organize, organize, organize
We bear witness to the courage and the power – our own and each others.
Last month we created a ritual for the Blessing of Organizers for a service led by the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal and I offer it to us now as a resource for the movement, fortification for the struggle:
Blessing of Organizers:
In this sacred time, we would ask for everyone present to join in a ritual of blessing for all of us who organize for justice in this time of struggle.
Beloveds, you are invited to take a deep breath in and slowly, slowly release it.
As you are willing and able, reach out and connect with a human being near you.
You are invited to be a part of this blessing, offering your love and energy and support.You are invited to be a part of this blessing, receiving love and energy and support from those around you.
Breathing in deeply and slowly releasing your breath, please repeat after us:
You are worthy.
Your life matters.
You are not alone.
You are held by a community of power and love.
We are grateful for you.
Receive this blessing
And go forth with courage
To organize for justice and mercy
Ase’ and amen.