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If there is one thing that most of us can probably agree upon it is that these are challenging and unpredictable times – both personally and globally. Clarissa Pinkola Estes has written a powerful prayer that invites us to let what knocks us down in life also be our teacher.

But to receive the offering we have to lift our hearts toward that which is beyond our limited ego and listen to the faint whispers that might guide us through the uncertainty. What if some future and unimaginable possibilityneeded us to be cracked open first so that it could be seen and felt?

Listen to my poetry meditation and let the words of Clarissa Pinkola Estes move open your heart.

A Prayer

By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Refuse to fall down
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down,
lift your heart toward heaven,
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled…

Please share what offerings have come to you through difficult situations…