Post Election Prayer

I’m relieved the Presidential election is over,
and I am sending peace and love
whether you are rejoicing or lamenting
because human life is meaningful,
worthy, and full of mystery,
and since we’re here only for a
short time, let’s immerse our souls in
the good
the true
the beautiful.

Are you with me?

Today, I am sharing a random melange
of lovely beginning with
a stream of consciousness,
a heart of gratitude,
and a prayer.

my photo

Let there be peace on earth…
let it begin with me.

my photo from our Paris balcony

May I cultivate that peace
and reflect it wherever I roam.

my photo

May I bring smiles, hope, and laughter
to corners where there is darkness and despair.

my photo & kitchen – linens by The Enchanted Home

May I share good fruit and gracious hospitality
with others fighting battles I cannot see.

my photo & dining room – grainsack from A Beautiful Mess

May I look for the light and humbly reflect it.

my photo & kitchen – pillow by Restoration Hardware

Oh that I might be a source of comfort
and fresh air to the atmosphere.

my photo – my sister and I at Waldorf Astoria Chicago

That I might be a peaceful fragrance in the world.

my photo & kitchen – with my angel

That I might willingly go in vulnerable directions,
allowing my heart to be broken over and over again.

my photo & egg from La Jolla & Neruda book

That I might persistently return to love in spite of the cost.

my photo & deck

That I might not lose hope when the sting of death
and cold harsh days of mourning come.

my photo & art (poem by Langston Hughes)

That I might loosely hold my attachments and
glimpse the gold shimmering within eternal realms.

my photo & kitchen

Oh, let those realms manifest into reality!

Oh, may grace wash over me and you
til we are so free from bitterness
and so full of mercy our
hearts overflow with
sacred love.

May the door of happiness
swing wide open to all.

Retreat at Cool Spring

May all who seek rest, find it this day.

May our lives bloom in diversity and pure harmony.


And may stillness and quiet contemplation
have its way with us.

I lift this prayer of the heart as an offering to the universe.

And I surrender my need for all to be well,
calling upon instead, a divine intuition
which welcomes a trustworthy energy
to pierce unholy parts,
reveal the everlasting,
teach a hidden wholeness.

My heart is so full.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. November 9, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Michele you are so eloquent in your words, it touched my heart, you always do. Thank you for your loveliness in words and in spirit!
    xo Kathysue

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      and your words have touched me. merci. xox

  2. November 9, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    SO amazing…..needed to read this. Haven't had nearly enough time to get around to my favorite blogs but sooo happy I did not miss this, wow. Amazing! Love how you express yourself and boy you were right on the mark. Wishing you well…and our entire world for that matter!

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      so grateful for your enduring friendship, tina. xox

  3. November 9, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    Such powerful words that touch so deeply. It was refreshing to revisit what is truly important and you covered every single aspect Michele – Thank you my friend for the beautiful stream of images and heartfelt thoughts. You are a treasure!

    • November 9, 2016 / 11:05 pm

      i'm just muddling through, beautiful maker. xox

  4. November 10, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    So beautiful and heartfelt. I think we could all use a little peace and healing. I am hopeful that once the dust settles we will all come together and make some serious changes in America.

    • November 10, 2016 / 5:05 pm

      you're so right, elizabeth. so much fear in the air as the dust and hearts settle. xox

  5. November 10, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Exactly what I needed to read today. I'm not wiping the tears flowing down my cheeks.

    • November 10, 2016 / 6:17 pm

      i'm so glad. (good thing you're not a sensitive type). xox

  6. November 10, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    You touched my soul this morning, when I needed it most.
    In gratitude,

    • November 10, 2016 / 6:17 pm

      peace and love to you, michelle. xox

  7. November 10, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    That's nicely said, it will take time.


    • November 10, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      merci, nika. let the healing begin with me. xox

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