An Open Clearing Posted August 8, 2019 by admin@interfaith


An Open Clearing
Kimberly Tarman

O God of Vast Spaces,

May we be in heart, mind and soul that open clearing
where any and all possibilities
may enter, stay or pass through uninterrupted
any hour of the day or night.

Whether they be clothed in Terror or Joy,
may we welcome them with a heart receptive,
invite them to stay with a mind thoughtful,
and bid them farewell with a soul un-clinging.

May we be that open clearing
where both Life and Death can lie down together
and rest through the night,
where Silence can sing her song unmuted, and
where You can be seen dancing in every moment.

May we be that open clearing
where compassion and hope, justice and understanding
can gently land,
where the echoes of peace upon the earth
ring gloriously across the heavens,
where we can join our hands, our hearts, our spirits together – unified-
in a human chain of radical kindness.

May we be that open clearing where
You can do your very best work in us.


© Kimberly Tarman  2019


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Thank you to Kimberly Tarman for her contribution, “An Open Clearing”, to our monthly reflection in honor of Women and International Women’s Day!