FUNERAL READINGS

Open the Heart

Open up
To the sky
To the sea
To your child
To your partner
To the world

Unfasten your soul
And hear the sweet song of a bird
When you step into the air
The breeze brushes your cheek like a lover
And when you stop and listen
The wind will call you
The rustling leaves
Will speak of tranquility
Recalling water and the gentle tide

If you close your eyes
You will make a discovery
The world knows you are there
It knows you as a child
Or maybe an ancient tree
Holding a thousand spirits
In the loving embrace of your branches

When you hear these words of love
You will see the flower I gave you
You will breathe in its fragrance
Admire its beauty
While it rests in the palm of your hand

How fragile and delicate it seems
Open, perfect, light as a feather
Radiant as sunshine
Mysterious as a moonbeam

The flower is the wisdom of the heart
It grows in the garden of time without end
Nurtured by the One that cares for us
It is the force of love
The passion that made us all
In the enchanted garden of the universe
Open up and be blessed
Joining with the spirit, in love
As one