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Pierre PradervandWelcome, dear friend, to a practice which since time immemorial has been uplifting people of all races, beliefs, occupation, age … a non denominational practice which even agnostics can practice. However, there are many ways of practicing it and the one described here is the result of a very powerful spiritual experience I underwent many years ago.

At the time (1986) I was working in the humanitarian field for a group of Swiss NGOs active in the field of international development. My job was to formulate educational programs on Third World issues for the school system. I loved my job and was very committed to it – I even had a camp bed in the office so as to rest when I missed the last train home ! At one moment I very much wanted to create a roving exhibition on hunger for schools to sensitize school children to one of the main world challenges. As there was no money in the budget for the project, I invested a very large chunk of my personal economies into the project. This had never ever happened in the history of these organizations. It was a frank success, toured many schools and was even written up in the press.

Healing testimonies

This section constitutes the heart of the site, because it shows that blessing changes lives, sometimes very deeply, including in immensely challenging situations.

Anyone having had a meaningful experience with blessing is invited to share it with visitors to this website. Kindly do not write more than 2/3 of a page, unless the testimony is quite exceptional. The editors may occasionally  edit a text for clarity or length. Please sign at least with your first name and the city, place or country where you live.

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Blessing messages read by Pierre Pradervand

Beyond Words, the publisher of my book The Gentle Art of Blessing, and I have embarked on a new adventure: audio blessings, read by me, which will be available to you at any time on your computer.

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Letter to a friend in a hurry

I hold you gently in the quiet of my thought. The stillness tells me clearly that this crisis in your life, which most call a breakdown, is a listening time.

As you told me when we visited a few weeks ago, the pace of your life had become utterly hectic. You've become a great success -- from the world's point of view. The world had crowned you, and its praises were like sweet promises that you'd one day own that realm. Then you suddenly woke up one morning to find you had lost the keys to your own inner kingdom.

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Excerpts from Martin Luther King’s acceptance speech at the Nobel Peace Award ceremony in Oslo, December 10, 1964

Martin Luther King JrA comment from Pierre Pradervand:
“MLK’s powerful words are truer than ever today, in a period where some leaders are attempting to divide rather than unite.
They are still more powerful when we remember, to quote Mary Baker Eddy, that absolutely everything we see, hear, feel is a mode of consciousness and can have no other reality than that which we entertain of it. Consciousness is everything, and MLK was (is) one of the champions of the power of a new consciousness to transform the world, which is why our team feels his words are so appropriate for Christmas and the New Year to come in this period of immense challenges facing us all.”

Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.

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The importance of repentance

There is a beautiful and very inspiring website, peerservice.org  which regularly sends deeply inspiring (and only inspiring) messages. You can subscribe to their newsletters from which I took the following message.

Standing Rock Dec 2016It is a declaration that was recently made at Standing Rock, the place in North Dakota where Native American tribes and their supporters from the environmental movement won a major victory over an energy company that wanted to lay a pipeline which would have soiled some sacred lands of theirs. It was an unprecedented victory in the history of the Native American Nations and one that all those concerned with justice hope will be permanent. 

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