dear Shiva, please bless me in these harsh times with the endurance & patience of earth; the relentless persistence & generosity of water; the purity & high energy of fire; the clarity & transparency of air; & the acceptance & inclusiveness of space. i serve You through these living elements. may i give of my intelligent light freely to all, as the sun teaches. may i illuminate the mystery & wonder of darkness, as the moon teaches. may i be a spark of encouragement & upliftment, as the blazing stars teach. the sun, moon & stars call us to lift our eyes to the sky to be touched by guidance & instruction from divine powers vaster than our human capabilities. may i be a source of ever-renewing nurture & stability, as earth teaches. may i be a source of circulating motion, ever including both the lowest & the highest realms, as water teaches. may i be a source of pure dynamic energy & enthusiasm, as fire teaches. may i be a source of inspiration, movement, change, inquiry & detachment, as air teaches. may i be a source of healing through the sacred power of OM, as space teaches. dear Shiva, i am grateful that everything has the capacity to instruct, as You have ordained for our continuing healing, evolution & wisdom.