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Traditional Buddhist Blessing & Healing Chant

Young Siwa & Me Recent Siwa & Me

Siwa & Me, Then (1996) & Now (2008)

Just as the soft rains fill the streams,
pour into the rivers and join together in the oceans,
so may the power of every moment of your goodness
flow forth to awaken and heal all beings,
Those here now, those gone before, those yet to come.

By the power of every moment of your goodness
May your heart’s wishes be soon fulfilled
as completely shining as the bright full moon,
as magically as by a wish-fulfilling gem.

By the power of every moment of your goodness
May all dangers be averted and all disease be gone.
May no obstacle come across your way.
May you enjoy fulfillment and long life.

For all in whose heart dwells respect,
who follow the wisdom and compassion, of the Way,
May your life prosper in the four blessings
of old age, beauty, happiness and strength.

We began Siwa on the vaccine last Thursday, prior to our trip to Tahoe. It may just be wishful thinking on my part, but I swear she is responding positively! The bounce to her step is back, and she’s not lagging as far behind on our walks. Actually, she seems to keep up now! I am hopeful!


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4 Responses to “Traditional Buddhist Blessing & Healing Chant”

  1. Theresa says:

    Oh, how wonderful, Trish. I was actually about to call you to ask how Siwa was since as of last night you haven’t posted new drawings or entries, so I was worried that major heartbreak was going on. Then I realized I didn’t have your phone number! So I checked back in here again, and here awaiting me was good news. I’m so glad she’s reacting well to the vaccine. Beautiful healing chant you’ve posted (and how awesome are those pigtails). Love, Theresa

  2. trish says:

    Hey Theresa!

    Thanks for sending your healing vibes over to Siwa! She’s such an amazing gal! She lived for close to a month with two golf ball-sized tumors in the back of her mouth, impeding her ability to breathe and eat properly, yet she never showed any signs of discomfort or pain. The only reason I took her to the vet was because her breath was noxious! She was still so happy to go for walks, though she couldn’t quite keep up — only because she couldn’t breathe! But without the tumors, her bounce is back and her eyes sparkle even more. We go back to the vet in two weeks to administer #2 of 4 shots & if tumors haven’t grown back, it means we’re on the right track!

    And Jon’s sister also has some good news – it turns they may still be able to perform surgery on Holly, which initially the docs thought they couldn’t do b/c they feared the cancer had spread too much. Keep all fingers and toes crossed!!

    By the way, I love the recent photos on your blog!


  3. Julie says:

    Trish, this is an incredibly beautiful blessing and healing chant. Thank you so much for making it available – not just for Siwa or for those of us who read it but because it resonates on a universal level. Our planet responds when one soul is blessed. Wish the photo of Siwa as a pup was clearer. What a precious pup. I want to “snatch” her from your arms; definitely an OMG special portrait of the two of you.
    I’m holding both “patients” in the Light

  4. trish says:

    You know, I wish I knew where that photo went of me & Siwa back in the day. I’m just thankful I scanned the image before the picture disappeared! Yes, the healing chant is one that I’m holding close to my heart, not just for Siwa, but for Holly as well. Thanks for your warm thoughts and prayers!

    Love, Trish & Siwa!