The Cosmic Blessing is one of the most anticipated events of the year for our worldwide community. This year, more than 60 couples from North America will travel to Korea for the main event on February 7, and 12 communities across the USA will host the event on the evening of February 6 for the couples in their area.
Whether you’re single, Blessed, or about to receive the Blessing next week, here are five ways anyone can help prepare for the big day!
1. Reflect on the Blessing.
Ask yourself these important questions: What does the Blessing mean to me? What does it mean to True Parents and Heavenly Parent? What historic significance is behind it? Consider reading up on the implications of the Marriage Blessing for the world.
2. Get inspired.
Ask someone you love or respect about their Blessing story. Listen to their years of experience and learn from their wisdom. A simple conversation can give you a much deeper look at Blessed life.
3. Support couples receiving the Blessing.
If you’re not participating, your prayers and support can mean a lot. Say a prayer for a couple you know who is participating. Pray for their well-being and strength as a new Blessed Couple, as well as their future relationship and family. You can also support them by just letting them know you care. Have a nice conversation or send them a quick message of encouragement, or if you’re willing to go the extra mile, give them a congratulatory gift. If you’re into party planning, you can offer your help at a local Blessing Ceremony in your area.
4. If you’re the parent of a participant, let them know you trust and love them.
Tell your child that you are proud of them and trust their decisions in life. Affirmations of love go a long way when coming from a parent.
5. If you have already received the Blessing, reflect on your own Blessing.
How has the Blessing changed or shaped your life? What are your favorite memories with your spouse in the time you’ve been together? Let this be a time to reignite your gratitude for your life, your spouse and the gift of the Blessing.