In the past I have opened my home to members of the Navajo Nation and was fortunate enough to have shared this blessing at a Thanksgiving dinner that I hosted. I still remember holding hands and listening to this beautiful blessing, and so it goes:
And Dwell In the House of Happiness
With Beauty All Around You *
To walk in “beauty” means something like shalom in Hebrew or being in a state of grace in Christianity. Walking in beauty is being in harmony with everything around you — recognizing the beauty or connectedness of everything you see, even with those things that may not seem conventionally beautiful. It is a heightened state of consciousness.