Date: January 02, 2018 12:15PM
This is part of my recovery. One of my children asked for a copy of my patriarchal blessing. I logged into lds.org and requested it. I got it in a pdf format which I had to type from because I can't edit it.
When they fulfilled my request it came with this disclaimer.
We have been asked to remind you of the sacred nature of patriarchal blessings. Therefore, please bear in mind that the blessing should not be distributed or shared with those outside of your immediate family, including through electronic means such as in the memories section of FamilySearch, or on social media, websites, or blogs.
Screw them and their sense of secretive as sacred. I mean really? Why is this supposed to be secret? Because it is as much hog wash as the handshakes in their temple and publically posting my lineage and special blessing would somehow tarnish the "sacred" nature of the thing?
At any rate, I find this activity refreshing. Aren't they supposed to shout their truths from mountaintops like Captain Moroni and his Title of Liberty?
I mean seriously, my special blessing doesn't even work for me. God got me wrong. I've given into the "attempts of Satan to lead you astray."
In choosing my own adventure after this was bestowed upon my head in '86, I obviously didn't take this path. I'm wandering in the mists of darkness looking for a way into a greatness that involves mocking other people with buildings.
And without further adue my brethren and sisterns, here are detailed what I didn't become 31 years later...
[My Real Name], In the name of Jesus Christ and with the authority of the Holy Melchizedek Priesthood, and with the authority of the calling of Stake Patriarch, I place my hands upon your head and give you a patriarchal blessing.
The Lord knows of your desire for this blessing. He knows of the preparation you have made in your heart and soul to desire this blessing. He knows of the great spirit which you are and of the great accomplishments you will fulfill and achieve as you live here on this earth and strive to serve Him.
He knows of the great mission you accepted. He knows of the great challenges which you will yet face as you go through life here on this earth. But He also knows of the choice blessings and talents you have been blessed with which will permit you to achieve even the greatest goals which you might set before you. And He also knows of the lives of others with whom you will work and associate who will be affected for good because of that life which you will live and the achievements which you will make.
I pray that our Heavenly Father's spirit will be here this day, that I will feel the inspiration I desire to say those things which He would have me say and that you will feel this inspiration and love and warmth and know in your heart and soul that which is said. Honor this blessing because of this understanding and enjoy the rekindling of this feeling you have in your heart at this time each time you read and lean to prayer above all to keep a communication open with the Lord that you might receive inspiration and guidance in answer to your prayers.
For you will be so inspired many times and you will know of this inspiration and be able to testify to many who will hear of the closeness of your Heavenly Father and of the thinness of the veil which separates us from them.
You are of the lineage of the tribe of Ephraim. And through this lineage, you have been given responsibilities which you will fulfill as you serve your Heavenly Father here. You will have the opportunity because of callings given unto you of serving in lands distant from this proclaiming the Gospel and giving your aid and assistance in building the church and helping to prepare this great church and to prepare this earth for the return of our Savior.
You have a sensitive spirit which feels the needs of others about you. And through this great empathy which you have you will be able to work closely with others and be a source of advice and counsel and you will be able to sit in positions of judgement wherein through your love and your desire, you will be able to work with many who need the help of an inspired person.
Rejoice in the fact that you have been given much. Use your talents to bless others and great will be the joy which you will receive in your heart and soul. Listen for the whisperings of the Holy Ghost and let them guide your steps in this life that you might choose those paths which will carry you towards eternal life and that you might receive wisdom and knowledge to thwart any attempts of Satan to lead you astray.
Enlarge on the blessings you have. Increase your talents through use and through learning that you might be a choice servant here on this earth and go forth with the knowledge that you have something to give to others which they can enjoy as they receive of it.
Honor your sweet parents with all that you do and say. Great will be the joy which will be yours as you so do in the knowledge that you will be able to leave before your loved ones as a father and a homemaker and a patriarch, that choice image for your loved ones to follow.
Now there are special blessings on a special, sweet spirit, a special son of God. Read them and enjoy them and strive to serve Him who has given all that is good and worthy in this life. As you do, as you strive to serve Him and your fellow man, will opportunities open before you and will challenges lie before you which will allow you to increase and grow string and to go forth and enjoy that which you do.
Now these are special blessings and I seal them upon you. I seal you to come forth in the morning of the first resurrection, there to enjoy those things which will transpire at that time.
And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.