Blessings - John O'Donohue
I have recently been introduced to the beautiful writing of John O'Donohue and wish I had been reading it all of my life. I wanted to share this particular one "Blessings", or I believe more accurately "New Year Blessings". I do hope you enjoy it as much as I do and of course a New Year does not have to begin on the 1st January.
“Beannacht / Blessing" by John O'Donohue, from Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
On the day when
the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you, may a flock of colours, indigo, red, green, and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight.
When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you, may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home.
May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.