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We All Need a Little Blessing Today . . .

in Spiritual Practice

Kwan Yin & the Waters of Mercy

Photo by Joanna, 9/12/01

. . . whether or not we were directly affected by Hurricane Sandy, we all know someone who was. I can think of no better blessing than this lovely Beannacht by John O’Donahue (who is now with the ancestors. I’ll be honoring him at my altar tomorrow night.)

Beannacht (Blessing)

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.


Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Indigene Tue - Oct 30th 2012 12:12 pm

    Thank you for this awesome picture and beautiful text, it made my day today! 🙂

    • Joanna Tue - Oct 30th 2012 12:21 pm

      Let’s thank John O’Donahue. So soul-nourishing! So glad you & yours made it through the storm OK, Indigene.