Beannacht: A Celtic Blessing – John O’Donohue

John (our one, I mean) posted a link the other day to John (O’D) talking – beautifully, fascinatingly, person-centredly – at a festival in 2007.

So this has been lingering around the edges of me since, and then John (our one) mentioned it to me earlier….

So here it is. May we all find invisible cloaks to mind our lives.

Lindsey Talbott, Therapist
Palace Gate Counselling Service

‘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.’

Beannacht – John O’Donohue

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