Deep peace to you

This traditional Gaelic blessing is both meditation and prayer to me. The cadence and rhythm of the words moves me into a place of stillness and expansiveness.

In our topsy-turvy, fast-paced world, may I offer you this bouquet of soulful words.

Deep peace, deep peace of the running wave to you;
Deep peace of the flowing air to you;
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you;
Deep peace of the shining stars to you;
Deep peace of the gentle night to you;
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace to you.
Deep peace to you.

—Traditional Gaelic Blessing

10 Responses to Deep peace to you

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell March 17, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

    Belatedly, thank you, dear Na’ama. Deep peace is such a gift, isn’t it? xx

  2. Adele Ryan McDowell March 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm #

    Priscilla, I don’t know how you do it with all the snow. I know you make gold out of everything. Stay warm. Much love.

  3. Adele Ryan McDowell March 17, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    Ohhh Pat, thank you so much for your kind words. Much love to you.

  4. Adele Ryan McDowell March 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    Thanks. It’s one of my favorites of all time. xx

  5. Adele Ryan McDowell March 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    Thank you, dear Loretta. And Anam Caram..talk about soul food. Much love to you, dear one. xx

  6. Loretta Stagen March 13, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    Dear Adele. Thank you for the “bouquet of soulful words”. Coincidentally today I am again reading John O’Donahue’s Anam Cara. ❤️ With love, Loretta

  7. Stefania Masoni March 13, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    Just Lovely.

  8. Goldman Pat March 12, 2018 at 11:21 pm #

    Beautiful meditative prayer, Adele.

    Love to you and thanks for helping to heal our world.

    Pat

  9. Priscilla Anson March 12, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    Love it, especially on the eve of another 18” of snow. Peace within takes on a whole new meaning.😇

  10. Na'ama March 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

    Lovely! Thank you, dear Adele. What a perfect present for today.