Deep peace to you

frondsinwatervectorDeep 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 infinite peace to you.

 Adapted from ancient Gaelic runes

Isn’t that a lovely blessing? There is a long form, with more religious overtones, which is identified as a Celtic healing blessing. This short form is one of my personal favorites — and has been for years — and I find it deeply healing, restful, and restorative.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

The cadence and rhythm of the words move me towards a still point. Language is, indeed, powerful, and no one uses it better than who are connected to the Land of the Green.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, lovies. Today, we all can happily carry the light and lilt, wit and steadfastness of the Irish.

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4 Responses to Deep peace to you

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell March 15, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Naama, you are so dear. And I know we have shared lifetimes in the land of the green. Take precious care.

  2. Adele Ryan McDowell March 15, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Ahhhh, Meredith, you are so right. The Irish are so wonderfully connected to and honoring of the earth. They are in touch with the elementals and the fairies realms. And doesn’t that count for much of its magic… awareness and acknowledgment of the mystical. Love to you my Celtic sister.

  3. Meredith Blevins March 15, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    And we can learn something here, too, although learning sounds sort of, I don’t know, onerous.

    The Irish are still attached to the earth. Still feel it’s magic. When new highways are built, the govt. takes special care to go around fairy rings — trees that grow in circles — because there is respect and love for those mystic traces of another world.

    Hello! We are in the world, too. We have come to a hard place where we have to nurture and care for the earth. But she is always there to nurture us, to care for us, to lay a blanket of sweet peace around us. We just have to ask, and there she is.

    So, happy St. Patrick’s Day! And let’s say OKAY! to the earth’s calm peace and caring.

    THANK YOU, Adele, from Meredith, one Celt to another.

  4. Na'ama Yehuda March 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    To quote another of those ancient Celtic blessings:

    “When I count my blessings, I count you twice.”

    May peace be within you, always; blessed be. Na’ama