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 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.