Thursday, 22 September 2016

Equinox Blessings

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.”
― John O'Donohue

On this day when we stand half way between life and death, between darkness and light, as the year tips into the downward spiral towards death, decay, darkness - before the beginning of the incubation of Spring, let there be once again the dying of the year. And let us remember, you and I, that in order for anything to live, something else must die.

Equinox blessings at this, the half way point, to you and yours.

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