Inspirational Blessings:Beannacht/Blessing* A Blessing for Beauty BY John O'donohue
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On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.
And when your eyes
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.
A Blessing for Beauty
From"Beauty-The Invisible Embrace "
May the beauty of your life become more visible to you,
that you may glimpse your wild divinity.
May the wonders of the earth call you forth from all your small, secret prisons and set your feet free in the pastures of possibilities.
May the light of dawn anoint your eyes that you may
behold what a miracle a day is.
May the liturgy of twilight shelter all your fears
and darkness within the circle of ease.
May the angel of memory surprise you in bleak times with new gifts from the harvest of your vanished days.
May you allow no dark hand to quench the candle
of hope in your heart.
May you discover a new generosity towards yourself, and encourage yourself to engage your life as a great adventure.
May the outside voices of fear and despair
find no echo in you.
May you always trust the urgency and wisdom
of your own spirit.
May the shelter and nourishment of all the good you have done,the love you have shown,the suffering you have carried, awaken around you to bless your life a thousand times.
And when love finds the path to your door may you open like the earth to the dawn,and trust your every hidden color towards its nourishment of light.
May you find enough stillness and silence to savor the kiss
of God on your soul and delight in the eternity that shaped
you, that holds you and calls you.
And may you know that despite confusion,anxiety and emptiness, your name is written in Heaven.
And may you come to see your life as a quiet sacrament
of service, which awakens around you a rhythm where
doubt gives way to the grace of wonder,where what is
awkward and strained can find elegance,and where
crippled hope can find wings,and torment enter at last
unto the grace of serenity.
May Divine Beauty bless you.