A New Year’s Gaelic Blessing

A New Year’s Gaelic blessing


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

— A traditional Gaelic blessing as interpreted by Bill Douglas and ARS Nova Singers on their CD Album: Deep Peace (Label: Hearts of Space).

Thank you to Phila Hoopes for this kindness in words.

And here is a longer version from a song that Donovan sang (found on YouTube)

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, deep peace.

Deep peace of the sleeping stones to you

Deep peace of the wandering wind to you

Deep peace of the flock of stars to you

Deep peace, deep peace.

Deep peace of the eastern wind to you

Deep peace of the western wind to you

Deep peace of the northern wind to you

Blue wind of the south to you

Pure red of the whirling flame to you

Pure white of the silver moon to you

Pure green of the emerald grass to you

Deep peace, deep peace

—-

I love that this longer version calls on the four directions. Some other versions have inserted the term “Christ” into the lyrics but my sense is that those are later versions with the Christian attempts to stamp out the indigenous spirituality of the Celtic peoples.

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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2 Responses to A New Year’s Gaelic Blessing

  1. Mmmm, just what I needed to hear, Thank you.

  2. Hi, Chris,
    Thank you for coming by… blessings to you!
    m

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