May a Slow Wind Work These Words of Love Around You… by John O’Donohue

[This has been a very challenging week for me… some very intense emotional stuff going on. Deep heart work and breaking apart of old stuff to let in new energies of healing and awarenesses that Spirit is bringing me. I just discovered this on Facebook and it so speaks to me. The poem is called BEANNACHT (“BLESSING” IN IRISH GAELIC) by John O’Donohue. I’m deeply, deeply grateful to this author wherever you are. Many, many blessings to you… And thank you to Spirit for guiding me to find this, this evening.]

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 into 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 curach 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.

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-two 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.
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2 Responses to May a Slow Wind Work These Words of Love Around You… by John O’Donohue

  1. Kerry O'Connell says:

    it sounds like John O’Donahue

  2. Hi Kerry,
    You’re the 2nd person to say that… I need to check it out and make the right attribution then.
    thanks! blessings, blessings,

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