Irish Blessings

The best ways to live your life, how to be a good person--making a hard decision in the face of adversity, listening to the good in you; rather than listening to the bad for personal gain...etc. The root of our happiness inevitably comes from our own responsible decision making. aka doing the right thing. SO...Here's to you...a few blessing.

Irish, Scottish and Gaelic blessings and for a refreshment- a few Irish images from my Dublin and Drogheda experience in 2006.

May the blessing of light be on you - light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
like a great peat fire,
so that stranger and friend
may come and warm himself at it.
And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house,
bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you,
may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines, and sometimes a star.
And may the blessing of the earth be on you, soft under your feet as you pass along the roads,
soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day;
and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it.
May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly;
up and off and on its way to God.
And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly. Amen.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields.

traditional gaelic blessing

The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves.

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