Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Posted on December 25, 2012.

I hope everyone has the ability to share the Holidays with friends and family.  I wanted to share these "Blessings" by John O'Donohue.

A Blessing of Angels

May the Angels in their beauty bless you.
May they turn toward you streams of blessing.

May the Angel of Awakening stir your heart
 to come alive to the eternal within you,
to all the invitations that quietly surround you.

May the Angel of Healing turn your wounds
 into sources of refreshment.

May the Angel of the Imagination enable you
 to stand on the true thresholds,
 at ease with your ambivalence
And drawn in new direction 
through the glow of your contradictions.

May the Angel of Compassion open your eyes
 to the unseen suffering around you.

May the Angel of Wildness disturb the places
 where your life is domesticated and safe,
 take you to the territories of true otherness

Where all that is awkward in you
 can fall into its own rhythm.

May the Angel of Eros introduce you
 to the beauty of your senses
 to celebrate your inheritance
 as a temple of the holy spirit.

May the Angel of Justice disturb you 
to take the side of the poor and the wronged.

May the Angel of Encouragement confirm you
 in worth and self-respect,
that you may live with the dignity
 that presides in your soul.

May the Angel of Death arrive only
 when your life is complete 
and you have brought every given gift
 to the threshold where its infinity can shine.

May all the Angels be your sheltering 
and joyful guardians.

~John O’Donohue