February | Balance

The following resources were gratefully shared at the OneLight Gathering on Friday 9th February 2018 at London's monthly Interfaith Ceremony, generously hosted at Notting Hill's Essex Unitarian Church.


READING:


Blessing 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
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets into you,
may a flock of colours,

indigo, red, green
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.

 

MUSIC

The Spotify playlist used at our BALANCE ceremony is available here: