Wednesday, December 14, 2005

FOR THURSDAY

Diviner of the Mystery,

Catalyst of Creation,

I rise up with you,

 

I bathe my soul in the well of Wisdom:

Drop of protection,

Drop of strength,

Drop of healing,

Be upon my being, my mind, my heart.

May the triple blessing be upon my soul

From dawn's chill,

Till swift twilight. 

 

I don the breastplate of wisdom:

Protection of evergreens guard my heart.

Rightness of pine,

Sharpness of holly,

Protection of Juniper,

Courage of laurel,

Nobility of cypress,

Endurance of yew,

Health of Eucalyptus,

Splendor of cedar,

Beauty of arbutus.

Nine evergreens to guard my breast.

This Winters day,

This Winters night.

 

May the blessing of the True Taker

And the Glad Giver be upon me

As I brave the winds of winter.

 

The Celtic Devotional by Caitlin Matthews

2 comments:

lisaram1955 said...

I love these...  Lisa  :-]

tenyearnap said...

from "Greeting to the Winter Solstice" (also in The Celtic Devotional)

Gifts of plenty are arising,
Winter wonders, white snows' fall.
Joyful be the heart within us,
Open wide the guesting door,
Wisdom waken in abundance,
Warm our beings to the core.

Thanks for introducing me to this sweet book!
Cindy