Scottish Blessing

Last weekend, Cait spent time at a Celtic festival surrounded by bonny men in kilts playing bagpipes. She was moved to get in touch with her inner Celt, and found this lovely nature-centered blessing to inspire and cheer you.

Scottish Blessing

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.

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.

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.


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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Lynn D.
Lynn D.2 years ago

Lovely, thanks!

Miranda Parkinson

Oh so beautiful, it touches the soul!

Sheleen Addison
Sheleen Addison3 years ago

Thank you

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

worth using

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Pendragon3 years ago


Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

very nice, thank you

Banbha M.
Banbha M.3 years ago

Thank-you I haven't seen this in years. It's from the Carmina Gadelica...a very cherished thing to me.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago