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Scottish Blessing

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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1:17AM PST on Feb 28, 2013

Thank you :)

4:02AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Lovely, thanks!

1:30AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Oh so beautiful, it touches the soul!

3:51AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Thank you

8:26AM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

worth using

2:36AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Thank you :)

6:22PM PDT on May 5, 2012


12:02PM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

very nice, thank you

6:08AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

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

5:09PM PDT on Mar 11, 2012


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