Dear Seeker, In these extraordinary, perilous times let us call upon the pervasive, penetrating Presence, of the recreative Spirit of Truth who is peace, wholeness, healing deeper and wider than division, destruction, fear and fanaticism.
I offer this ancient invocation, reframed for our time. Let this intention resound beyond the walls of your heart as you set this Spirit loose to breathe over the face of our fractured, fear-filled nation.
An ancient blessing renewed, for all who are heart-sore, worried or wondering at this turning of turning:
Deep Peace of the running wave, and the cleansing of the waters. Deep Peace of the flowing air, and the clearing of the skies. Deep Peace of the soft rain, and the shelter of friendship. Deep Peace of shining stars, and the memory of timeless beginnings. Deep Peace of the quiet earth, and the kinship of all creatures. Deep Peace of the gentle night, and the warm hearth of family. Deep Peace of the ancient stones, and the tenacity of life. Deep Peace of the heart of Mary, and the tender touch of every mother. Deep Peace of the Christ child, and the Holy One guised as enemy and kin. Deep Peace of our merciful Maker, and the Spirit who makes us one. To the terrors of the night, and the troubles of your day, Deep Peace. Celtic Traditional (Adapted)