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A One Minute Celtic Blessing to Reignite your Soul

The process of writing a book is an invitation to write and to speak into our greatest selves. In my book writing process, I am exploring my Celtic roots and their influence on who I am and how I live a life in integrity with my purpose, my strengths, and my soul.  In my research, I discovered a Celtic blessing that I would like to share with all of my clients – past, present, and future –  particularly those who experience often the stress, fatigue, lack of confidence, and a longing to leverage their respective giftedness to do meaningful work in a meaningful way.

Blessing

May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration, and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences or monotony.
May the day never burden.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities, and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered, and protected.
May your sole calm, console and renew you.

                         – Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
                            by John O’Donohue

Reading this blessing keeps me anchored to what really matters – my ability to serve and connect with others in ways that support them in connecting more deeply with the best of themselves. The gift of our lives is to aspire and inspire from the richest most authentic place within ourselves.   It is then that we are our most creative, most impactful, most joyful and most fulfilled. And that is life’s richest, truest, and most promising blessing.