Sunday, September 2, 2012

To Bless The Going Forth

Excerpt from "FOR THE TRAVELLER"
by John O'Donohue - To Bless The Space Between Us (Benedictus in the U.K.)

Every time you leave home,
Another road takes you
Into a world you were never in,
* * *
When you travel,
A new silence
Goes with you,
And if you listen,
You will hear
What your heart would
Love to say.

A journey can become a sacred thing:
Make sure, before you go,
To take the time
To bless your going forth,
To free your heart of ballast
So that the compass of your soul
Might direct you towards
The territories of spirit
Where you will discover
More of your hidden life;
And the urgencies
That deserve to claim you.

May you travel in an awakened way,
Gathered wisely into your inner ground;
That you may not waste the invitations
Which wait along the way to transform you.

May you travel safely, arrive refreshed
And live your time away to its fullest;
Return home, more enriched, and free
To balance the gift of days which call you.

My friend, Annabelle, came over today.  We went down to the beach and she performed a blessing ceremony for my Camino.  I am deeply moved and grateful for her caring and the blessing.
love, Lindaa


  1. I am awed & loving you both. Judy

  2. John's words seem to be guiding you. How lovely to be blessed.