Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish Blessings

Yes, I have a wee bit  of blarney in me!

The more we celebrate the Goodness in life, the more Goodness we have.
The more we appreciate All we have, the more we see to appreciate.
The more we consciously give attention to the qualities we want to grow, the more we strengthen them.
The more we love, respect and trust ourselves, the more we are loved, trusted and respected.

Life is a circle of blessings or curses which we are choosing whether we are aware or not.
Life is a gift that keeps on giving more of the same until we choose differently.
Life is an opportunity to receive instant feedback on what we are thinking and feeling.
Life is an out-picturing of what we want to see and feel and know and experience.

Everything is an opportunity to learn.
Everything is a choice of what to perceive.
Everything gives us an invitation to give Love or receive with Love.
Everything is a reflection of what we are choosing to experience.

Optimist or pessimist?... We can choose.
Neutral observer or master mind, we are choosing.
At the effect or victim or co-creator for the highest Good?
Our life is a barometer of where we are in consciousness and in our spiritual growth.

When we blame others or feel guilty, we interfere with our natural learning.
When judge, hate and avoid, or cling with attachment or addiction, we shut down the flow of learning.
Whether we are healing, creating, manifesting or serving, we are in our right place to evolve.
The return to Love is where we travel to reclaim our Essence, our function and our Eternal Life.

We are all in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing for our own awakening and Self realization.
We are gifts to one another in reflecting the choices that are available to us in each moment.
We are the glorious garden of consciousness or unconsciousness with weeds or meticulously tended.
We are a blessing with humor or solemnity, with self serving or with generosity, with all we are and do.

Loving you as we awaken to love and bless one another,
Betty Lue

Some Irish Blessings for You!

May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow the rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters always be facing the right direction.

May you always have
 Walls for the winds
 A roof for the rain,
 Tea beside the fire,
 Laughter to cheer you,
 Those you love near you
 And all of your heart’s desires.

May God fill your heart
With gladness to cheer you,
And may you always
Walk in peace and beauty.

May those who love us, love us.
And for those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we will know them by their limping.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back,
The sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

May the blessing of light be upon you,
Light on the outside,
Light on the inside.

With God’s sunlight shining on you,
May your heart glow with warmth like a turf fire
That welcomes friends and strangers alike.

May the light of the Lord shine from your eyes
Like a candle in the window
Welcoming the weary traveler.

May the blessing of God’s soft rain be on you.
Falling gently on your head, refreshing your soul
With the sweetness of little flowers newly blooming.

May the strength of the winds of Heaven bless you,
Carrying the rain to wash your spirit clean
Sparkling after in the sunlight.

May you understand the strength and power of God
In a thunderstorm in winter.
And the quiet beauty of creation
In the calm of a summer sunset.

May you come to realize that
Insignificant as you may seem in this great universe,
You are an important part of God’s plan.

May God watch over you
And keep you safe from harm.

May the blessing of God’s earth be on you
And as you walk the roads,
May you always have a kind word for those you meet.

May the most you wish for be the best you get.
May the best times you’ve ever had be the worst you will ever see.
May joy fill your heart in whatever you do
And the luck of the Irish be always with you.

May you be in Heaven a half hour before the
Devil knows you’re dead!

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away.

May your blessings outnumber
the shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

May the best day of your past
Be the worst day of your future.

I’m looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,
Third is the roses that grow in the lane.
No need explaining the one remaining
Is somebody I adore.
I’m looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before.

May luck be our companion
May friends stand by our side
May history remind us all
Of Ireland’s faith and pride.
May God bless us with happiness
May love and faith abide.

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
That’s the Irish for you!

There’s a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
’Twas St. Patrick himself, sure, that sets it;
And the sun of his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It grows through the bog, through the brake, through the mireland,
And they call it the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.
May God grant you many years to live,
For sure he must be knowing
The earth has angels all to few
And Heaven is overflowing.

These things I warmly wish to you-
Someone to love
Some work to do
A bit o’ sun
A bit o’ cheer
And a guardian angel always near.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

May the lilt of lush laughter lighten every load,
May the midst of Irish magic shorten every road.
May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ever bestowed,
And may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way-
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.

Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play.
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song.
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!

Grant me a sense of humor, Lord,
The saving grace to see a joke,
To win some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folks.

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now
And bless you evermore.