I.Somewhere out at the edges, the night
Is turning and the waves of darkness
Begin to brighten the shore of dawn.
The heavy dark falls back to earthAnd the freed air goes wild with light,
The heart fills with fresh bright breath
And thoughts stir to give birth to colour.
II.I arise today
In the name of SilenceWomb of the Word,
In the name of Stillness
Home of Belonging,
In the name of the Solitude
Of the Soul and the Earth.
I arise today
Blessed by all things,Wings of breath,
Delight of eyes,
Wonder of whisper,
Intimacy of touch,
Eternity of soul,
Urgency of thought,
Miracle of health,
Embrace of God.
May I live this dayCompassionate of heart,
Gentle in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.
John O’Donohue, Eternal Echoes, Exploring Our Yearning to Belong
Blessings of peace, love and joy to all on the cusp of this glorious new day! Peggy