Guest post by Kimberly Schneider
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!
Whether or not you have any connection to the Irish-ness so many people around the world celebrate today, I invite you to step into the wisdom of one of St. Patrick’s greatest insights: that the Otherworld is all around us and that the Divine pulses in and through every particle of your being.
I was fortunate to dip into that reality in a spectacular way earlier this month, when I participated in the Celtic Soul Experience with Irish brothers and singers Owen and Moley O’Suilleabhain and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. I’m still integrating the wonder and joy of those days so I decided that the best way to share a bit of the magic with you would be to create a short slide show of photos from the weekend, set to one of Owen and Moley’s songs.
If you’d like to get a taste of our time together, you can watch that right here (it takes a few moments to load): http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e4441774d6a67794e6a4d3d0d0a&blogview=true
I hope you enjoy it! If you want to read about Owen and Moley, or hear more of their music, their website is: http://owenandmoley.com/
The Celtic Soul Experience was part of the Together in Faith Series created by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. You can see what else the Sisters are offering this year at: http://togetherinfaithseries.com/
Finally, here’s an adapted version of St. Patrick’s prayer for you, which I sometimes say with my morning meditation and prayers:
Christ* before me, Christ behind me, Christ under my feet…
Christ within me, Christ over me, let all around me be Christ…
Christ in every thought, word and deed…
Christ in every wave and every particle….
Christ in every heartbeat and breath.
Christ be in the space between me and everyone I encounter today.
Christ on the lips of those who speak of me, the
minds of those who think of me, the hearts of those
who feel about me. Christ in my blood and bone,
Christ in every cell and wave and particle and in
the space around me. Christ guide me, inspire
me, protect me and encourage me, Christ be with me,
today and always, in all ways.
(*Note: use whatever word you like to represent the aspect of
Divinity you wish to invoke with this prayer).
I invite you to create a similar prayer for yourself to remind you that the Divine is with you always, in all ways…in fact, YOU are a spark of Divinity.
You are an expression of Essence.
You are a manifestation of the All that Is.
May the wonder of that knowingness rise up inside you today and fill your heart with love and laughter.
The Manifestation Maven
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