#Blesstival WAVE & Many Blessings

Good Morning!  “Blessing is the Art of Harvesting the Wisdom of the Invisible World.” John O’ Donohue. I’d like to add that sometimes the blessing is written on the white-board. But I will get to that later. First a short story:

While decidedly joining in the #Blesstival wave at Sophia’s Children on January 10, and preparing a blessing post to reverberate into our resonate cyber field, immediately the words of John O’ Donohue came to mind from his Beannacht/Blessing. There’s not one year’s transition, in recent years, that I have not seen this poem or heard it spoken. So, I wanted to bring it here, just to be sure it continues to lead in my heart and mind in the coming days.

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.
And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

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As John O’Donohue’s reverberated in my mind for several days, I was delighted to awake and see that Jamie had posted some of his words yesterday, “Take Refuge In…”

So as I sat to pen my contribution to the #blesstival wave, I thought further about the photograph that I had taken at the local gym last night. It came across to me as a blessing, and I was inspired to share it with our readers. I wasn’t sure how I would tie it together, but then I realized ~ when I saw Jamie’s post this morning ~ there’s a reminder to me that all has already been set together, and our blessing is to simply illustrate the beauty put before us through our living and joining in!

May this year be as magical and sparkly for you as it has been for me! This year and always!

Gym's Blessing

Here’s a healthy food blessing, Images by Ka Malana




20 thoughts on “#Blesstival WAVE & Many Blessings

  1. This post is a cornucopia of blessings dear Ka!

    I love the poem O ‘ Donohue poem here. I am learning about him via my WP pals. The gym blessing touched me immediately and personally. We all have traveled so far…

    love ya and blessed be,

    1. Hi Linda,

      I’m glad you like it! We have traveled so far…. YES! This is what I love about remembering how are capabilities surpass what we think we are capable of – especially in terms of overcoming fear. This allows us to shift our energy continuously outward and clarifying it, while regularly becoming more able and ready.

      I am so grateful for your presence here, and for sharing in the #blesstival!

      Much love, Blessings~

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  3. Thank you, Ka! I love the Beannacht, too … an so much of John O’Donohue’s wisdom and inspiration that flowed through him (he was a blessing!). The message from the gym is a good one, and those carrots! Mother Earth is both a master artist and a loving provider. 🙂 xoxo and I’m glad you joined in to add your blessing-magic in the Blesstival. Love, Jamie

    1. Hi Jamie,

      This morning when I read your post, I did smile wide!~ It occurred to me that you might enjoy some more of John O’Donohue’s well-spring 😉 I absolutely agree that he was/is a blessing! I am still amazed by how contemporary his writing and blessings are – for the way they feel upon listening bring me to another time and place.

      Thank you for holding the #blesstival; a wonderful idea that resonated so well with how I’ve been experiencing the New Year and these connections on WP and beyond. Also thank you for enjoying the carrots! Here’s to our Mother Earth and this bounty we find in one another.

      Xo Ka

  4. Dearest Ka.. such gratitude is indeed a true blessing.. And the poem by John O’Donohue’s I so love, and it is one I shall never tire of.
    And those photo’s did tie it all together just perfectly.. both in their message and in the abundance and colour that our Earth Mother supplies us with.
    Many thanks dear Ka for this nourishing wave of Blessings..
    Sending you my thoughts for a peaceful Sunday and a Continued Blessed 2016 ❤ xxx

  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Well, I do feel blessed having read this blessingful post!
    “may a flock of colours,
    indigo, red, green,
    and azure blue
    come to awaken in you
    a meadow of delight.”
    I love this! Thank you! May your year continue to be full of blessings! Big time.

    1. Hi Mary,
      I’m so delightedly glad that you feel blessed by reading. I know I feel similarly when I read your writings. I just saw your blesstival post just today – and I love celebrating with you! May we enjoy this life and all of its bigness and joy-making. All the animals of the forest, and the plains, and the desert, and all the creatures and plants on earth join in. Each year is uniquely its own blessing. Let’s us continue on in merriment.
      Aloha nui loa, Ka

    1. Hi Kate,
      It was my pleasure to drop by. Thank you. I always wish that I had more time to read and do everything that is so enjoyable. We are so fortunate to have this community and this space to share in together. I look forward to visiting again!

  6. Thank you for the beautiful blessing, Ka. The poem was brilliant and the sign so true. The carrots felt life size to me. Movie-theater size almost. In stereo. It’s good to be reminded how incredible the beings are that nourish us. Just look at them… That’s what I said to myself. I’m glad to have taken a moment to just comprehend the beauty all around, which I confess is readily done after a Donahue poem…


  7. Hi Michael,
    Yes, those carrots do almost seem to be on the BIG SCREEN. They are so colorful! I really couldn’t help myself. Thank you for reading and for sharing in. I absolutely appreciate your presence here and your sharing in the O’Donahue poem. The strawberry is for the sweet in life. May the sweetness always be just enough as we journey along and our senses take in everything. I pause, I smile 🙂 The flowers smile, too 🙂 And the carrots: A BIG SMILE.
    Aloha my friend, Blessings~

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