This is one of my favorite Blessings from John O’Donohue’s book To Bless the Space Between Us. I always read and reflect on this particular Blessing at the new year. I wish you a sweet and spectacular 2022, a “6” year. I am told that a “6” year represents home and hearth and is a time to re-invent yourself, a journey of responsibility, relationship, balance, love, and healing.

Wishing you a loving, cozy and blessed 2022.

A Blessing for the New Year

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 gray window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colors,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
In the curragh 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.

—John O’Donohue