Dream Gates

Why not make today the first day of your new life?

As you say the words below, you are claiming your connection with the powers of Heaven and Earth, with the elemental forces.  A good thing to do on any day in your life journey. You might want to start by rising up from a sitting or kneeling position and throwing up your arms towards the sky as you say:

I arise now through the strength of Heaven

Light of Sun

Radiance of Moon

Splendor of Fire

Speed of Lightning

Swiftness of Wind

Depth of Ocean

Stability of Earth

Firmness of Rock

I borrowed and simplified these lines from the Camina Gadelica, a splendid collection of charms and songs of the Scottish highlands and islands gathered by Alexander Carmichael from elders and grandmothers around 1900. The text is part of an ancient Celtic lorica, or “breastplate charm” that became known, in its Christianized version, as “St Patrick’s Breastplate.” The lines used here long predate St Patrick’s mission!

Light on the Road. Photo by Suzette Rios-Scheurer

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