Blessing of the Magickal Tree Spirits

Magickal Tree Blessings

I have a photograph of a magic tree where you can clearly see the tree spirits within the trunk and branches.  As I created this piece of digital art, I felt strongly that the tree spirits were/are sending out blessings to humanity, radiating kindness and compassion when times are so challenging.

And then I thought of “Blessing” by that wonderful Irish poet, John O’Donohue. It’s well-known but it seemed particularly relevant to the magickal tree and its good thoughts for human beings.

“Beannacht / Blessing

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.”

John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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