Invocation: Blessing of a Lucky Wren
“It would be lovely if we could rediscover our power to bless one another,” Irish author John O’Donohue says. “ When a blessing is invoked, it changes the atmosphere. Some of the plenitude flows into our hearts from the invisible neighborhood of loving kindness.” (To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings, O’Donohue)
I have always believed in the power of weddings. They are one of the few rituals still practiced with the potential to bless a couple as they enter an institution of adulthood. A promise is made in front of families and friends; a community blessing bestowed. Gifts help the new couple set up a household.
My first marriage was such a transition. Although I made a promise I could not keep, I still use several of those material blessings on a daily basis. This is another that carries the memory of a blessing of a loved one in the farming community in which I was spawned.
|Still on duty after all these years!|
Blessing of a Lucky Wren
Chipped beak and tail
after years of service
In the beginning there were two
Now, like my own fledglings,
the smaller is gone
A prayer given
an intention set
May your life go well.