A Protective Celtic Blessing For The Family
This is especially good if you have to be away from the family temporarily or if the family are widespread. It also sends strength to individual family members at times when they need protection. You might like to perform this blessing regularly, making it a special centering time first thing in the morning before you go about your day – if you are busy, once a week or once a month is fine. Think of it as your ‘chicken’s call’, sending protection to all of your chicks, especially if your away.
Items You Will Need:
A candle, a fire or a wood-burning stove (in a hotel you can improvise with a lamp.)
When you get up in the Morning.
Light the candle, fire or stove
Facing the source of light or heat, name those you wish to protect, focusing on any who are currently in special need of protection.
Recite three times: “I kindle my fire this morning with this good peat, without fear or envy of any who walk beneath the good Sun this day. I kindle this flame in my hearth and my heart for food on my table, health in my home and a gentle parting when my days are ended. I kindle in my heart this morning a flame of love to my neighbors, my foe and my kindred and God over all protecting May you be protected.”
If you are using a candle, blow out the flame, sending light to the family. If you are using a fire or stove, add a small piece of fuel.
Before you rush into the day, send a few special words to anyone among your friends you feel might be in special need.