.quickedit{display:none;}

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"Navajo Way" Blessing


                                                                                Art by Tony Abeyta

"Walking in Beauty" (Blessing)

Today I will walk out, today everything unnecessary will leave me.
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body, I will be happy forever.
Nothing will hinder me.
I walk with beauty before me.  I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me.  I walk with beauty above me.
I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful

In beauty all day long may I walk
Through the returning seasons, may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
With dew about my feet, may I walk

With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk.

In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
My words will be beautiful.



                                   Navajo deity called "Monster Slayer at Crow Canyon

11 comments:

  1. I have a copy of this somewhere. I love the phrase "I will have a light body" and the last few lines. Thanks for the reminder, Penny!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely words for starting this day.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely. here is one I found a while ago from a different continent.
    "The day we die a soft breeze will wipe out our footprints in the sand. When the wind dies down,
    who will tell the timelessness, that once we walked this way in the dawn of time?"

    Bushman wisdom

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Debbie - It sort of puts our small lives into perspective doesn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  5. A wonderful thought, and a wonderful pause.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you- I will take this with me today as I walk out.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for stopping by. Your blog is lovely!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete

It is my wish to respond to comments by private email. If your email address is not available I will try to respond here.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...