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I often give To Bless The Space Between Us as a wedding gift. It is a life companion -- offering blessings for those beginning a new life, those grieving, or just in need of comfort. A companion for times of joy and sorrow.— Lyn
"When we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives," observes Irish poet and philosopher John O'Donohue, "we have no rituals to protect, encourage, and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. For such crossings, we need to find new words."
On To Bless the Space Between Us, O'Donohue presents an adaptation of his thought-provoking book of the same title, providing comfort and insights to illuminate the passage of our life path.
Following seven rhythms of the human journey—Beginnings, Desires, Thresholds, Homecoming, States of the Heart, Callings, and Beyond Endings—more than 80 poetic and gracious invocations in this collection can be used as tools for self-transformation, as meditations for deeper contemplation, or as simple prayers for ourselves or our loved ones.
With blessings such as "For Love in a Time of Conflict," "For Belonging," "For Equilibrium," "On Meeting a Stranger," "In Praise of Earth," and many more, these lyrical selections "will invite you to awaken your own power to bless, and will suggest to you the secret world of healing and plenitude and providence that encircles, shelters, and guides your every breath and step."
To Bless the Space Between Us features the music of Irish harpist Áine Minogue.
About the Author
JOHN O'DONOHUE was a poet, philosopher, scholar, and native Gaelic speaker from County Clare, Ireland. He was awarded a PhD in philosophical theology from the University of Tübingen, with postdoctoral study of Meister Eckhart. John's bestselling books Anam Cara, Beauty, Eternal Echoes, and the beloved To Bless the Space Between Us, among many others, guide readers through the landscape of the Irish imagination.
Áine Minogue was born in Borrisokane, County Tipperary and began playing the harp at age twelve.She developed her talent as a harpist studying and performing in Ireland and now lives in the United States.In addition to recording six solo albums, she has contributed to numerous soundtracks and compilations, including recordings for PBS, BMG and Virgin Records.