Celtic spirituality is a Christian tradition we can be proud of, and one we could integrate into our everyday lives simply by caring for the earth and each other.
Actually, there has never been a more crucial time to return Celtic Spirituality to its prior power as a Christian tradition deserving our most respectful attention. Why, because the message of Celtic Spirituality is simply this: our very lives depend on the health of the planet.
We are made of the earth; the earth is not made of us. If human beings disappeared from the earth tomorrow she would get along just fine. It is a miracle and a mystery that we are even riding on this great earth-ship. The earth deserves our spiritual reverence and awe.
It is not too late to return to the call of the wisdom teachings and practices that help us to remember the earth’s blessing. A Celtic poem reminds us, if we have forgotten, that we do not of our own accord rise in the morning. Listen to the poem.
I arise today
Through the strength of heaven
Light of sun
Radiance of moon
Splendor of fire
Speed of lightning
Swiftness of wind
Depth of sea
Stability of earth
Firmness of rock
Celtic spirituality is really a call to cultivate a deep friendship with these gifts of nature: sun, moon, fire, wind, sea, lightning, earth, and rock with a call to instill a sense of personal gratitude, awe, and humility through our dependence on them.
May the earth’s blessings nourish you today.