The Blessings of the Galaxies


Due to the beautiful full moon, I am up at 2 AM. I am reading and thinking about the icon which represents our feminine aspect. I was out on my front porch and we are having a tropical night. I sat to enjoy the view of the moon and the sounds of the night. I was thinking of the many centuries of humans sitting and watching the amazing celestial shows. I can almost see people looking up at the sky and being overwhelmed by the galactic show. I can see them and almost feel their amazement as they wondered and questioned the brilliant lights in their sky. How they must have created stories to explain what they saw and the reasons it existed. We still look to the sky with wonder and now scientists are finding more and more explanations and considering hypotheses not explored yet.

I believe that science fiction, Star Trek, Star Gate and Dr. Who are a genre that has lite a fire in the minds of scientists. Why not? Why not indeed. Why not have microwaves, and the speed of light, and the birth of stars, Nothing is impossible when it comes from Divinity.

” Blessing of galaxies, blessing of stars:
Great stars, small stars, red stars, blue ones.
Blessing of nebula, blessing of supernova,
Planets, satellites, asteroids, comets.

Blessing of our sun and moon, blessing of our earth,
Oceans, rivers, continents, mountain ranges
Blessing of wind and cloud, blessing of rain,
Fog bank, snowdrift, lightning and thunder.

Bless the wisdom of the holy one above us.
Bless the truth of the holy one beneath us.
Bless the love of the holy one within us.

Blessing of green plants, blessing of forests:
Cedar, douglas fir, swordfern, salal bush
Blessing of fish and birds, blessing of mammals.
Salmon, eagle, cougar, and mountain goat.

May all mankind likewise offer blessing:
Old women, young women, wise men and foolish
Blessing of youthfulness, blessing of children
Big boys. little boys, big girls and little ones.

Bless the wisdom of the holy one above us;
Bless the truth of the holy one beneath us,
Bless the love of the holy one within us.”

Chinook Psalter

“Let the heavens be reflected in the earth, Lord, that the earth may turn into heaven.” —–Hazrat Inayat Khan

6 thoughts on “The Blessings of the Galaxies

  1. That’s the first I’ve read this poem. I quite like it. I too think of our connection to all those who came before, sitting and watching the skies, pondering dreaming.

  2. E A M Harris says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonder and for the quotation from Chinook Psalter, it’s beautiful.

  3. Love this post. Science and faith can coexist. It certainly does in my household. To try to comprehend a universe hundreds of millions of light years in size and 14 billion years old with countless stars, planets, and satellites, is to trust that a higher power must have sparked this incredible flurry of creation at some point.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • exactly, and does it matter what form that power or energy takes? is it worth wars and torture and extreme loss of life? I don’t believe so and I don’t believe that that amazing power or energy does either.

  4. Karen Wan says:

    That’s a beautiful blessing, thank you so much for it!

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