Celtic Vows of Friendship

“May you be blessed with good friends,
And learn to be a good friend to yourself,
Journeying to that place in your soul where
There is love, warmth and feeling.
May this change you.”
~John O’Donohue~

Relationships offer fertile ground for spiritual practice. When in doubt as to the appropriate action or response, utilize the Celtic vows of friendship. Ask yourself, “Am I honoring his or her path as sacred?” The key is to allow enough space for each person to thrive while offering love and support.

“I am not subject to disappointment…” Most people respond to that line in the Celtic Vows with a gut reaction that says “That’s hard!” However, sometimes not getting what we want can become the greatest teacher of all. The level of disappointment one feels in a given situation indicates the level of attachment. This is always self-created.
Once you notice feelings of disappointment arise, observe them – their intensity, the inner story that accompanies the feelings and your response. In that moment, the conscious spiritual seeker can pivot and re-frame their internal dialogue, thus freeing themselves and finding joy in the present moment.
Bring the gift of quiet acceptance into your life experiences and discover a new way of being in the world. Your empowered responses will send waves of light outward where they will gather and most certainly return in beautiful and unexpected ways.
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