Welcome to this simple place. My digital home and hearth, a place for love and blessings, a place to rest, to contemplate and to inspire. It is my deepest wish that you enjoy what you find here and that you leave with a full heart ready to embrace whatever life brings your way.

~ Welcome Blessing ~

May this home shelter you…

When you come in here, may all the weight of the world fall from your shoulders. May your heart be tranquil here, and blessed by peace.

May this be a safe place…

Full of understanding and acceptance, where you can be as you are without the need of any mask or pretence or image.

May this be a place of discovery…

Where the possibilities that sleep in the clay of your soul can emerge to deepen and refine your vision for all that is yet to come.

May this be a place of courage…

Where healing and growth are loved, where dignity and forgiveness prevail; a place where patience of spirit is prized and the sight of your destination is never lost.

Though the journey may be difficult and slow

May there be great delight around this hearth,and may it be a place of welcome for the broken and diminished.

As we rest here, may we all have the eyes to see…

That no guest arrives here without a gift, and no visitor leaves without a blessing.

The above words are an adaptation of a blessing in John O’Donohue’s book ‘Benedictus’ which I was first introduced to by someone whose book was worn at the edges and stuffed full of post-it notes. It was obviously loved, and my book has become a treasure I return to time-and-time again, for insight and inspiration. I particularly love this verse for it’s deeply welcoming sentiment,

It was John O’Donohue’s intention that his words bring a welcome in our physical homes. And it is my intention that this adaptation brings you a welcome here in my digital home.