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Water, Holiness, Soul, Blessing, Nature, Ritual, Reverence

by John O'Donohue

In the Irish tradition, there is a wonderful respect for holy water. People put little bottles of holy water in the walls of their farms to keep away evil and sickness. Some carry it in their cars to prevent accidents. Others sprinkle it at night for the holy souls and for absent friends and loved ones. There is a lovely sense of how the water element can bring protection. A huge percentage of the human body is water. Blessing with water is beautiful; it is as if the innocent water of the earth which has flown wild and free in rain and ocean comes to bless its embodied human sister.

John O'Donohue in
Eternal Echoes

  • Reverence
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