Celtic Wisdom- Journey to the Heart

Post date: Oct 28, 2019 9:20:44 AM

The Archer Mountain Earth Community was delighted to welcome Deirdre Ni Chenneide to offer two experiences – October 19 a Celtic Retreat Celtic Wisdom – Crossing the Threshold Home and October 20 a concert A Celtic Journey of the Heart.

The retreat explored the earth community from the perspective of Celtic wisdom. Some memorable quotes were:

The breeze at Dawn has tales to tell you ..

Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill,

where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open .

Don’t go back to sleep.


Take my hand little one,

Let you walk on the inside.

Saved from that.

Which blocks your journey


To this Good House of Hope

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New Lands

At each new land

There is a cross,

A place to stop

And scan direction.

It is here you will be tempted

To remain

The same old story

Of a self that was,

Cornered by its frame.

The creatures and trees as our spiritual teachers.

The elements as are our spiritual directors.

The mountains and the flowers as our saints.

The seasons as our scripture text.

The forests as the original cathedrals and mosques and

Liturgy that arises from the original hymn of creation.

Christine Valtners Paintner – The Souls Slow Ripening.

Though travel is slow on the journey,

you will move through its grey valley and come out

again on the meadow where light, colour and promise await to embrace you.

The brightest moment is when the soul of

absence gradually changes in to a well of presence.

“The heart opens to its new beginning, home

To the source from which its first breath was borrowed.

John O’Donoghue

Let us see…earth as an original monastery.

The Celts do not build temples to their God because they believe that the Great God cannot be contained in a building. They worship outdoors.