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Would you love some food for your soul? Check out this month’s book, Anam Cara: A book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue.  A combination of philosophy, prayers, poems and Celtic wisdom, Anam Cara will comfort your heart and nourish your spirit.

Although you may try to read this book quickly, I recommend that you do what I do; read it slowly, and over time, to digest and absorb its wisdom.

In this episode, I will share what ‘anam cara’ means, and how it is the perfect metaphor for your relationship with the Divine Presence. I will also share two prayer poems that are rich with blessings to inspire you. My intention is that this book and its wisdom touch your heart and help you feel the Divine Presence within yourself.

What do you do to nourish your soul? I’d love to know what books and practices help you fill up your ‘spiritual gas tank.’ Leave me a comment and let me know, and thanks in advance!

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“Friendship is the nature of God.” John O’Donohue author of Anam Cara

Key learnings:

1) The Celtic phrase Anam Cara means soul friend. In the early Celtic church it referred to someone who acted as a teacher, companion or spiritual guide.

2) On page 131 there is a beautiful poem to bless the day called “The Deer’s Cry.” Celtic Spirituality has a great sense of the significance of each day, and how the new day is sacred. Imagine waking up and feeling that just the act of awakening was a gift!

3) On page 198 is the Blessing for Old Age, but it’s really a blessing for all of us. The final line of this prayer poem is “May you be blessed, and may you find a wonderful love in yourself for yourself.”

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