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Spirituality of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day-Rich in Spirituality

Who is St. Patrick and why do we celebrate him? Most people may not know that St. Patrick was taken prisoner by Irish Raiders. It is known that St. Patrick was born in Britain to wealthy parents near the end of the fourth century.  He came as a slave to a country that was deeply spiritual but had a spirituality of searching. The Celtic spirituality St. Patrick found was rooted in stones, nature and a rich symbolism. A lot of the old Celtic symbols were attempts to unravel the secret of life, a secret that seemed to elude them until St. Patrick came to Ireland in the fifth century.

St. Patrick brought the wisdom that there was only one God (whether you choose to believe this or not) and that they each had a soul that would live forever. St. Patrick’s Christianity stirred up the Celtic spirituality within the Irish people and gave it meaning. The two belief systems got fused together to create a very potent spirituality which is deeply rooted in the natural world and this is the flame that all people with Irish blood carry today. I should know, I am one of them being 1/4 Irish.  I love the mysticism of all that is Ireland with it’s faeries, magic and High Priestesses.

St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration all around the world. To many it may be associated with alcohol and parades but St Patrick’s Day has a much deeper meaning. This day of celebration exists to remind people to rekindle the divine flame of light within them. I know I have felt that flaming light with much Irish Whiskey before!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Bright Suns! May it be a day to dance with faeries around the divine flame of light!

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