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  • The Eastern coast the the USA is being terrorized by Sandy. On the east coast of India, the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are being threatened by Nilam, the cyclone, with wind speeds expected to lash out at 90 kilometers an hour.
    The Eastern coast of the USA is being terrorized by Sandy. On the east coast of India, the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are being threatened by Nilam, the cyclone, with wind speeds expected to lash out at 90 kilometers an hour. We've made great strides in technology and science but we still have to learn to tame Nature's fury. At times like this all we can do is pray.
    I have this little booklet of Celtic prayers and here is the rune I've chosen for all those going through a storm in the physical or metaphorical sense.
    According to the author, Alexander Carmichael, a rune (short poem or incantation) was traditionally used before prayer. The speaker would intone it in low, tremulous, unmeasured cadences much like the moving and mourning of the ever murmuring sea on the wild shores of Scotland. This would typically be done in a place of solitude, such as the seashore, where voice can join with the voicing of the waves and praise with the praises of the ceaseless sea.
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    THE RUNE

    I am bending my knee,
    In the eye of the Father who created me,
    In the eye of the Son who purchased me,
    In the eye of the Spirit who cleansed me,
    In friendship and affection.
    Through your Anointed One, O God,
    Bestow upon us fullness in our need,
    Love towards God,
    The affection of God,
    The smile of God,
    The wisdom of God,
    The grace of God,
    The fear of God,
    And the will of God.
    To do on the world of the Three,
    As angels and saints
    Do in heaven;
    Each shade and light,
    Each day and night,
    Each time in kindness,
    Give us your Spirit.
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    May the Lord bless and protect you all, my friends.

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