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Mantras – St. Patrick Breastplate

Happy New Year! 🙂
For the beginning of 2012 I thought to share with you one of the most powerful mantras I recently experienced.
St. Patrick Breast-plate was an unexpected experience because I encountered it during an Irish music concert (Voices From The Merry Cemetery), also a powerful one – particularly the part you’ll find hereafter.
No doubt you will find similarities with other practices (for me it looks similar with the MerKaBa field), but this shouldn’t be a surprise. 😉
Enjoy!
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Saint Patrick’s Breastplate
“… Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the threeness,
Through confession of the oneness,
Of the Creator of Creation.”
You can read the full version at Saint Patrick’s Breastplate or listen it sung by the wonderful Rita Connelly at THE DEERS’ CRY (in 1983 Irish composer Shaun Davey set the prayer known as ‘St Patrick’s Breastplate’ to music, under the title “The Deer’s Cry”)
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