A Navajo Blessingway Prayer — May You Walk In Beauty

by Jane St. Clair

“Walking in Beauty” is a Navajo Blessingway prayer. “To walk in beauty” means something like shalom in Hebrew or being in a state of grace in Christianity. Walking in beauty is being in harmony with everything around you – recognizing the beauty or connectedness of everything you see, even with those things that may not seem conventionally beautiful. It is a heightened state of consciousness.

Shalom to you in this season of joy and peace!

May you walk in beauty all your days.


A NAVAJO BLESSINGWAY POEM OF BEAUTY

Navajo Blessingway Sedona Jane St clair

In beauty may I walk
All day long may I walk
Through the returning seasons may I walk

Beautifully I will possess again
Beautifully birds
Beautifully joyful birds

On the trail marked with pollen may I walk

With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk
With dew about my feet may I walk

With beauty may I walk

With beauty before me may I walk

With beauty behind me may I walk

With beauty above me may I walk

With beauty all around me may I walk
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk

In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk

It is finished in beauty

It is finished in beauty