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How the Irish saved civilization and otherwise gifted us over and over again

“May the road rise to meet you; May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; The rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.” — Irish Blessing

The IrishHistory is written by conquerors, and, frankly, I don’t think their accounts are to be trusted.

Being 100% Irish-American, I’ve never felt good about the bad rap the Irish have gotten over the years.  Most of the stereotypes are inaccurate and undoubtedly started by the English as a way to assuage their guilt for having decimated the country.

For example:  Ireland used to be covered with forests, but the English cut down all the trees to use in their own empire building.  During the Great Famine, there was more than enough food in Ireland to feed the entire country, but, again, the English exported it to feed themselves.

“We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.”
– Winston Churchill

But enough about the English, I’m here to celebrate the Irish.

Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller “The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman.” She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes and blog at www.MollyLarkin.com

Do you know the “Original Instructions?”

 

“The thing that is wrong in the world today is that people have forgotten their instructions.” Onondaga Chief Leon Shenandoa in “To Become a Human Being”

code of ethicsAnd what instructions might those be, you ask?  Every indigenous person would know: the instructions passed down from the Creator, the elders, the ancestors, on how to live a life in harmony and balance with the world around them.

 The Brehon Law

In the late 1990s, I was visiting a friend in Dublin, Ireland and, at that time, most of the news headlines were about football riots taking place all over Europe.  But none in Ireland!

One day, while sitting around the kitchen table having afternoon tea, my host made a passing reference to “the Brehon Law.”

“What’s that?” I asked.

“It’s the reason Ireland doesn’t have any football riots.”

Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller “The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman.” She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes and blog at www.MollyLarkin.com
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