EARTH DAY HEALING RITUAL
A PRAYER FOR GAIA
In ancient Greece, Gaia was the great deity of the Earth, the primordial Mother Goddess who created and birthed the Universe, and all of the heavenly Gods.
Consider this her holy day.
Find a place outside, place your bare feet upon the earth, raise your hands to the sky and recite the following:
Earth, Terra, Gaia! Mother of All, Giver of Gifts and of Life,
I offer all of my prayers to thee, my respect and gratitude, and may this be a conscious oath to protect you and to honor you as I recognize the great need for your healing.
May your fields be rich and your soil fertile, and may they be sown and reaped with care.
May your mountains attest to your splendor and strength and your valleys hum with the lullaby of your receptive embrace.
May your oceans, waters, rivers, and glaciers be pure and nourishing as the life-blood of the planet.
May your air be clean and free of toxins that all may breathe deeply and fully the great life-force.
May your turning invoke an understanding of all cyclical things in nature; of growth and decay, of planting and harvest, of karmic cycles and that as we give, so do we receive.
May your children learn to care for you and love you, and to teach their children the same.
You are the Earth, and I am your child.