Thursday, April 22, 2010
Earth Day, Celebrate our Mother Gaia
On Earth Day, we honor mother nature and give thanks for her bounty. As followers of the Goddess, most of us already honor our Great Mother. For it is through her that we were created. The Goddess of the Earth, Gaia, was the beginning of it all. She is considered to be the divine personification of the earth. She is the mountains and trees, the forests and hills, the soil of the earth and the blooming spring flowers.
There are many simple ways to honor our Mother Gaia. Plant a seed in her honor, nurture it and watch it grow. You will see her magic in action right before your eyes! Watching a seed sprout into a beautiful plant is still something that always amazes me. Gaia has the power to transform our world, and your life.
Other ways to connect with our Mother Gaia, is through some simple folk magic. The following two folk spells, were taken from Scott Cunningham's book Earth Power
To lose your troubles:
Take a handful of dirt and gaze into it, pour into it all your problems. Outline, in minute detail, all of those problems that plague you. When you are finished, throw the dirt behind you and walk away from it, not turning back.
In a pot or a plot of prepared land, sow the seeds of an appropriate plant in the form of a symbol or rune representative of your need. Tend to the plant. When the seedlings first pop up, draw a circle around the symbol in the earth with the forefinger of your power hand. Stand in quite contemplation of the growing, living symbol of your need. As it has sprung into existence, so too shall your need.
Enjoy honoring our Great Mother Gaia on this Earth Day!
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Posted by Tara at 3:55 AM