An Elemental Prayer

Recently I discovered a prayer given to Celtic shaman Caitlin Matthews in a dream. I tweaked it slightly to work for me and have been affirming it during my first awakening meditation  and again just before going to sleep. Over the last month it’s brought me comfort and peace; as well as, a sense of focus. As I chant this in my mind, I walk a medicine wheel beginning in the east, and at each point I visualize a symbol from the natural world that represents the element. I see myself in the centre, surrounded by my ancestors, and then the elements. Sometimes I walk it more than once, depending on what I need in the moment. I offer it here, with gratitude to Caitlin Matthews, and hope that it may aid you in some way as it has aided me.

Blessed be the precious and preserving air which sustains us

Blessed be the precious and preserving fire which warms us

Blessed be the precious and preserving water which cleanses and heals us

Blessed be the precious and preserving earth which nurtures and nourishes us

Blessed be the divine spirit within and around us

Blessed be the ancestors, now, then, and forever.

 

cedar circle

Cedar Circle (Nootka 2014)

 

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