Sunday, September 04, 2005

Invoking the Great Mother

It’s time for all of us to invoke our Great Mother. We all need help knowing what to do for our suffering earth sisters and brothers.

Below is an invocation you can use. Or if you want, create your own. And by all means, if you have an invocation you'd like to share, it would be most welcome.

Although it's not necessary, you may want to gather representations of earth, air, fire and water for use in your ritual. I use, for example, a set of small white stones for earth, a lit candle, a bowl of water, and a bird feather. These remind us we’re not just heads and brains, but also bodies -- embodied in a living, breathing earth, and connected, one with it, one with one another, and one with all life. I set the stones, candle, water and feather in front of a mirror, which reflects the Goddess, Who is manifest in me always, as She is in all women.

I call upon you, O Great Mother,
And I call upon the powers of the quarters. [Face each direction as you invoke it]
In the name of the great stag and element fire, I call upon the powers of the South.
In the name of the salmon of wisdom and the element water, I call upon the powers of the West.
In the name of the great bear of the starry heavens and the element earth, I call upon the powers of the North.
In the name of the hawk of dawn and the element air, I call upon the powers of the East.
May there be peace throughout the whole world.

Grant, O Goddess, Thy protection
And in protection, strength
And in strength, understanding
And in understanding, knowledge
And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice
And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it
And in the love of it, the love of all existences
And in the love of all existences, the love of Goddess
And all goodness.

O, Great Mother, open our hearts to what we must do
To connect in love with
Our living, breathing and bleeding brothers and sisters
Around this globe.
We are in great need, Great Goddess
And we ask your blessings now.
Fill us with holy power.
Illuminate us from within
That we may radiate light upon the world around us,
And so that the harmony of our world may be complete.

So be it.

Thnx to Polar Bears International for the picture


Andygrrl said...

Oh Athana, that's lovely! I've been looking for something like that.

Athana said...

andygrrl, thnx so much for the feedback. I had hoped that someone could use something like this. Hope it helped for you.