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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb
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There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. ~Brooke Medicine Eagle
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Oct. 22nd, 2004 @ 04:01 pm Thought this would be good to post here...
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Catwoman..ibedreamy
seidhrcat:
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: "Razreesh"..Mediaeval Baebes


Ma...ma...ma
Greatest mother of all
Source of all life
Source of all nourishment
Source of all reality
Open us now to your all-embracing wisdom.

As the wind blows about your body
As the trees which are your hairs sway
Feeling your perfumed breeze
We breathe as one.

As the earth below me sighs
The loam and grasses that are your flesh
The stones and boulders that are your bones
I touch the source of my very being
We live as one.

As the rivers and oceans murmur
Your blood and tears and elixir so sweet
The waters pulsing through your veins
I drink the essence of your vitality
We move and flow as one.

As the pulsing heart of you bursts with heat and magma
Your inner life a mirror of the sun's gentle fire.
We burn and bloom as one.

We invoke you Io Evoe!
Great Goddess Gaia of the summer.
In the smell of riotous blossoms
Red and Gold and blue and pink
We invoke you as the ripening life,
Newborn animals and ripe fruits abundant
We feel you in the ease and richness of a summer day.
The joy of buzzing bees and ripening grain
We invoke every memory, sense, and joy of summer
And so we invoke you, Great Mother Earth!

We invoke you Io Evoe!
Great Goddess Gaia of the autumn.
We see you in the colorful leaves that turn and fall,
Great swaths of brilliance painted upon the trees.
The smell of rich earth ready for the cold
You are seen in the storing of food by the animals,
By the protecting of shelters, homes, and barrows,
You are savored in the harvested fruits and baking bread
In the rich wine and fall feasts of delight
With you we prepare and revel
Awaiting the time of silence and wonder.
Thankful for your abundance and life.
We invoke every memory, sense, and joy of autumn
And so we invoke you, Great Mother Earth!

We invoke you Io Evoe!
Great Goddess Gaia of the winter.
We feel you as the blanket of cold covers the green,
As the sleeping of the animals and the fleeing of birds,
In the lonely echo of ice and pine
As the sigh of life rebuilding, renewing, refocusing,
The chill of sharp midnight's cold and full of stars
The joy of walking through evergreen-scented hills and valleys
We taste you in the ice-cold spring water flavored with snow
And in the flavorful foods of winter.
We remember you, o Gaia, with yule log, holly, and tree alight
We invoke every memory, sense, and joy of winter
And so we invoke you, Great Mother Earth!

We invoke you lo Evoe!
Great Goddess Gaia of the spring.
We invoke you as the earth reborn, as light green amidst brown
The smell of thawing brooks and first blooms,
The cry of newborn animals in the meadows,
The feel of spring showers and parting clouds,
As life returning to the buds of every branch
The unfurling ferns and the curling vines
You are tasted in the first leaves and vegetables
The fresh herbs and teas of healing and contentment
Shaking out of your slumber we hear you
In the call of the returning fowl and songbirds,
In the howl of mating and the rutting of the new deer.
We invoke every memory, sense, and joy of spring
And so we invoke you, Great Mother Earth!

Mother of all seasons
Of hearth, home, and garden
It is ever to the earth that we return.
Our life is spent living with you,
Working upon you,
Taking nourishment from you,
Returning to you,
Without you we could not live.

Great Mother Gaia
Open your arms
That we may embrace you and become renewed.
Open your heart
That we may feel joy that comes of nature.
Open your mind
That we may be protected in your embrace,
That our gardens, fields, and woods may prosper
In right feeling
Right thought
and right deed
Io Gaia, Io Evoe!!

~*~Taken from The Ultimate Guide to Goddess Empowerment~*~
From:crystalsage
Date:October 22nd, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
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Very cool! Thanks for posting that...beautiful. :)
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From:seidhrcat
Date:October 22nd, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Thought it was about time I got off my lazy pagan butt, and contributed..;) Gorgeous Icon..btw ;) Did you take that one pic off the info page though? It really worked, that is why I was asking. ;)
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From:seidhrcat
Date:October 22nd, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Oh never mind..It just must not have loaded for me...lol
From:crystalsage
Date:October 22nd, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Did you take that one pic off the info page though? It really worked, that is why I was asking. ;)

I found both of the pics on the info page by putting the word "Gaia" into Google and doing an image search. ;) (I love Google images) They do work really well, and I just figured that one works perfectly for the icon I use for posting here as well.