(Poem) Invocation by Janine Canan

JC mystic_blissThe Earth is my Mother.

The wind is my Mother’s breath.

Trees, flowers, birds and animals—

all are my beloved Mother.

 

The waves are my Mother’s cheeks,

the stones, my Mother’s feet.

Trees, flowers, birds and animals—

all are my beloved Mother.

 

The stars are my Mother’s crown,

the sun and moon, her eyes.

Trees, flowers, birds and animals—

all are my beloved Mother.

 

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Oh Mother,

let all the world

be peaceful

and gentle.

 

Let all the women and children

who have been violated

be peaceful

and well.

 

Let all the men realize

they are not superior

to the plants or the animals,

the women or the children.

 

Let them be peaceful

and gentle.

Let us be peaceful

and gentle.

 

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Mother Earth, it is not you

who need to be invoked—for you are always here!

 

But we your human children who today

must be invoked—who have abandoned you,

forgotten to call upon you, neglected to care for you,

failed to serve you and disregarded your needs.

 

Help us now to awaken and remember

our obligations to you and all Earth’s beings.

Let your spirit fill us with love, appreciation, joy

and overwhelming desire to serve you in all that we do.

 

May we think, speak and act as one family of one Mother

who gives life to all and when it is time, takes it away.

Guide us, Great Mother, in every decision we make,

every habit we develop, every action we undertake.

 

May we never forget you again, beloved Mother Earth,

beautiful and bountiful source, and resting place, and wonder.

 

Read Meet Mago Contributor Janine Canan.

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