A few years ago, I wrote the following prayer celebrating Earth. A triple Earth in my own astrological make-up, I have spent the majority of my working life on the Earth-to-Sky interface. For over 20 years, I worked for a government agency dedicated to waste reduction and recycling. By night, I did astrology. (Earth does have a satellite that makes “moonlighting” seem natural.)
As we approach the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, I celebrate that green ideas have come so far, even if we still have far to go. Mostly, I bless the Earth and everyone on it.
temple of the Living Creator
Let me embrace my humanness
both its ugliness
and painful beauty.
It holds my glorious essence.
Let me touch earth often
digging dirt from under my nails
and inner workings
moving it often:
the human form
is no more celebrated
than when hands touch themselves
activating the circuit
between earth and air
body and spirit
Let me know the honor
the unique opportunity
of being made flesh
to dwell amongst us
Let me hold holy
the four elements that comprise us:
earth, air, fire, and water
All sacred, yet none more profound
than the one who bears the name
of the planet on which we are privileged to walk.
Photo Credit: Earth | © Ewa Mazur | Dreamstime.com
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