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Giving Thanks to Mother Earth

Updated on September 12, 2010

remembering to give thanks to gracious mother earth

Mother earth. She gives us so much. Air to breathe, space to live, soil to grow our food, water to drink, everything we need to live, even our body. And what is our thank? Mindlessly destroying her. Please give thanks to Mother Earth and remember to treat her well.

We bring reusable bags to go shopping. Leave the packages at the store or avoid buying them! Plastic is so bad for our mother, avoid as much as possible. We are using biodegradable soap. Try to buy organic and local if possible! Think about our mother and the future generations! Carpool, take a bus, bicycle or walk. Or just stay put and have a beautiful day with your family. We are using non-toxic products, please try to use non-toxic products too! Giving thanks to Mother Earth means to be conscious about her in our daily lives, and to care about her.

Our forefathers were much more aware about our Mother Earth than we are today in our "advanced" civilization. They were praying to the Mother and thanking her. Let yourself be inspired to become a greater lover of our Mother Earth.

mother earth prayer
mother earth prayer

Native American Mother Earth Prayers

help us to not forget to be grateful

The Sacred Instructions

A. To Take Care of Mother Earth and the other 3 colors of Man.

B. To Respect this Mother Earth and Creation.

C. To Honour All life, and to support that Honour.

D. To be Grate-ful from the heart for All life.

It is through life that there is Survival.

Thank the Creator at All times for All life.

E. To Love and express that love.

F. To be Humble. Humility is the gift of wisdom and understanding.

G. Kindness. To be Kind with one-self and with others.

H. Sharing. The Sharing of feelings and personal concerns and commitments.

I. Honesty. To be Honest with one-self and with others.

To be Responsible for those Sacred Instructions and to administrate those Instructions to other Nations.

Great Spirit

Great Spirit, Great Spirit, My Grandfather,

All over the earth the faces of living things are all alike. . .

Look upon these faces of children without number

And with children in their arms,

That they may face the winds and

Walk the good road to the day of quiet. . .

There is no death. . .

Only a change of worlds. . .

Only a change of worlds.

Dance to Heal the Earth (excerpt)

The Lie has gone far enough. It spreads and makes everyone sick. Now is the time for this dance to begin. It, too, will spread, and it will bring healing to all. In the beginning, they say, God put a rainbow in the sky, to let us know that Spirit never forgets. Now is the time for us to put a rainbow across the earth, to let God know that we, too, remember.

Dance to heal the earth. Not just when you're dancing, but always. Live the dance, whenever you move, in all you do, dance to heal the earth.

mother earth prayer
mother earth prayer

A Buddhist Prayer to Mother Earth

in the JODO SHINSHU TRADITION

We gently caress you, the Earth, our planet and our home.

Our vision has brought us closer to you, making us aware of the harm we have done to the life-network upon which we ourselves depend.

We are reminded that we have poisoned your waters, your lands, your air.

We have filled you with the bones of our dead from war and greed.

Your pain is our pain.

Touching you gently, we pray that we may become peace-bringers and life-bringers so that our home in its journey around the Sun not become a sterile and lonely place.

May this prayer and its power last forever.

Vedic Prayer to Mother Earth - in India Mother Earth is known as Bhumi, and she is worshipable

Samudhra Vasane Devi Stotra

Samudra Vasane Devi is one of the daily prayers addressed to the Bhumi Devi. Earth (Bhumi Devi or Bhu Devi) is a Goddess. Bhuma Devi (Earth) is our mother and we need to ask her to pardon before seeting our foot on her.

This is the daily prayer addressed to Bhumi Devi as soon as one wakes up from bed and before setting his foot on earth.

Samudhra Vasane Devi,

Parvatha Sthana Mandithe,

Vishnu Pathni Namasthubhyam

Pada Sparsam Kshamasva Mae

Meaning of the Prayer

Salutations to the divine wife of Lord Vishnu,

Who is clothed by oceans,

And is adorned prettily by the mountains,

Pardon me mother, for setting my foot on you.

prayer to mother earth
prayer to mother earth

Shaman Prayer to Mother Earth

giving thanks to our Great Mother Earth

Ho Mother Earth, thank you for all the gifts of your creation. You open your body and give us the food we eat, the water we drink, the clothes we wear, the shelter of our homes. You give us teachings of how to walk upon you with harmony and balance. You give us medicine when we are out of balance. Thank you for your mysterious, beautiful, growth power healing energy. I pray for your health and healing and that your sacred waters, body, air and spirit be clean and fresh, pure and strong. Help me to open my heart to feel your heartbeat so I walk a healing path in harmony and balance with all of creation.

Why is Mother Earth Crying

An awakening music video composed, performed and created by a 10 year old boy about how man is destroying Mother Earth

Inspirational Books to praise Mother Earth

How do YOU give thanks to Mother Earth? - Drop us a line here

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I avoid using plastic bags...

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I avoid using plastic bags...

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      SaveMoneyWithLaura 

      7 years ago

      Hi, I donate magazines, clothes and anything else that I think is still usable. And I walk to the store and a few other places when I am only going for a few things. My store is less then a mile away from my house so it's almost as quick to walk then fooling with a car anyway, plus I don't even have to fool with parking. ;)

      I really enjoyed reading your lens. I especially like the Poem "Dance To Heal The Earth"

      Nothing could be more true right today. With the oil spill down here, we are now starting to quickly kill ourselves.

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      Robin S 

      7 years ago from USA

      I tend my gardens.

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      hlkljgk 

      7 years ago from Western Mass

      i actually say thanks to the foods i eat. :)

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