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Four Elements Medicine Wheel Prayer

Four Elements Medicine Wheel Prayer

Elders, healers, and teachers of the ancient Earth Wisdom traditions align themselves with natural forces to cultivate a balanced attitude and relationship with the environment.

A sense of well-being and feeling at home in the world from periodic prayer rituals provide attunement and harmonizing with the elemental energies. Native Americans speak of the resulting feeling as “walking in balance on Earth.”

The Four Elements Medicine Wheel Prayer addresses and invokes the spirits of earth, air, water, and air as well as the powers of the four directions (or six, including above and below). Each of the elements as well as each species of animal and plant, constitute the domain of beings with whom it is possible to communicate and attune oneself.

You can here integrate the symbolism of the four directions to walk in balance and gratitude on the Earth with this prayer during the Thanksgiving season.

This prayer can integrate for you the symbolism of the four directions of objective space (north, south, east, and west) and the powers of the four elements, the inner and outer, the physical, and the psychic and spiritual.

Turn toward each of the four directions as the prayer is said, going around clockwise starting with the east; alternatively, one could turn one’s back receptively toward the direction.

Four Elements Medicine Wheel Prayer

O Great Spirit of the East,
radiance of the rising Sun,
spirit of new beginnings
O Grandfather Fire,
great nuclear fire of the Sun.
From you comes life-energy,
vital spark, power to see far,
and to envision with boldness;
with you we can purify the senses,
our hearts and our minds.
We pray that we may be aligned with you,
so that your energies may flow through us,
and be expressed by us,
for the good of this planet Earth,
and all living beings upon it.

O Great Spirit of the South,
protector of the fruitful land,
and of all green and growing things,
the noble trees and grasses.
Grandmother Earth, Soul of Nature,
great power of the receptive,
of nurturance and endurance,
of bringing forth and growing,
flowers of the field,
fruits of the garden.
We pray that we may be aligned with you,
so that your powers may flow through us,
and be expressed by us,
for the good of this planet Earth,
and all living beings upon it.

O Great Spirit of the West,
spirit of the great waters,
of rain and rivers, lakes and springs;
O Grandmother Ocean,
deepest matrix, womb of all life.
With you comes the dissolving
of boundaries and holdings,
the power to taste and to feel,
to cleanse and to heal.
Great blissful darkness of peace.
WE pray that we may be aligned with you,
so that your powers may flow through us,
and be expressed by us,
for the good of this planet Earth,
and all living beings upon it.

O Great Spirit of the North,
invisible spirits of the air,
and of the fresh, cool winds;
O vast and boundless Grandfather Sky,
your living breath animates all life.
From you comes clarity and strength,
and the power to hear inner sounds,
to seep out old patterns,
and bring challenge and change.
The ecstasy of movement and the dance.
We pray that we may be aligned with you,
so that your powers may flow through us,
and be expressed by us,
for the good of this planet Earth,
and all living beings upon it.

Read more: Spirit, Inspiration

Adapted from Green Psychology, by Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. (Park Street Press, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Ralph Metzner. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Green Psychology, by Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. (Park Street Press, 1999).

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7:01PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:00PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:00PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:58PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:58PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:57PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:57PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

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6:56PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:08PM PDT on Mar 29, 2011

I loved it! It´s an excellent way to keep grounded and connect with Gaia. By the way, I haven´t been able to find a way of communicating with Care2. I tried to sign up using two different browsers, but in both cases your sign up page Does Not display the security characters to complete the registration. I hope Robyn or somebody from the staff reads this message and try to help me sign up. I had to connect through Facebook to post this comment!
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3:10AM PDT on Mar 21, 2011

good chant...

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