Thursday, July 23, 2015

Invocation by Janine Canan

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes


The 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. 



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.
 



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.


-Janine Canan, She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality?

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