“Divine Mother Earth” — Prayer XIX by Miasha

Prayer XIX

Oh, humble Divine Mother Earth,
I am on my knees in your Garden,
inhaling your sweet fragrance,
pouring out my gratitude —
receiving your blessings.

Passersby see an old man weeding —
they do not know:
I pluck old habits, old thoughts
from my mental garden.
I prune old desires.
I do this lovingly, but they do not know.

They do not smell the Earth,
hear Her breathe,
sing through the birds,
sigh in the forest breeze.

They do not touch Mother’s earthy raiments of
Joy and Wonder
woven of vast colors and blessings.

They see flowers, I see Love.
They see weeds, I see Love.
They see me, but
I am the Love they do not see.

I am the Mother humbly on Her knees.
I am the Garden of Love they admire
and yearn for in their heart.


About C. Forrest McDowell, PhD

I am blessed to be a co-steward for over 30 years of the beautiful 22-acre Cortesia Sanctuary outside Eugene, Oregon, with my partner, Tricia Clark-McDowell. My lifelong interests in wellness care, psychology, nature, music composition & performance, writing, and meditation fuel my celebration for life. My form of service is founded upon the elemental practice of kindness and reverence for life. Of course, to understand the value of deep respect for life, we also have to accept irreverence as part of human nature and to know that it can be very disruptive and destructive to peace, safety, beauty, joy and love.
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1 Response to “Divine Mother Earth” — Prayer XIX by Miasha

  1. Teresa says:

    Beautiful Mother

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