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Summer Solstice Prayers for the Community and the Natural World

written June 21 by Mi-Shell

Summer Solstice Greetings and Gratitude to the Natural World:

 

In Canada, National Aboriginal Day has been placed onto the day of the Summer Solstice because since time immemorial prayers to the natural world were offered up on this day in all Native communities. Each celebrating in their way, in accordance with their traditions.

So, following these ancient ways, today we have come together to also offer up ancient and sacred prayers

so that they may unite us as people with the Natural World all around us.

Now, let us put our hearts and minds together as one:

 

In a sacred manner we wish to send greetings and gratitude to our Mother, the living Earth, upon who’s back we all live, who provides us with everything we need to survive and thrive and who right now is filled with an abundance of new life and is growing the new harvest, that will feed us and all living Beings far into the future.

Let us always respect the living body of Mother Earth and vow to protect her from all harm.

To our Mother the Earth we send greetings!

 

Let us turn towards the Waters of our World, the Rivers, Lakes, Streams and Oceans, the Rains and Mists and the Snows of Winter.

Water is life. Water is the Life Blood of Mother Earth.

Our own bodies are largely made of Water.

For that reason we need to protect the Waters and keep them clean and pure.

To the Waters we send greetings and gratitudes.

 

Let us also send our greetings and gratitudes towards the Fish and all the Beings that live within the Waters of this Earth. Many of them sustain us and all of them are our brothers and sisters.

 

Now with a prayerful mind, let us send greetings ad gratitude towards the Plants. They are the living dress of Mother Earth and they all are our brothers and sisters.

 

Let us honour all the many Food Plants now growing in the gardens and fields.

They are the ones giving up their life to sustain us.

For that, we send them greetings and gratitudes,

 

Let us also send out greetings and gratitudes towards all the many Healing Plants, that carry the Medicine, that restores our health and well being. We are thankful that they show themselves to our Medicine People and that they offer themselves up to us all.

May they thrive in Beauty and in Balance.

 

Let us also send our greetings and gratitude towards all the many different Trees, large and small. They provide us with wood to build our homes, with sweet fruits like Apples and Pears and with Maple sugar in Spring.

May they thrive in Beauty and in Balance.

 

With hearts full of love and admiration let us now turn towards the Animals:

All the 4 legged ones that live wild in field and Forest, let us honour them!

All the ones we keep in the stables and pastures -the ones we plan to eat – let us honour them!

The the Winged Ones up high in the air, let us honour them!

The Swimmers, the Shape Changers and Insects… let us honour them!

They are our older brothers and sisters, they were here first, on Mother Earth and each of them has a sacred Medicine to teach us.

From them we learn how to live in Beauty and in Balance, in Peace and so let us send greetings and our gratitude to all of them.

May they all thrive in harmony.

 

Let us now send greetings and gratitudes towards the 4 Winds and the mighty Thunder Beings that reside within them. The moving air around us brings us the change of the seasons. It also points towards the special Medicines of the 4 Directions:

From the East we receive confidence and courage and joy

From the South we receive patience, passion and compassion

From the West we receive introspection, strengths and endurance

From the North we receive wisdom Visions and dreams

For all these powerful gifts we are deeply thankful

 

Now we come to send greetings and gratitude towards our Grandfather the Sun , who provides us with light and warmth so sustains all life upon Mother Earth.

May he always be there, in Beauty and in Balance.

 

Next out greetings and gratitude goes out to Grandmother Moon, who rises in the night sky and provides us with a sense of rhythm and time.

She also guides the woman folk through First Blood, pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood and gives all of us sacred intuition and sensuality .

May she always be here for us, in Beauty and in Balance.

 

 

We also wish to honour the Stars that reside in the blue black blanket of Father Sky high above us.

The shining ones among them are the brothers and sisters of Grandfather Sun,

the dark and hidden ones are the brothers and sisters of Mother Earth and many of them carry life just as she does.

When we look up towards them, may we always remember, how small we are in the vastness of creation.

 

Let us now send greetings and our gratitude towards all of our Elders, our Medicine People, our healers, leaders and teachers.

May we absorb their wisdom, carry it within us and pass it along to our children and all young folk.

 

 

Now, with our choicest words and reverence in our hearts we send greetings and gratitude towards the Creator,

Shonkwia’ ti’son, Gichi Manitou, Gemne’do’o,

The Great Spirit, who is neither male nor female but

the very Life Energy, that is within everyone and everything

everywhere and at all times.

May this living Natural World be kept in Beauty and Balance for future generations.

May we and all our families and loved ones be kept save and in Beauty and Balance.

May everyone and everything upon Mother Earth be kept in Beauty,

in Balance

in Harmony

and in Peace.

Aho!

Shyan am!

 

May our harts and minds now be as one!

Gichi Meegweech

Thank you!

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Thank you all!♥

It is a prayer I do for the public, like when I am invited to do ceremony on the Solstice/ National Aboriginal day.It is "in the Native way", but none denominational.

 

Say, are you guys reading the daily reading of others in our little group?

I do 🙂

Now I do have the sinking feeling, I have some sort of verbal diarrhea, because my posts are so long.... And that, when I could write sooo much more - like today, after the shamanic journey into the card - I did not even touch on the meanings of the trees and the rocks on my card, for fear, my post would be even looooooonger.....😨

Edited by Mi-Shell

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1 hour ago, Mi-Shell said:

Thank you all!♥

It is a prayer I do for the public, like when I am invited to do ceremony on the Solstice/ National Aboriginal day.It is "in the Native way", but none denominational.

 

Say, are you guys reading the daily reading of others in our little group?

I do 🙂

Now I do have the sinking feeling, I have some sort of verbal diarrhea, because my posts are so long.... And that, when I could write sooo much more - like today, after the shamanic journey into the card - I did not even touch on the meanings of the trees and the rocks on my card, for fear, my post would be even looooooonger.....😨

Did not yet have time to read everybody else's readings but just went there and love yours! In my opinion just write as much as you want, if anyone feels it is too long they can skip but for the ones that want to read it, they can ❤️ Would love to know much more about your Shamanic practice ❤️

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On 6/23/2019 at 1:12 PM, Mi-Shell said:

Thank you all!♥

It is a prayer I do for the public, like when I am invited to do ceremony on the Solstice/ National Aboriginal day.It is "in the Native way", but none denominational.

 

Say, are you guys reading the daily reading of others in our little group?

I do 🙂

Now I do have the sinking feeling, I have some sort of verbal diarrhea, because my posts are so long.... And that, when I could write sooo much more - like today, after the shamanic journey into the card - I did not even touch on the meanings of the trees and the rocks on my card, for fear, my post would be even looooooonger.....😨

I was caught up on everyone's readings for the first part, but have fallen behind and am now traveling so I will be slowly catching up. I love reading about everyone's journeys through the sacred days...and your approach to reading is so beautiful, @Mi-Shell! There is no verbal diarrhea there, just the true expression of heart and soul :heart: Please continue to share and make your posts as LONG as you want!! 😊

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I am a few days behind but aim to catch up in a few days 🙂The reading period occurred over a very random turbulent time in my life and although going slower, it was strangely therapeutic to keep going with it ❤️

 

I am not sure why, but this year and last, have given me quite a positive uplifting readings, optimism for the Summer. But then the Solstice readings are quite analytical to me. They have a different tone but maybe the different times of year? It fascinates me.

 

Anyway will finish in a few days but my reading has been very interesting this Summer ❤️

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This reading has made a great deal of sense to me, very surprising for so many cards, and it fits neatly with the Strawberry Moon reading too. I’ve copied them both for future reference and further study. The Quantum Tarot is definitely working for me a lot better than any of the tarot decks I’ve tried before so I’m going to stick with it 🌞.

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I just uploaded a picture of my card layout as it is in my reading area. 

I will write a few conclusions when I have more time 🙂

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I updated my reading with the last of the interpretations that I needed to do, and added a picture. I'll have to wait until the beginning of next week to review my reading and see if I have anything else to add to it. 

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I finally posted the remaining cards and interpretations. Got terribly behind due to unforseen circumstances, but am so glad I did the reading. I hope all of you found your readings to be what you needed. Mine was a kind reminder and suggestion on what to spend time on this summer and a reminder of important aspects going forward.

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After this reading was over I felt so empty. I really enjoyed it! And miss it now. Had the same feeling after last year's dito...as if "aah, those were the days when the reading was going on".

Katie

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On 6/29/2019 at 2:40 AM, Swift said:

I finally posted the remaining cards and interpretations. Got terribly behind due to unforseen circumstances, but am so glad I did the reading. I hope all of you found your readings to be what you needed. Mine was a kind reminder and suggestion on what to spend time on this summer and a reminder of important aspects going forward.

I'm so glad you were able to finish despite the unforeseen circumstances, @Swift :heart: Hope things are settling for you now.

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9 hours ago, ilweran said:

I hope to have a proper look - and maybe even write something! - on Thursday when I'll have some peace and quiet and time alone.

No worries! I know you had major time constraints and I'm glad you still decided to join ❤️ I'm still behind on posting my last couple of cards!

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6 hours ago, Katie said:

After this reading was over I felt so empty. I really enjoyed it! And miss it now. Had the same feeling after last year's dito...as if "aah, those were the days when the reading was going on".

Katie

I know just what you mean, @Katie! Doing the reading over the 12 days really makes the two Solstice times feel special :heart:

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On the reading thread page 2 Hummingbird said:

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11. Guru Purnima – June 24: Indian festival of expressing gratitude to teachers. This card reminds us of a lesson we have learned, or an experience or person that has taught us something, that we should remember and have gratitude for as we move forward.

 

X The Wheel of the Year

 

If I thing of a person that has taught me somthing in the area of tarot especially that I am truly grateful for, then, it is my mentor and dearest friend Mi-Shell. I am so very grateful for all her guidance and support. My life is much brighter with her in it. Thank you Mi-Shell. 

 

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♥♥ Hummingbird!♥♥

Thank you !💞

You are doing GREAT with the readings and I am soooo proud of you!

🦉

 

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Oh well, I've made a start. And added a photo. Still a few cards I'm stuck on, but I hope I've kickstarted the process of interpreting them!

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ilweran, I hope you will find time and energy to write a little about your reading!♥

Since we are "deck sisters" and I know, how close to your heart the Anieth  Nature Tarot is, I was hoping to learn from your insights:)

I have gotten quite close to the deck and am continuing my explorations with the "Deck of the Week" group and the Moon reading circle here on the forum. I also want to post in the Anieth thread - or link to it......

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Thank you Mi-Shell. I think one problem I'm having is my head is so full of the Greenwood! When I look at other decks I basically see the GW cards.

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