Honoring the Elemental Powers

So honor the earth this Beltane, which is also our ancestor. Honor the Elemental Powers. Plant trees, nourish the soil, and feed the land. Go and pour out offerings to a local mountain spirit. Mountains are our memory keepers. Fight to keep destructive practices like fracking out of your area. Donate to wild life preservation organizations like The Big Sur Land Trust and Scenic Hudson. Recycle. Reweaving those threads doesn't start with the big, grand gestures. It happens little by little, small action and small commitment by small action and small commitment. It happens with all the simplicity and grace of planting a seed and having the fortitude to see it to flower.

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to talk about the Elemental Powers: earth, water, wind, fire, ice, mountains, and rivers (there are more, but we'll start here). I'm going to talk about how to honor them and all the lessons they have to teach. This is ancestor work too, and in the state of our world, as devastation of our own making pours into the oceans, taints our land, and threatens our environment, it's pretty damned crucial.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Gandhi

5/3/2011 4:00:00 AM
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    About Galina Krasskova
    The author of several books on the Northern Tradition, Galina Krasskova is a Heathen priest, shaman, and devotee of Odin. She blogs at Gangleri's Grove.
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