GAIA – Nurturing
“Earth Mother, Mother Goddess, Great Goddess, Terra Mater, and Gaia. In the Greek pantheon, this magnificent being was Earth personified as a goddess. Daughter of Chaos, she was the mother and wife of Uranus (heaven). It is her body that we walk upon every day, and the substance of our own bodies is the substance of hers. It’s from Gaia that we receive everything we need for survival, which she provides for us abundantly, nurturing our body, mind, and soul.”
“She nurtures our bodies by offering the fruit of the trees, the greens from the Earth, and the air that we breathe. She nurtures our minds through her awesome physical and dynamic beauty and, as depicted in this card, by the amazing colorfulness and diversity of the world she’s constantly creating and re-creating. She nurtures our souls by caressing us with her blessings each day and challenges us to be better humans through her response to our attentions and intentions.”
MESSAGE FOR YOU
“Receiving can be a sacred act if your intention is to honor Spirit. It is as holy as giving when performed with a humble and open heart. This is even truer when receiving much needed nurturing, so let others give to you. It may be a stretch to do so at times because of childhood conditioning, but that habit can be overcome. Your wounds can be healed. One way to achieve this is to nurture yourself, and allow others to nurture you.”
“Consider the actions you take that are self-nurturing. What comes to you mind when you really think about doing beneficial things for yourself? Set aside your ritualized habits and beliefs that restrict the pure act of allowing your body, heart, and soul to be nurtured. Lie on the Earth and ask Gaia to rock you in her bosom as you breathe with her and relax into her loving care.”
Remember that those who choose to continuously give with good intention and joy in their hearts always receive in kind; in one form or another even if in the most unexpected ways and at unplanned times throughout our lives. Just as those who allow themselves to receive from others, give a gift to themselves and to the other person; to create a sacred act of joy and thus fostering and nourishing a generous spirit in kind.
Today’s inspiration is from Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer.