Gaia is often seen as the Divine-embodiment of the Earth that we live upon and is known within the Greek Pantheon to be that of Mother Earth. She is often depicted as a serene motherly figure with long flowing hair and a dress that shifts and shimmers through the colours of the Seasons.
Being known as Mother Earth, Gaia helps all who call upon her for help in regard to ensuring that our everyday needs are taken care of. She does this as any caring mother would by helping to tend to all of those who live upon her physical body. Through the animals that are nourished by her and the vegetables grown by her and the water that flows, she ensures that humanity is taken care of.
Gaia even helps to provide humanity with shelter through the caves that are formed across the Earth as well as the trees that grow so that houses may be built from such materials. Though such help is often taken for granted by humanity and as such, much of the Earth tends to be pillaged and stripped bare of its natural resources. There is an argument put forward by some that nature will simply adapt and that it is humanity’s right to do what they wish with the Earth – for it is written:
‘God blessed them (humanity), and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”’ – Genesis 1 : 28 (NRSV)
A somewhat inflated excuse for what the world has become, but all is not lost. Humanity is at a turning point where Gaia can still be healed and helped to be fruitful and flourish more than ever. This can be done through prayer and sending healing to Earth so that Gaia may once again be able to fulfil the needs of all. All that she asks, is that humanity helps her through prayer and moving towards that of sustainable living – both of which, are up to each individual to do.
Whilst Gaia holds each of her roles close to her heart, she respects everyone’s Free Will and as such will not act unless one asks for the help. Nor will she directly ask for help, for it is up to the individual to see her pain and act accordingly. As such, a prayer is an ideal way to either ask for her and God’s help, or even to ask for God’s help in healing the Earth. An example of a prayer that can be utilised is for personal help is:
‘Dearest God and Gaia, I ask that you continue to bless myself and my family with all of the food, water and, shelter that we need. For this I give thanks. Amen.’
A simple, yet very effective in bringing forth their assistance and help. Though it is very important to always remember to give thanks for all that they do. An example of a prayer that can be utilised for the healing of the Earth and Gaia is:
‘Dearest God, I ask that you send your legions of mighty healing angels to go deep within the Earth and heal this beloved planet from the inside out so that Gaia may continue to sustain all of humanity. I ask this as one of your creations, so that your great creation, that is the Earth, may continue to flourish and thrive well into the future. I trust that this shall be so. For this, I give thanks. Amen.’
With such help being bestowed upon the individual and the planet, it is easy to trust and know that God and Gaia will help anyone and everyone at their times of need. This is especially the case for planetary healing and the needs of individuals being taken care of. It is also a good thing to stop every now and then and give thanks to God and Gaia for all the help they give.