8th Week of Summer, Goddess of the week
This article is part of the Goddesses for Every Season Journey I have decided to take and I am following the book Goddesses for Every Season by Nancy Blair. A year long Journey to meet a different Goddess a week.
Gaia is the ancestral Mother of all. She is life its self. She is the soul of the Earth, giving life and nourishment to all, the animals, plants, people. All her children. She is a mother, nurturer, giver of life, protector. We come from her and then we go back to her when we die. She has many names, Gaia from the Greeks, PachaMama to the Incas to name a couple. She is the first Goddess, the primeval one, the creator of all life.
In Greek mythology there was Chaos, energy waiting to take form. Gaia came along and out of the Chaos created the Earth. She became the Earth, forming the landscape, giving birth to the plants and animals. She longed for love and so created the Sky, who she mated with creating many, Time, the Fates, the Muses and the oceans, to name a few. Gaia is considered the primeval Mother of all Gods and life itself.
Gaia will help you as a loving Mother, call on her when ever you need help or advice and she will answer. Loving and gentle,, she will comfort you in your time of need.
All but especially Greens & Browns.
Earth, Pregnant Goddesses, Fruits, Trees, Plants
All, as they come from the Gaia, but especially Prehnite, Aragonite & Amber
All as they come from Gaia, I especially like Patchouli, Rose, Geranium or woodsy smells.
Meditation to connect with Gaia
Sir or lie down somewhere comfortable and undisturbed. Light some incense, maybe a candle and close your eyes. Take three deep breaths and relax. Hold your intention in connecting to Gaia. You could say this in your head three times, ‘My intention is to connect with Gaia.’
Imagine you are in a forest, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing. You can smell the earthy smell of trees and leaves. The trees are in full bloom with green leaves and there are flowers and grasses in parts. You notice a path in front of you and you start to walk it. Notice what you see when walking this path.
You eventually come to a big Oak tree and with a door way. You decide to enter it. It is dark and cool inside but you can see just about and there is a stairway going down. You walk down the stairs, going deeper and deeper into the earth. Deeper and deeper. You arrive at another door and this time knock. A voice says ‘Enter’ so you open the door and go through.
You are standing in a round room. Its dark but there is light coming from the ceiling in parts. Natural light. You can see you are deep under ground. You also hear running water coming from somewhere. You have a look around. What else do you see?
You then hear the voice again ‘Welcome dear child, I am Gaia.’ You turn around and there she is. She has a loving look on her face and you feel the warmth radiating from her making you feel comfortable. You say hello and start a conversation with her.
Once you have finished your conversation, you thank Gaia and leave, through the door you came, going back up the stairs and into the forest through the Oak tree. Taking three breaths, you come back into the room.
Write down your experience. What was Gaia like? What message did she have for you? Did she answer your questions? What did she look like?
My Journey with Gaia
I listened to drumming again instead of drumming myself. I went through the Oak tree as I normally do and met my power animal. We went down into the earth and then jumped through a hole in the ground. Falling deeper and deeper into the earth. We tumbled out of a tree and into a field. There was a path and we followed this to a cave where we entered and Gaia was there. She said ‘I am Gaia, I am the great mother of all. I am the womb of all creation. My caves are my Womb, I am the oceans and the rivers, I am the blood that runs through your veins. I will protect and look after you.’ I then asked if she had a message for me. She said ‘Be you, just be you. Heal the world through healing yourself, looking after yourself, your family and Nature. Heal the world through your healings, helping others.’ She then took me out to the forest and showed me the trees and animals came gathering around her. We spent some time there and then she said she was here when I needed her and left.
Gaia is Nature herself and was warm and loving. She is there for us all when ever we need her and all we have to do is call on her. Step into nature and she is there all around. Feel her, breathe the air around you, smell her scents. Listen to the winds, the trees and the animals. They all have messages for you to hear, all you need to do is listen.
I hope you found this information helpful for your connection with Gaia. If you would like to have more information I have listed at the bottom a list of resources for you to read.
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Love & Light
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