Pagans are often accused of " worshiping " Stones
Or personifying the Water or Air
Or treating Fire like a living thing
And we do, but not how most people think :)
Pagans hold all things
To be Sacred
Earth upon which we walk
The Air we breathe
The Water we drink
The Fire what warms our home
And the Spirit that moves all things
that doesn't sound so terrible does it ?
It goes like this
only the planet on which we live
But the very substance from which we are made
is our Mother, She is Gaia,
She is The creator of all things
It is to she, We return when this bodies time is done
"Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust.." sound familiar ?
The very breath of life that determines the time we Live
is the Wind in our hair,
The playfulness of leaves at our feet,
The bringer of Rain and Storm in its time
"Every little breath I take, is a prayer to thee " heard it..?
The Heat of the Sun that allows all life on this planet to live
Fire to warm us, to cook our food, to cleanse our tools, To light our way
in the dark
and to Burn the body to ash When its time is done.
As the Fire burns on the altar of grace,
So does life goes on..."
Water which is the blood
Of all life, plant, animal or Man
sweet Water to drink, to cleanse the body,
To make the plants we eat grow ,
To bless the living and the dead
" Sister Rain, whose tears feed all the Peoples " Any Idea?
Essence of the soul,
The true nature of mankind,
The free ranging part of ourselves
That meets with the divine in grace.
"The Spirit transcends
to meet with the Maker of all things" ? ?
Every Religion in the world
Seems to think so
Why then, does it seem so strange to some
That We Pagans.... Also revere them ?
I have no answer why some think so. But it's something to think about :)
Earth of Matter
From which all things are Made
Fire of the Stars,
Which brings it to Life
Air that sustains Life
In the primal scream of Birth
water that allows Movement
Of Blood, Bone and Brain
Spirit that can see and appreciate it All..
most certainly for who but all the Gods/Goddesses
Could make such wonderful things
To make our universe a living thing
to them all, as the Great Mother
Gives us grace
So say I....
to Thee Brother Wind,
Whose breath I Breathe,
Whose breath blows on the waters of the World
To bring forth Life
to thee Father Fire,
Whose Flames warm the World
And Shine a Beacon into the great Beyond
to thee Sister Water,
Whose quite depths hold the secrets of the Universe
to the Spirit
That beholds all this and bows its head in Gratefulness