Mental Health

A Visual Meditation: One Mind. One Heart. One in Gratitude.

by Victoria Clarice Anderson

The Creator. Holy Spirit. Great Spirit. Elohim. We abound in gratitude for all gifts of the earth. Thank you for all the love that surrounds us. Thank you for giving us what we need. In everything, in all circumstances, we give thanks for it is the will of the creator concerning us. One mind, one heart, one in gratitude.

We hope this meditation calls us to be present with a gracious and grateful heart as we enter this season of Advent.

 

Audio transcription:

THE PEOPLE

We bring together our minds in harmony to give greetings of gratitude to the elements which balance our being and becoming.

One mind, one heart, one in gratitude.

THE WATERS

Streams, rivers, oceans, waterfalls, rains and mists, life-filling quencher of thirst and gift to all that grow and exist.

One mind, one heart, one in gratitude.

THE PLANTS THE FOOD THE HERBS

You heal in your many forms, food or herbal. We remember that the seeds of your sustenance sustain our survival. We respect your ability to honor and heal.

One mind, one heart, one in gratitude.

THE WINDS

Messenger of strength, director of seasons, conductor of the collective air we share, refill our lungs and refresh our land, renew and purify us again.

One mind, one heart, one in gratitude.

THE SUN

Dawning daily the sun traverses the sky from east to west, bringing the light of a new day. A source of great fire, brightness and life.

One mind, one heart, one in gratitude.

THE MOON

Great measurer of time and governor of tide.

Watchful eye over the sky before and after the light is nigh.

One mind, one heart, one in gratitude.

THE CREATOR

The Creator. Holy Spirit. Great Spirit. Elohim. We abound in gratitude for all gifts of the earth. Thank you for all the love that surrounds us. Thank you for giving us what we need. In everything, in all circumstances, we give thanks for it is the will of the creator concerning us.

One mind, one heart, one in gratitude.


This original prayer was inspired by and adapted from:

  • Thessalonians 5:18
  • the Iroquois Thanksgiving Address “Ohenton Kariwahtekwen” – Greetings to the natural world.

 

 

 

 

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