Prayer for stability

by | Feb 23, 2011 | Rituals | 5 comments

The tide is lapping against the beach walls when I walk down there to make something in the sand. In my mind I relive the horrific scenes from the Christchurch earthquake. The sound of the water is soothing. So many lives have been lost, and the people of Christchurch have been shaken beyond their endurance.
On the other end of the beach I find a small strip of sand, and there I shape a mound. It expresses the nurturing, protecting and stabilising aspect of the Earth Mother, to counterbalance the fierce destructive aspect that she has just demonstrated so fully.

With this mound comes a prayer.
May all those who have been shaken find stability.
May the earth remain firm so the rescue workers can save people who are trapped.
May we all find stability and healing after times of shock and trauma.
May our loving prayers reach all those in need, and wrap around them.
May the healing power of nature restore balance.


  1. lifeonthecutoff

    Juliet, how beautifully you have expressed and prayed here. Your ability to connect with nature always inspires me, especially today with your post and the devastation in Christchurch. Thank you.

  2. juliet

    Thank you for being with us, heart to heart, at this time Penny, and for your kind words. It is so much appreciated.

  3. Joan

    This is such a beautiful prayer Juliet. It all feels so surreal, knowing the Christchurch as we knew it will never be the same, and her people suffering so much..

  4. Marilyn

    Yes, Juliet, may everyone in Christchurch, and their families and friends, be wrapped by loving prayer.

  5. Caeia March

    Caeia says : that she has just found this blog and is thinking of you as we approach spring equinox here in England. It is still terribly cold here but crocuses are in flower and the daffodils are growing strongly now. I send a prayer -at this time of equinox – to all those who have suffered the unbalancing and trauma of the earthquake – its disequilibrium and its associated experience of loss – of lives, structures, and continuity. I send my heartfelt wishes to you all in your beautiful islands. love Caeia x


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