Ceremony is a conscious act of connecting to the vast web of life. We express gratitude for this connection as we partner with all our relations and move into deep communion, finding our common union, with Nature Consciousness.” 
— Pamela Montgomery

Ceremony and Nature Consciousness

As we take part in Earth-honoring ceremonies, we find we are guided into appropriate, effective action on behalf of Nature. At the same time, the intentions and gestures of the ceremony activate beneficial responses in the seen and unseen worlds—the ceremony itself becomes sacred activism. 

This loving act of ceremony creates the opening to experience our unique human identity as caretakers of life on Mother Earth. Ceremonies with nature are the sacred seeds of healing and nourishment for Mother Earth and can help to bring balance where it is needed.


Nature Gratitude

Twice yearly, we organize and offer instruction for Nature Gratitude Ceremonies. Each time O.N.E. offers a ceremony to be shared by our global community we wait, listen, feel, and look at what is moving in commonality and what wants to be expressed in co-creation with nature. The weavings are exquisite, perfect and sometimes (often) unexpected.

We invite you to join us by holding Gratitude Ceremony of your own, either in connection with larger O.N.E. community or anytime within your community of nature. Below are more detailed instructions and invitations for ceremony honoring Mother Earth and her many expressions. For announcements of our synchronized ceremonies, please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page.


Guidance For Your Own Ceremony

Though a ceremony needs a form, and forms that are repeated over time gain power, you will find that a spirit of spontaneity and playfulness is also welcome. Maybe you will be moved to dance or drum or sing. The spirits of nature are fed by happiness and beauty! To see the illustrations more fully, click the images below.


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Resources

Joanna Macy’s essay on Council of All beings

Earth Prayers: 365 Prayers, Poems, and invocations from around the world. Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon, 2009

Thinking Like a Mountain, Towards a Council of All Beings, by John Seed, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming, Arne Ness

Partner Earth; A Spiritual Ecology, By Pam Montgomery 1997

Sacred Plant Initiations by Carole Guyett 2015

Explore Earth Rights or Earth Writes