Last Modified on Jul 03, 2013
Grandfather Rolling Thunder
"This is the Earth, healed again, growing green and blue. I want you to remember this exactly as it is, and then go and tell the people that if enough of us hold this image in their minds, we can heal the Earth and make it like it was a long time ago."
Prayers to Heal the Earth
In 1997, shortly before his passing, Grandfather Rolling Thunder, the beloved Cherokee Medicine Elder, gave the above instructions to one of his students, Sun Eagle. In following Grandfather's words, we invite people of all races and spiritual denominations to join us in sending prayers of healing to the Earth.
Reader Feedback - Thank You!
08/16/2011: Anon from Oakland, Ca: "When I prayed and concentrated on the globe, it was like a joyous spirit took over me. This is a good prayer to remember because it reminds us that the earth needs healing just like we need healing."
01/12/2010: Lorraine from Sedona, AZ: "My prayers to the Divine Mother who has an aura extending from the earth to the sun goes on daily and includes all Nature Forces. In their way they acknowledge my concerns for the earth to survive and become a sacred planet. AUM SHANTI."
03/22/2009: Thermopolis from WY: "It is refreshing and hope-filled to discover this prayer on the internet and know that it is being passed on so that our beloved Mother Earth may heal from our hearts to counteract the destruction of our hands..."
03/21/2008: Standing Bear from Marion, Kentucky: "Osiyo! RT put my feet firmly on the medicine path years ago. He was a great inspiration in my life, and was able to clarify complex issues. He passed too early. The experiences I had with him and because of him would sound like X-Files or a Castaneda novel. What I most remember is him telling me that I would live to see the day when Native American traditional wisdom and worldview was respected once again. The fact that so many now take "Gaia Theory" for granted, and even the most jaded bureaucrat sees global warming as everybody's concern fulfills his forecast. Wado!"
Barbara from Yorba Linda, CA: "Whether we pray and/or meditate, it doesn't really matter. But it is a fact our Mother Earth (and her creatures--including us individually and collectively) needs to heal. Peace and love to all my siblings of humanity."
Anna from Salem, Oregon: "It is so inspirational to hear people praising the earth and all who inhabit her! I feel so positive and want to spread love everywhere. Everyday is a blessing, lets give thanks! Respecting mother nature allows us to see deep inside and reflect the same love for oursleves, for WE ARE ALL ONE in this invisible divide ~NAMASTE~"
Alexandra from Boca Raton, FL: "Thank you for your image and prayer... I will keep the beautiful image in the palms of my hands. How precious! May Rolling Thunder's teachings be learned and taught and passed on to all in every step we take. May his energy and healings continue to bless us. Thank you Great Spirit!"
Danny from Yuba City, California: "Nearly finished with the Rolling Thunder book by Doug Boyd. I have always been respectful to this Earth and people. and reading the book has made me feel a little closer to Rolling Thunder. I will do more than hold that image, I will live by it."
Donna from UK: "I am given this image regularly in my meditations, with the feeling of humanity living together, interconnected, so nice to see the image in print and to find out that a cherokee medicine elder gave these instuctions to his students. If everyone were to hold this vision for healing humanity & earth would be a better place."
Ray from London, England: "With practice, I will get better at holding the image. It's something I will definitely do again to help conteract all the doom and gloom people talk about - This offers the glimmer of hope that a lot of us are looking for - Thanks Keep up the good work."
Ahmad from Calgary, Alberta, Canada : "We are but traverlers through this world. We must keep its path clean and clear for generations to come. The beacon of hope and guidance is in our hands."
Nicole from Indiana: "It's time to manifest a new reality... and it's as easy as the thoughts you have. Be careful, conscientious, and disciplined with your thoughts, for they are real... Peace out....xoxo"
Danell from Jefferson, Louisiana, USA: "Everyone has to do their part in healing this Earth. I want this Earth to be here for my Grandchildren. My family only has one Grandchild at present. I want this Earth to be livable and growing for her."
Cynthia from Hartsville TN USA: "Osiyo, Mother Earth must be protected she gives to us what we give to her... If we care for her she will take care of us!!"
Scott from Austin, Texas: "My great great grandfather lived with the Cherokee a long time ago. I believe his entire life revolved around what he learned there. He practiced natural medicine even though he was trained in traditional medicine. I often feel his presence when I strive to understand my place in this world and its people. I pray that the Earth will indeed be healed and made whole again with green lands and blue water and clear, fresh air."