We are grateful for this wonderful contribution from Jessica Montana, LAc. She has graciously agreed to share a prayer ceremony that she performed at Haleakala Crater, at the mouth of the volcano in Haleakala National Park, before the grand opening of Green Medicine Maui, her holistic practice in Hawaii.
These beautiful words of humility, reverence, and wisdom can serve as a model for all healers who wish to ackowledge the mysterious nature of life, illness, and the return to health. In the end, we are not the ones who do the healing. Since we are but mere channels for any healing transformation that takes place, we must always be mindful of the true origins of the gifts that we have been given.
We thank Jessica for these inspired words of tribute to Aina, the Hawaiian equivalent of the land, our Mother Earth.
My gift to the Aina
powered by love
grounded in spiritual awareness
working with the laws and forces of nature
I ask permission from the sacred lands, keepers of the islands to bless this space and bless this medicine for the best and highest good of the community and to be in accordance with the new health care paradigm.
First, do no harm…
individualized health care for the individual
the purpose and main objective is to be more efffective.
A Green Perspective…
seeks to see the big picture: wholism
seeks to personalize each and every healing experience
is responsible medicine that supports the innate healing capacity
works with the spirit of cooperation
is grounded in spiritual awareness and ecological consciousness
I ask that I always know I am neither separate from nor superior to anyone. “Bless me into usefulness.” I pray that I benefit all who come in contact with me and help to transform the sufferings in their lives. I dedicate all my positive actions and spiritual practice to others welfare and their enlightenment.
Lead me to develop and master open minded loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity toward limitless living beings. Let these qualities be boundless and immeasurable.
Remind me to exchange myself for others putting myself in their place and having true deep compassion—as if their suffering was my suffering—and give them my happiness, well-being, and peace of mind.
Help me to perfect generosity, discipline, patience, endurance, diligence, concentration, and wisdom. Allow me to attract clients that 100% respect and honor the medicine, and who are receptive to love and responsible healing. Please protect me from lawsuit and any noxious energy that are not in my highest good.
Allow for endless hours and limitless possibilities and allow me to leave everyday more amazed at the progression and depth of healing. Let not a day go by I feel stressed or resistance to this work. Let god work through me everyday at every moment. I completely surrender and let the universe work out the details.
Jessica Montana, L.Ac. is the founder of Green Medicine Maui, located in the Hawaiian Islands. She takes a solution oriented approach to restoring homeostasis and uses a combination of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Massage, Emotional Release, and Nutritional Counseling to meet the needs of her clients. You can visit Green Medicine Maui at: www.greenmedicinemaui.com