“May the sky not fall,
May the sea not burst its bounds,
May the land not open beneath me,
So long as I keep my oath.”
The earth is the home of all life. She has three realms, which are necessary for life.
the Sky, the Sea, and the Land.
We stand firmly upon the land.
It is our foundation. It is always beneath us.
The earth grows our food so we may eat
and the trees make oxygen so than we may breathe.
The land is the mid realm that we share with the Nature Spirits.
The sea always surrounds us.
All things need water to live. Water flows in an endless cycle.
All life began in the sea. The sea is the underground realm, home of the Ancestors.
The sky stretches out over land and sea.
The atmosphere of the earth contains oxygen so that we can breathe.
Above the atmosphere,
The sun, moon, and stars all influence life on earth.
Without the sun, we would not be here.
The moon rules the flow of the tides, the rhythms of life,
And lights the sky at night.
The sky is the upper realm, home to the shining deities.
So when we say a blessing, prayer, or meditation of the Three Realms, we connect with the sacredness of all life. We imagine ourselves to be like sacred trees; our roots reaching through the land realm to the underground waters that flow to the sea, our trunk holding strong and steady in the mid realm, and our branches reaching up into the shining sky realm.
The triskele is a symbol that helps us remember that we are all part of the Three Realms. It has three spirals or arms. Imagine each of these is one of the Three Realms.