Yesterday, for Valentine’s Day, Mark and I hiked along Lake Grapevine. It was a beautiful day, calm and serene, and we had a wonderful time. At the end of the hike, I had the idea to create a prayer rock.
To me, creating a prayer rock is putting the energy of a wish you have into an object as a kind of placeholder. Over time, whether you are currently thinking about your wish or not, the prayer rock is holding your intention for you. This is symbolic, of course, but intention is powerful, so if your intention is that creating a prayer rock is a meaningful and potent ritual, then it is. Intrigued? You can do whatever feels right to you, but to give you some ideas, here is what I do to create a prayer rock:
- First, find a place in nature that feels right to you. Look around for a rock that appeals to you and doesn’t mind being moved (some rocks like to stay where they are).
- Holding the rock in your hands, close your eyes, and feel the wishes you have for yourself and your life. Ask for help in making these wishes come true. You might also add, “I would like help manifesting this wish…or something even better!” Maybe the Universe has even bigger and better plans for you! Know that you will receive help in making your wishes a reality.
- Then, release your rock, knowing it will continue to hold the energy of your wishes and trusting that you will receive help making your wishes a reality. I like to place my rock at the base of a tree. I think of the tree as watching over my wish. Also, trees symbolize growth to me. You can do whatever feels right to you – throw your rock into the ocean, put it in a flower bed, etc.
That’s it! I love this ritual of creating a prayer rock, and I hope you do, too! If you decide to do this, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below (or write to me).
Sending you lots of love,
Melanie Jade 🙂
P.S. You can read about the first prayer rock I created in an old church ruin in Ireland in my post, Home from Honeymoon.