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Sometimes when our lives are busy, or when we are stressed or nervous, we begin to feel scattered or “ungrounded.” Sometimes when we are focusing our attention on spiritual things, we may feel “out in space” or disconnected from our physical reality.

This “grounding” meditation strengthens our connection to the earth, so we are solidly anchored and nourished by the earth as we go about our day to day activities. Being aware of our solid connection to the earth allows us freedom to soar in our hearts and minds and spirits.

The grounding meditation:
And now as you adjust so that you are in a comfortable position, begin to notice your breathing. Breathing in and breathing out…

And as you are breathing in, imagine that you are breathing in light. Imagine that this light is flowing in and through your system and out through the bottom of your feet… And as you breathe out, imagine that you are breathing out anything that is not necessary at this time, just letting it go easily and gently. Imagine that angels and beings of light are whisking away whatever you are breathing out, and taking it someplace where it can do good…
Just continue to be aware that you are breathing in light and breathing out anything that is not useful at this time…

As you continue in a very relaxed way to breathe in light and breathe out anything that is not useful at this time, imagine that there is an energy field that you are part of – an energy field around your body. This is your own energy field. Just be aware of your energy field…

And now imagine that you can open your energy field at the bottom. And as you open your energy field at the bottom imagine that wonderful earth energy is rising up… Imagine that you can feel earth energy rising up through the bottom of your feet… up through your ankles and calves… earth energy rising up through your knees and thighs… up through your pelvic area… earth energy flowing up through your abdomen and lower back… rising up through your hands and arms… Imagine earth energy is flowing up through your chest and back… up through your shoulders and neck, chin, jaw, face… earth energy flowing up through your scalp…

This earth energy flows up and up over the top of your head and flows back down to the earth… You have a continuous flow of energy from the earth, flowing up through your body and up through all the layers and levels of energy around your body and then spilling over and flowing back down to the earth endlessly – an infinite flow of earth energy…And now continue to breathe gently and easily and continue to allow beautiful earth energy in through the bottom of your energy field, flowing up and over and flowing back down to the centre of the earth…

And now as you continue to allow earth energy to flow through you, imagine that there is a cord that goes down, extending down from the base of your spine and extending down from the bottom of your feet… Imagine that you are following the path of this cord as it goes into the earth… Imagine this cord continuing to travel down through the soil, through layers and levels of rock, perhaps through underground rivers, through minerals, quartz, until the cord continues downward into the areas where the rock is beginning to be softer… Imagine that in the absolute molten centre of the earth, the core of the earth, that is where your cord is anchored…

Know that this cord helps to keep you solidly anchored, connected to the beautiful planet earth. As you go about your daily business, whatever you are doing, imagine that this cord keeps you solidly connected to the earth so your heart and your mind and your spirit can soar and you will still be solidly anchored and grounded in the planet earth…

And now imagine that the root of your energy field, this cord that goes down to the centre of the earth, is like the root of a plant with a big tap root centre that goes down to the centre of the earth. And then imagine that this root begins to spread out branches, so it is more and more solidly anchored and grounded in the earth. Imagine the cord is like the root of a plant spreading out, going further and further, moving its way perhaps through underground rivers, seeking out perhaps a river of diamonds and following that along, through layers and levels of the earth. So the cord branches out in all directions, downward, forward and backward, side to side and so you have roots that extend throughout the entire planet earth…

And now be aware that these roots flowing down from you into the earth, these wonderful roots not only keep you solidly connected and grounded in our earth, but they also, like the roots of the plant, bring in the nutrients and nourishment from the wonderful energy of planet earth… You might be able to feel yourself with this wonderful rootedness in the earth opening to the beautiful energy of our earth. This is the energy that grows plants, the energy that provides food. This is beautiful life-giving earth energy that nurtures and nourishes and gives life to the creatures of the earth and the creatures of the sea and the creatures of the land and the creatures of the air…

And once again imagine this extensive root system – your root system – is grounding and connecting you to the earth. Your root system not only keeps you solid and anchored and secure and stable but this wonderful root system also allows you to bring in all the aspects of life-giving earth energy that keep you healthy and keep you nourished and keep you nurtured…

And once again see if you can feel the earth energy being absorbed by osmosis by the extensive root system that you have into the earth. Feel the earth energy rising up through your feet and legs, rising up through your entire energy field, and this wonderful energy spilling out and overflowing and going back down to the center of the earth… Feel this wonderful space of being solidly grounded in the earth. Know that you are solidly grounded in the earth and you are nourished and supported by the earth…

You are able to enjoy this physical existence and also, solidly grounded in the earth, you are free to soar with your heart and mind and spirit… You have the ability to soar into limitless places, knowing that you are grounded in the earth so it is safe to explore wherever you want to go. You have roots and they make it safe for you to have wings. So wherever you may explore, wherever you may fly, you will always be able to come back into this body, into this earth plane, into this third dimension where your spiritual being is here to have a physical experience solidly grounded in the earth…

Continue to savour this wonderful energy that flows from the earth. See if you can feel it moving through different parts of your body, moving through your emotional energy, moving through your mental energy, moving through your spirit. See if you can feel your spirit welcoming the opportunity to experience earth energy. Think of all the beautiful places in the earth, and the beautiful kinds of energy that you have experienced. All of that and more is infinitely available to you. You are able to draw it in through this wonderful root system that you have – grounding and centering in the planet earth…

In this place of being securely grounded in the earth, know also that your heart and mind and spirit are connected to the cosmos and all that is. This enables you to be open to infinite cosmic love. This infinite cosmic love flows into your energy field and down to the centre of the earth, mixing and mingling with the beautiful earth energy, so that truly in your magnificent human form, while you are a creature of the earth you are also a creature of the cosmos…

So just savour for a few moments, this place of perfect harmony, solidly grounded in the earth, open to receive the life-giving energy of planet earth, and open to receive infinite cosmic love…
In this solidly grounded state, be ready now to begin to come back into your regular consciousness. Know that as you go about your activities of this day or as you sleep, whatever is your next activity or your next state of being, know that you can do whatever you wish to do, you can be whatever you wish to be, you can go wherever you wish to go, because you are solidly grounded in the earth and open to accept all the nourishing energy from our beautiful planet…

And whenever you are ready, continue to feel the flow of earth energy through your system and come back into your regular awareness. Again focusing on your breathing – breathing in and breathing out. Breathing in light, breathing out anything that is not useful right now. Continue to keep this awareness of how solidly grounded you are… And whenever you are ready, come back to your regular consciousness, relaxed and refreshed and grounded and ready for the next activity…

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