Meditation for Grounding art print
Hola gorgeous souls!
It’s been a lovely few days of organising my upcoming Day of Delight retreat ~ I’m so excited to be doing this, and am looking forward to connecting with all the beautiful women who are attending. There are spaces still available, so let me know if you’d like to be a part of the sublime day.
Speaking of retreats, the above is a new art print I’ve created – like a mini retreat reminder. I wanted to create a print that leads you through my favourite method of grounding and centering. It is the meditation I use in circles and retreats, and I wanted to offer it so others may use it in their spiritual practices as well.
A little explanation of grounding if you’re not quite sure what it means.
So often we can get caught up in our heads with thoughts and our heart and belly regions with so many feelings and meditations. Without balance, we can feel swept away by our emotions and stuck in a whirlpool of thoughts. We feel headsy, flighty, head-achy, overwhelmed, breathless and uncentered.
Grounding brings our heads, hearts and bellies in alignment with our feet and our connection to the Earth. The Earth is where we come from, where we are born from, and it is what connects us with our home, each other and the natural healing energies of nature. In this meditation, we ground to balance ourselves, bring ourselves into the present and receive the healing energy of the Earth.
I can best explain grounding by telling my experience of grounding.
Before I ground myself, I can feel fidgety, distracted and disconnected. My head is aswim with thoughts and my body is filled with so many lost, unreleased emotions that I feel stale and stuck. I go outside, place my hands on Mother Earth, and I begin to breathe. I do my meditation, and there becomes a place of stillness. A whisp of wind brushes my cheeks, lifting the ends of my hair. A bird flies past, and I smile. Tenderly, I fall back in love with myself. Gently, I remember who I am: a beautiful being, as much a part of this earth as a waterfall, a forest song or a thin reed of grass. I become whole again, as I remember the Earth is my home. I become balanced, uniting thought and feeling with knowing.
These are the sacred moments I wish to share with you. I wanted to offer this to you as a tool for your medicine bag, a pathway for remembering the divine in you.
The Meditation for Grounding poster is available in my Etsy store. (http://goddessofleonie.etsy.com)
With love, spirit and joy,
I’m so excited to announce the Day of Delight : a one day retreat. I wanted to create something like a day spa for the soul… a day to create, meditate, laugh, dream and connect with other women. The Day of Delight is being held on the beautiful Ingelara Retreat – filled with lakes, mountains, creeks and fields.
Check out more information on my Retreats & Workshops page.
It would be so divine to see you there!
With love, light and laughter,
Just for fun… a highly scientific dissection illustration of my art desk a couple of weeks ago. Resplendent with scraps of paper, glitter & rainbow beanie.
We spent the morning eating churros and spiced cider at the markets… My sweet love is napping behind me. He is the God of Sunday Afternoon Naps.
I’m off to finish up some new prints as well as a custom Soul Story commission. I can’t say enough just how much I love colours dancing on the page, and painting every woman as a Goddess. It’s like blue skies and adventure roadtrips and slumber parties and heavenly summers to the soul. I’ll be showing off the new prints this week 🙂
Wishing you simple and delicious delights today and always.
love, light and laughter,
I’m about to send out a new Goddess Leonie Joy eletter with all the latest gorgeous news from Goddess-Land including art, soul stories and upcoming retreats (OOOH!).
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A Fabulous Friday is on its way… which means Leonie and Charlie-Dog in the studio dreaming up all kinds of new miracles.
Below are some gorgeous pics that one of my favourite art clients Christine sent me. She bought a couple of my artworks a couple of years ago, then proceeded to remodel her whole kitchen around them, including repainting all the walls a colour that would match and painting borders with butterflies around the artworks. How Goddess Fabulous is THAT? She sent me some photos of her divine abode to share the joy, including a photo of one of her infamous tea parties under the artworks in her kitchen nook. Christine’s just bought a set of my prints to help re-decorate her daughter’s room with… as I said, she’s one of my favourites! 🙂
Wishing you all the most beautiful day…
in love, light and laughter,
“In your soul
there is a bird
that longs to fly…
your arms speaks of
winds beneath them,
your heart knows of sweet lands
and the journeys through them…
you are an angel in disguise.”
– I want to fly print available in my Etsy store