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,