If you find yourself in a heateddiscussionwith your ego off on a crash flight, try imagining your grounding cord planted in the earth with Gaia swinging from it. Not only will the image return you to presence, but if you dress her quite outlandishly, the chuckle it evokes may change your mood!
Grab on Gaia
To the grounding cord
Of my being.
Hold fast, swinging in circles
That pull me
Rooting me in the fertile compost
Of your faithful mystery.
So much is too much when it happens within a tight time frame. When I caught myself sitting still in a stare choking on emerging emotions I pushed my body out to the earth. The ritual that brought relief to my ragged soul follows. I hope you will also find it helpful.
SPIRITUAL PRACTICE TO RELEASE AND RECHARGE ENERGY
Sit with feet planted firmly on the ground and breathe naturally while you gradually take in your surroundings (“Wherever you are be the soul of that place.”- Rumi)
Imagine that a cord stretches from the base of your spine down into the earth acting as a channel through which all accumulated unwanted energy passes into the earth where it can be reconstituted and positively recharged. With each deep exhale send this energy downward until it no longer has a hold on you.
As you gather this unwanted energy from your body let your prayer be this or something else meaningful to you:
Divine spirit moving in the universe, I release this energy into the earth.
You will know that this energy has left your body when it feels lighter and less dense.
Now imagine that a second cord extends from the base of your spine into the earth; its purpose is to carry positive energy from the earth into your body. With each deep inhale bring healing energy into every part of your body.
As you gather healing earth energy into your body let your prayer be this or something else meaningful to you:
Divine spirit, let this energy awaken me and flow through me to others for our greatest good.
When you feel balanced and grounded slowly bring your consciousness back to present time and place. Know that you may feel a little spacey, so move slowly and intentionally.