I’ll keep this one short.
So I have just come back in from sitting in a tree and while I was out there, I realized, ‘Hey! This is my first time ever climbing a tree!’ Granted, the branches were pretty low but definitely sturdy enough for me to sit with relative comfort. It was pretty soothing to sit there, feeling the sun’s warmth on my skin, hearing the fountain in a neighbor’s yard, feeling the cool breeze as it came through, and feeling the steadiness of the tree supporting me. Fire, water, air, earth – all the elements were there, as well as spirit, once I asked my spiritual team to take the moment to be with me too out there.
Mostly though, I needed the moment to re-ground myself. I imagined that I was an extension of the branch I was on, connected to it so that through my root, I could reach into the tree, and with it go deep into the ground through its roots, down, down, down… grounding me deep in the earth. My mind has been up in the clouds with so many ideas of what I want to do, so many words that I want to get down, so many dreams of all the plans I have in store for the coming weeks, months, year… With all that higher energy and buzz, I needed to re-center, and sitting in a tree today, I did just that. For a few precious minutes, I could focus on being still and just being.
What keeps you grounded? I’d love to hear!