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Tree Meditation to Ground

Tree Meditation to Ground

Imagine you are a tree. Send your roots down deep and wide into the Earth. Feel the stability it gives you as you pull up Earth Energy through your whole body to ground you further. Feel the dark, rich, fertile Earth Energy give you density and belonging and connection to home.

Imagine your Life Force Energy, your unique personal energy, fills your trunk, limbs, branches, and out into the newest leaves. As it moves up, anything that is not yours to carry can flow back down into the Earth, where it will be converted to usable energy.


Feel the sun warming you, the sky around you, the birds in your branches, and the ground holding you up. Notice that you are not rigid, but move in the wind. Breathe here for a bit, slow belly breaths. Breathe out 1-2-3-4-5-6. Pause. And in 1-2-3-4-5-6. Pause. And repeat.

Feel you as a tree exchanging molecules with the sky and nutrients with the ground.

Now stand strong, connected and full of your own energy.

Go forth!


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Healing Quotes

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke