Earthing the Earthling

I’ve discovered that the best way for me to keep in the moment, to be present in my life is to stay earthed. I call it earthed because we are part of the earth, as much as trees, grass and oceans but when we live in our heads or our emotions, our energy gets stuck in parts of our body and it no longer flows from heaven through us into the earth and back up again. For me there are three types of earthing:

1.    Earthing with the earth – releasing my emotions to her, feeling her resonance, and aligning my heart beat with hers, so she can transform my emotions into something that can be useful because it’s all energy, only I attach meaning to them.

2.    Earthing my energy – getting out of my head and into my heart so I connect with my soul and purpose.

3.    Earthing my body – alkalising my body and releasing toxins so I increase my wellness and vitality.

How do I do this?

1.    Connecting with mother earth - spending at least 20 minutes a few times a week, preferably more, just connecting, so I have my bare feet on the earth and lie on the grass, I often do this after completing the beautiful bay walk that I love so much and in summer, swimming in clean oceans, my absolute joy.

2.    Daily deep breathing - getting my body comfortable, then deep, slow breathing, relaxing my body and being with myself. What happens is that emotions bubble up and I feel through them till they transform or release and I observe thoughts as they surface. Sometimes I experience emotions that I have stored so long that I no longer know their origin.

3.    Eating well, exercising and self-care – I find I focus on these more because it’s easy for me to let both drop. Social events and eating at other people’s homes can make it easy to relax on eating well. And I find the more I drink alcohol (I do love my red wine) or eat refined foods, the more I crave them, yet I feel so much better when I keep them at a minimum and maintain a healthy life style. While I enjoy a range of foods, I make sure to include green smoothies, spirulina and lots of organic vegetables in my daily diet. I also exercise to release toxins and stress, although I work at keeping motivated. I’m a Pilates girl and am getting back to yoga. And I adore cooking good food and taking long, slow magnesium, epsom salt and lavender baths to clear out old energy. I detox my home with chemical free cleaners, bells, incense/smudging, Reiki, the laughter of friends and family and playing with my cat. I also practice what David Wolfe and Lars Gustafsson suggest, only putting on my skin and hair things that I would be willing to put in my body. I’m not fully there, but getting there.

My way is not for everyone, we each need to find what works for us. But I like to know what other earthlings do, so I can learn and in sharing my earthing rituals, I hope it may be useful for some of you who also expand your learning through sharing.

Gratitude, your shining crystal of light.

As many of you know, nature is full of fractals, never ending patterns of chaos and symmetry. For example, every leaf is symmetrical yet slightly different to any other leaf. And no matter how deep you go into a fractal pattern, the same level of detail exists. You can find fractals everywhere, in rivers, plants, clouds and us. We are part of the earth, we are each a reflection of each other and of the whole, yet unique. Depak Chopra tells us the trees are our lungs, the rivers our circulation, the air our breath and the earth our body.

So when we want to make a change in our lives, how do we change the pattern we want to replace? Our personal patterns are fractal in nature, the wars within reflect in the wars of our world, our negative thoughts draw us to focus on negative experiences. Masaru Emoto beautifully illustrates it in his studies on water crystals. He froze water from different sources around the world and photographed them through a special microscope to find water from clean sources created brilliant, complex symmetric crystals while polluted water formed asymmetrical, lacklustre shapes. He then experimented with exposing water to music and words before freezing it. He found words such as “hate” formed irregular, dull crystals while “love” created vibrant, balanced crystals. The earth, we and our brains are all 70% water, so it stands to reason that it is possible to heal the earth and ourselves through our minds. The way we do this is to connect with our own light so we can use it to crystalise our intention. We do this through gratitude. By focusing every day, for just a few minutes, on what we are grateful for, we fill ourselves with light. Light attracts light. Emoto explains it more eloquently:

Love tends to be a more active energy, the act of giving oneself unconditionally. By contrast, gratitude is a more passive energy, a feeling that results from having been given something. What the world needs now is gratitude.

We must begin by learning what it means to have enough…to feel gratitude for having been born on a planet so rich in nature and gratitude for the water that makes our life possible.  If you open your eyes you will see that the world is full of so much that deserves our gratitude. When you have become the embodiment of gratitude, think about how pure the water that fills your body will be. When this happens, you, yourself will be a beautiful shining crystal of light.

 – Dr. Masaru Emoto from “Messages from Water”

Emotions are fluid messengers of thought that can bring us back to the now.

 Hi everyone! I picked a card for us with the intention of sharing something we can reflect on over the next little while. The Four of Water jumped out. It’s a wonderful reminder that our emotions are fluid messengers of our thoughts that can bring us back to now. But when we believe that our emotions are our truth, we can attach to them and reduce our ability to be fully present. We either chase the “positive” emotions or run from the “negative” ones, instead of letting them flow and transform. But how do we let go?

1.    Observe – When you have a feeling that is unhelpful, observe it. Where is it sitting in your body? Which situation is it attached to? What is the thought causing it?

2.    Detach – What happens when you stop believing the thought that is causing it? The thought is only a thought, it is not the experience itself. It is a thought about the experience. Let go of the thought and see how the experience becomes neutral.

3.    Transform – Now focus back to the present, where all your power to create and change lies. What do you choose for yourself in the now?

I make it sound easy. For me it is an ongoing learning that gets easier as I find myself increasingly present in my life, my now.

Angel Tarot Card Deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine