Our reflection today is on rooting ourselves to the Earth.
If we look to Nature with regard to being rooted to the Earth, Trees are the most obvious place where we can see the benefits and power in being rooted.
When I began looking to Nature for guidance and insight into how we can live more purely as Spirit, the first tool I augmented was that of Grounding.
During the grounding practice, we would send a beam of light down into the Earth and then put the beam of light on ‘release’ which allows for energy within us, that we don’t need anymore, to release through the grounding chord.
I started to make a shift after I had done my New Year Meditation several years ago. When I do my New Year Meditation, I begin by looking at the Earth to see what she is working on, because as part of the macro/micro, whatever she is working on, we will be working on in our own way. So during this meditation, the Earth showed me taking back her energy and no longer providing for humanity without anything given back. As the weeks went on and I continued to practice grounding to the Earth, I was increasingly aware of the fact that this tool was one-sided and there was nothing that the Earth received from me during this process. That’s when I began playing with the idea of rooting to the Earth instead.
As with a tree, when we root ourselves, we send roots from our feet down into the Earth. Those roots act just like the roots of a tree act. They draw up support and they also send down support. They act as a channel of passive communication with all around the tree and they anchor the tree providing it a strong base from which to grow. But most importantly, the tree and the Earth work together. The Tree receives support and in rooting to the Earth, the soil under the tree is held in place.
When we root to the Earth we create a sense of safety in our bodies and a sense of strength. We draw up that strength of being rooted and we also strengthen the connection between Humanity and the Earth. We help to hold the vibration of the Earth.
When we root to the Earth, it can become an automatic process that loses its meaning. It’s important from time to time, to be very present with this practice and to notice what is happening with your roots.
Just as with a tree or a plant, shallow, spindly roots won’t support you very well. Or maybe you have a single root as opposed to a root system? What information can you draw from the way that your root system looks?
So that is what we are going to do during our reflection today. We are going to look at our root systems and see what we can take from that information and then we are going to bring our root system into present time and do a little clean up.
(Reflection then moved into an experiential process.)
Rev. Christine Agro’s Sunday Reflection for August 14, 2016