Grounding is a very important fundamental skill for practitioners of any path. Building on my informational post titled Grounding I would like to share an Intermediate Exercise. This Exercise will include a simple form of discursive meditation. The idea behind this form of meditation is to chew up your thoughts; basically recognize and organize them for future contemplation. In my Grounding article I introduced the idea of using the senses to reinforce this connection to the firm foundation of earth and the other elements. In Grounding we commonly imagine or visualize a cord coming from the Root Chakra or base of the spine, associated with the Element of Earth and pushing our excess energies, thoughts, and emotions down via the cord deep into the core of the Earth itself. What I would like to add today is a way to process that information (energies, thoughts, emotions) into a useful tool for self reflection and organization.
- Drink a simple glass of water to hydrate and reinforce the idea flowing.
- Get comfortable with good posture allowing your spine to be straight.
- Breathe; in a threefold manner; three seconds inhale, three hold, three exhale.
- Continuing with the power of Breath; Slowly pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, focus on what you notice with your five physical senses.
- Let stray thoughts and feelings flow down your spine, the cord, and deep into the core of the Earth.
- Continue this process for as long as you can, stopping when you can hold the focus for around 15 minutes.
- Drink Water
Please feel free to provide feedback on your experiences, and ask any questions that you may have.
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