"I am centered and rooted in the sustenance of the Earth, and I will not abandon myself when I most need my own support."
As we enter this month of seasonal transition between the budding, bustling, new-growth of Spring and the expansive, magical, light-drenched days of Summer, we invite you to incorporate this meditation into your daily practice to help you remain grounded in your innate power, wisdom, and grace. Allow the Fire of Summer that is growing from the Wood of Spring to begin to transform you into your highest vision of self. The seeds you have planted are ready to offer their fullest state of glorious expression to the world.
As you read this become aware of the position of your feet. Are they planted firmly on the ground? If not take a moment now to do so. In order to attend to all the demands required of us we must find that grounded, still, present place within.
We invite you to take a deep full breath, feet planted firmly on the ground, and now exhale fully and deeply. Imagine a vast and intricate network of roots originating in your center, growing downward, traveling deep and wide into the Earth. Allow your soft, yet strong woody roots to embrace the alchemical fire deep within the core of the Earth. This is where the Wood element of Springtime dances with the Fire of Summer, enhancing one another in symbiosis and splendor.
Allow your next inhale to expand your roots even farther, strengthening your sense of security, stability, and oneness with the Earth. On your exhale, feel your body relax and release, and know that all is well in this moment. Feel your feet connected to the ground beneath you.
Repeat the following mantra to yourself, "I am centered and rooted in the sustenance of the Earth, and I will not abandon myself when I most need my own support." Check in with your body as you repeat these words. What are you aware of? Do you feel more centered, connected, and at ease? You can access this feeling at any time by tapping into your roots - they travel with you wherever you go. You are always connected.