I love feeling the earth underneath my feet & feeling rooted to its loving, powerful, supportive energy.
Sometimes I think we forget how supported we really are; we feel as if we don’t have “enough.” Enough money. Enough time. Enough energy. Enough emotional connection. Enough guidance. Enough love. Enough ability. But in actuality, the truth remains: God is always supporting us. We live in an infinitely abundant, giving, loving cosmos that has been created to support us.
If everything you had was stripped away and you were left with no money, no job, no friends or family, no resources, nothing… you would still be grounded in something greater than all those transient, lovely things. You would still have God’s unwavering support. And you would re-build, because you are strong. You would create a new world filled with ever more magic than the world you left behind. You have that power, and the Universe supports you. Remember that when you’re feeling insecure.
I practice the following meditation when I need to remind myself how “rooted” and stable I am, regardless of who is/isn’t in my life, how much is/isn’t in my bank account, and how clear the future is/isn’t appearing to me.
The Potato Meditation
Bake a Sweet Potato
Or fry it up with some delicious oil & spices. Let every aspect of preparation be a form of meditation in itself. Don’t let your mind wander. Don’t multi-task. Love that potato as you’re cooking it! Feel its earthly texture in your hand. Admire its reddish skin and vibrant orange insides (its color is similar to your root and sacral chakras.) Thank the potato for the nourishment it is about to provide for you. It is here to support you!
Sit in Meditation before you Eat
After you’ve prepared your dish, or while you’re waiting for the potato to bake, sit comfortably and say the following to yourself: “I am rooted. I have everything I need. I create my own abundance. I am fully supported.” You may wish to repeat the mantra several times. Feel the truth of the words as you are saying them. This is the most important part of the meditation (the feeling) so enjoy infusing yourself with this healing mantra.
Eat in Peace
Now is time to enjoy the delicious potato that the earth has offered up for you… and you get to do so while knowing that everything in this Universe is unfolding in your favor. You are exactly where you need to be. You are loved. You are supported. You are strong.
In the picture above are some easy to find, inexpensive, grounding spices: cinnamon, turmeric, and sea salt. The grounding smells in the first picture on this page are: forest (cedar, pine, fir, etc.), spicy apple, palo santo (hiding in the background), mushroom, cabernet, and pine cones.
Some other grounding activities are:
-walking around barefoot in the grass/dirt
-wearing earthy jewelry
-rock climbing (or simply sitting on rocks!)
-being with animals
-cooking a warm, Ayurvedic stew (in general, warm foods feel more grounding to us than cold foods... thing of your grandmother's homemade soup.)
-if you are going to eat something cold like a smoothie, consider adding beets (and a Reishi mushroom extract) because they are quite grounding. Walnuts, almonds, and kale are grounding as well
-taking a technology break for a day or two