This morning I was feeling upset over something and wasn’t sure how I could improve my state of mind. Whenever this happens, I find it’s best to get out into nature and the answer usually comes to me. I have a favorite spot, hidden in the woods that surround my apartment complex, where I like to go when I need to hide away from the world. I sat down on my favorite rock and already I could feel the grounding energy, the strength of the stone, as if I was absorbing it via osmosis.
I noticed a cluster of small rocks that almost formed a circle. I was compelled to arrange them into a circle, and then I sat right in the center, in the dirt. I had my iphone with me, so I put in my headphone and played some beautiful music, allowing my little stone fortress to shield me while Mother Earth absorbed my tears and my worries.
The soil was a rich, deep black and the texture was soft and almost silky. I had read that a natural bacteria in soil acts as an antidepressant so I decided to grab big handfuls and just play. I squeezed the soil and made little mud-shapes until my hands became really dirty:
I sat there until a deep sense of peace washed over me, and I no longer felt the urge to cry. I was amazed at how it had been completely taken away. I felt incredibly in tune with the earth’s energy, and felt as if I had been guided to do these simple actions to heal my spirit. One of the stones from my circle seemed to call out to me, so I held it for a few minutes and meditated. I frequently meditate with crystals to obtain a deep meditative state and was almost shocked to discover how this ordinary rock took only seconds to deeply connect me to Divinity. I decided it had to come home with me. 🙂
The moral of this story is that Mother Earth speaks to us clearly if we will take the time to listen and not let the ego or the rational mind get in the way. She wants to heal us, to unburden our hearts and help us find connectivity and peace. Next time you feel sad or ungrounded, go find a patch of grass to sit on–a secluded one if possible, free of distractions–and see what comes up for you.
Love and blessings,