Connecting to the earth is one of the quickest ways to get yourself out of your head and bring yourself back into balance.
What comes to mind when you think of the element earth?
How is the earth represented in your life?
In the external world, the earth element is represented by the soil, the trees, the mountains, rocks, and planet earth as a whole. Static elements that move very slowly, a movement impossible to witness with the human eye. They stay stable while everything around them changes.
Our physical body is also an element of the earth. Aspects of the body that express heaviness, stability and strength like our skin wrapped around the body, the density of the bones giving the body form, the strength of our teeth and the slow growth of our nails.
This element also supports us energetically. You can feel the force of the energy with the downward pull from the top of our head all through our body, towards our feet, also known as gravity. Giving heaviness and stability to our existence. A more subtle presence of the earth element is in the root chakra, an energy centre at the base of the spine, that connects us to Earth's fundamental life force.
How do I know when the earth element is out of balance?
What qualities does earth bring to my life?
It gives a deep sense of stability and strength. Feeling at home in the physical body and the world at large. The earth element brings support, compassion and confidence in times of transition.
In many cultures, the earth is referred to as Mother. Therefore it awakens mother like qualities within yourself, supporting yourself with unconditional love, no matter what the circumstances are, through all endings and new beginnings. This could give you a sense of serenity and calmness as changes happen around though only gradually happen within. It allows you to move within with confidence to explore the abundant lands of your inner world.
How do I connect to the earth element?
There are infinite possibilities to connect to the earth. One of the most known and simple ones is a walk in nature, appreciating the elements. You can also work in the garden with the soil and pulling weeds to planting seeds on your balcony. Do any kind of activity that gives you a sense of stability. Can you think of one yourself? And of course a meditation or mindfulness practice can be very helpful, both sitting or walking, connecting to the elements of the earth.
Today I share a Walking Meditation with you to support the beautiful qualities of the earth.
On my mind....