The ground beneath our feet changes each autumn. Fallen leaves coat sidewalks with colorful frosting, grass turns brown, and cooler temperatures harden the earth. As seasons change, it’s worth asking, what grounds you? How are you most fully you? Being outdoors? Listening to music? Reading a novel? Creating art? Being with family and friends? Something else?
As change swirls around us, can we acknowledge who and what we are? Can we live into our openness, adaptability, aliveness, with greater fullness and vitality?
This grounding exercise supports connection with earth and all that is: Stand with knees slightly bent, back comfortably straight, eyes looking softly forward. Imagine beams of light, streams of water, or carrot-like roots extending from the soles of your feet into the earth. Hold the position for 30 seconds to a minute. Look within. Then relax the position and go on with your day. Be well grounded!