Trees are great...aren't they!??!! I will never see trees in the same light again after watching Judi Dench's Tree docu yesterday! Check it out HERE - in fact it inspired us to go a-wandering in our local Enchanted Woodland.
Now, some of you know that both myself and Ian promote getting out into Nature whenever you can, sit with her, sit with the trees, talk to them, hug them...whatever works for you, just DO IT!! And you know why too, donchta??!! Because it IS a therapy all of it's own - it calms you, grounds you and just makes you feel alive! Especially when you get the fresh-face-my-face-feels-glowy feeling! So, yep we're back to grounding!!
Grounding, when working with magick/energy is THE most important thing you can EVER do - even more important than closing down (in my opinion!!). When you work on grounding and really FEEL that connection to Earth, you have 1. a connection to abundant energy (including cash-a-rama) and 2. a place of complete stability - a firm foundation from which to conduct your magickal workings! Think of it like a tree...without the root system, the tree would not be able to lift it's branches high! ;)
Ok, so how to ground - well there are many many ways, and it's always about what works for you! Myself and Ian come from a Yoga background, so grounding excercises around Kundalini work for us - as does grounding meditation....but we've got something very cool for you to try today, to ground and connect with our Mother!
Find a space outdoors and sit comfortably on the earth
Make two sets of two holes in the soil with your first two fingers
Plug your first two fingers of both hands into the holes in the ground
Close your eyes and get quiet with yourself
You will experience all manner of things whilst you're here, from freezing cold fingertips, energetic 'tingles' in fingers/hands/the whole body, you may hear sounds, or just feel like your body had dematerialised, you may just 'see' the world!
Stay 'plugged in' for as long as you need/want to!