Autumn has me considering what it means to be grounded. As leaves fall, they become, quite literally, grounded, on the Earth. And, if left to their natural cycle, of the Earth, part of the soil. In order for that to happen, they have to have been released, let go.
This is the part that draws me to wonder, in both senses of that word. Curiosity and awe. When I speak of being grounded myself, when I turn my energy to this, how do I mean that?
Being grounded connects me to this world. It allows me to be present. Often I do this through visualizing a deep connection to Mother Earth such as through a cord or a root. I cycle my energy through Earth, releasing anything whose task is finished for the season, trusting the continuing cycle. I also feel the deep connection, as if some part of my being rises from the Mother. This is part of the awe.
Another wondering is about the release. Not so much about those energies I release, but about myself. Like what in Buddhism is called non-attachment, which is not just about stuff, but even how we perceive ourselves, our self identity if you will. When I am truly grounded, I can trust I have a place here beyond who I see myself as in my identities as mother, lover, friend, child, minister, writer or whatever. At least that is the work, the goal. And in trusting I can let go. In letting go I can land. In landing I can settle and know myself held here as I become part of the soil. In other words grounded.
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