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Mother Earth: A MeditationJune 9, 2019
When we are sitting at the beach, looking out at the vastness of the ocean, we can only see a small part of the whole. Likewise, while we’re swimming in the ocean, thought we may experience its grandeur, it’s easy to realize how small we are in relation to this primal energy, the force that is the oceanic feminine divine. The ocean, its tides dependent upon the feminine force of the moon, is constantly moving, creating waves on the surface and offering life to a myriad of creatures big and small. Saltwater has its own ecosystems and in fact, life began in the ocean. When we walk into the water, the ocean receives us and we feel weightless in its womb-like embrace. When the poet Lyn Hejinian wrote, “It’s hard to turn away from moving water” she was referencing its hypnotic qualities, its ever changing lack of structure. The ocean is what we would call “sublime” in that our human minds have great difficulty comprehending its power. This meditation can be practiced anywhere. Use it when you want to get in touch with the divine power of the feminine, nature at its most receptive, the healing powers of the ocean, and the embodiment of true surrender.
- Close your eyes, bring your attention to your breath, and notice your thoughts. As thoughts arise, acknowledge them without judgement, and simply let them float away on a cloud.
- Call to mind an image of the ocean and let your mind hone in on the details. The water color, the movements of the waves, and the feeling of being near its enormity.
- Everytime a thought arises, allow a wave to crash over it, dissolving its structure and taking it out into the sea.
- Simply sit, observing your thoughts, and imagine the ocean taking them out to sea, far away towards the imaginary horizon, and down below to the collective consciousness, where we are all one.
- Bring your attention back to your breath. Take a deep inhale and a deep exhale. Open your eyes and notice how you feel.
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