Sitting with trees

As Halloween approaches, I have been thinking a lot about ancestors, being rooted in energies larger than ourselves, and the coming political and environmental storms.

One needs a sacred practice, a way of dropping into the heart and connecting to life-giving beings larger than ourselves before the storms arrive.

For all the ways I have learned to pray, meditate, and connect with Spirit, sitting with my elders–the trees–best helps me to remember what it means to root in the ground of the present moment with open-hearted presence, come what may.

If you are searching for a spiritual practice, if you also sense the stirring of oncoming storms, if you hope to become courageous, fierce, rooted, and wise like our elders, then perhaps you will join me in sitting at the feet of a tree or trees for 20 minutes a day.

This week’s journey circle will focus on exploring fruitful darkness, the roots that hold and connect us, and how we might foster life around us by learning to stand firm.

I hope you can join us.


Our next journey circle is Wednesday, October 26, from 4-6 pm PDT/7-9 pm EDT

Feel free to email me at anna “at” gaiashamanism “dot” com for this week’s zoom invitation.  All skill levels are welcome.

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