Ask and you will receive
As I said, earlier this year I was struggling and, in frustration, I found myself asking the Universe, “What am I missing? How can I change this?” Almost immediately, I began receiving messages; everywhere I went, everyone I met was giving me information and awarenesses to connect with the Earth. One particular ‘nudge’ was a chance finding online of a video about a project in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, which host the biggest and oldest Sequoia trees on Earth – some close to 100m tall and up to 3000 years old. The video talked of the intense energy and ancient wisdom of these trees and how that is being lost on the planet through climate change and deforestation. The project has been conducted to retrieve genetic samples from which trees can be cloned to help fight the effects of both. Watching this video, I remembered that huge, old Oak tree in the grounds of my primary school for the first time in many years.
One morning soon after, I was sitting in my kitchen, my head in my hands, unable to shift the weight of my problems and worries. I looked up out of the window to the large tree just outside it, and again, I thought of that huge old Oak tree and the peace I found there. I had a sudden urge to go out to that tree and that’s exactly what I did. Standing in front of it, I closed my eyes and placed my hands on its trunk — instantly I felt a pulse of intense energy flood into my hands and up my arms. I turned and leaned against it, feeling the energy pulsing through my whole body and consciously pulling it into me, like a favorite food I had denied myself for years! After a few minutes of doing this, I felt my own energy levels rising. I reached down into the Earth and connected, allowing the flow of intense energy to flood through me … and I swear I could sense the Earth saying “Thank you!” When I finally moved away from the tree, I felt a peace in my body I had not felt for years. All the stress and problems I had felt earlier had gone, evaporated, and I suddenly understood the peace I had found under that old Oak tree as a young girl … it was being at one with the Earth.
Having this new awareness of the Earth’s energy has created huge shifts for me. I have begun consciously receiving from the Earth on a regular basis while meditating or when out on walks stopping to lean against the trees and receive their energy. Since developing these routines, there has been a noticeable increase of synchronicities in my life – things, people, and opportunities showing up out of nowhere to help and guide me and a greater ability to maintain my energy levels when they are challenged.
The Earth continues to be self-perpetuating and self-generating, despite the consistency with which humanity has ignored, abused, drained, and depleted it. If a barren or burnt piece of ground is left for long enough then something will grow on it – but how much damage and neglect is too much? The Earth is crying out for us to take notice and it won’t be self-sustaining forever. What will it take for humanity to sit up and take notice of the effect of its actions and, more importantly, what can we do to contribute to creating greater consciousness on the planet?
Wherever you are today, take a few moments to reach down energetically into the Earth and connect with it. Say “hi”, have a conversation with it, and allow it to respond and contribute to you. Pull the energy up through your feet into your body … receive it, and feel the increase in your own energy levels. If you’d like to take it a step further, try a ‘Meditation walk with the Earth’: find an area of nature which inspires you and walk as slowly as possible for an hour, being totally present with the Earth, the birds, plants, and trees. Walking slowly in this way seems to eliminate time as a reality, creating clarity of mind and ease for energy expansion. All we need to do is reach down and the Earth is right there for all of us.
It’s true that everyone has a message for us and the Earth is no exception! It wants us to know that it is here for us to connect with and receive from: it desires to gift to us, commune with us, create greater togetherness for us and for the planet. All we need to do is be willing to ask and receive.