We have created lifestyles that keep our attention occupied all the time.
We live in a constant state of distractions. Filling our calendars with meetings, events, projects and work outs. And when there is spare time, we use it for endless scrolling on social media, shopping, watching news, tv shows…
We are more connected than ever in human history and yet we find ourselves less connected with our planet earth.
Don’t get me wrong, I love technology, and the fact that I can connect with my family just at one tap, or to find constant inspiration in social media. But I also believe that we need to develop mindful living skills outside our busy schedules, ones that are tactile, creative, and in-tuned with nature.
Therefore, in the past years, I have been very interested in finding ways to unplug and to reconnect with mother earth to find inner peace and general wellbeing.
The first step to reconnect with nature is realizing that you are nature, not separated from but a part of it.
Your body contains the same elements such as the minerals and the energy that creates the planet. Just think about this: our bodies are 70% of water and the about 70% of the Earth’s surface is water covered, coincidence? I don’t think so.
The reality is that you are intimately joined to earth. You are not just living on it, we are the earth, we are truly one.
Although, we are true nature-beings, more often than ever, we are out of balance with our natural selves.
All is reduced to being out of tune with nature and being misaligned with the fundamental wisdom that is within us all.
The most effective practice to recover our balance is to go for a long walk in nature or going nearby a body of water.
However, this is not enough to find true wellness, it is important to discover what resonates with you and what brings you balance.
One way to create a deeper sense of oneness with mother earth is by consciously choosing to take in energy from the elements of nature (earth, water, fire, air, ether), while focusing on the chakras that correspond to the physical elements of the larger world.
Root chakra (Muladhara) resemble with the Earth element and represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
When disconnected with earth, you may experience fear, anxiety or depression. On the other hand when connected, you feel confident and grounded.
To connect, imagine roots coming out from your feet and going deep into the earth, feel the minerals, the humidity and the rocks. Finally imagine how mother earth gives you her highest energy to your whole body.
This will help you feel that you are part of the earth and she is part of you.
Navel chakra (Swadhisthana) corresponds to Water and the ability to accept others and new experiences.
Tap into this energy by soaking in a natural hot spring or enjoying a healing shower. Let the water purify your body, mind, and emotions.
Solar plexus chakra (Manipura) mirrors the Fire element and it’s linked to our ability to be confident and in control of our lives.
Standing on the earth, stretch your arms and head upward and absorb the fire element; let it illuminate your entire being with happiness. Connecting to the fire element you are enhancing your power, intellect, and vitality.
Heart chakra (Anahata) relates to Air. The air that you breathe inspires compassion, intuition and love.
Plants take in your carbon dioxide and give you pure oxygen. Preserving them means they preserve you.
Throat chakra (Vishuddha) consists of the Ether Element. Deep breathing unites earth and heaven within you, bringing you a feeling of freedom. Through breath and an openhearted reverence, prana and the spirit unite in gratitude and love for all.
Besides focusing on my chakras, I also like to do some complementary meditations such as the Meditation twin hearts and some personalized ones using Theta healing techniques.