Lay on the Earth
In the spirit of knowing that everything can be a prayer or spiritual practice when we bring that intention to it, I will be posting some short, simple practices you can try anytime in your day to ground you and connect you with the Earth and with God’s sacred presence.
Find a place outdoors to lay down, then do a quick scan of your emotions: what are you feeling right now?
Next, do a quick body scan: where do you feel that emotion, or where are you holding tension?
Be curious and compassionate with what you are feeling.
Relax, release, and allow the earth to hold you and all you are holding.
Stay there as long as you are able, or until you are filled with a sense of peace or contentment.
End by offering a word or gesture of gratitude, or a prayer.
Reflections, poetry, prayers, photos, and resources written by Wendy Janzen unless otherwise noted.