Be One With The Land
Stop and listen. Become aware of your senses and experience the wonder within the environment perceive through your sensory awareness (sight, hearing, touch and sense) imagination and the heart.
Follow the guidance prompts – what you feel, sense, knowing and trust in your imagination let it flow.
Take a few deep breaths and get comfortable. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Notice how your energy flows through your body. Place your hands on your heart and feel your heart opening with each breath in and breathe out. Breathe out any disturbing thoughts and breathe in love. Breathe all the way down into your abdomen. Send the energy of your breath to any part of your body that feels tense and release the tension as you exhale. Notice the thoughts, feelings, sensations and images that rise as your breathe. Notice the sounds around you as your breathe in and breathe out.
Place your hands on your heart. Think about something in life that you are amazed by which takes your breath away in an awe of deep appreciation. it could your favourite colour, sunset, animal, love one or another being of spirit. Feel into your heart and be present in the now within and without.
Breathe into your heart and connect to the heartbeat of the Earth. You can feel the heart beat rise up from the land you are standing on. Connect to the spirit of the land where you live. The more you connect with the land where you live, the more allowing and receptive you are. As you connect with the helping ancestral spirits of the land you live feel the power, love, and light. As you feel into your body sense into your sensory awareness allowing you to tune to your non-ordinary senses. Feel the power, the love, and the spiritual light flowing through you and welcome each other.
Active Meditation – Visualise yourself actually lifting the veil between the ordinary and unseen worlds and step out of your house with open eyes. Once centered proceed to open your eyes to look around at nature as if you are in a meditation in a trance like awareness but fully present.
Imagine yourself lifting a veil between the ordinary world to the power of the unseen and the invisible realms. As you lift the veil between the worlds, you step out onto a path beautifully lit in golden white light, where all nature talks and wants to speak with you.
Bend down to touch the land beneath you. What is the texture of the soil, the rocks and sand you see. Let the soil, clay dust run through your fingers and rub it on your face and body feel your self start to be one with the earth. As you continue to walk take a moment to appreciate your surroundings, Observe the scenery, green grass and hills, or maybe long desert landscapes, the trees and vegetation, birds, the animal beings, the small long crawly insects, the flowers, and other beings of nature.
Observe what you see in your landscape active walking meditation
Experience yourself standing in this sacred landscape as fully as you can right now. Open your senses to take in the beauty of the landscape you are standing in. Look around you.
What is the vegetation here?
Are there any animals?
Are there any rocks, shingle and stones?
Can you see water perhaps a dam, a lake, a waterfall or the ocean ?
What is the quality of the water like?
Is the terrain, hilly, mountainous or bush?
Is the sun shining?
What is the colour of the sky?
Are there clouds in the sky?
What are the colours surrounding you? Drink in the colour with your eyes, Feel yourself fully present in the landscape. Feel the earth beneath you. Extend your awareness into the earth and listen to what she is saying? Feel the air on your skin. Is it warm or is it cold? Is the air moist or is it dry? Is the air still, are you being caressed by gentle breezes or in the wind blowing strong?
Become aware of the different sounds of nature and even the stillness, the water, birdcalls, or animal noises? Do you hear the wind? Taste the air?
Take a moment to take in the fragrances, are there aromas you have you have smelt before bringing back distance memories or are they new. Sense the peace and beauty that fills your heart with so much love and appreciation.
As you open your sensory awareness, you experience your mind quieting and your energy expanding to embrace what nature wants to share with you.
Spirit is in partnership with you and you want to begin by greeting them, helping spirits read your mind and heart, speaks to them from the heart.
We Begin by honouring the directions
(The following invocation is excerpted from walking in the light. The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life copyright 2014 Sandra Ingerman (sounds true)).
Honour and greet the East. The East represents the spring. It is the place of the rising sun always reminding you of new beginnings and the chance of unlimited possibilities.
Honour and greet the south, the season of winter. Give thanks for the wisdom that is shared from your ancestral spirits.
Honour and greet the west, the season of autumn and the direction of the setting sun. The west teaches you about the power of death and rebirth. There is always the new that comes from letting go of what no longer serves you.
Honour and greet the North, the season of summer. Give thanks for the protection you receive as you live your life from a state of love. The south can represent the direction of intuition and living from a state of awe and wonder as you did as a child.
Honour and greet the sky above and earth below, acknowledge that you bridge the great powers of Heaven and Earth through your open heart. Honour your inner divine spirit that is a reflection of the creator.
Now give thanks to the spirit of the Earth who provides you with beauty and the nurturance to thrive.
Feel gratitude for the living being we call air, which is the first living being who welcomed you in the world as you took your first breath. Air is your constant companion as you are always in connection with it as you breathe. Air teaches you about your connection with all of life as you share some of your DNA as you breathe out and breathe in the DNA of others.
Send your gratitude to water. There is no life without water. Water held you while you were growing in your mother’s womb and then escorted you into the world. Water fills your cells with life-giving nurturance.
Greet and give thanks to the sun for the energy of need to thrive. The sun reminds you of the passion of life reflect back to you the divine light that shines within. The sun is a teacher of unconditional giving, for it gives without asking for anything in return.
Honour, greet the moon, and give thanks to the moon and the stars for sharing beauty and wisdom and for providing your own guidance. You honour the moon and stars by shining your light reflecting the beauty of the night sky.
Breathe out love to all the living beings who live in the elements, the spirit that lives in all things. Honour the animals, birds, insects, fish, reptiles, trees, plants, minerals and rocks.
Honour, greet and give thanks to the spirit of the helping ancestors who have sacrificed much so that you may live a life filled with peace, harmony , love, light and abundance.
Acknowledge honour, greet and give thanks to the hidden folk who are the fairies, elves, little people and forest guardians who remind you of the magic of life. These nature spirits care for the water and love it so. Give thanks to the spirit of the land where you live providing you with a home.
Give thanks to all the helping spirits who continue to share their wisdom, healing and unconditional love. Give thanks to them for lighting your path, leading to a deep rich and joyful life.
When you complete thank all the helping and compassionate spirits who joined in the work. Let them know your work is done. They already know this but it is simple courtesy to thank and close the sacred space.