Earth is grounded, stable, calming, secure, and reassuring. These are the lessons we can take from earth. We can connect to this element by using mindfulness.
Why would we want to integrate with earth? It's not called "Mother Earth" for nothing. Earth is our source. We evolved out of the elements of this planet. Without this floating rock, perfectly located in our solar system's Goldilocks Zone, we wouldn't - couldn't - be here. Reconnecting with Earth is not only therapeutic, but spiritual, and essential.
Meditation to Connect with Earth
If you can get outside and sit or stand on raw earth (sand, grass, dirt, etc.) - even better! If you can't be outdoors, make sure you have something from earth you can hold (ie: a stone, a crystal, a shell, a leaf, a stick, etc.).
Use the breath to slow down and anchor in: inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth three times.
Scan your body from head to toe. Softening every muscle along the way, surrendering to the support of the ground beneath you.
Tune into the earth (be it the object in hand or the ground beneath you) through all five senses. What does it look like? Feel like? Smell like? Sound like? Even possibly taste like in this moment?
Complete your practice by bringing your awareness back into your physical body, absorbing the earth energy in through you. Feeling stable, grounded, connected and calm, knowing your body is reconnected with Mother Earth.
Tip for Today: Watch wildlife (plants, animals, simple rock formations). Just watch, observe and see what happens for you. See what you become.