~ Why You Are Here ~
You who can benefit from Ground & Nourish if you are experiencing:
Anxiety levels that are unhelpful and intrusive.
Inability to focus in ways that are productive and meaningful.
· loss of vitality
· feeling fed up
· self-defeating thoughts
What you say/do is having very little effect on you or anyone else.
So much anger, hatred and fear around you that you are being
pulled into a negative dynamic.
Your world and the world around you are veering more and more out of control and/or
going in the wrong direction.
Putting on a good face but on the inside you know that life (your life as well as others) could be better, happier and more integrated with peace, vitality and joy.
Knowing that you are done with self-improvement projects. While they may appear to help initially there are no long-term, substantive changes and you find yourself back where you started.
~ What You Get ~
Understand that anxiety may be a coping strategy designed to protect you in situations that are no longer operative.
Working with Ground & Nourish Practices as contained in this Earth Element Module allows you to become aware of these unhealthy energies from the inside.
Once you become aware that these energies are indeed here (no more denial!) you can find stable ground (your nest) where you can begin to take responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and sensations. You are now in a position to transform these energies with cultivation and nourishment, so that they can be of service to you.
This transformation is accomplished by revisioning your alignment between your own inner self-nature and the outer energies of the natural world.
Realize there are underlying causes for your anxiety such as issues of self-worth (I need to acquire XYZ to feel better about myself and to make others feel better about me), scarcity (incessant planning/worry) and lack that may be creating a sense of fragmentation/separation/isolation from self and other. This sense of fragmentation/separation/isolation then feeds the negative thinking/feeling cycle that produced these unhealthy feelings in the first place.
When we ground these unhealthy thoughts, feelings and sensations consciously in the body and nourish them with kindness, acceptance and validation, they can be 1) recognized, 2) accepted, then 3) integrated.
Energy becomes available to you enabling communion, connection and vitality.
These practices empower you emotionally and spiritually to release holding patterns that have maintained unhelpful (not to mention unhealthy) thoughts, feelings and sensations born of unexamined assumptions in relation to self-worth (the meaning and value of your existence).
~ How You Get There ~
Learn to quiet the mind so that you can begin to ground your awareness in your body to experience trust, generosity and gratitude by establishing a daily 10-minute mindfulness practice.
Learn to bring meaning to your inner world by resourcing curiosity and kindness to find appreciation and wonder with regard to your own embodied (inner) experience.
Become 1) conscious and aware of your thoughts, feelings and sensations, then 2) engaged in the process of aligning your inner, natural, authentic self with the outer (nature and natural) earth energy that surrounds you. Cultivating your awareness of this dynamic relation provides the ground for on-going nourishment and vitality.
Begin the process of revisioning your lived experience as an integrated on-going manifestation of the vital relation between your own inner (natural/authentic) self and the outer (natural, elemental) world.
Uncover assumptions you may have constructed regarding your being in the world in your efforts to survive what you perceived to be inhospitable environments.
Revise (where appropriate) belief systems, values and expectations of self/other using the light of your authentic self-nature to support the process of authoring yourself and your journey.
Cultivate nourishment of self and others with helpful a) thinking, b) character traits and c) attitudes that enable vitality to grow from a practice to a lifestyle.