Use this meditation to ground yourself in preparation for and following ritual.
Make yourself comfortable, and breathe deeply. As you inhale with each breath, glowing white light begins to shine from your navel. With each inhale, the light becomes brighter, stronger, warmer, larger. With each exhale, the light grows through your body. Up your chest, down your arms, up your shoulders, neck and head. It grows down your body, down your spine, through your legs and into your feet.
Take another deep breath. Now the light travels down into the earth. Your roots begin to grow. You can feel the warmth of the earth. Allow your roots to spread wider, and to go deeper. You can feel the layers of the earth, travelling down through caverns and water tables, through cool soil and slabs of stone. Further still, you travel through warm layers of magma, and further still, to the centre of the earth, to the heart of the earth.
Take another deep breath, and feel the energy of the heart of the Earth Mother. This is the energy to invigorate. This is the energy to change. This is the passion, and love, of the Earth Mother. Now draw up this energy, through your roots, back through the layers of earth and stone, and into your body through your feet. This energy now travels through your body, up your legs, through your spine, through your pelvis and navel and chest. The energy moves through your shoulders and down your arms, up your neck and through your head.
Feel it rise over your face. Feel it rise higher, past your head, and further still, growing branches high into the sky. These branches extend toward the sun, and begin to grow leaves, and buds, and flowers. Feel the warmth of the sun on your growing branches, and grow further upward, a full canopy of branches and leaves. Feel your connection to the Mother Earth. Feel the energy of the warm sun on your branches.
Feel the connection, and the balance, between the earth and the sky.
Hold this moment for as long as you need to. When ready, allow the energy to come slowly back, back down into your head, through your neck and shoulders, through your arms, down your chest, back into your navel. Allow the energy to slowly come back through your roots, through the layers of earth, back into your feet, back through your legs, through your pelvis, and back to your navel.
Feel how the energy now sits in your navel. Feel the light dull down, but remain bright.
When you are ready, open your eyes. You are now grounded.