Monthly Archives: March 2014

Earth and Grounding Meditation

Exposed tree roots, JapanSpring is almost here! We’re beginning to enjoy the longer days and sunshine (albeit, some places Grandfather Sun is showing his face more than others.) I was recently looking for some guided meditations for celebrating the Spring Equinox for our other blog, Shaman’s Blog, and came across this nice, easy grounding earth meditation by Patti Wigington at About.com. It seemed very appropriate to share here at Nature Wise.

Often in our fast paced urban lives we become disconnected from the Earth. When we aren’t “grounded” we can find ourselves feeling scattered, spacey, out of balance and just not in tune with our lives. This is an easy grounding meditation that can be used any time to help you reconnect. Continue reading

Spring Equinox Ceremonies

SpringEquinoxEggPart of living a shamanic lifestyle is being attuned to the cycles of Nature, whether it be the phases of the moon, life cycles of the animals, fish and plants or the cycle of the seasons. Those of us who choose to walk a Shamanic/Druidic/Pagan path often acknowledge the “turning of the wheel” or cycle of seasons with some type of ceremony. Some celebrations are are grander than others, and some are very simple ceremonies.

The Spring Equinox is a day to celebrate the revival of life after a long cold winter. Our focus shifts from internal to external, from preparation to action. This is a time of renewal and rebirth…Eggs are hatching, birds are returning from their migrations, butterflies are breaking from their cocoons, plants are celebrating the return of warmth with vibrant greens and flowers of every color, the trees are bursting with new buds, and baby animals are appearing in our yards.

Spring arrives next week, on Thursday, March 20 at 6:57am EDT. So, let’s begin to think about celebrating it’s arrival with a ceremony. I’m offering a few simple ideas with plenty of time to plan. Choose one or more of these ideas and create your own Spring Equinox ceremony. Continue reading