Hello Earth Lovers, I wanted to take a moment to talk about the Amazon.
I realize we are all inundated with fear-based news at some point or another, and I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel a little helpless. As Americans, we are so busy trying to grind, get by and hopefully thrive, but let’s be honest: living here can be a privilege and can sometimes be a hardship. That being said, if monetary energy is not something you can share at this moment, or don’t feel like you can, OR trust the source you are giving it to, I wanted to share some things with you that I personally believe can help! I believe energy is real and it is palpable. I'd like to share a meditation ritual with you I've done a few times and some really great resources that I myself have been following and researching for a while.
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Find a quiet space where you feel you can open up your energy field. If you practice, you know certain protections and crystals as well as salt can be a wonderful tools to surround yourself with. A prayer that I recite before any meditation or ritual is “Only love gets in, and only love gets out of this space.” In honor of the elements you can use a feather for the air element, water in a bowl for the water element, Fresh plants for earth and a candle for the fire element. Start to notice your breath, and the mind relaxing into a state of peace. As you clear your thoughts bring your attention to the elements and how they are the building blocks and facilitators of all of life, including yourself. In reverence, ask the elements to join you in helping the energetic state of the Amazon. As you feel them join in your meditation, begin to feel the moisture in the air flowing up to the clouds, try to blend into this resonance in order to try and move this process along with the help of the water element on your side. Feel and encourage this vibration for a while, then begin to turn your attention to the wind. Inhale and exhale with love and reverence for the element of air and the wind that moves through us just as the wind moved through our ancestors. At this point you can choose to ask for their help as well. Breathe in and push the clouds that you helped fill with water towards the Amazon rain forest as you breathe out. Continue this process as you are inhaling and exhaling of moving the clouds down to the Amazon.
The timing of this experience is up to you. When I created this meditation for myself the first time, I spent about an hour and a half total. I sincerely hope that you give it a try. Even if this movement of elemental energy is not for you, I encourage you to know your power and express it when the planet is in need.
Here are some resources that I trust and have been following for a while, if you wish to give monetarily.