Spice Up Your Intentions
I have been told it is safe to plant after Mother's Day in Colorado, most of the time. The promise of spring after all of the cold and snowy days seems to electrify the air. How many of you are cleaning your planters to prepare for your new flowers or garden?
As the month of April comes to a close, all I can hear in my head is that childhood limerick that “April showers bring May flowers” and I can’t wait! I am so thrilled that May is almost here, and I can get started planting without the threat of imminent death from the sporadic cold. I love to get my hands in the dirt to mix in nutrients and prepare it for the growing season. The smells of fresh soil as I loosen up the snow-packed soil that is hard and dusty from being exposed to the winter elements is absolutely invigorating.
If you have started your seedlings inside, it can be great confirmation that it is time to transfer your plants to their newly tilled garden bed outside. It is amazing to witness something you have nurtured and cared for coming to life from a vulnerable seedling and transferring it is especially grounding for you as well. Being grounded is an important part of maintaining your mind-body-spirit balance which is why working with the soil can be so cathartic.
Grounding is balancing out your physical and spiritual body with your intentions as you move through your journey. As a spirit in a human body, you are created with energy. Everything on the planet also contains energy that is intricately connected. All day long you are exposed to energy from a variety of spaces and people which you can accumulate. If you are not grounded, you may have a hard time releasing what is not yours. Having that energy flowing around may make you feel scattered and unfocused. You can be easily distracted, moody ,or even spacey. This is a sign that you are disconnected which can lead you into feeling anxiety and overwhelmed. Physical manifestations of energy overload can cause you to struggle with sleep or mental clarity, inflammation, circulation problems and even physical pain in your body so getting yourself grounded is very important.
When you are grounded you feel in alignment. You will feel present and connected in each moment. Your energy will be clearer, and your mind will be focused and intentional. Your body will feel healthy and active as you move through your day. Grounding can be a daily practice so you are able to move excess energy to you and through you. Here are some ways to get grounded:
- Move your body - bike riding, walking, playing a sport, yoga, any type of movement will help you get that energy flowing through you so it can’t build up.
- Breathing - Deep breaths can be very centering and grounding. There are several strategies that suggest breathing rated and counting at various intervals. Find what works for you and release.
- Get outside - getting your hands or feet physically on the ground can be very helpful. Being near trees and flowing water are great spaces to relax and release. Of course, gardening is a wonderful way to not only nurture mother nature; you can help yourself at the same time.
- Journaling can help you release energy, sadness, or confusion. It can also help with manifestation. Putting your thoughts, ideas, and dreams in a space separate from your head will allow you to be present in the current moment. It will also help you declutter your mind so you can feel more empowered and content.
I will be hosting a Women’s heart intention playshop for $30 on May 5, 6:30pmat Discover your Spiritual Gifts for all people over 18 yrs. old. We will do a light meditation, self reflection, and journal to get you into your heart space. We will create drip clay pots to plant your new intentions with a beautiful herb garden.
Written by Lisa Eleni
Lisa Eleni is an intuitive artist and healer. Her passion is gathering adults who desire a more joy-filled life, and who want to see themselves in a new light and support new friends as well. She engages in a combination of reflection and art activities and is excited to create space for like-minded people to come together.