Day 12 – GROUNDEDNESS (Feb. 10)
Gandhi said, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” And Black Elk said, “Some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.” Today place a seed in the earth, plant a tree or nurture an open space.
Yes, I need grounding today. I should have recognized this yesterday, that I was slipping too far off into my airy Libra ways and losing my footing. This is always a danger for me, that I become disconnected from earth and water. A good reminder to come back down and sink my toes in the dirt can work wonders.
It’s still a bit early for planting trees but I do indeed have several house plants that could use some sunshine and care and it is warm enough to haul a few to the porch and drag a bag of dirt over. Ah, the feel of dirt under my nails.
Luckily the run-in I had with the toaster oven this morning isn’t so bad I’m worried about getting dirt in it. Toaster burns are always interesting, amazing how flesh turns instantly to ash on a heating coil. I smell it before I feel it, the nerves instantly dead. I do, however, have quick reactions and icy cold water from the tap so it’s not too bad, just a bit sore and irritating but easily ignored. I’m known to joke about having asbestos hands, boiling water is no obstacle. Heating coils are another matter.
Yes, grounding is very much in order for me. Excellent directions for anyone on any day but most especially for me on this day.