Gathering Your Inner Wilds: How to Work with the wild Earth to Create Healing Affirmations
Happy Wednesday and Full Moon Blessings to You All!
It is said that the outer world is a reflection of our inner world. I am a firm believer in the idea that the wild Earth mirrors the wild, abundant and unlimited inner essence alive within the center of your being – your wild essence. Nature’s sacred whispers therefore have so many profound lessons to teach us about life and about ourselves too.
Like many fellow sojourners on a spiritual path, I love being immersed in the healing vibration of Mother Earth. Whatever I go out into wild spaces, I collect pieces of the Earth – feathers, acorns, pine corns, lichens – whatever she has to offer me. I love bringing these pieces into my home, creating alters with them or placing them in my meditation space. Each of them carries a story and a unique vibrational energy. I am constantly seeking out ways to integrate these healing energy and spiritual lessons. One thing that allows me to do so is by intuitively working with these pieces of Earth to create healing affirmations. After doing this for several months, I’m so grateful for the shifts that this exercise seems to have catalyzed in me. So with that in mind, I’d like to share how can do so too.
How to Work with the Wild Earth to Create Healing Affirmations:
Prep Meditation: Find a quiet spot in Nature to sit down comfortably. Close your eyes. Breathein and out slowly as you relax and centre yourself. Connect to your inner self or wild essence for a few moments. Then visualise etheric roots growing down from that space and connecting with the energy body of the Earth. Ask your inner wild essence, as well as your spirit guides/angels and Mother Earth to guide you as you collect pieces of Nature in your environment. If you like, you can set the intention to collect four objects, one for each element, each representing an aspect of yourself. Open up to herguidance. When you are ready, end your meditation and open eyes.
The Gathering: Staying present in the moment, explore your environment mindfully. Gather whichever natural items speak to you, reminding yourself that what you are doing is a bit like symbolically gathering forgotten aspects of yourself. Choose whatever you are drawn to – a stone, a feather, an acorn, a seashell or a piece of bark. Pay attention to any intuitive sparks or insights that come to you as you go about your gathering. Both the New Moon and the Full Moon are great times for gathering.
Creating Your Affirmations: Once you’ve collected your Nature pieces, then either open your journal to a clean page or get a blank sheet of loose paper to write on. Place one of the Nature objects that you’ve collected on the page. Look at the object and attune to its energy. Write down three or four words – positive qualities that the objects embody. Once you the have words, you can then use them to create a mantra that you can use for the relevant life area. When you’ve created your affirmation/mantra, use it daily. Meditate on it or add it to your vision board.
As per the image above, a while ago I used feathers for my Air/Mental mantra. The words tied to the qualities of the feather that stood out to me were: Light, Free, Surrender and Flow. At the time I was resisting flow a lot and struggling to surrender to what was. The mantra that I came up with was thus: “I feel as light and free as a feather when I surrender and flow with the Universe.” The more I used this affirmation, the easier it became to surrender and flow.