look down to look up

One of the most memorable moments in my yoga practice for me, to date, is the time I rolled over from Savasana into cradled side position–which is the way I always sleep. The instructor gently but confidently brought to our attention that in this moment, we are reminded that the Earth is always there, beneath us, supporting us, lifting us, sustaining us.

Always. there. How beautiful.

So today, as I set this intention:

notice your feet on the ground all day

I frequently was drawn to that image: innocence resting on the ground, supported and sustained.

I realized as I was driving, that even while I was in transit, the Earth is rooted beneath me–steady.

I looked out the window at the grey clouds blowing in the next March snowstorm and was reminded that even though the weather is fleeting and frivolous in nature, the ground beneath me always remains–constant.

As I freaked out about my drive home, I recognized despite being disguised by treacherous, icy masks of snow, the ground still lingers beneath, supporting me–enduring.

All things change, move, shift, shape–but there the Earth is, below that movement, forming a steadfast bedrock for all rebirth and transformation.

I am grounded. We are gloriously grounded.

And as a daughter of God, I recognize that I am grounded in Glory. It is the most sublime analogy of eternity.

If the ground supports me…

and if God is the Creator of that ground…

then God is always supporting me.

In the even while’sSteady.

In the even though’sConstant.

In the despite’sEnduring.

 Always. there. How beautiful.

The root that needs no ground is He, and from that root all has come (St. Thomas Aquinas from “The Divine Intimacy”).

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