Energy Renewal

There has been a lot of buzz out there about renewable energy, but did you know that you can start renewing your own energy today? Of course, I’m talking about your spiritual energy.  Call it Chi, Prana, Ki, Magic, by whatever name it’s still the same and it still works. It’s simple once you know how, and this is a meditation that I do myself on a regular basis.

Reach to the Sky

Reach to the Sky

Earth Energy Tree Meditation

Go to a quiet place where you will not be disturbed and can sit comfortably in a chair with your feet touching the ground. Have a glass or bottle of water nearby. Begin by closing your eyes and breathing slowly and deeply, expanding your rib-cage and your belly for six breaths. Notice how this feels by focusing on the expansion and contraction of your ribs.

Relax and breath normally. Now bring your focus up between and behind your eyebrows, this is your Ajna Chakra or Third Eye and will help you with visualizing the rest of the meditation. Keep your eyes closed and picture a ball of white light in the center of your body, imagine it growing and expanding filling your body and creating a glow to about two feet from your body all around. At the outer edge imagine that a light blue electric light starts to form, like a forcefield it is protecting you and your space from any distractions.

Now feel the weight of your body where you are sitting, and imagine your chair as a tree stump, with roots reaching deep into the earth. Focus on your contact to the stump, and imagine that the white light flows freely from you to the stump and back again. Notice any sensations you may feel as you connect and ground yourself to Mother Earth.

Move your feet back and forth, and wiggle your toes while touching the floor. Imagine your feet have sent shoots down deep into the heart of Mother Earth as energy begins to flow effortlessly like water into your Energy Body. Picture the energy as a warm, golden-green color or loving pink color, whichever you are more comfortable with. Still your feet as they continue to drink and focus on the rising warmth as earth energy fills your legs, knees, hips, torso, arms, hands, neck and finally your head where it flows out the top, down your body, and back to the earth through the trunk of your tree-chair to the center of the Earth to be transformed into clear clean energy again. Allow it to flow at it’s own pace, and imagine as it does so it’s cleaning away all your doubts & fears, anger & frustration, and any negative speck or blocked idea that keeps you from pure love and joy.

As Earth Energy cleans out a space, it fills it with love, peace, and contentment. Focus on how this makes you feel.

When you are ready, open your eyes and drink your glass of water. Know that the water came from the earth and is nourishing your Energy Body which just had a good workout! As you continue your day, you can renew your connection to the earth by imagining a vine reaching from the base of your spine to the center of the earth.

Like an anchor it keeps you connected to Mother Earth and you can make it as large or small in your imagination as you think it should be. Use it any time you need to eliminate any negative or unpleasant emotions or energies throughout the day.

About the Author
Beth Hansen-Buth is a Usui Reiki Master and Celtic Reiki Master who has been working with Earth and Tree energies since 1997. Since November of 2008 she has been offering Reiki Sessions at Eye of Horus.  For more about her energy work, visit, and to follow her on her journey you can read The Reiki Artist Blog – adventures of a practitioner.
Earth Energy Tree Meditation is © 2007-2009 Beth Hansen-Buth

Tall Dark Stranger

Tall Dark Stranger“For centuries, the Tarot has been used to answer questions about love and romance. From teenage girls in Renaissance Italy to contemporary cartomancers, the cards have been shuffled and spread in search of tall, dark strangers.”

So begins Chapter One – Tarot’s Romantic History in Tall Dark Stranger – Tarot for Love and Romance by Corrine Kenner. Romance is a mystery of the heart that bring many to the Tarot to search for answers, and Ms. Kenner has written a book that explores exactly how tarot can do that. In Part 1: History and Mystery, the Elements of Attraction are explored as they relate to the tarot, as are the Astrological influences on the Major Arcana that have an effect on our relationships. Deciphering all these signs and symbols to understand how they teach us about our love relationships is a true art, and Kenner is a master at explaining things in language you can understand.

Part II consists of detailed definitions of all the cards, as they relate to love and relationships and beyond. Over all, Tall Dark Stranger is a well rounded book, never forgetting the most common reason people turn to the tarot in the first place, the quest for love. This book goes beyond the love match, and would make an excellent starter book for the novice tarot enthusiast, as well as a great addition to the experienced reader’s library.

As it says on the back of the book, Corrine Kenner is a certified Tarot Master who specializes in bringing metaphysicial subjects down to earth. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and she has taught Tarot classes and workshops since 1998. She’s also a nice person, I’ve met her and went to one of her workshops. She even gets personal in the introduction and talks about the reading she gave herself when she first met her husband.

So if you’re looking for love, love the tarot, or just want a good book written by a seasoned Tarot professional with a fun and informative voice, Tall Dark Stranger just might be your perfect match.

Forms of Feminine Spirit

Aspects of the divine feminine have been explored by artists dating back to pre-history in cultures around the world. Small figures have been found at many sites, and it is believed that they were so portable due to the nomadic nature of earlier people. Have goddess, will travel! Today these forms of the feminine spirit come to us fresh and unblemished through the elegant sculptures of Maya Hill. Her series called JourneyStones are small pocket-sized goddess figures that can be carried wherever you go.

Delving deep in the mystery of womanhood, these flowing forms represent many aspects of the goddess that are being honored again today. Whether you are a girl or woman seeking to celebrate your feminine strengths, or anyone seeking a more intimate connection to the goddess, Forms of the Feminine Spirit brings it all into the palm of your hand. Faceless, they have a universal appeal that speaks to a broad audience of mysticism and devotion. Other themes that are explored include acceptance, balance, creation, desire, fertility, and wisdom.