Exercise: The Tree of Life

Exercise in gathering energy.

Can be done in a group or individually. Start by sitting or standing erect, and breathing deeply and rhythmically.

And as we breathe, remember to sit erect, and as your spine straightens, feel the energy rising…*pause*

Now imagine that your spine is the trunk of a tree… and from its base roots extend deep into the earth… in the center of the earth…*pause*

And you can draw up power from the earth with each breath…feel the energy rising like sap through a tree trunk…

And feel the power rise up your spine… feel yourself becoming more alive…with each breath…

And from the crown of your head, you have branches that sweep up and back…and feel it sweep through the branches until it touches the earth again making a circle…making a circuit…returning to its source…

(If in a group) And breathing deeply, feel how all our branches intertwine…and the power weaves through them…and dances among them, like the wind…feel it moving…*long pause*

– Alfrún

Exercise courtesy of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk

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