When I lived alone, I used to lie on the floor of my apartment. Quiet the noises and dim the lights. Breath deeply and relax and feel gravity pulling me against the surface of the floor. When I was really tired, I would feel the exhaustion pulling me to a stop like brakes against the wheels, like putting your foot on the pavement to stop your bicycle. Feeling that relief and release when all motion finally stops.
Breath and feel the full and complete stop to all palpable motion. Next I would feel my spine. Perhaps tense my back enough to be conscious of the support the spine provides. Feel the spine extend all the way down to the tailbone and continue through the floor into the soil. Pushing like a tree root into the Earth. Spreading out in every direction as a tree or a plant sends it roots out every direction in search of nourishment. So too, feeling roots expand and expand, gripping the Earth and branching through soil, over stones, into sand and around other roots.
This is to be of the Earth. Sharing the same soil and same space as the trees you can see and smell and touch. You are rooted in the same Earth, drinking in the same water, exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide in the same air. Feel the spine rooted deep, deep in the Earth and relate to all things. This layer of Earth where everything begins, all potential is started and while not infinite, larger than our human comprehension. Feel rooted in the source of all things.
Now choose a single root and drive it deeper into the soil. Deeper through layer after layer of soil and silt and rock and shale. Deeper to the mantle, the foundations of the Earth. Deeper still to the warm liquid mama, the living, breathing, red, orange, hot, fired life blood of our planet. Feel that root at the core of the Earth. Feel rooted in the source of all things.
Allow that liquid fire to travel up the root. Bubbling, flowing up from the Core, up through the mantle following the root up the layers of shale and rock, up through layer after layer of silt and soil. Into the network of roots. Into the spine, up the spine in my back up to my neck and spilling like a fountain into my body, filling and over filling my form down into each finger and toe.
This is pure Earth energy. It is very powerful and very potent. Direct it to any wounds or pain.
I would lie on the floor of my apartment and feel rooted and nourished.