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Stuck in thoughts or emotions? Like a tree helps us ground ourselves in our bodies, breath and nature.
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91 reflections
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Renato
Sound of this forest
The afternoon shower. Catch the wind of hope The flying swallow.
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Daryl
Grounding
I can be strong and I can reach for the nourishment I need above and below
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Dipika
Absolutely worth it
Aura had helped me find the inner peace which lies within me.
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Dillon
Just Calm it down a bit.
This meditation helped me accomplish my intention--I needed to "slow my roll" after a busy, productive, great morning.
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Tiffany
Mama guilt
Thoughts, thoughts go away and do not come again another day. When I do nice loving things for me guilt creeps up. Today I did nice loving things for me because I am worth it.
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Jaq
tree connected
I feel better when I remember I am always connected. Acknowledging and putting focus on that connection is soothing
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Nelly
Day 11
I learned that I can be a tree!!! Roots that go for miles ...Branches that reach for the sun...Leaves shaking in enjoyment in the wind... Sweet!!!🌺🌺🌺
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Steph
First day
I learned that it was really a nice tactic to start your day by breathing out the stressed and breathing in all the nutrients from earth 💚
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Val
Tree
I have no grounding in my life at the moment. Mentally I own nothing, I am nothing.
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Justin
Roots
I need to be more connected with myself. Unlike a tree I’m always on the move when sometimes I just need to stay grounded.
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Chris
New day
It’s nice to start the day breathing in the nutrients and positivity to get you started. And to release the stress of yesterday.
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Shaun
Nothing
Nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing and also nothing
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Jordan
Tree
I learnt how to visualize and focus and be a tree, to stand tall and take everything in
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Megan
When I get stressed or anxious, I need to connect with nature.
Breathing helps bring me back to center, and let go of what's holding me down.
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Steven
Nature is part of my concept of a higher power. I can draw nature to nourish and re-vitalize
My spirit feels revitalized and refreshed by getting outside.
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Corinna
Feeling nourished
Trees are such lovely creations that we have such a strong relationship with when we choose to acknowledge it. After my walk with my children, I enjoy watching them play at our neighborhood park. Sitting on the grass next to a tree and choosing this meditation was perfect.
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Rebecca
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This definitely helped me relax, I’m a bit anxious as I’m flying tomorrow (even though I fly all the time) for some reason I’m a bit anxious. It’s nice to have a quick meditation to relax the muscles in my body, I could really imagine being a tree and growing into the ground and growing branches. It’s great practise
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Mathew
Like a Tree
Breathing in is giving us the nourishment we need, so sit on that breath in. Breathing out keeps us grounded in our thoughts so let it be slow.
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Lana
Tree meditation
Imagine yourself as tall confident tree, growing deep roots & branches with the breath & breathing in nourishment
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Everett
Confide
I will be honest and grow my truth. I realize my thoughts and feelings are just what they are.
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Matthew
Tree? Me?
Remaining in bed for this session didn't fulfill the premise. Attempted to follow the lead of the narration though. Still a nice way to begin the day.
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Eric
Foundation
I learned that we create our own foundations in life on how we approach each and everyday so its important to be grounded in your truth
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Scott
Foundations
We need to form our own foundations. I need to stay consistent.
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Jeannie
Redwood meditation
This helps me. And meditations that have a connection to nature are the best.
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Suzy
Roots
It is important to stay steady. However I remind myself that I do not need to stay in one spot as a tree does. I am free to wander, but will have more success with a solid, steady foundation.
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Diana
Patience is virtual!!
I learned that taking it one day at a time. When you are feeling extremely over whelmed. Taking breathing methods is is all it talks.
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Jess
My First Meditation with Aura
To be present feels good and relaxing and is necessary. Nothing hurt while sitting here. I need to do this every day!
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Sâmara
Best ever
This is the best meditation I had, I could really fell the ground under me and the sun in my face! It showed how important it is to be in touch with the nature
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Kylie
I learned
I can stay grounded even in my stressful moments. When I feel panic I can imagine myself breathing in sunshine and nutrients as I can feel the ground beneath me
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Supreet
Growing
I learned how to stay grounded and grow strong in every situation. Believing myself and growing my roots to learn even more.
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Kassiana
like a tree
i️ learned that with the breathing exercise you can really feel deep rooted
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Melissa
Grounding
I feel stuck in emotions today; I was hoping this meditation would be more helpful than it was.
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Kimberly
Fur Babies!
Sometimes completing my daily meditations becomes interrupted by my fur babies. I will have to do this one again.
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Abby
Day 13
Visual ones really zone me out and i can get completely knocked out really quick. This was one of those times. I feel so peaceful
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Christine
Not quite
This has potential but since I do these usually right before I go to sleep, I couldn't touch the ground. Still I like the idea of this exercise and will have to try it again another time.
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Triana
TREE. For Triana
It doesn’t take very long to get connected and recall te calm rooted and happy feeling . It is amazing. I️ am whole. I️ am safe.
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Melissa
Simple, good visuals
Relaxing and positive voice/tone, good visual imagery pairing with in and out breaths.
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Debb
Flexibility
I resonated with the concept of receiving our nourishment and support from the earth while reaching our branches towards the warmth and light. I did, however, add the image of having enough flexibility to my sturdy, strong trunk so as not to block over in the midst of storms.
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Tammy
Like a tree
This meditation helps me feel grounded and strong. I can withstand whatever comes my way.
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Sharon
Growth
I learned that breathing exercises are a key to relaxation. Visualizing a tree is a great metaphor to represent growth. Stretching yourself to reach goals is showing growth. Moving forward is the right direction to move and letting go of distractions and past experiences also shows growth.
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Kelsey
Disconnecting from Heavy Thoughts
I am extremely lonely right now. This meditation helped ground and empower me, distracting and disconnecting from the heavy thoughts and feeling I’ve carried today.
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Sydney
I learned
This meditation really allowed me to feel more in control of my emotions. And that i need to just take a step back and dig down
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Josh
Nature
I learned that taking time truly connect with nature in mind can influence serenity and healthy power - achieving oneness.
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Ryan
Was a refreshing experience.
This is a good calming, relaxing moment. I like being rooted yet open and growing.
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Marissa
Be a tree
I liked this meditation because you can use a metaphor as a reminder how to act and breathe mindfully throughout your day
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Shateca McGee
I can watch and count my breath as I internalize and focus on my breathing.
I learned that I can watch and count my breathing as I internalize on myself and what I am doing!
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Samantha
To b continued
Things aren’t to clear right now, think I️ need some time to think..
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Charlotte
Tree
You have unlimited possibilities, but use those possibilities in a smart way, don’t rush into things. Be smart about who you chose to love and care for.
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Darah
Branching Out
I loved the practice of grounding yourself, feeling rooted, and then expanding yourself out into your space. This creates a great feeling of empowerment.
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Amy
Tree
I learned that it is possible to be grounded and open at the same time.
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Jeanne
Tree
Encouragement that I can be strong and grounded as a tree. I really like the visualization and the suggestions of what to visual during my breathing. Oak tree is what I can be
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Steven
I love trees!
I really enjoyed this visualization as a tree. I love trees. I feel a very organic connection to them. Thank you!
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Brian
Like a tree
It’s been a while since I’ve felt grounded and solid. Today’s exercise did just that.
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em
like a tree
i already use this visualization in my own meditations so it was a welcome surprise to have a guided one with the same idea. i also love the picture because where i live the rabbits here love to eat those flowers. i’m really missing the warm weather.
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Heidi
Tree
Useful visualisation but tricky as I perform my mindfulness in bed laying down to help me sleep so one where sitting/standing is required is tricky.
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Kieosha
Day one
Breathing really works, I felt like it could have lasted a little longer
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Susie
Tree visualization
Visualizations truly resonate with me. This meditation had a simple and calming flow. I will be coming back to this throughout my day.
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Denise
Trees
This is something I can use anywhere anytime..very nice Peaceful.visualization
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Daniel
Being a tree
I must realize that I am very capable, rooted in myself and present in the now. I am strong and capable.
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Beverly
Rooting and Growing
Rooting, growing, expanding, deepening, may all cause discomfort. But God is the soil in the Earth, the sunshine in the sky, the nutrients in the air, the support of the rain. God sustains us and gives us what we need to grow as strong and flexible trees do.
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Clare
Like a tree
I loved using this meditation at the bus stop to stand tall and breath in nourishment and support after a hard day
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Molly
Like a Tree
I learned that i excel in visualizing the scenario that i am put in. I could feel myself touching the ground as a tree.
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Melissa
Love this one
I haven’t tried a meditation like this before. I really enjoyed the tree visualization! It was very healing and cleaning :) I could actually feel some mucky being released and saw some great branches growing!
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Valerie
Strength in a tree
Be sturdy. Visualising myself as a big mighty tree helps me to be sure of myself as a strong and confident individual and reminds me that there is no need to get upset or even angry over small things that may seem important but are in fact trivial.
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Madi
We are one
I learnt that we all are one with the trees, we can connect to the earth and the sky and stand strong like a tree 100s of years old 🌴🌱🌿🍃
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Hannah
who i am
i am a part of the earth. in society today it is so easy to forget our roots and mother nature and all that there is, but putting ourselves back into the roots to continue and nourish will help. it’s the opposite of the trees, they start in the roots and we get lost and have to push our roots back into the earth.
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Cujo
I learned that
I leaned that visualization helps recenter my mind and body in a way that makes me feel better
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Liz
Nourishment
It is easy forget that our job can simply be just being, not doing, being, breathing, taking in what life has to offer rather than constantly projecting out and depleting ourselves.
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Leo
Take yime
Time is all it takes for one to grow and plant new roots. I feel like the world could always use a new tree.
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M.K.
Being supported by the trees
We live in five forested acres in the Pacific Northwest so this is a particularly powerful exercise for me. There have been an increasing number of clear cuts nearby, so in maintaining the forest we provide habitat for deer, raccoons, ravens, pileated woodpeckers and owls. I give thanks for the trees every day. And I feel the forest likewise helps to suppress me@
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valerie
day 15
i learned that we are one with the trees. we can imagine ourself taking up love and nourishment through our roots, and exhaling and growing out our branches.
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Morgan
First day
I am apart of this. It was hard to concentrate. Almost like I want to force this to work.
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hailey
1st meditation
i couldnt really focus, i didnt understand it and i wasnt able to pay attention
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Ash
STEM
I feel like my stress level just decreased and melted into the ground. I’m now ready to face my problem with an iron fist!
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Jilly
Needed this today
I really needed this reminder to stay grounded and focused on me today.
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diana
sad
i learned that he keeps making me upset cuz of all of his girlfriends . i need to reconnect
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Presley
Like a tree
i learned that sometimes you just need to open up and let all the stress out. :)
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Annika
Grounded and conected
So often I go about my day without pausing to feel myself rooted to the earth. And it’s truly a miracle and and everything and everyone else are even on this earth! My “roots” haven’t felt very stable lately. There is personal and professional tension that’s making me feel unsteady. These short 3 minutes were a nice reminder that I am grounded and I can find content even if there is a bit of unease in certain areas of my life.
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Sheena Marie
Good for empaths
I really like this one. I can feel the energy moving through me. As an empath this one is awesome I feel. I need to practice grounding more.
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Joey
First meditation
I felt at peace and felt grounded literally and figuratively
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Annete
First meditation
I felt at peace. I felt free for the first time , in a long time.
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Janessa
Release
I noticed that sometimes I just need to let go of everything in my mind and just relax and take deep breaths
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Sarah
Grounded and open
‘Grounded and open’ is a good message to go back to throughout the day.
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Crystal
Renewed
After feeling the ground, as i opened my eyes i felt reconnected around me.
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Nate
Dealing with stressors
When I started to think about why I was stressed it made me more anxious at first but when I relaxed myself and thought about it rationally I felt a lot better
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Jill
Tree
I love this analogy. Trees are strong and work together better as a team. Just like humans. Sometimes the world is scary. But in the end it’s what we have to do for us and the people around us.
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fernanda
i’m really sad but it helped me
i was really sad but it helped me α lot, good night, thank you i’m more relaxed 💤
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Susan
Like a Tree
Thank you for that wonderful meditation. I loved the grounded yet open work. I will take that with me.
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Cherish
Tree in the Wind
Finding ourselves in a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions, we can feel as if we are losing our footing in the middle of a storm. In this wonderful meditation, we use our visualization skills along with the power of our breath to feel grounded and unswayed, like a tree in the wind. Standing with my knees bent in my backyard, I connect with my breath and roll my feet back and forth to feel more connected to the earth. Using the power of my breath, I visualized my feet as roots of a tree. Receiving nourishment on my inhale and growing my roots into the earth on my exhale, I find myself gaining strength. Incorporating my arms as branches and leaves, I reach my arms up to the sky to receive the warmth of the sunlight on my inhale and lower them back to my sides on my exhale. With my branches extended, feeling my leaves receiving sunlight, my roots firmly planted in the earth, I felt the chi, or life force energy flowing through my trunk and my branches. I looked around and saw that everything in my surroundings is always changing. Filled with new vitality, strength and well-being, I feel myself grounded and unswayed, like a tree in the wind. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️
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Hye Jin
Important note
I learned that we need to appreciate every moment and time we have with our relatives or friends I literally miss my friends and how we spent our times together back then
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Katharine
Controlled Breath
I learned that I have a hard time letting my breath be natural. I felt like I didn’t know how to breathe naturally and had to control it the entire session.