Loch Nan Carraigean Stone Circle, Strathspey
This pine has grown up in the centre of the ancient stone circle, out on its own in the moorland. I love the atmosphere in this photo, from the character and energy of the old pine and the combination of winter colours.
Being out in nature helps to ground us, but wherever I am I have been finding it very helpful to focus attention on the feet, and the connection with the earth. I become aware of the energy centre located under the feet, called by some the ‘Earthstar’, and the exchange with the earth. For me I visualise this as being the bottom point of a diamond-shaped energy around me. My whole body feels stronger, and I feel more ‘in’ my body.
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.”
– Eckhart Tolle – ‘A New Earth’
“If you keep your attention in the body as much as possible, you will be anchored in the Now. You won’t lose yourself in the external world, and you won’t lose yourself in your mind. Thoughts and emotions, fears and desires may still be there to some extent, but they won’t take you over.”
– Eckhart Tolle