Read these instructions first, and then try it. Once you've tried it, journal about it, or document or reflect on it in a creative way. Ok, so in this practice: You will either stand, sit, or lie down on the Living Earth. We'd invite you to be in direct contact with the earth herself, so that you are touching soil, sand, or beach, rather than asphalt or sidewalk (for urban dwellers). For this exercise choose a place that you like, where the energy feels good to you. If you will stand, take off your shoes. Then, bring your attention to the felt contact with the Earth (could be in your feet if you are standing, your seat if you are sitting, your whole body if lying down.) Your eyes can be open or closed. Allow yourself to receive the feeling of contact with the Earth. Stay with this at a feeling level, and notice what arises in your body as sensation or emotion. Notice thoughts, and let them fall away. Imagine then that you are standing, sitting, or lying on a living being. As you breathe, feel the Earth breathing with you. Notice the sensory and emotional qualities that arise with this awareness of the Earth herself as a Living Being. Engage with this for as long as feels natural. Then reflect in some way on your experience.