We love that you’ve adventured with us through Raised by Gaia!
We appreciate the time you took to explore and consider the ideas in this journey. Allow the powerful concepts to continue to reverberate through you. We encourage you to return to the chapters often for an even deeper integration each time.
We thank all the women of the Ecosystem of Evolution who generously contributed to the formation of Raised By Gaia, simply by discovering and trusting their own natural intelligence and sharing it openly over the past three years. We appreciate you all greatly and could not have birthed this without you.
We extend a special thank you to Mandy Sandbach for infusing her wisdom into this experience from its conception, Nancy Hanlon and Mary MacLeod-Beaver for sharing deep ancient knowledge, Melissa Allison for her thoughtful writing and editing, and Angela Burton for inviting us to deeply relax through her moss meditation.
If you found this experience worthwhile, please share it with the women in your life.
What’s next? Please join us for an even deeper exploration of thriving: GaiaLife.
For now, sit back and relax to the guided meditation below, and dream of how the earth changed the day you arrived.
Deborah Gleason & Naomi Irons
Creators of the Ecosystem of Evolution
Guided Meditation: Moss
Create your own Gaia immersion experience
Now that you’ve had a chance to experience three aspects of Gaia, we invite you to create an experience of your own. This is a very meaningful exercise and is also a lot of fun. Don’t be intimidated by the number of steps, this is best done a little bit at a time. Take your time, give yourself at least a week to complete this exercise.
To get started, choose an expression or aspect of Gaia that you are curious about. Choose from anything that occurs naturally on this planet. It could be an animal like a lion or a plant like a rose bush, it could be something solid like a mountain or something flowing like a creek. It could be a natural occurrence like thunder or a hurricane or an insect like a firefly. The important part is to choose something that intrigues you and you want to know more about. Once you make your choice, follow the steps below to create your own aspect of Gaia experience.
Begin researching your aspect of Gaia by looking up interesting facts and allow yourself to be amazed by all the things you learn. A good search term for google is “interesting facts about x”.
2. Relaxing Video
Find a relaxing video that will allow you to just observe without someone talking or teaching. A good way to do this is search within YouTube for videos of your aspect set to relaxing music. Refer to the video often to really see the element as you continue your adventure.
3. Interesting Writing
Find pieces of writing about that deepen your understanding. Poems can be very powerful and present a new way of seeing as can written articles and even blog posts.
4. Embodied Movement
Create an embodied movement dance. Allow the aspect to move your body in any way that calls to you. Perhaps it’s a dance in the forest or maybe a slow swaying in your favorite chair. Create whatever works for your body. Let all of the things you’ve learned move your body in new ways. Flow like a river, howl like a wolf, stretch like an earthworm, jump like a grasshopper.
5. Create a Song of Gaia
Now that you’ve been immersed in your aspect of Gaia for a period of time, it’s time to do something bold and amazing and create your own Song of Gaia. To do this be sure to create some quiet time so you can reflect on the things you’ve learned, seen, felt. Sit down with a recording device (your phone may have an app) and record what you’ve learned. Try adding in some prompts to breathe and relax your body so when you play the recording back to yourself you experience a calming feeling. Remember that this recording is just for you so allow yourself to express what’s there for you. This will be a beautiful way to hear yourself. If you need more ideas on how to do this, listen to any of the Songs of Gaia that were included in this chapter for ideas on how to make this recording. One thing to note is there is no right way to do this and you can’t do this wrong. Let this be as unique as you are and just let the words flow through you as you record them.
Congratulations, it’s time to celebrate! Listen to your Song of Gaia recording several times as you breathe deeply and relax into your own words. Notice what a natural wonder the aspect that you chose is. As you continue to listen, take the time to notice how this amazing aspect is a reflection of the amazing aspect of the natural world that you are!