Finding Grounding during Fiery Times

Finding Ground during Fiery Times
with Kimberlie Chenoweth, MA

If you are like me, most likely, during 2020, you have experienced a wide range of emotions taking you through sadness, fear, grief, loss, frustration, helplessness, anger, disillusionment … have I missed anything?  Finding a sense of equanimity has been a challenge, yet I know we are not alone.  In fact, I believe the entire collective consciousness is experiencing many of these emotions stemming from this stressful and unprecedented time in history.

Returning to Center
The video below was created by a friend and colleague here in Colorado, Kimberlie Chenoweth, a healer, teacher, mentor.  It contains three simple practices that can help us return to center during these tender, tumultuous times.     In  “Finding Ground in Fiery Times,” Kimberlie shares indigenous, timeless (human) wisdom to encourage us to:  Drop thinking and drop trying by choosing instead to return to our center, to search for and find our wholeness and to begin,  once again to nourish our hearts and minds.

Experiencing these grounding activities has inspired me to create a time each day to practice returning to center – no matter how triggered I may become with the “reality” presented in mainstream news, alternative news sites, and on social media.   I hope you will find comfort in them as well.
You may reach Kimberlie at

(There is a one-minute technical glitch at the 2:45 mark.)

1) Earth to Belly – Pachamama –( Pacha- Earth / Mama – Mother )

2) Standing on Earth

3) Shifting our awareness

I love the poems she shares, especially “Lost” by David Wagoner. What a gift to experience these moments of wholeness during such challenging times. Thank you Kimberlie.


by David Wagoner (1999)

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you

Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here.

And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,

Must ask permission to know it and be known.

The forest breathes. Listen. It answers.

I have made this place around you.

If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.

No two branches are the same to Wren.

If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,

You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows

Where you are. You must let it find you.


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