Our August 2017 Yoga Intensive – “Roots to Rise” – was a particularly powerful experience, opening with a prayer for grounding composed by Emma entitled “Homecoming”. May the words once again empower you to remain firmly grounded and connected with your Truth in those moments where the turbulence of the world attempts to uproot us into its torrents of delusion.
“How can we be grounded in a world of excess, where even enough isn’t enough?
The seduction of the outside world pulls us out by our roots to join its delusion
First the teachings must come from searching in all the wrong places
For it is only when we are truly lost can we ever be fully found
That spiralling abyss of darkness has many secrets to share
Be brave while you navigate and withstand the torrents of that place
And let the light find you there; because it will find you.
All the while, the river of life passes by whilst we watch the torrids swim to their rightful destination
One foot placed on one side of the riverbank, and one on the other
And if those river rapids know the way, know their rightful path, then why can’t I?
Show us the ways in which we can return to our true inner home
The ways we can remain fully present within, in order to withstand any external turbulence
Take me off autopilot, and entrust me to call my Spirit back.
There is nothing more freeing than consciously making the decision to be whole again
Grounded fully into our being, stable and strong yet not in isolation
Connected as one vibrating force of energy, formed years before we even came into being
The journey begins in the heart, at the Anahata centre of the untruck sound of consciousness
Where the light from the lamp of the Satguru shows us the way
The foundations of our true home grounded in roots within the deepest corners of the heart
Because the truth is, no house built on water makes for a stable home.
Engulf me in the joys of my own homecoming
Earth me into myself, so I can soar to the greatest of heights beyond my imaginings
Let my wings unfurl and expand to dwarf my former world
And let them carry me to the places where your Grace would have me go
Flying into the light of expansion beyond time and space
Where the silence of your ever guiding presence blankets me in peaceful tranquillity
And I am home, sustained by your guiding light forevermore.
And so it is…”