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Reconnecting With the Earth: Ninja Meditation

Reconnecting With the Earth: Ninja Meditation

For the Ninja, the Earth—chi—represents the most basic need of all warriors for a strong core around which the drifting confusions of life can spin but never penetrate their balance or awareness of a deeper connection to the world.

The Earth is the Ninja’s first and most passionate love. It is what sustains him and gives him nourishment. Learn the Ninja Earth Reconnection meditation, here:

Reconnecting With The Earth

Take off your shoes, go outside, and connect with the Earth through your feet. Closing your eyes and breathing into your belly, imagine roots growing from your feet and fingers, pushing down into the Earth through all the strata of history—the grass, the soil, the ages of humankind, the old bones of ancestors, the deep mysteries of a planet that has lived for millennia and hosted wonders.

Allow these roots to continue growing, and visualize them as they burrow down through years and miles of rock until they reach the molten heart of the Earth’s core.

We humans have two suns—one above us in the sky and one at the center of our world. This Earth that we consider “mother” could not exist without the power of “father sun” its heart. In fact, the Earth is not “feminine” as we conceive it, but a place of balance where male and female energies meet. It is not just our mother, but our father too. Feel the warmth and power of this second sun, and the heat in your body as you draw its energy up through your roots.

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Adapted from The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja, by Ross Heaven (Conari Press, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Ross Heaven. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja, by Ross Heaven (Conari Press, 2006).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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6:42AM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Ninja Turtle meditation?

7:00PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

Thank you! I'm sharing this with my son.

6:20PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

Thank you :)

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12:02AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

great :-)

11:29PM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

What a nutter

12:05PM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Sounds good to me.

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