Seat yourself on a chair or on the floor. If you sit on a chair make sure your feet are flaton the floor. If you are sitting on the floor make sure you have your feet arranged so thatthey are not crossed at the ankles as this inhibits energy flow. Visualized your spine as anantenna. The top is at the crown chakra, the bottom is at the base chakra. Straighten your posture and shift your body until you find your alignment with the earth. It may take onlymoments or you may have to work with it as you learn to attune yourself with Mother Earth. Take your time.When you are ready to proceed with the meditation take two or three deep, cleansing breaths. With each breath out, release any pent up tension or anxiety in your body.Imagine yourself confined within an acorn. Buried beneath the surface of mother earth,you can feel the top of the seed covering pressing against the top of your head. Your knees are against your chest, your arms around your knees. Your base chakra is pressedagainst the bottom of the acorn.You feel the warmth of the sun on the moist, warm earth above you. It is calling you to join in the dance of spring. Your base chakra puts out a small feeder root that descendsfrom the bottom tip of the acorn. It wends its way between grains of rich, warm, dampearth, stopping every now and then to sample a delicious bit of pure, clean water. Soonthe root comes upon an underground stream of remarkable purity and sweetness. As itsucks it up you feel the coldness of the water. It invigorates you and your fill the acorn to bursting.Father Sun is beckoning you to join him. The top of the acorn bursts as a shoot emergesfrom your crown chakra. It pushes its way up through the earth, emerging into the warmsunlight.The gentle breezes brush the little tree, encouraging its tiny leaves to unfurl.Deep in the earth, the root divides growing in all directions, providing a secure base for the young tree. Each time nourishment is sucked into the tree the sapling grows larger. Now the sun is warming the little tree. Its leaves fairly glow as sunlight is absorbed andturned into energy. The tops of the leaves are warm, almost hot, as the fire of the distantsun rains down.Branches form, leaves erupt from new buds. The little tree grows higher. Its roots branchout further. And with each breath you take, the tree grows larger.The gentle wind ruffles the leaves. The sun beams down. The water beneath the tree provides cool nourishment and the earth provides stability and minerals needed for growth.The tree continues to grow until an inner boundary is reached. Perhaps the tree is a largesapling. Perhaps it is a giant oak. Or a world tree. At some point this tree has reached itsultimate. The water continues to pour into the tree from the large root system.