What I love about the logo I chose for my website is that you can't tell whether the figure is defying gravity by standing on water, or whether she is embracing gravity by burrowing her roots down deep into the earth.
My favorite yoga teacher often encourages yogis to "root down to rise up" during sun salutations. When you sink into yourself, into the earth, into the weight and depth of the wisdom already inside you, it lifts you. It raises you up above the voices telling you that you can't, you must, you'll never, you need to, you're not strong enough, you don't know enough, you haven't done enough.
Is sinking down into your own truth a miracle any less beautiful than walking on water?
The wonderful Holly Whitaker--founder of Tempest, a woman-centered recovery program--tells a story of seeing a picture of a "woman-tree" in a San Francisco shop. Her roots are plunged into the earth, and her arms are lifted into branches supporting the world. And underneath, this quote: "We already know everything, we have only to remember."
The journey of coming (back) into your deep truth is one of remembering that all you need is already inside (not outside). It's learning to trust yourself more. To follow the nudges of your gut. To attune to your Wise Mind. To cherish your body (fiercely). To reclaim the clarity, love, and power that are your birthright.
So ground down. Walk on water. Be the living miracle that is you.