You’ve probably heard the term “being grounded” before but what does that actually mean? Being grounded means that you are embracing your right as a human being to function and operate on this planet in physical form. It means that you are connected with the earth and that all of your energy and awareness is focused in the Now moment of time. For anyone who has ever woken up in the morning, stubbed their toe getting out of bed, walked in to the wall, slipped in the shower, and then continued through the day feeling not centered or able to think clearly in situations that demanded their full attention, these are all symptoms of being ungrounded. Dropping things, feeling disconnected from your body (outer space feelings) are a few others. Chances are, these things will make for a very unpleasant day.
Being grounded is the very first step in doing and learning energy work. Being able to ground will bring you into alignment with your true wishes and desires, will help you to operate in the present moment instead of the past or future, can help you think more clearly and be able to solve challenges without fear. We all have a fight or flight instinct that is there to help keep us safe. Often though, we will take flight if we’re thrown into a situation that makes us feel uncomfortable even though we could have planted both feet firmly on the earth and stood our ground. Making a choice to embrace life by being willing to stay present during difficult challenges will help us take back our personal power from people, situations and fears. This is all part of a healthy, healing journey and something that we address in our school. The important thing to remember is that grounding, which is associated with the 1st chakra, can help us eventually step into our own, personal sovereignty, which is a 3rd chakra issue. I will be introducing you to the chakra system in future articles.
Grounding isn’t a difficult thing to do. It can be done by closing your eyes and taking slow, deep breaths, by visualizing yourself as a tree, with roots coming out of the bottom of your feet which are anchoring deep into the earth. Taking a walk, having a bath, going for a swim or just sitting and meditating are all good grounding actions. Being grounded to the earth allows Source energy to flow freely through you and helps to turn negative experiences into positive ones, thus allowing you to draw upon your inner strength and face any challenge without fear. Until next time.
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