Grounding yourself is as simple as breathing.
So why is Grounding necessary?
Grounding helps maintain a balance of your physical and spiritual bodies. When grounding is consistently practiced your entire body is nourished and energised. This results in better health, abundance and well being.
So what is Grounding?
Grounding is literally feeling the ground/earth beneath your feet. It is as simple as walking bare foot in the grass or dirt or sand. Spending any time in nature sitting, hiking, riding or being at the beach. You don’t need any fancy products. Spending time in nature is the easiest connection.
What is being Ungrounded?
When you are ungrounded you are not fully in your body. Your consciousness is elsewhere. You may be in the past or future. You maybe emotionally upset, dizzy, confused, unfocused, obsessed by worrying thoughts. You may be “off with the fairies”.
When you are grounded you feel present, centred, balanced, whole, complete, calm and peaceful. YOU decide how to respond to a situation.
Methods of Grounding
If you are feeling particularly ungrounded, there are some specific extra things you can do. Try and spend about 15 minutes doing the following exercise.
Visualise yourself as a tree. Send your roots deep into mother earth. Sit or stand barefooted on the earth if you can, otherwise indoors is fine. Do this daily for a few minutes. If you also send your branches high into the sky you connect heaven and earth.
This is something you can do anywhere, anytime. Whenever you are feeling off balance, been hit with a problem, take a moment to re-connect, send your roots deep into the earth and feel the calm. You’ll find it much easier to focus and deal with the issue.
Why should you develop a Grounding habit?
Our lives are busy. We spend alot of time using technology, computers, microwaves, air conditioners. Grounding gives us a way to connect to the earth. A way to stop for a moment and slow down. A way to focus and think or contemplate.
Even more important, teach your children and teens to ground. The younger generation are spending less time outside and more at the computer or game machine.
With children, grounding is as simple as laying on the ground watching the clouds or the stars. Making a veggie garden. Building sandcastles.
So Tell Me – How do you spend time in nature?