What Does It Mean To Be Grounded?
As someone who works in the healing arts, I get many questions about what it means to be grounded. They want to know what it feels like to be grounded and how they can go about getting that way themselves. I find that it is sometimes easier to start with what it might feel like when one is NOT grounded.
We feel so overwhelmed; we cannot seem to get anything done. We feel like a dog chasing its tail and don't know if we are coming or going. We feel like we are all over the place and cannot seem to keep one thought for longer than a fleeting moment. Or when you have your glasses on your head and you’re looking all over the house for them. Or you are on your phone talking to someone and you are heading out the door and while on the phone, you begin to look for the phone. (we've all done it!)
I’ve heard some say that when they aren’t grounded, they feel like they are out of their body. A feeling of being on the outside of things or disconnected from self and others. That is exactly what it is like to NOT be grounded.
So, what is it like to be grounded? It is a sense that all is well. Our thinking is more down to earth and we have a calm sense of well-being. Some describe being grounded as feeling as though they have it all together. Some say that they just feel that things are flowing for them and they feel less scattered and more organized in their thoughts. So how can you do it?
This is a simple and easy system of setting the intention of being more grounded and focused in your life. You can do this quickly in your office, sitting quietly in your car, where ever you feel the need. It is a system, once learned, you can do in a matter of seconds.
Find a quiet place to sit where you won’t be disturbed. Relax and breathe and then close your eyes.
With each deep breath, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth, breathe in the calm, and release and tension, stress, and/or anxiety. You will feel your body begin to relax and your mind stop whirling as you focus on your breath. You will begin to feel more calm.
Using your imagination allow an image to form in your mind’s eye of you in a great forest filled with large trees all around you. Feel the warm sun shining down. You are safe.
Notice when there is wind that the trees sway and flow, bend, but never break. They flow with the wind; they are strong and sturdy. Just like you! Breathe in the scent of the earth beneath your feet and the scent of the trees pine and cedar or the scents that come into your relaxed state, and as you do let it relax you from head to toe. Breathe
Imagine yourself like one of those trees and imagine your feet are growing roots, deep into the earth. Feel yourself becoming even more relaxed as you continue to breathe in the calm, and breathe out any negativity.
As your roots grow deeper you find yourself feeling more centered, relaxed, grounded. No matter what comes your way you are able to sway and move freely, strong and sturdy, and feel nothing but calm, loving, and peaceful.
Relax into this feeling as you breathe deeply, embracing this calm, loving, peaceful, feeling being grounded in your mind, body, and spirit. Breathe.
Take another deep breath and send out love from your heart to our planet and all of its inhabitants and take another deep breath and feel that love coming back to you tenfold. Breathe it in and feel it filling you from head to toe. Relaxed, Calm, and Peaceful.
When you are ready bring your attention back to your breath and the space you are in, allow your eyes to open slowly as you quietly say to yourself, “I am grounded, centered, and focused, with love and peace in my heart”.
I know if you will take the time to do this you will definitely feel better and you will feel more energized in a positive way. You can do it every day before you get out of bed, or just when you are feeling a bit off.
Much Love & Many Blessings Dear Ones, Sandy
My book, “Healing at the Vortex, A Practical Guide to Balance and Maintain Your Chakras” is now available on Amazon.com
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