Do you feel grounded and rooted in your being?
When you are grounded you are not only connected to Mother Earth but you are also rooted in your being and in the essence of who you are.
Being grounded basically means you are centered in your self and with the physical, mental and emotional space that you are currently in.
Even if you don’t necessarily enjoy where you are currently at, when you take a moment to center and root your being to the ground, you instantly give yourself a launching pad to spring from.
Having a launching pad allows you to sink deeper into the earth so you can set your roots in order to branch out and grow taller. Just like a tree, the stronger the roots, the healthier and more lush you can grow.
Often times however, life can bring us certain situations, events or feelings that can knock us off our launching pad. Usually this is temporary and is always to serve a higher purpose.
Sometimes the launching pad needs to be moved, re-shaped, re-defined or completely changed and often this process can leave us feeling confused, stressed, all over the place, chaotic, unmotivated or stuck.
If you can observe this in your own life and are feeling a lack of stability or centeredness, you may benefit from grounding your energy.
Grounding can help you to:
- Reduce stress, lethargy and a lack of motivation
- Increase your emotional and mental health
- Bring clarity to your life path and purpose
- Know your own wisdom, thoughts, beliefs and desires
- Grow stronger, taller and higher in all areas
- Bring understanding to your situation
- Reduce feelings of chaos, clutter and indecision
- Take responsibility for where you are currently at
Creating a sense of grounding is really about taking responsibility for your life and the events and feelings occurring.
This doesn’t need to be a harsh process, but rather one that aligns you with your truth, wisdom and your ability to plan and take action based on how you feel.
There are many ways to ground your energy but here are a few suggestions:
1. Be in Nature
Spending time amongst the trees and flowers that are rooted deeply within Mother Earth is a great way to reconnect your energy and to establish your center to your self and the environment.
Consider taking walk in nature and as you do, feel the weight of your feet in the ground. Feel your feet connected to the earth as you take each step.
“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” — Thich Nhat Hahn
You may also want to take a few, deep mindful breaths where you imagine your feet sinking deeper into the earth and taking root amongst the plants.
Try to also heighten your senses to see if you can tune in to the different smells, sights and sounds that are before you. Take the time to really observe the way nature is behaving around you.
Aim to do this for about 5-30 minutes every day and be sure to switch off or leave your cell phone or other devices behind. Instead, use nature as your source of connection.
2. Grounding Guided Meditation
Sit on the ground in a comfortable position so you feel your body connected to the earth. Close your eyes and imagine your body sinking into the ground below you.
Feel the support of the earth and then start to visualise roots coming out of your body and reaching into the ground. See your roots being nourished by the earth and as you breathe deeply, allow yourself to feel a deeper sense of connection.
Once your have visualised your roots moving into the ground, take a few deep breaths here before opening your eyes.
3. Walking Barefoot on the Grass
Don’t have time much time? Simply walking barefoot on the grass is a great way to ‘earth’ or ground yourself, especially if you feel frazzled or have been sitting around technology for a long period of time.
In fact, talking just 5-10 minutes to walk around on the grass can help you to instantly connect and stabilise your energy.
4. Root Chakra Balancing
The root or red chakra is responsible for grounding your energy and establishing your connection with the earth.
In order to harmonise your root chakra you can do a rebalancing mediation, carry a red crystal, eat root vegetables, wear red or orange, practice standing yoga poses and listen to music in a 256 or 396 Hz frequency.
Taking the time to ground your energy can definitely harmonise your soul and help you to reconnect with your essence.
At different times of your life you may need more or less grounding, however you should always make it a point to center your energy when you are needing to focus or feel motivated, after spending time around technology, chaotic events or disruptive people and when you need to be present or of service to someone else.
“To ground is to pour your energies back into the earth and feel the warm calm of nature entering your body in exchange.” – Unknown
By Tanaaz, Guest author