Keep Yourself Grounded.

Just practice hard and stay grounded. Treat people like you want to be treated and work hard.~Bo Bice

Keep In Touch With Yourself
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Doug is grounded like a tree.

Staying grounded means knowing what’s going on with your bodies, both spirit and physical, while you go about the tasks of daily living.

This is an important state to strive for. When we’re grounded we’re living in the present.

When we lose our grounding we begin to live in the past or worry about the future… One can lead to depression and the other to anxiety.

Being  ungrounded is what causes you to misplace your car keys or to drive for an hour with no recollection of what happened during that time.

There are lots of ways to become grounded, and most of them are effective. I prefer  to re-establish my connection with nature, my physical body and my spirit body as a way of grounding.

We’re a part of nature, even if we don’t acknowledge the fact all the time. Grounding via nature is really just getting back in touch with a deeper connection that we always have…

But I Live In A Concrete Jungle

Even if you live in a city you can use nature to be grounded. Step outside and feel the sunshine, or the rain or the wind… Touch a tree or watch a bird…

The exercise below can be used even if you’re stuck inside… Just make an effort to appreciate all the aspects of nature that surround you when you can.

Exercise

Relax and close your eyes. Become aware of your physical body… Start from your head and sense each part as you move downward. Turn your awareness to each part… Feel your arm, your hand, your hips…

Next, become aware of the ground where your feet are planted. This is easier if you’re actually touching the earth, but it can be done inside as well.

Direct your awareness downwards. Feel the soil… Move down to the bedrock and sense the strength there…

Keep going down,imagining the different layers of clay, stone and earth. Imagine reaching the center of the earth with your awareness.

Connect to the molten center through your spine. Send your awareness of your spirit body downward through the path you imagined until it too reaches the molten center of the earth.

Allow any negative energy to drain downwards and leave your spirit body. Now allow the energy you tapped in to at the center of the earth travel up your connection and energize you. Let it flow into you and ground you…

Open your eyes and feel the connection. You can keep this connection throughout your day. Check in sometimes to make sure it’s still strong.

If you begin to feel ungrounded re-do this exercise to strengthen the connection.

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10 comments

  1. Thank you for your article, it has reminded me to ensure I remember to do my grounding exercises regularly. It is very easy to get carried along in life without really thinking about what we are doing and why. Essentially when we allow this to happen, we are not getting the ‘best’ from our lives.

    1. Exactly. It’s good practice to set aside a few minutes a day to get in touch with yourself… That’s all it takes.Otherwise, we runt he risk of spiraling out of control as we become more unbalanced.

  2. I am currently staying in a capital city and make it a priority to go outside every day, and especially to a park if I can. It really makes me more peaceful and clears my mind.

    1. It’s especially important to do if you’re city bound. I’ve managed to find nature in the middle of New York City, so I’m sure it can be found anywhere!

      1. I think we’re pretty lucky to be living in large cities which have parks in them! I lived in a small town once where I couldn’t go for a walk anywhere!

      2. I live right next to a nature preserve, for which I feel very fortunate.

  3. The first time I heard of being “grounded” was a James Van Praugh book (excuse spelling). He talked of sitting in a chair and imagining light coming from above and entering his crown and exiting his feet. There are so many wonderful ways to ground yourself and it only takes a little imagination.. but then thoughts are full of powerful energy.

    1. Thoughts are powerful. I’m in the camp that believes our thoughts create our reality, which is why I try to form mine to suit me best.

  4. Reblogged this on Jennifer Lynn Smith.

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