You may have heard the phrase, ground yourself, or get grounded, but what does that mean to you? How does one get grounded? The simplicity of the answers may shock you, putting them into daily practice will change your life.
Life is busy, we have so much to do in a day, so many decisions to make, its hard to know where to put our attention and our energy. How do we know if we are making good clear decisions? The only way to be sure you are on the right path, and that the decisions you make on a daily basis are aligned with what you want in life is to stay grounded. It is only in this place where we feel confident, connected, centered. When we are not grounded we tend to make flighty decisions that really get us no where in the direction of our dreams.
Being grounded means you are connected to all there is, you can go through your day without attachments to situations and outcomes. Stress just seems to fall away, in fact it doesn’t seem to be able to catch up with you.
There are several ways of getting grounded, here are a few quick and easy techniques. Before trying each of these take a moment to feel how you feel inside, what your body feels like.
Close your eyes, take a long slow deep breath in through your nose(I like to envision it coming up from my toes), hold it for a few seconds, then release slowly through your mouth. Repeat this 5 to 7 times. Pay attention to how you feel afterwards. Open your eyes.
Another really quick grounding technique is to simply take your shoes off and walk on the grass bare footed for approximately 5 minutes. This is also a great idea to shock your nervous system into wake up mode when it is cold out, and it is very good for you, although 5 minutes is a little long in colder temperatures.
Standing against a tree, close your eyes and take a few cleansing breaths will do wonders to ground your energy. This one can be done often, even on a break from work if there are trees around. This also works better with bare feet if its an option at the time.
The following technique takes a little practice but once you get the hang of it you can do it very quickly. When it comes to grounding, you can ground your car, your office, your house, and even a particular object, such as your bed. Get yourself in a comfortable position, sitting up right or lying down and close your eyes. Take in a few slow breaths to relax your body. Now bring your attention to the tip of your tail bone (the root chakra). Envision a cord being tied tightly to your tail bone. See the cord dropping through the surface you are sitting on, through the floor, through the foundation, and deep into the earth. See this cord attached to the center of the earth, what ever you envision that to be, (it could be a root of a tree, a rock, into water). Now bring your attention back up into your body and feel the difference you feel in your body.
The last technique is one you can use anywhere, for example I often use it to ground my car when I am driving, and I use to use it at my desk at work.
These are all really great, very quick and easy ways to ground yourself. I suggest doing this at least daily, and on days when you have a lot on your plate, try it several times. Over time if you pay attention to where your life is going you will realize that the decisions you make become more in alignment with what you want in your life. You will also notice that you can deal with people and situations better, or differently than you did before.
There as so many benefits to staying grounded, I could go on and on about them. The important thing is to do it, do it daily, and stay connected to that feeling it gives you. Have fun with these, after all life was meant to be fun. Until next week, stay in touch with who you really are!!
Jenn is and certified Angel Therapy Practitioner, registered with Doreen Virtue, she is a Reiki Practitioner, Crystal healer, author and radio personality. She also offers intuitive life coaching. Jenn has a private healing practice in Chatham. All services and healings can be done either in person or via email/phone. You can contect with Jenn at www.jennprothero.webs.com/ or by phone at 519-354-9092