What does it mean to be grounded?

To be grounded is to be fully present in your body, to be connected to the earth, to the world around you, and to be aware of your emotions and how you’re feeling. By balancing the energy of the mind with the energy in the rest of the body, you can become completely aware and conscious in the present moment, no matter what is going on around you. You are like a strong secure tree with deep roots keeping you stable so you can’t be easily thrown off balance.

I’ve listed just a few signs and symptoms for you to check to see if you could be ungrounded.

some signs you are ungrounded

  • You may feel unconnected to everything around you.
  • Feel you lack concentration and just can’t focus on anything, even small tasks.
  • Physically you may feel off balance and dizzy.
  • You could have headaches or a fuzzy-headed feeling.
  • You have no get up and go, total lethargy.
  • You may be anxious and fearful and worrying unnecessarily about everything.
  • You feel scattered and all over the place emotionally.
  • Being forgetful with simple little things, like forgetting where your glasses are.
  • Feeling clumsy, bumping into things, dropping things.
  • Being unable to understand what people are saying to you.
  • Not being able to communicate effectively.

HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO HELP YOU STAY GROUNDED

Grounding on the go technique

LOOK AROUND AND FIND THE FOLLOWING:

5 things you can see

4 things you can touch

3 things you can hear

2 things you can smell

1 thing you can taste

This is for quick Grounding when you have lack of time and space and you are feeling anxious and disconnected from your body.

It’s simple to apply, just name the first things you see. Once you worked through the list you should feel much better and more grounded.

When you have a little more time, you might like to try some of these…

Take a bath with Himalayan sea salt 

Himalayan sea salt is naturally rich in over 80 nourishing and skin-replenishing minerals and is a healing and therapeutic experience for mind and body. Just pour the salt into the warm running bath water and use your hand to stir the water to help dissolve all the grains. Use 2-4 cups (500g-1Kg), then relax and soak in the bath for at least 20 minutes. For general skin health and wellbeing add 1/2-1 cup (approx 100g-250g). If you don’t have any Himalayan salt available you can also use Epsom salt, sea salt, or table salt.

Use essential oils 

Use essential oils that are grounding such as Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Myrrh or Frankincense. You can add 2 or 3 drops to your bath or use it on your body. You are usually advised not to use most essential oils neat directly onto the skin and must mix the oil with a carrier oil. Good carrier oils are grapeseed, coconut, jojoba but a good sunflower seed or olive oil will do. How strong you make it is up to you but I would mix 1-3 drops of essential oil with 20ml of carrier oil or unscented body lotion or hand cream. Try placing the oil onto you chakra points and don’t forget that you have foot chakras, massaging your feet daily is an excellent way to ground and release any blockages.

Work out 

Any form of exercise gets you into your body and out of your head. Do the kind of exercise you enjoy and you’ll be more likely to do it regularly.

Ignore your phone

If you can, put your phone on silent for a day, or better still leave it at home. 

News ban

Don’t watch the news for a day.

Meditate & Meditate 

Meditation is the best way to soothe and clear the mind. If you’re new to meditation or want to try it for the first time, I recommend YouTube, it has lots of free guided meditations suitable for a range of issues. Don’t give up if it seems too difficult at first, keep going you’ll get there. Remember, meditation isn’t about thinking about ‘no thing’ it’s about thinking about ‘one thing’. It’s all about calming that monkey mind that jumps from one thought to another.

Grounding meditation

Place your feet flat on the floor. Imagine white energy roots growing from the soles of your feet, down, down deep into the earth, passing rocks and wrapping around red and black crystals as they descend deeper and deeper and spread wider until they arrive at the centre of Mother Earth.

There your roots bathe in beautiful golden-white pure healing energy. Your roots drink up this cleansing, revitalising energy bringing it all the way back up through the soles of your feet, up to and through your Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and out through your Crown Chakra, filling your aura with protective high vibrational light energy.

Finish your meditation by imagining a sphere of bright golden-white light surrounding you. You are now Grounded, your Chakras are cleansed and you are protected.

Namaste

Walk barefoot on the earth

Any contact with the earth is beneficial to grounding yourself, your garden will do, or if you live close to a beach take a walk on the sand and breathe in the cleansing salt air. 

Lie down on the grass 

Lie down on the grass and imagine any negative emotions sinking into the earth and being transmuted to the energy of love. 

Spend time in nature

Have a walk along the river, spend time in a park. 

Crystals 

Get some crystals that are good for grounding. Try selenite, red jasper, obsidian and black tourmaline, there are many. Visit a crystal shop and feel the crystals to see what resonates with you.

Hug a tree

Hug a tree…if you’re able, or just stand close by and imagine your feet connecting to its roots and grounding you deep into the earth.

Cooking 

Cooking is a brilliant way to ground yourself, as you’re forced to pay attention to the recipe and the preparation. Also, try to use grounding foods like root vegetables. A small amount of dark chocolate now and then is my favourite way…and a good excuse for eating dark chocolate. Experiment and see what foods help you feel more grounded. 

Drink more water 

Yes, drink more water. We are 60-70% water and our bodies need to be hydrated to function well. So drink up.

Staying grounded and bringing the body, mind, and spirit together is one of the most important things we can do, to allow our bodies to be present in the now and to experience all we can to learn is why we are here. 

With love and light,