How to Ground Yourself – Step by Step
When people refer to grounding and having groundedness, all that means is the extent to which your soul and your energy is connected with the Earth and the energy of the Earth. This is what it means to be rooted firmly in the Earth. As much as it’s important to keep an open channel with the divine to allow for divine energy to flow down from Spiritual Realm, it’s equally as important, if not more so, to keep an open channel with the Earth, allowing energy to flow up from the Earth.
All organisms and objects existing on the physical plane of Earth not only receive their energy from the Earth, but also deposit their energy back into the Earth. Just as the Divine energy flows to us from above, the Earth energy flows up to us from below. The energy in your aura consists of the energy from your soul, the energy from the Earth, and the energy from the Divine. As a physical and spiritual being, you receive energy from within yourself, and both realms to stay balanced, centered, and healthy.
Forming a strong connecting with the Earth is the first step in connecting with the divine. With both feet firmly planted on the ground, energy flows up through the right foot, up the right side of the body, crossing over to your left side, flowing down the left side, and out the left foot, back into the Earth. You can think of the body as a having a upside down U shaped channel through which this energy flows, with your right side receiving energy up and the left side sending energy back down. Consciously rooting yourself into the Earth helps to complete this loop, forming a strong connection with Earth energy, in turn strengthening and focusing your own energy, preparing you to connect with those existing on the Earth plane, or on other planes, such as the Spiritual Realm.
To visualize this happening, simply place your feet on the ground, hip width apart, imagine energy coming up through your right foot, travelling up your right leg, your thigh, your hip, your stomach, your chest, and through your throat to your crown. Then imagine this energy flowing back down through the crown, following the left side of the body, until it exits through the left foot, back into the Earth. Give it a color that resonates with your connection to the Earth – gold, dark brown, red clay, moss green, ocean blue – whatever feels right to you.
With our modern and busy lifestyles, we have jobs, families to tend to, errands to run, and chores to do, and we find ourselves spending very little time outside and even less time focusing on ourselves. Throughout the day, we are consistently in a sort of battle with ourselves to maintain a sense of groundedness. And that’s totally normal! We find ourselves stretched thin and pulled in a million different directions, none of which are pulling us back down to Earth. If you are finding yourself in a high stress environments, at home or at work, daydreaming a lot, or getting overwhelmed and preoccupied, it might be that you are being pulled away from that connection with Earth energy.
Everyone can benefit from taking a moment to focus on themselves and their connection with the Earth – and you don’t even have to be outside to do it! In fact, grounding is the first thing that many mediums, channels, psychics, healers, and intuitives will do before attempting any connection with the divine or those in Spirit. You’ll find that in grounding yourself, you’ll feel calmer, more relaxed, and more put together. And with practice, you’ll need less than 5 minutes a day to ground yourself, replenish your energy, and restore your connection to the Earth.
How to Ground Yourself
Learning to ground your energy is very easy, and once you practice it a few times, you’ll be able to ground yourself quickly and effectively on a daily basis. Since grounding and becoming rooted with the Earth is so relaxing, and takes very little time, it may be something that you decide to do as a meditation – in small bursts, multiple times a day.
The first thing you’ll want to do is find a comfortable place to sit, anywhere that your feet can firmly planted on the ground. When you’re first learning how to ground, try to find a place where you will be undisturbed for the duration of the meditation. The couch in your living room, the rocking chair in your bedroom, at the base of a tree in your backyard suitable are options, the most important part is choosing a place that feels comfortable and secure to you. After you’ve gotten practice, you’ll find that you can ground yourself pretty much anywhere, seated or standing.
Now that you’re seated with your feet planted on the ground, close your eyes and place your hands in your lap, palms facing upwards in what is called the “receptive position.” This position is considered a universal signal to the divine that you are open, willing, and ready to receive spiritual information and guidance. You are indicating that you are letting go of the desires of your ego, and accepting that there is an existence greater than yourself that has your highest and greatest good in mind.
Now, you are ready to get started!
Take a few deep breaths, slowly inhaling and exhaling, noticing your lungs filling up with air and your stomach expanding with each inhale. Fully exhale, noticing your stomach shrinking and your lungs completely emptying. As you do this, take note of any anxiety or worry that is already slipping away, simply by this action. Imagine yourself breathing in white light the divine, and exhaling worries, thoughts, or anxieties that may be visualized as grey smoke. Inhale white loving energy and exhale grey smoke. Release. Continue this exercise until you feel intuitively ready to move on.
Begin to imagine yourself strongly anchored to the ground – be it through a tree trunk, roots, a vine, a cord, or a crystal tunnel – choose the anchor that resonates with you. For this exercise, we will use a tree trunk. Start to focus your energy downward, visualize the energy in your body flowing downward to the Earth, out through your feet. Imagine your body as a tree trunk, that extends down from your feet, through the floor of your house, through the basement, through the foundation of the house, and finally breaking through the Earth. Continue to imagine this tree trunk traveling down through the Earth, imagine its roots breaking through layers and layers of bedrock, until your trunk finally reaches the center of the Earth.
Once you’ve reached the center of the Earth, take note of what this looks like to you. Is it flowing with magma? Does it look like a crystal cave? Is it filled with white light? The energy stored at the center of the Earth is the one of the most powerful, purest forms of healing, cleansing and restoring energy. Imagine the roots of your trunk circling around the healing and restoring Earth center, hugging the core, draping over it. Imagine this energy as a strong, electric white currant of restoring energy, and follow it as it pulses and flows back up your tree trunk. With each inhale, watch and consciously feel as that healing energy flows up your tree trunk, through the layers of bedrock, through the sediment, through the foundation of your house, through your basement, and finally through the floor beneath your feet. Feel as that energy reaches your feet and flows into your physical body. Continue to follow that energy as it completes its loop through the body, entering through your right foot, flowing up the right side of the body, to the top of your head, crossing over to the left side of your body, flowing down the left side and exiting back into the Earth through the sole of your left foot.
Congratulations! You are now grounded.
With practice, you will gain the ability to perform a grounding meditation in under 5 minutes – allowing you the freedom and ease to access calmness and stability just about anywhere, at anytime.
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