Being grounded is essential. This is especially true for those who are highly sensitive or empaths who easily pick up emotions from the environment and others who happen to be around them. Being grounded means that you are connected to the earth and fully present in your body. When truly grounded, you will feel balanced and centered, even when the world around you is chaotic. If you are not grounded, it can feel like you are being tossed about by every little change. You may feel more vulnerable and thrown off by even the smallest occurrence. Being grounded creates a feeling of being well rooted so that when something happens, it does not influence you as strongly so you can remain peaceful and balanced each day.
Ways to Ground Yourself
Since grounding yourself is so important, it is best to know how to go about this. Any activity that gets you physical and moving will automatically ground you. Try walking, dancing, gardening, or any type of sport. Meditation can also serve many well as a form of grounding. If using meditation, focus your attention on your body, starting at the crown and slowly moving down, feeling each part of the body as you focus only on it. Then, imagine a connection, an energetic one, coming out of your feet and into the earth. Many visualize tree roots, chords, or a tube. Visualize the connection between your root chakra and the earth and allow this to connect you deep into the earth.
Reasons Grounding May be Difficult and How to Fix It
If you are extremely tired or in pain, it is a true challenge to be in your body. Grounding is about being fully present and aware so being uncomfortable can make grounding extremely difficult. If this is you, see what happens if you push through the discomfort and set an intention to be present and ground yourself. Breathe with the discomfort and send love to those places that hurt the most. Allow it to be there as you are present and see if this brings peace. If you are overly tired, try going to be early because grounding is much easier when well rested. Be kind to yourself and your body, listen to what it needs.
If you are experiencing extreme emotions, being present with all those emotions can be a true struggle. Grounding can bring up more emotions that you have yet to deal with which is always a challenge. The issue with grounding and emotional discomfort is that it can become a cycle that is vicious. When you are not feeling well it is tough to ground and when not grounded, you become more emotionally vulnerable. The trick then becomes to reverse the pattern. When you are grounded, you naturally feel more peaceful. Grounding brings balance, so see if you can push through and ground yourself. Whatever emotion arises, breathe with it and allow it to be there. Allow the emotions to be an energy running through your body like a wave. As you focus on it, the wave will grow and become more intense, but after it peaks, it will dimmish and then disappear. Once this has run its course, ground yourself again to gain peace and balance.
Part of You is Out of Place
There are times when grounding is difficult because part of you feels unloved or seemingly out of place. Healing this part of you takes time. It is important to remember that the strength and energy of the earth is always available for support. Once you get through the resistance, grounding will center and balance you.
Hopefully these tips are helpful in helping you become more grounded, balanced, and centered each day.