5 things to help you understand if you are, and how to change it!
What is grounding?
Grounding is the concept of having your conscious awareness fully engaged with your cognitive, emotional and physical body. The importance of being present in the physical world whilst connecting to your intuition cannot be understated. If you are ungrounded or reactive to your surroundings, you will be less effective as an intuitive and as a human being. There is a misconception of the new age that you need to be out of your body to be connected. Nothing could be further from the truth! If you are ungrounded, you will be more affected by the environmental energy around you, and by other people’s shadow thoughts and emotions. This can eventually lead to health issues, including mental, emotional and energetic illness.
What does it feel like to be ungrounded?
- Being accident prone
- Unable to make clear decisions
- Not knowing what direction to take
- Bumping into furniture
- Dropping things
- Feeling light headed
- Being forgetful
- Losing the thread of a conversation
- Losing your train of thought
- Driving and not remembering the journey
- Being emotionally reactive
- Being emotionally oversensitive
- Being physically oversensitive
If you have experience these symptoms at all, please make it your aim to work strongly with grounding every day, especially while developing your intuitive abilities. This state can be such a habit for some people they are not even aware what it feels like to be fully embodied!
Why does it happen?
A great number of highly skilled Intuitives and Empaths have had difficulty at some point in their lives creating boundaries and processing the huge amount of energy they interact with on a daily basis. This can be other people’s emotions, thought forms or psychic energy and may feel quite unpleasant for the sensitive person, especially if they are unaware of healthy coping strategies. What is created is a type of “default” position that allows them to temporarily exit their physical form, in search of some respite and relief. This may also include the use of medication to numb them, including antidepressants and painkillers, both legal and illegal, and food, sex, alcohol, and cigarettes. Unfortunately this is not a healthy nor effective long-term strategy and can lead the Intuitive into a vicious cycle of being out of their body.
Can you change it?
Yes! You can absolutely change this habit! Just like you at some point, learnt to step out, you can slowly and repeatedly train yourself to come back and stay back for good. Once you have trained your soul and conscious awareness, and mastered your own reality, you won’t need to dumb down the experience of your life. I have seen many so called “new agers” blissed out on spirit. This is a great indication that they are not fully engaged in their lives and that they are numbing themselves with the “spirit” drug. You may have met people like this, who perceive themselves as enlightened but can’t pay their rent. Developing your intuition is a holistic personal development experience, and if you can’t pay your bills because you prefer to be living in a fantasy world, then I would seriously suggest addressing what is actually going on for you, including looking at unconscious fears, poverty consciousness or limiting belief systems.
Try this! I dare you!
Sit quietly, cross-legged on the earth and preferably in the sun, for a minimum of five minutes, morning and night.
Imagine that your heart center energy flows down and connects to the earth. Ensure that your heart center energy travels down to the very center of the earth and into her crystalline heart. If you only tap into the surface or just below, you will actually be tapping into the astral realm, or fourth dimension, that is held within the earth. This layer is about three hundred kilometers in depth and contains the residue of human emotions, entities, and other unpleasant energies that you do not want to connect with or draw into your body, mind, or heart. Your clear and strong intention is to connect with the earth, heart to heart. Visualize the earth’s heart at the center of her body and then see your heart at the center of your body.
Meditate every day for the next week, concentrating on your consciousness anchoring into the very heart of the earth mother. Visualize your consciousness traveling down through the layers of rock and stone, down through the underground rivers and streams, down though the rivers of fire and lava, and then merging into the earth’s crystalline heart. Perhaps imagine that, just like a ship’s anchor, your consciousness is now held in the heart of the earth mother. Stay there in this connection for as long as you choose. This is a great way to begin any meditation or to prepare yourself for your day.
This is a very healing process and can be used as much as you wish. I invite you to journal after each meditation, noticing any realizations and experiences you’ve had. During the week, notice if anything changes in terms of you being more present in your life and if there are differences you perceive.
Bottom line is this. You experience what you allow. If you choose to be present you will be.