Often during a healing session or card reading with a client the subject of grounding comes up. Some clients are aware what this is about as some have touched on it in their yoga practice or other energy treatments and some don’t quite know what I mean! Below I outline an introduction to what it might mean to be ungrounded and the tools to help grounded in this time and space.
What does it mean to be ungrounded?
When ungrounded you may be fuzzy-headed, forgetful, anxious, wired, excitable, and distracted. Your energy drifts like a balloon disconnected from a child’s hand, a bit lost and forlorn. We can see it as being energetically disconnected. We can detach our awareness from our body and the physical world which results in us being ungrounded.
How do I know if I am ungrounded:
You don’t remember half of your commute home or to work. You feel stressed out. You feel worried.
Why is it good to be grounded?
When you are grounded you can think clearly, you have less body aches. your emotions are stable, and you stop reacting to all of the chaos around you. We feel calm when grounded, we feel contented and safe.
Quick methods for grounding
- Eating (hence sometimes weight gain) – healthy & balanced.
- Drinking water
- Walking, especially in natural surroundings
- Sports, yoga, tai chi etc.
- Animals eg. walking the dog
- Being purposeful
- Visualization of roots/colour
- Carrying/working with crystals
The importance of food in its role in grounding us.
Foods that have a high sugar content tend to unground us. Food that is metabolized quickly tend to make us feel ungrounded and give a quick sugar hit and spike in blood sugar levels. This can unground us and make us feel jumpy. On the other hand foods that take time to breakdown such as porridge and whole foods with a low glycemic index ( most fruits and vegetables, beans, minimally processed grains, pasta, low-fat dairy foods, and nuts ) give us a steady release of sugar are more grounding.
Oils and crystals that can help you ground
Hematite – Calming, balancing, grounding. A powerful stone to use when aiming to bring stability and grounding back into your world.
Black Tourmaline—can be used as a protective shield against any negative entities bombarding your energy field
Black Obsidian Protection, grounding
Jasper: Grounding, stabilizing, healing
Bronzite: Spiritual transformation, grounding, certainty
Smoky Quartz: Protective, focus, grounding
Red Tiger Eye: Grounding, strength, protection
Myrrh Resin – Natural resin, grounding, calming and sensuous
Petit grain Essential Oil Grounding, relaxing, sedative, stimulating / woody, deep, warm, musky
Vetiver Essential Oil Grounding, protective, uplifting / earthy, smokey, dark, sweet
Patchouli Essential Oil Grounding, relaxing, sedative, stimulating / woody, deep, warm, musky
Doing a quick grounding meditation in the morning or whenever you feel you need to ground can help you feel calm and centred and ready for the day. Try the quick grounding meditation below.
Root chakra and grounding
The root chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to grounding energies and empowers our life force. The root chakra is the energy centre that is at the base of our spine. The root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. When out of balance you may feel:
- Excessive anger and aggression.
- Obsession with materialistic matters
Grounding can be an easy way to balance your root chakra. So exercise, eat well, use grounding visualizations, use crystals and oils to get back into balance and feel safe calm and at peace once more!
Grounding in an ungrounded world