What is grounding, and why is it important?
I have heard of many methods for grounding in the course of the last two decades or so. Some of them are good and work nicely, and some appear to me, as mere nonsense. In my opinion, especially approaches that are food related. For example, chocolate, meat – especially red meat – and all type of nuts are supposed to be grounding foods. I don´t know who came up with this idea, and it doesn`t matter, but false beliefs do more harm than good. I actually was told by several people that they have to eat red meat, so they stay grounded, so this theory is still out there. Apparently, these people fell under that spell, or they use it as an excuse for their meat-eating. My question was why they even needed to justify eating meat. They were apparently judging themselves. But this is a whole different topic. Both, the issue of making excuses and the subject of self-criticism.
One possibility why that food-myth exists could be that people confuse the dizziness, light-headedness and other symptoms of hypoglycemia as ungroundedness. Some of the symptoms are indeed identical, but being unearthed is something entirely different. Simply explained, the symptoms of hypoglycemia (meaning low blood sugar) are a natural, physical response when your body needs food. But even more common and often overlooked is the lack of water. Many people tend to drink not enough. If you are a healthy person, these symptoms go away instantly after a snack or meal and sufficient of water, but your ungroundedness will not.
In fact, the most effective tools for counteracting ungroundedness, are both reasonable and easy to practice.
Firstly, there is the literal “earthing.” Put your feet on the ground and move them! Walk, run, work with real physical effort, work with earth, plants, etc. Put your hands in the dirt! In other words, do physical work, especially gardening. There are countless opportunities to get into your body. Whatever reason you tell yourself right now for “why you can not,” is merely an excuse. There are also potent tools that involve visualization, and they are most effective if at least done once with a capable and trained practitioner. Learning them, you will feel the shift in an instant. This is my personal experience, and I observe this regularly with my clients.
There exist various reasons to become ungrounded and how long one remains in that state is very individual.
I point out some of the common reasons and further below the most visible and usual signs for ungroundedness.
- Sudden, shocking experiences and events.
- Worries in general but also any type of situations and issues that keep you stuck in the head.
- Traumatic experiences and losses of any kind.
- Also, if you have a head-centered work, or a job in an office, etc. – especially if you are not happy with it, can shift you towards ungroundedness.
- If you have no job or other responsibilities, you are probably a lot in your head too, and as it may threaten your subsistence, you most likely are or soon will be ungrounded.
And, of course, there is the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, which also can be a result of ungroundedness, rather than the cause.
And yet another reason is intense one-sided spiritual work and pursue.
Whenever we experience worry, struggle, anxiety, etc., we tend to be everywhere but in our body. When you are anywhere but in the very place, and the very moment you physically are, you are lost in your mind, traveling back and forth.
You may become aware of clear signs of either passing or remaining ungroundedness. To name here but a few:
- You don ́t notice that you are not genuinely listening when somebody talks to you
- Easily startled
- Finding yourself in another room than you wanted to go
- Being uncreative or unproductive (don`t confuse this with taken needed breaks and resting)
- Numbing yourself with food and distractions
To lose your “footing, “to get the rug pulled away under your feet” are but a few expressions that give you a hint that you have lost your grounding. Phrases that we so thoughtlessly use on a daily basis can indeed provide quite profound insight into what is going on within us.
Being temporarily ungrounded happens to all of us and is no threat or problem. On the other hand, long-term ungroundedness will consequently affect your emotions. If no “Stop” is put to this, it will manifest in your physical body as well and may even cause severe issues in all areas of your life. You can end up with a self-perpetuating, vicious cycle.
At this point, it is important to mention another factor that may keep you unearthed, even though, this is a whole chapter in itself.
Are you holding unforgiveness towards past events, certain people, and yourself? Ask yourself. Do you want to waste your Life Force with resenting people and things that had happened in the past? Or, do You want to create rather than deteriorate?
You must remember that it is about your health, happiness, and well-being. Do You want to feel good, express your nature, be healthy and joyful?
It is your choice and in your power.
In this Spirit!
Blessings, and Namaste
Already as a little kid, I was fascinated with stones. Their variety, forms, colors, and texture. I felt some were speaking to me and those I would keep and carry around for a while, or store. Some of them I still have. I would spend hours playing with them, and sometimes building little structures and house-like formations. Sometimes I would crush small, soft gravel between two big ones to make stone dust. Most of these stones were quite common, simple rocks, of course, some with quartz, silicate and glittering cat´s silver in it, but they were no gemstones.
Crystal Energy Healing came to me when I was in my early twenties. I was a young medical student to become a Veterinary doctor. The only physical issues that ever bothered me was my throat. Already then I was interested in all complementary, alternative and natural healing methods despite walking the academic path of allopathic medicine.
As an intuitive and very perceptive person, I consciously inquired in meditation, contemplation and by talking to my inner guidance about what to do with my sensible throat.
I very clearly heard the words crystal energy and Calcedony. When I listened to my inner voice there was never second guessing, so I started to look out for crystals and not long after I was attracted to a blue Calcedony necklace in a store.
It didn’t take long for me to notice the positive effect this crystal had on my throat. I started to experiment also with other gemstones and felt the power, and mystic energy crystals emit.
Back then I had no idea about Chakras, let alone the ancient knowledge about Crystal Energy Healing. From that time I was not only mesmerized by the beauty but also the enormous energy and life, these crystals communicated to me. Gems find me, and I could tell many stories of how and why.
I use crystals in my healing work when I am explicitly called to let them participate in an Energy Healing Session. In many cases, I know beforehand which one I shall wear, bring to the healing room, or to put on the client’s body. In some cases, I perceive which gem will benefit the person if he/she carries it.
Since my first Crystal Healing experience my collection of healing gems grew, and I have them in all possible variations and forms, including sacred geometry. I still prefer the raw, crude healing crystals for meditation and my work with patients, but bracelets and necklaces come very handily if one needs to wear them over a period. For reflection or meditation, you might want to choose a bigger one that you can look at in front of you, or one small enough to hold in your hand while being in silence. These precious gifts of Earth offer their healing effect in so many ways even to those who merely see them as a piece of jewelry.
I personally encourage you to not get lost in all the information on the internet about healing crystals. Learn to become self-reliant and take back your intuitive power. Speak, meditate and play with the gemstones you feel drawn to and trust your instinct! Your accurate intuition will come back to you when you allow it and give yourself permission and time.
This is a weekly event located at Arka center in Auroville, India.
It will take place every Wednesday at 5 pm until about 6 pm and goes until the end of March 2018.
This is a group event and it is crucial to have at least a tiny group to create a circle. Therefore it will take place as long as at least four people sign up.
You can sign up either here,
or my facebook site.
This event is open to everybody who is in or around Auroville and is not restricted to residents of Auroville.