Grounding is a process of dynamic contact with the Earth, with its edge, boundaries, and limitations. Grounding is an important exercise that helps us to be solid in the things that we do and helps us from getting winded with the chaos going on around us. It allows us to release any energies that don't serve our higher self or the blocks that prevent us from receiving the things we should get or want out of life. Grounding helps us to manifest things in our lives because we are rooted strongly and it gives us the confidence and the willpower to achieve anything we set our hearts and minds to. When ungrounded, we are left feeling fearful of everything, constantly worried with doubt, anxiety, and no ambitions because of low self-esteem. Also,it makes us feel emotions that may not be our own but rather those around us because we pick up everything around us. For example, you may go to work happy and in a great mood but by the end of the day you could be angry and frustrated. These emotions could necessarily not be yours but rather the emotions of the boss you work for because they were in a bad mood and taking it out on you. Other signs that include being ungrounded are:
Even if you don't have a higher source or aren't spiritual, it still well worth to be grounded because Grounding/Earthing is all about the awareness that we are still in a physical body.
Grounding is effective because of the following:
A simple little exercise that can help you ground yourself is to imagine your legs as the roots of a thick, solid Oak tree that is sinking into the soil of Mother Earth and firmly rooting your roots into the core of the Earth. Or, you can simply imagine yourself as a huge mountain that can not be moved and your foundation is firmly set into Gia (earth). You can also picture the root chakra color red.
If you are not able to ground yourself this way there are other methods. Sometimes, it is hard for people to ground themselves with these examples because it is easier to imagine ourselves coming from above to the earth. That is fine also because we need our crown chakra in alignment with our root chakra in order to be grounded. Our crown chakra is what connects us to our higher selves and our divine. You can imagine a bright, white light is flooding your crown chakra and this light starts to flood from the crown all the way to your feet, the root chakra, grounding you into the Earth.
There are other ways you can ground yourself with activities like yoga, walking barefooted, gardening, fitness, carrying crystals with you, being around nature and animals, eating healthy, and drinking water.
Once you start grounding yourself, the possibilities are endless!