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June 23, 2018

7 Ways To Stay Grounded While On The Go

You might have heard some reference to the term grounded or grounding. Things like, “I need to ground myself before I get started” or “This crystal has intense grounding abilities”. I like to describe grounding as feeling less “floaty”. I guess in a way it’s a word to describe bringing yourself down to Earth and feeling more centered. When I say bring yourself down to Earth I mean more along the lines of bringing your energetic field downwards (and less of come back to Earth because you’re on another planet; you’re so crazy). 
 
It can be easy for me, especially since I’m always on the go, to feel ungrounded. Between getting up for work, commuting, running around in the office, trying to make it on time for my Chiropractor, Massage and/or Osteopath appointments, there isn’t a whole lot of time for me to check in with myself and see how I feel and if I need to ground myself. Top that off with needing to drop off and pick up the pup from Doggy daycare (aka grandma’s house), making sure she’s had her daily walk, and been fed….oh and it’s always helpful to check in to see if I’ve been fed yet 😛 and don’t even get me started on making sure the hubby is checking off the things on his to do list too. I guess what I’m trying to say is there are always places to be, things to do and people see. It’s not always easy to stay grounded when we’re on the go.
Basic Grounding Techniques

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There are many reasons we become un-grounded. The one I’m familiar with the most is when our chakras are out of balance. We have our Lower chakras (Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus) and our Upper Chakras (Heart, Throat, Third Eye and the Crown). We can easily become ungrounded when we spend too much time in our upper Chakras. Since our Third eye and Crown are about our intuition and outer worldy beliefs, people who are intuitive tend to spend more time in these chakras. We can easily tap into those energies and connect with our spirit guides and angels which can sometimes leave us feeling a little spacey or floaty. 
 
Even something as simple as having a massage can leave us feeling a little loopy sometimes. It’s not often, but there are time where even I need to take a second after a massage to ground myself. I’m assuming it’s because a massage not only works our physical body, but we’ve really just let another person (the massage therapist) into your energy field. They’ve gotten close enough where they can touch us, so they’ve definitely entered our little bubble. On top of that, we tend to fall into an almost vulnerable state. I mean, laying naked on a table while someone rubs you down with oil or lotion (that sounded dirtier than I expected, get your mind out of the gutter!), can be a very vulnerable position for us. It’s more than someone just working out the knots in our muscles, it’s also potentially “distributing” any emotional issues that are near the surface. Remember, our issues are in our tissues, so if there’s something you’re trying to bury, a massage can definitely bring it up for us to help us release it. Even if it means balling on the table during your session. 
 
If you’ve made it this far in the post, don’t worry, I’m wrapping it up. I know we’re all busy. Down below are ways to keep you feeling grounded

How To Stay Grounded When You're On The Go

 

  1. Swoop The Energy – Grounding yourself can be as easy as reminding your energetic field that it needs to come down a little bit. This is actually my favourite way to ground myself. Put one hand on each side of your leg just below your knee (almost like you’re in the middle of rubbing lotion on your legs). Then in on solid motion, preferably a bit slower, run both your hands at the same time downward to the ground. You want to run your hands from your knee to the tips of your toes. You may feel better after doing this just once, but I usually have to do this 2 to 3 times. Repeat on the other leg.

  2. Black Tourmaline – Technically you can use whichever Crystals resonates with you, but Black Tourmaline is known as a powerful grounding stone that also dispels negative energy. Toss one in your pocket (or your bar) before you head out the door. Or if you don’t want to keep it on your, you can also hold it in both your hands, close your eyes, take some deep breaths and focus on the energy of the stone. Feel yourself becoming more centered.

  3. Visualization – Close your eyes and picture your body in your minds eye, from head to toe. When you get to your feet, envision roots growing from them. The roots are going from your feet to deep within the Earth. Feel the energy of the roots pull you down into the Earth. Focus on this energy while taking a few deep breaths. 

  4. Root vegetables – These are great for your lower chakras. Your Root Chakra especially loves root vegetables. Try to incorporate them into one or two meals to help balance your lower chakras and feel more grounded. 

  5. Burn Sage – If you have a smudge stick nearby, use it! Sage is all about clearing and balancing. If you have the time, burn sage in your space as well as through your energetic field. If you don’t have a whole lot of time to spare (who does!?) then just sage yourself. While it’s burning, let the smoke encompass you. Start from the bottom and work your way up, and because I can be a little OCD when it comes to balancing, I also work my way back down again. Do what feels right for you!

  6. Walk Outside Barefoot – Okay so if  you’re on the go, this might not be a feasible option, but if you can swing it, give it a try! Our lower chakras (especially our Root chakra) LOVES being out in nature. If you talk to anyone who knows anything about Chakras, and you ask them how to balance your Root chakra or feel more grounded, they will tell you to go outside in your bare feet so the soles of your feet can absorb the Earth’s energy. 

  7. Hug It Out – Don’t underestimate the healing power of Human touch. It can work wonders! Sometimes all we need is a nice big loving, bear hug. Even if it doesn’t end up grounding you it sure does feel nice doesn’t it? 😉 

 
Suddenly obsessed with wanting to be grounded? Check out Amanda Linette Meder’s 30 Ways To Groud.
 
Do you often struggle with not feeling grounded? Do you have a go-to method to ground yourself that isn’t on this list? Let me know in the comments!
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