To often blown about in life like tumbleweeds in the wind – each puff, each flurry each blast of draught can propel us sky-high, head over heels in confusion and drama.
It can help to ground a little. Actually, I love to talk about grounding in class. It goes something like this.
Imagine roots growing out of the soles of your feet. They twist and curl down through the mat, the floor, into the earth where they shoot towards the Earth’s core, seeking nourishment and enrichment in the energy soup of Gaia’s heart, the Earth personified as Goddess.
As you inhale, draw this rich energy soup up your roots until it flows and fills your body, until you feel bright and full as a balloon, and spend a moment bathing in the fullness of your inhalation, allowing for longer exchange of nutrients and waste, before gently releasing. On your exhalation, allow everything that does not serve you, your tensions, your fears your hurts, to be breathed out your nostrils in a cloud of grey.
Sometimes I say Divine Mother, sometimes Nature, sometimes just The Earth… or if you have faith, I invite you to include your God.
But grounding is so much more than a visualisation.
Increasingly we expose ourselves to electric magnetic fields (EMF’s) every single day and it is almost impossible to be outside of a Wi-Fi area anywhere. Our bodies continually collect positive ions. But there is good news here….
The Earth is Negatively charged.
Do you sleep on an electric blanket? Cook on an induction stove? We constantly are immersing ourselves in magnetic fields created from electrical currents that can only interfere with the body’s own magnetic fields. For more info on the bodies electromagnetic field click here.
Ok, I agree it all sounds a bit hippy, but the solution is simple!
We need to regularly “ground” ourselves by shedding the persistant layer of separation between us and the Earth and kick off those shoes once in a while to walk barefoot a little.
Hey! You might feel a little better. Less frazzled. A little calmer?
It wouldn’t surprise me, and while your at it – why not include a little visualisation to boot!