Spiritual grounding is an essential part of life. Even if you do not think you are a spiritual person. This article is going to tell you my thoughts on what it is and why it is crucial.
What Does Being Spiritually Grounded Mean? – The Importance Of Grounding
Having spiritual grounding means having a solid spiritual connection to the Earth. Because all humans are spiritual beings of energy, it is their natural tendency to “float” a little.
That isn’t always a problem, only when you become a bit too floaty. Although that may sound quite good, being able to float around without a care in the world, not being grounded, or being ungrounded can have some rather nasty side effects.
What Is Grounding?
Grounding is an essential part of life in general, as well as if you are a spiritualist. There are a few reasons why you may need to ground yourself, also why you may become ungrounded in the first place.
Reasons For Becoming Ungrounded
- Working with spirit. – Any type of spirit work will cause you to become ungrounded.
- Working with energy (Healing, etc.) – Reiki, etc. may seem like less of an issue. However, it may still cause this problem.
- Being tired. – Tiredness is a little bit of a double-edged sword, as it is a cause and can be an effect of being ungrounded.
- Injury. – Have you ever hurt yourself and felt a little bit woozy? That, too, may mean that you require grounding; however, the physical aspect of the injury and shock MUST be addressed first!
- Other. – There are other, less-known reasons for becoming ungrounded. You may just start to feel as though you need to ground yourself without any signs or symptoms. You can not do this too much!
How To Tell If You Need To Ground Yourself
Have you ever felt any of the following? If you have and there is no medical reason for them, then they may have arisen from the need to ground yourself:
- Still tired after a restful sleep. – As pointed out above, this can be a cause or effect of being ungrounded.
- Unable to concentrate or focus. – When you just seem to ‘zone out’ from work or reading or even having a conversation.
- Forgetfulness. – Forgetfulness can fit into the “unable to concentrate” category if it is short term. Like when you forget what you went into a room for. Or it is its own thing entirely if you have a few days of being more forgetful than usual.
- Clumsiness. – Tripping over the step that has been in the same place for as long as you can remember? Walking into the doorframe that never moves? Dropping things when you are usually quite dextrous?
- Agitation. – Although this can come from the majority of the above side effects, it can be one on its own.
- Anxiety. – Anxiety can be a massive issue for many people, and it too can be a side effect from needing to ground yourself, especially if you seem to feel more anxious than usual.
As you can see, the list above does tend to indicate the need for grounding if you have any of those symptoms more than usual. That is because these symptoms are not only caused by being ungrounded. You must assess your own situations.
Why Is Grounding Important?
From the section above, you can see that some of the symptoms are bad. They are certainly not feelings that you would wish for. Basically, that is the reason that grounding is so important.
Many of the issues that can arise from the need to ground yourself can have roll-on effects in your everyday life and can start to cause some severe problems.
If you feel that you are becoming ungrounded while doing many of even the most mundane tasks, it could become quite dangerous. Take washing the dishes; for example, you drift away while reaching into the bowl with something to clean, and before you know it, you are running your hand down a kitchen knife!!
Clearly, this is not a good situation. Things get even worse when you start looking at more involved and complex tasks such as driving, operating machinery,
However, this only covers the general side of things. It is also important to ground yourself when working with energy and spirits so that you don’t start to feel any of those things while you are working, or after you have finished.
Not only will grounding yourself stop you from having any of these effects, but it will also keep you in the here and now of what you are doing. So if you are working with spirit and you have protected and grounded yourself properly, it will give you the best experience for you. Meaning that you will remember more of your feelings and emotions as well as hearing, feeling, or sensing any messages that you may have come through that you may have otherwise have missed.
Now that you know why you may be ungrounded, and what effect it may have on you, we need to look at a couple of the ways that you can ground yourself and keep you that way.
Spiritual Grounding Meditation
You should do this meditation every time that you start to do any work with energy. It is an easy thing to do, but likewise, it is easy to forget to do it. So try and make it a routine to ground and protect yourself every single time you work. It will then start to become second nature to you, and you will eventually need to spend less time doing it because you become more proficient at it.
- Start in a cleansed space. – You can do this by smudging etc. See my post on Protection.
- Make time. – Ensure that you have enough time to complete the grounding completely without being disturbed.
- Get yourself comfortable. – Sit or lie down in a comfortable position.
- Close your eyes.
- Relax. – Take some deep, slow breaths.
- Feet. – Keep them flat on the floor – without socks and shoes is better.
- Visualize your grounding. – Here is where you can use some creativity. If you intend to ground and that is what you are thinking about, then you can use a wide variety of techniques. Here are some of my favorite:
Imagine tree roots coming from your feet. See them going into the ground, all the way down to the center of the Earth. (If you are sitting in the lotus position then you can visualize them coming from the root chakra). See those roots wrap around the center of the Earth.
See your feet in the sand. Imagine you were stood on a warm beach with your feet in the sand. See the water splashing over them, and really try to feel it. Feel the connection between you and the sand, water, and the Earth in general.
There are other ways to visualize grounding, but you can find whatever suits you. It is about intention, so providing that you do it with the right intention, it will work.
Doing physical grounding can be done whenever and wherever you feel appropriate. Some of the ways mentioned can still be done before and after any type of energy work.
- Drink water. – You need to sip it, with the intention to ground yourself. Feel the connection between the water and the Earth while you are drinking it.
- Eating. – Eating is an easy way to ground; however, like drinking, you have to have this as an intention.
- Stomp your feet. – A fun way to ground yourself; however, remember you may look like you are having a tantrum!
- Nature. – Nature is an excellent way to ground yourself. Take some time out, maybe take a picnic in a beautiful park.
- Walking barefoot. – Using this is a little like the visualization technique, but feeling the physical connection between your feet and the ground will do the same.
- Exercise. – Not only is this good for your physical health, but it is also perfect for your spiritual health too.
Spiritual Grounding Crystals And Stones
To add to the lists above, you can either incorporate crystals and stones into your rituals, or you can have them as added help throughout your day. Here is a list of crystals that are good for grounding:
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ChrysoberylThis stone will ground and protect you at the same time!AragoniteThis stone is particularly good at grounding people with the “floaty” feeling.
|Agate (All kinds)||Agates will help bring stability and balance within the emotional, physical, and intellectual energies and balance yin and yang.|
|Fire Agate||Fire Agate has an amazingly energetic connection to the Earth to give calmness security and safety.|
|Chrysoberyl||This stone will ground and protect you at the same time!|
|Bloodstone||This stone grounds the heart chakra, reducing aggression, impatience, and irritability.|
|Galena||A general grounding stone|
|Magnetite||Having a magnetic field from the Earth, this keeps you grounded.|
|Smoky Quartz||One of the most effective grounding stones. It will also help raise you meditation vibrations|
|Tourmalinated Quartz||General grounding while deflecting negative energy.|
|Brown Spinel||This stone directly connects you to the Earth to ground you.|
|Brown Tourmaline||Clears and opens the Earth chakra|
|Unakite||Grounding for after meditation or energy/spiritual work|
The stones above are some of the best grounding crystals.