Feeling grounded means feeling at home in your body; feeling secure, comfortable and peaceful on earth. Grounding can help one to overcome external psychic and psychological influences as well.
Different circumstances can lead one to feel ungrounded. Trauma, mental illness, or even doing a great deal of spiritual work such as fasting or meditating can lead one to feel as if they are floating somewhat outside of their body. In such scenarios one can begin to feel jittery, anxious, and be lacking in clarity or direction.
In helping clients to ground, I suggest certain activities:
1. Eating heavier foods, such as beans, root vegetables, nuts, heavier proteins and grains, etc. according to what your diet allows.
2. Enjoying nature including walking barefoot if you like. Observe or play with animals.
3. Enjoying massage, sports or other activities which demand consciousness to be present in the body. Add to this the use of essential oils which can have the effect of energetically grounding, you if you like.
4. Do a grounding meditation regularly, and when feeling flighty or anxious. Feel your feet solidly on the ground. Imagine a stabilizing connection extending from your sacrum down into the center of the earth.
Click here to watch my new Grounding Meditation YouTube video which walks you through a grounding process! https://youtu.be/yjXOXY2p96w
~Dr. Rahman Beckwith integrates Positive Psychology and spirituality to create unique approaches to wellness. A graduate of Princeton University, she is a global speaker and the author of many books, e-courses, and CDs available on Amazon.com and her website www.DrRahmanBeckwith.wordpress.com. Find her many videos on YouTube. Follow her Facebook page Holistic Therapy with Dr. Rahman and her Instagram, Dr.RahmanBeckwith, for updates!
Dislaimer: If you feel that you are substantially ungrounded and would benefit from psychological help, please seek the appropriate medical care. This is not meant to replace psychiatric counseling services, but is intended for your education and entertainment.