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Spiritual grounding is when we connect the body to the earth. Bringing balance to both your physical body and emotions. When you are ungrounded, you may feel certain symptoms; these may include:
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Feelings of Disconnection
- Light Sensitivity
All of this is due to being out of balance. Anyone can need grounding; however, it is essential to correct your balance if you are an energy worker or healer. (Please note each of these symptoms can also be linked to other conditions and illnesses. If they persist or are making you unwell we recommend you see your GP).
How to ground yourself spiritually
There are many ways to ground yourself, and we are going to share some of our favorites with you. If you have never tried any of these before, then choose a way that resonates with you. As we are all different, what works for one of us, may not work as well for someone else.
Food for grounding
Eating is a way of nourishing the physical body, and as a result, it produces a closer connection with mother earth. Ensuring your diet is healthy and balanced will give you a more robust platform to ground from. Many believe root vegetables are best for grounding. Since they grow rooted under the ground, they are closer to mother nature and therefore own powerful grounding properties. Whatever you decide to eat is up to you. However, try and stick with a healthy choice and take the time to eat and digest your food properly. Be in the moment and savor each flavor.
The most obvious of all spiritual grounding techniques is getting closer to mother nature. There are many ways of connecting with the earth. These include:
- Earthing – Walk barefoot outside and feel the ground underfoot. Focus on how the earth feels. Close your eyes and connect with mother earth.
- Gardening – Feel the soil between your fingers. Touch the beautiful plants and become one with nature.
- Meditating outside – Sit on the ground and feel it beneath your body. Think of a cord connecting you to the earth and anchoring you. Keeping you at one with mother earth.
Yoga and spiritual practice
Yoga is the ideal exercise for grounding. Since yoga itself is steeped in spiritual practice. Try taking it outside to feel its grounding benefits even more. Move slowly and feel the ground beneath your body. Focus on the flow of the exercises while feeling the pull of the earth. Finish your practice with the corpse pose and listen to the sounds around you. While at the same time breathing through your nose and take in the scents of nature and life.
Crystals for grounding
Specific crystals are excellent for grounding because they hold protective qualities. Using these crystals can bring you a sense of calm and tranquillity. Red jasper, amethyst, bloodstone, and citrine are all good spiritual grounding stones. Try taking one in your hand and feeling the texture of the stone, while concentrating on relaxing.
Add crystals to your bath water and feel their energies mixing with your own. While letting their grounding properties wash over you. (Ensure the crystals you want to bathe in are not water-soluble).
When you smudge yourself, it has the same cleansing properties as smudging your space. To begin, you will need a white sage smudge stick or an ethically sourced palo santo stick. Start by lighting your smudge or palo santo stick. Allow the flame to take hold before blowing it out; this will produce a smoldering smoke and a beautiful aroma.
Next, move the stick around your body. Beginning at the ankles and working upwards. Ensure this magical smoke has touched all of you, ending at the top of your head.
As we said, earlier spiritual grounding is a personal experience. Therefore, not every technique works as well for each person. Above are our favorite ways to feel grounded. If you use a different method, we would love to hear about it @surrender_to_happiness.
Finally, for more information, hints, and tips take a look at our blog. Also, don’t forget we stock many wonderful crystals and smudge sticks in our shop.