By Cheryl Bourget
Grounding is one of the most powerful strategies that I use in my personal and professional life and a practice all of my clients learn and use – coupled with meditation of course – throughout our work together. Grounding not only has psychological benefits, it has health and wealth benefits too. If you are having difficulty focusing or you are feeling stressed, you are probably not grounded. When you are grounded, you have the ability to be – OPEN as a CONDUIT – thereby flowing Source Energy through your entire being. Yummy! This life force energy is circulated through you and deposited into the core crystal of Earth Mother, thereby activating the earth energy matrix and the Law of Attraction to draw to you all material, physical, financial and essential resources you require to – experience Your Ideal LIFE. Juicy!
To ground is to gather all of your energy and power to consciously connect with Mother Earth. Grounding is more than just putting down roots into the earth. It also involves pulling up energy from Earth Mother into your body. Just as the roots of a tree are the vehicle for the transportation of nourishment to the tree, so too, must we use our power to visualize our roots to bring in the nourishment of Mother Earth energy. This is best accomplished by spending distraction-free time outside in nature. All that we are as physical beings comes from the elements that are present here on our precious Blue-Green Planet Earth. Energetically, we are ONE with the earth. We are not having experiences on the earth, we are having experiences with the earth.
One benefit of being outside in nature is that you can establish some powerful energy relationships with the land, plant, animal and mineral kingdoms. Consciously establishing these relationships aligns you with animal totems, serendipitous meetings, spirit guidance and deeper connection to the Earth Mother’s Core Crystal. Nature is full of support for you – always offering a reflection of your alignment to Source Energy. In my experience, there is no better way to tap into and expand your Ideal Life than by grounding into and fully immersing yourself in the bounty and beauty of our Blue-Green Planet, Mother Earth.
Grounding while indoors has its benefits too! My clients and I cannot always be outside to commune with nature. We have developed an inside practice that is effective in creating a connection and open channel to the Core Crystal of Mother Earth to activate the earth energies and Law of Attraction. Together, we breathe and ground before each session.
The best time to ground in is first thing in the morning, and it is beneficial to do so anytime throughout the day. Feeling stressed, emotionally upset or simply want to be fully in the moment? Grounding is the answer. About to enter into a crucial or important conversation or written communication? Ground first, as it supports quieting the mind chatter and entering into focused, clear thinking. Grounding supports your connection to Source Energy and therefore, good feelings. It also holds the potential for our energy juices to flow in a calm, centered, high vibration manner.
Here is a quick breath exercise that will get you connected into Earth Mother and feeling grounded:
Using thoughts, speech, visualization, intention or any combination thereof, through the bottoms of your feet, send roots down into Mother Earth and draw in her energies. For two breaths – on the in-breath, bring Mother Earth’s energy up through your body and, on the out-breath, visualize it spraying out the top of your head like a fountain. Then, for the next four to six breaths, on the in-breath, bring the energy up, filling the body. Hold the energy for a moment and on the out-breath, set the intention to let the energy settle in your body.
The more you do this breath exercise, the more you will be grounded.