I had the opportunity to guide my Fit For Service Community through this workshop while in Tamarindo, Costa Rica – April, 2021. I feel called to share why grounding has been so important to learn for my personal development and how vital it is in my life. The year 2007 was one of the first times I had a witness to me seeing otherworldly energies in our home. It was something I regularly experienced, but it wasn’t until my partner Jonah and I moved in together that I had a witness to what I was going through. My nighttime disturbances continued intermittently. In 2015, after I completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, I was teaching at a local studio and a woman approached me, complimenting a piece of jewelry I was wearing. It was a grounding mala—she commented that I wasn’t grounded, and I asked how she knew this. She revealed that she is psychic, and I instantly knew that I needed to learn more about her and from her. I ended up mentoring with her for about 2 years. Throughout this time, she taught me how to ground into my own energy system.
Many of us with empathic abilities, have a challenging time deciphering between our own energy and the energy of others. Those of us who are open to other dimensional energies, also show up as big bright lights to those in other realms, and therefore we have an easier time connecting. However, that isn’t always what we want when we are trying to sleep or need to rest our system.
Hence, grounding. We’ve all heard of it and the importance of connecting to nature, but how? There are many resources outside ourselves that are advertised to us, and yes, I utilize anything and everything that helps me to ground. However, the one thing that will help us ground the absolute most, is grounding into our bodies. Our body is the one thing we have with us at all times. It is something we have to develop a relationship with, and if we don’t, we are leaving out a major part of us—our entire subconscious resides in the body and contains deep inner wisdom. By connecting with our bodies, we access our inner wisdom.
Sensations are the language (the words of the body) and by paying attention to the sensations allows us to interact with it in a gentle way. Our intuition cannot be measured—it requires a deeper level of receptivity. It cannot operate when the mind is busy with thoughts—a distracted mind can’t be intuitive. Being IN-bodied (embodiment) is how I ground. It’s free and you can take these tools with you anywhere!
Muladhara is located at the base of our spine and is our source of safety and security. Re-rooting, grounding, and creating my own sense of safety has been paramount in my adult life.
HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE AND MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO GROUND:
- Spend time barefoot in nature
- Sit under a tree for 20 minutes
- Connect to all of the senses. Notice the smells, sights, tastes, sounds, touch the skin, notice your body parts.
- Embodied movement: yoga flow, weight lifting, chi gong, pilates, etc.
- Ecstatic dance
- Yin Yoga (Videos offered in our Welcome Home Retreat)
- Breath practices
- Massage, foam rolling, drybrushing, oil massage, baths (all featured practices in our Welcome Home Retreat)
Throughout most of my life, I have had to pack all my belongings and move to a new home. There were times when I didn’t feel safe. During my adolescence, I’ve come home with our phone disconnected, power off, and we were evicted countless times. This is a huge part of why I have needed to learn how to ground in my adult life. Our root chakra is the most important for us to focus on, especially if we experienced a chaotic upbringing. Muladhara is located at the base of our spine and is our source of safety and security. Re-rooting, grounding, and creating my own sense of safety has been paramount in my adult life. Creating a new foundation of safety and security for myself has helped me develop further along my healing path.
Honoring our basic needs: food, shelter, water, safety and emotional needs all help us to nourish our root chakra as well as our other chakras. When our root is healthy, the rest of us is able to thrive. I am so grateful to have found these practices and my mentors who have taught me how to cope as a highly empathic individual. I am proud to say that because of these practices, I sleep through (most) nights, and am able to distinguish between my own body’s sensations and emotions and other people’s. I am a fine-tuned vessel and I continue to refine my skills.
If you are looking for a guide to help you into full embodiment and grounding, please reach out. I’d love to schedule a call with you! If you’d like to experience this full workshop, reply here!
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