How to Get Grounded.



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So, on to getting grounded. It’s mega important to be centered and grounded because if you’re not, you tend to be spacey, not really fully present, and you have a hard time manifesting things because you’re not 100% in your body. And I haven’t met a soul who likes to have a hard time manifesting!

There are many ways to get grounded, and I talk about a few of the big easy ones in this video. I especially love music, and though some spiritual people may argue that Notorious BIG is not high-vibrational (and I get it because the subject matter is dark and controversial and there are bad words), as an artist and an icon, this guy had it dialed in and it grounds me. It’s very root chakra, all about survival on the earth plane. When I reference him as a hero, I am saying that despite his very, very hard life and tragic death, he made good music and he inspired people (just listen to JUICY).

Any music that you love will help you get grounded. Other ways to get grounded are to walk in nature, breathe deeply, connect to your hands and your feet, and be fully aware of your surroundings at all times.

Being grounded means you’re centered, fully present and aware of what’s going on around you, and you’re calm, alert, and “plugged in.” When you’re grounded, your spirit and your consciousness is connected to your body. You’re right here, right now. When you’re not grounded, you’re floaty, you’re here, but not really here, and you tune out the world around you. You’re caught up in your thoughts and you’re sort of out to lunch. For some people, being ungrounded is more comfortable than being fully present, because it’s easier to tune out the sad reality around them than it is to be fully aware of it. It becomes a basic coping mechanism, a way to deal with things they don’t like. But unfortunately, when you’re always ungrounded, the things you’re tuning out aren’t going to change much, because you’re not present enough to change them.

The more grounded you are, the more power you have to get things done and to direct your life from a place of strength and ease. People who are grounded are great at manifesting on the physical plane, because you have to be fully engaged in the physical world in order to manifest at that physical level. When you’re ungrounded, you’re pretty much walking around like an empty shell, just letting your body go through the motions.

So how do you know if you’re grounded or not? Here are 9 warning signs to watch out for:

1.You’ve realize you’ve been driving, jogging, cycling or rowing a boat for 10 minutes and you don’t remember what you’ve passed by
2. You’re listening to someone talk but don’t HEAR what they are saying
3. You realize you’ve been thinking about a person or problem or a problem with a person for so long you can’t remember how you got onto that tangent
4. You can’t concentrate on easy things like basic math (with a calculator)
5. You feel floaty and spacey
6. You aren’t focusing on what you’re doing
7. You can’t make a decision to save your life
8. You’d rather escape into a book or movie than live your life
9. You don’t realize what your body feels like to you – you feel disconnected from reality

Being grounded means being fully present in the now. Your consciousness is aware of everything that’s going on in the physical world, very connected to your body, and very connected to the earth – strong and secure, like an ancient oak tree, with roots going deep into the earth. Trees like this don’t get blown over very easily. However, when you’re ungrounded, you’re like a sapling with roots barely skimming the surface of the soil. You can get blown away in the blink of an eye.

If you notice you do all of the 9 things above all of the time, or some of them some of the time, just pay attention to when these things happen – and when they do, make a conscious effort to “snap” yourself back to the present moment. Direct your attention to the things right in front of you. Stomp your feet and wiggle your toes. Clap your hands and snap your fingers. Take a deep breath, and notice what the air you breathe in smells like. Do something physical – move your body, jump up and down, stretch, take a walk, work outside or in the kitchen. With practice, you’ll find yourself more and more in tune with the present moment, and you’ll gradually become more and more grounded in your everyday life.

Do you think you’re more ungrounded or grounded, generally speaking? What feels more comfortable to you?

When I first started becoming aware of the world of energy, and I heard about “emotional empaths,” I thought they were a rare breed of super-psychic, sensitive people who were different from everyone else. It turns out, that’s not necessarily the case. Empaths, you see, are highly affected by the energies around them. Often referred to as “sponges,” and they get thrown off by other people’s moods and emotions, sensing their joy and excitement (which can be ok to feel), but also their anger, depression, sorrow, and pain (which is awful to feel – especially because a lot of empaths have a hard time discerning whether these feelings belong to themselves, or someone else). Nowadays, I’m almost starting to think it’s more strange NOT to be an empath than to be one, because most of the people I meet for readings and healings are emotional empaths to some degree or another.
If you find your emotions swinging all over the place for no apparent reason, or start to feel overwhelmed, weirded out, or bombarded by energies in different places or spaces, you might (like a lot people) be empathic. The following techniques can help you to get grounded, centered, and back to your own vibration.
1. If a place feels off to you, leave it. Don’t hang around for any “logical” reason – just get out. 
There’s a shop near my home that has amazing clothes, but every time I go in there I get a headache and leave feeling crappy. I’m not going there again anytime soon – unless I’m really ready to risk a potentially amazing fashion find for feeling bad for an afternoon.
2. Do certain people make you feel “off?” If so, create distance between your body and theirs. 
Don’t keep interacting with someone who makes you feel uncomfortable in any way. Get the heck away from them! If any of these people happen to be your boss or co-workers, it’s time to get a new job.
3. If you’re stuck sitting somewhere and you can’t stand it anymore, get up and start walking around. 
Leave the building and walk around the block if you can – just start moving.
4. When you’re feeling down, or not yourself, listen to music. 
Trust your intuition to tell you what you need – soothing, classical music, upbeat, fun music, or mellow, chill-out tunes. The notes will shift your vibration and bring you back to center.
5. Feeling totally burned out? Retreat in solitude for a while.
Take a bath, hide out in your bedroom and watch movies or read books or magazines, or go by yourself to your favorite place in nature. If you can, get out of town for a weekend. The distance will recharge your batteries.
6. Create an Energetic No-Fly Zone around your aura.
Envision your aura as it surrounds your body. Imagine it stretching to 10 feet (or more) in every direction, up above your head, down below your feet, and all around your body. Then see a strong, unbreakable, bullet-proof shield around the edges that keeps all foreign energy out. If you’re feeling super bombarded and threatened, make the shield into iron and put sharp thorns or spikes in it. The more you reinforce this imagery, the more you’ll find that people respect your space, and your vibration will in turn become less sponge-like and absorbent.
7. Did you just get slimed by someone? This shamanic/witchy routine may help.
This technique should be reserved for when you really super need help with clearing. It’s called an “egg cleanse.” Take a raw white egg, hold it between your hands, and pray, pray, pray that it will absorb any negative vibes from your body. Run it all over your head, down your arms, and circle it around each of your chakras, envisioning at all times that it’s absorbing any and all negative energy from your body. When you’re done, throw it into the toilet so it cracks, and then flush the egg – and the bad vibes – away forever.
8. Get creative with crystals, oils, and amulets.
There’s a reason these tools have been in existence for ages. Black tourmaline is great for empaths. Hold it in your hand or over your solar plexus chakra and imagine it protecting you from unwanted stuff. Lemon essential oil cleanses other people’s vibes from your body, and rosemary, lavender, and cedar help strengthen your personal vibration. Any amulet in the form of a ring, necklace, or bracelet will remind you of your own strength and help you from soaking up, and being affected by, other people’s stuff.
9. Go into child’s pose.
This yoga position always helps you regain your own energy. Take a few deep, cleansing breaths and ask your guides to help you release any energy that’s not yours so that you can stay centered, focused, and grounded.
10. Ask yourself what you need right now, and then do it – immediately!
It could be as simple as petting your cat, going for a run, downing a glass of water, eating some chocolate or watching something that will make you laugh out loud. Try this experiment in tuning in to your higher self, and you will definitely receive guidance that is good for you at any given moment.

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