Grounding and Why it's Important
Its' Fall! My favorite time of year.
SO....I've been thinking about what the beginning of fall means to me. The words grounding and rooting come to mind. We need to embed ourselves to the earth in preparation for the upcoming cold winter months. I view it —kind of like the bears who are gathering right now to prepare for hibernation.
Grounding, self-care and self-love go hand in hand. All are so important to be able to become the best version of ourselves.
What does grounding yourself mean:
Grounding is the balancing of your physical, emotional, mental, and energy state and connecting them all.
Being "grounded" means that you're present in your body and connected with the earth. When you're grounded, you allow yourself to feel centered and balanced no matter what's going on around you.
I view it as a large oak tree being able to take on any size storm and not be moved by it. If you aren't grounded, you're like a leaf in the wind: unstable, blowing wherever the wind takes you, which makes you vulnerable and unstable. Like a big tree, if something happens around you, it doesn't influence you so much. Which in turn keeps us balanced and more peaceful.
Why is it important to ground yourself?
Grounding is balancing out the spiritual and physical energy in your body. When you are grounded, you feel like you are here, in the material, in the present. To be grounded gives your energy a point of steadiness, and you will feel clear, centered, and strong.
How do I ground myself?
Any physical activity (sports, walking, dancing, gardening, etc.) will automatically ground you. I use my yoga practice to ground myself. Focus your attention on your body, starting at the top of your head (your crown) and moving downward, feeling every part of your body—then imagine an energetic connection going through your root and connecting you to the earth.
Sometimes when I need to feel grounded to the earth— I just lay on my floor.
~ Ground yourself
~ Feel a connection to the world around
~ Honor yourself
Search inside, find that little person inside of you and pay tribute to them. We have all been through so much in our lives, and fall gives us the time to pause, reflect and honor right where we are right now—today.
Till next time 💖