What does being grounded have to do with BEING HAPPY?
Updated: Nov 5, 2019
I asked the same thing a few months ago when I had my first session with my now, energy healer. She told me that my meditation practice wasn’t having the impact I wanted it to have, because I was still using a lot of mental energy.
Meaning, I was still in my head more than I needed or wanted to be.
Here is the thing: A lot of us use our mental energy way more than we would like. We’re always in there, thinking, dreaming, thinking some more, overthinking, planning, figuring it out, etc. It can be exhausting.
So when I learned how to truly ground myself, it changed the game for me - yes, in my meditation practice, but also in day to day life.
So how does one ground themselves? What does it actually look like? And why is it important for our overall happiness?
For me, there are a few things that help keep me grounded:
#1 A daily grounding meditation
#2 Hiking in nature - getting my feet on and in the earth.
#3 Being with horses
Right now, ask yourself: “What feels grounding to me?"
Here is what I have learned through creating my own grounding practice:
It is far easier for me to let go of thoughts or feelings that would normally cause anxiety and overwhelm, because I am connected and grounded to something far truer than the fear based voice in my head.
The more grounded we are, the easier it is to let go of the thoughts or feelings that bag us down and keep us from moving forward and feeling good about ourselves.
So how do we ground ourselves? What is the first step?
Here is a quick story to help you see that creating a grounding practice can BE EASY.
The other day, I was talking to a friend who had just come back from the Grand Canyon. While she was on the Grand Canyon, she was completely UNPLUGGED. No cell phone or social media for two weeks.
When she got home, it was a little tricky for her to transition back to "real life." I totally related, because I felt the same way when I got back from my Grand Canyon trip.
I encouraged her to carve out FIVE MINUTES every morning to sit and BE.
And she did it.
It can really be that easy.
Here is a quick tip: Think of a time in your life when you felt really happy and GROUNDED in who you were.
Give yourself 30 seconds to a minute to FEEL that feeling. Now, use that feeling as your grounding place. You may not always be able to connect to that feeling, but if you know how it feels to feel grounded and at peace, it's a whole lot easier to find that feeling when your feel out of sorts.
If you want any tips or tricks on how to start a grounding meditation practice, message me and I will share my practice with you.