When I began down the path of consciences the first thing that I needed to work on for myself was learning how to ground my energy. My physical energy and emotional energy ran so high and in several direction, rarely together, that I felt as though I was running my life with laundry lists to check off and events to survive. I wasn’t living…I was surviving, not thriving. I needed to focus on being in the present so I could embrace all the wonderful experiences my life had to offer, rather than living from one check lists to another. It became crystal clear to me when I got sick at the end of summer right after the kids went back to school about 7 years ago. I had been exercising daily, eating very well and our kids had a fantastic summer full of camps. All was right in the world…but I got sick. I got really sick a couple of weeks into the school year. It was my energy vibration.
That was about the same time I became VERY aware of other peoples energy around me. I could walk into a room and tell you how each person felt. It was incredibly exhausting. It was also extremely painful at times since I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. Something had to change.
I need to connect to the planet, so I could connect to myself. I walked or ran daily outside among the trees and near water, however I needed to do it with intent. I began by focusing on the trees as I walked. I would watch them move with the breeze. I’d listen to them speak…it is amazing what you hear when you listen to the leaves rustle and the branches creek. Then I started watching the sky. I’d look at the clouds, the colors, the birds…whatever was in line of sight. The more I focused on what was happening around me the more present I felt. I opened up to the possibilities around me and connect to what really is important discovering that it actually made me feel better.
It took practice each day to connect to what was happening around me.
Shortly after that I learned a grounding meditation that anchored me into Mama Earth like the great white oak…Wow! I didn’t realize how fantastic I could feel. I liken it to spending a day at a quiet beach laying in the sand and burying feet deep, as I reach my hand in the water permitting the ocean to flow over my outstretched arm, with the wind sweeping across my body and the sun kissing my face. It is very intense… but in a positive way and one you just don’t forget.
Once I learned that grounding meditation and practiced it daily I realized that there was nothing I couldn’t do. I was able to find a balance in my life that I hadn’t had since I was a child playing on the shore of the West Bay. Life rocketed after that… I knew that there was something greater and deeper that I needed to do and grounding was going to show me.
It will show you as well… there are 7 simple and quick ways that you can begin grounding right now.
Taking time to ground may sound like another thing to do on what seems like an endless list each day, but using the few minutes that it takes actually gives you more time because it gives you clarity, focus, balance, presence and health. Give it a try…remember you are worth more than a “things to do” list.
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Krista Ducharme, is an Intuitive Life Coach, Energy Healer and Teacher who has combined her love of health and fitness with her passion of Mind, Body and Soul balance to create a SPARKLY love of life. Join me on my adventures around the globe...