As the old saying goes, keep your feet on the ground and your eyes on the skies. If you are a highly intuitive person, or an empath, you may find that your mind gets scattered quickly. Thoughts can race from one to the other without a natural flow or progression of thought.
Grounding is a technique that we use to harness higher energies that flow through the channels of our bodies and root them into conscious logical thought. Grounding can also be useful if you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or anxious and knowing how to rebalance yourself is essential.
Here are a few ways to ground yourself, that will also leave you feeling great!
Painting, drawing, and even colouring are some of the best ways to ground. It gives your mind the creative outlet it needs to unleash that pent-up energy you have flowing through you with no escape route.
Even if you think you aren’t very good at it or have never done it before, have fun with it. Throw the paint, splash the colour, let it all out! If anything, it will feel good, and you might even laugh at yourself. If these options don’t suit, clay and pottery are also very soothing.
Restore to Nature
Studies have shown that nature helps to maintain and increase our psychological and mental health, just by getting out and walking through a forested area and breathing in the natural earth it brings us back to equilibrium. Nature promotes feelings of happiness and well-being, so take advantage and restore yourself.
This, I find to be the most fabulous way to get grounded. Walking barefoot allows you to really take root. Studies have also shown that walking barefoot strengthens the immune system, improves sleep and helps to normalize biological rhythms.
Another great way to get rooted is to plant a garden. The symbolic seeding and planting represent your energy; the action of seeds taking root helps to allow your energy to recirculate and flow from the root chakra to the crown.
Fill Up on Protein
Protein-rich foods sit heavy on the system than light fruits and vegetables. As a result, if you feel you are flying too high and are overwhelmed, you can offset this by weighing yourself down. On the opposite end, if you are looking to heighten your energy, eat lighter foods or fast.
This article 5 Ways to Ground Yourself and Feel Great © was originally published here at The Free Spirit Journal on September 27, 2019.