We are just a week into the new year, and already I’m starting to feel a little crazy, in a scattered sort of way. It feels like my time is not my own. I rarely seem to know what the date is, and whenever I make plans to get work done, the universe seems to have something else in mind for me. It’s time for me to reconnect, or get grounded.
If you are ever feeling disconnected from yourself, or the universe, chances are you need to take some time to ground yourself. It’s easy to do, and there are so many ways to do it. Here are just a few:
1. Hug a tree
Interacting with nature helps us reconnect to the universe. You can literally hug a tree, or sit on the ground with your palms on the ground as well. You don’t even have to go outside. Find nature inside you via plants and rocks.
2. Grow roots
Imagine you are a tree. Plant your feet firmly on the floor. Imagine roots coming out of your feet. Imagine them digging into the ground (through however many floors they need to go to get to the bottom of the building you are in). Picture those roots digging deeper and deeper into the earth, until they reach the centre. Bring up all that good earthy energy through your roots, all the way up into your body, until you feel grounded.
Meditating is probably my favourite way to get grounded again. It doesn’t have to be a long meditation, and you can choose from several styles, from “om-ing out” to using a guided meditation. I like going to a group meditation. There’s something powerful about everyone’s energy working together.
There are many more ways to get grounded, so if my suggestions aren’t a good fit for you, don’t despair. Sometimes you just have to get creative. If you have a favourite way to get grounded that I haven’t mentioned, please post below so everyone can benefit!