I felt inspired in my meditation today by an image that so often comes up in my healing sessions with clients and in conversations with people who live here in the Asheville area. I came out of the meditation and gave myself over to drawing this image to the best of my ability.
A quick note about her eyes, mouth, and arms. Her eyes are sparkling with blue light which is a reflection of her inner vision. Her mouth is radiating out a green spiral which is a vibration of love from her heart. Her arms are connected to her heart, they hold and create from her heart's deepest desires, letting her mind handle the logistics and details but not interfering with what matters most to her.
This image is an overview of the energy body we experience as humans. Each chakra is like a lotus flower spinning and radiating out in all directions. The 1st and 7th chakras however radiate down and up respectively. I imagine us hovering between an energy source above and below with our chakras connecting us like a circuit of energy.
I used to feel like grounding was control or oppressive. It felt like squashing or limiting. This was a distorted relationship to my energy system and my environment.
True grounding feels energizing. It feels nurturing and connecting. It allows me to be part of the space I'm in. It means I'm in the equation. I matter. I belong. My needs matter. And the practical needs of nurturing myself are important. It's the connection of me and what matters to my heart to this time and place and circumstance.
Visualize the energy system as open and flowing from top to bottom through you. This is essential in my mind to truly understanding grounding. Grounding is not a pulling down force. It is a pathway so that the energy coming into our system has somewhere to go, to get purified and to come back in with a fresh quality of earthiness.
This is essential to clearing out our systems. To releasing what we have no use for. To connecting with the support of all that is. And to creating abundance in our lives.
Signs of being ungrounded include:
When you notice your head is spinning, you feel out of your body or you can't focus and complete tasks, you feel scattered, you come back from being somewhere and missed what happened, your mind is filled with worry and it keeps you up at night.
Eat nourishing food.
Touch a tree.
Welcome yourself to the moment, the place, your life.
Nourishment and nurturing are grounding.