I often have troubles with grounding. My meditations can get intense and I am often “off with the fairies” even when I am not meditating. Most of the time, I live in my own little world. Seeing everything through rose-tinted sunglasses. This is intentional. I have put a lot of inner-work into seeing the world in such a positive light. I never used to see the world this way. However, sometimes I really am off with the fairies (or Angels) and fail to notice that there is a reality that I have to deal with and that reality might not be so nice right now.
Warning! Meditation Can Turn You Into An Airhead
I am not joking. Meditation can turn you into an airhead. Don’t get me wrong, meditation will increase your overall intelligence but too much higher meditation and not enough grounding will turn you into an airhead.
This is something that I am prone to. Meditation gives me a buzz. I feel light and airy, I feel like I don’t need to eat or sleep as much as usual. In small amounts, this is a good thing. However, I still need to sleep and eat to function as a human. Meditation makes me feel connected to the spiritual world but often leaves me feeling ungrounded in reality.
I don’t know about anyone else, but too much meditation and not enough grounding makes me a little too “fairy woo-woo” and seem like my head is in the clouds. Without grounding, I feel very connected to the spiritual world but struggle in my day-to-day life.
Why I Keep My Freezer Stocked With Cheeseburgers
Yes, cheeseburgers. Frozen ones. The kind of cheeseburgers that you find in the frozen meal section of the supermarket. I always keep a few of those in my freezer because cheeseburgers and other forms of junk food are great emergency-grounding tools.
It’s a controversial opinion and I have been told-off before, by other “spiritually-minded” people, for recommending junk food to help with grounding.
I suppose, as a spiritual nut, I should be advising that everyone eats 100% vegan food that has given consent before being harvested but I am not a vegan and the fact is, cheeseburgers work. Eating a cheeseburger is a great way to quickly ground yourself.
All food has a grounding effect but some foods are better at grounding than others. Foods that are heavy and more difficult to digest are great if you are feeling ungrounded. Lighter, more easy to digest foods are less grounding and are great if you have a long meditation session planned or have been feeling too grounded.
Ideally, you would eat a balanced diet and not have to worry too much about feeling ungrounded but it is good to have a few emergency techniques up your sleeve.
A Long Shower Helps
Baths are great but showers are better. The water runs over you, down the drain and then goes underground. Every time you have a shower, you are standing under a stream of grounded, running water. This is excellent for energetic cleansing and grounding.
How many times have you been in a bad mood, had a shower and have immediately felt much more calm and centered afterwards? I like to shower at night, before I go to bed because not only is it better for my skin, it also washes away all the energy that I have picked up over the course of the day. I feel like I have hit the “Reset” button and have been taken back to my original state. I have a better sleep when I go to bed feeling this way.
I know that I said that too much meditation can leave you feeling ungrounded but there are grounding meditations that you can do to help you feel more grounded.
One common grounding meditation is to go outside and stand barefoot on the ground, find some grass or soil if you can. Imagine a golden-white light entering the top of your head (the crown area) and entering your body. Visualize this golden-white light moving down your spine, through your legs and into your feet. Then imagine roots, growing from your feet and into the Earth. Visualize the golden-white light flowing through your body, down to your feet and then through the (imagined) roots of your feet and into the Earth.
Listening To Music Can Help With Grounding
Certain types of music can help you with grounding but other types of music can leave you feeling ungrounded. It's important to take note of how certain songs make you feel so you can use that to your advantage later on.
The Schumann Resonance, also known as the Earth's Resonance, is a frequency of 7.83hz and is the sound frequency that the Earth emits. We humans can't hear this sound as it is below our normal hearing threshold (16hz-20hz) but by using brainwave entrainment, we are able to perceive this sound frequency.
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The above video is from the Schumann Resonance brainwave entrainment mp3, which is available to download in my shop for free. This track will gently bring your mind down to a relaxed theta mind state and leave you feeling grounded and refreshed. Click here to get yours.
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