Spiritual grounding is important if you are doing energy work, developing your psychic senses, or working as an intuitive or medium.
What is Grounding?
Basically, it is balancing out the spiritual and physical energy in your body by connecting yourself with the earth. When you are grounded you feel like you are here: in the physical, in the present.
It is especially important for healers, mediums, intuitives, and other types of energy workers to practice these techniques to keep balanced. But, grounding is great for anyone, even those with anxiety!
When You Are Not Grounded You May Feel:
- like you are floating
These feelings and sensations can happen when you’ve got excess energy running through your system from doing energy or spiritual work. It’s totally normal for those who work in the energies, and nothing to be alarmed about.
Spiritual grounding (referred to by some as earthing) can help get rid of excess energy and sort of “plug” you back into Mother Earth, balancing out the energy, and getting you back in touch with your physical body.
When I first started developing my abilities, no one told me about spiritual grounding. All I knew is that I felt like I was very much out of touch with my body. In one of the first mediumship circles I ever sat in, I shook uncontrollably. When I learned spiritual grounding techniques, all of that went away.
Following are some tips on how to ground yourself. The most important thing to keep in mind is that not every tip will work for every person. So, what works for me might not work for you, etc. Just keep trying different techniques (or a combination of them) until you find what’s most helpful for you.
Eating is great for grounding and is something I do after giving readings. It reminds us that we have a physical body, and the process of digestion helps bring the energy down away from our crown and third eye chakras.
Ayurvedic medicine folks feel that root vegetables are especially good for grounding because they grow underneath the surface of the earth; therefore, they can make you feel more anchored to the earth. And of course, they are delicious when they’re roasted!
Root veggies are also a great choice because they are high vibrational foods and won’t dull your intuitive senses. You can learn more about a psychic diet here.
If you don’t have any veggies around, don’t despair! Use what you have on hand and try experimenting with different foods to see what works best for you.
A little bit of chocolate is also great for spiritual grounding. Chocolate is natural and grows in pods on the theobroma (cacao) tree – therefore, it’s very “earthy.”
If you’re going to try this method for grounding, I recommend using a raw, high quality chocolate. I personally use Sacred Chocolate because it is raw and organic.
Cacao in this form is more bitter than the drug-store chocolate that many of us grew up eating. To me though, the health benefits and grounding properties of raw cacao are worth the sacrifice.
If you’re not ready to venture into the land of raw cacao, start with dark, organic chocolate, such as Green & Black’s. Have fun with this one, chocoholics!
3. Connect with Nature
You’ve probably heard of this spiritual grounding technique before because it has literally been around forever. (Remember, our ancestors didn’t have the fab shoes that we have nowadays, so they were often barefoot and connected to the earth.) There are a couple of ways to do this:
- Pull off your shoes and walk barefoot outside. Feel the earth under your feet. You can walk on grass, dirt, or at the shore. Focus on the sensation on the earth beneath you. Dig your heels into the earth. It feels amazing!
- Gardening is also excellent! Get outside and put your hands in some soil (no gardening gloves). Be at one with the earth!
4. Salt Bath
Salts are wonderful because of their natural healing properties. Combine that with the cleansing properties of water and you’ve got a winning combo!
Sea salt, Hawaiian salt, or Himalayan salt (my personal favorite!) are excellent choices. Add about a cup or so to the warm, running water. Sit and enjoy for 20 – 30 minutes.
- If you feel like you have energy stuck to you after giving someone a reading, a salt bath is a great way to wash that energy off of you. (You may also enjoy this article with tips on dealing with our loved ones who are energy vampires.)
- Scents can also help with spiritual grounding, so adding some essential oil to the water can be nice, too.
- If you don’t have a tub, or time to sit and soak, try using a salt based body scrub in the shower.
Here is our favorite salt bath choice:
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5. Meditation for Spiritual Grounding
Meditation is wonderful for just about anything, and spiritual grounding is no exception. Sit upright in a comfy chair with your feet planted on the floor. Imagine your feet have roots (like a tree) and are anchoring themselves deep into the earth. Breathe and allow yourself to be balanced.
If you’d like to try a unique meditation that I received from my spiritual team while working in the Akashic energy, click here.
6. Crystals and Stones
Certain stones and crystals are great for grounding as well. Try carrying some jasper, black kyanite, or blue kyanite in your pocket… or create a piece of jewelry with it!
7. Do Something Physical
When you aren’t sure how to ground yourself, try physical activity. Moving your body can help you feel more centered quickly.
Exercise is great because you focus and connect with your physical body while expending excess energy at the same time. Yoga is especially wonderful because it centers you on a spiritual and physical level.
Don’t have time to hit the gym? No problem. Other physical activity, such as washing dishes, cooking dinner, or walking the dog can also help connect you with your physical body which will make you feel more balanced and less “flighty.”
I hope you have fun while trying these spiritual grounding techniques. If you’d like some help embracing your intuitive gifts, I invite you to grab my eBook and Mp3 here. It’s free!