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What is grounding

by Brad Austen

Chances are you have heard someone talking about ‘grounding’ at one point or another. But what does grounding actually mean?

Grounding is a spiritual term, referring to centering your soul in your body, and in turn, connecting it with Mother Earth. When these connections are strong, it can help you feel safer and more in touch with the earth and Mother Nature. If you experience a lot of fear and anxiety in your day-to-day, it is possible that you have become ungrounded.

So what is the best way to ground yourself? It’s quite simple really – and you have choices. The easiest way is to go outside and stand on the grass. (It is recommended that you take your shoes off.)

At this time, in your mind say, “I am connecting and grounding myself to the spirit of the earth now”.
Another great way to ground yourself is to go for a short walk in nature.

You can stand or sit under a large tree and visualize your energy merging with the tree roots. Imagine and feel roots coming out of the soles of your feet and connecting with the roots of the tree and traveling deep into Mother Earth.

Eating food is also very grounding. Root vegetables are very good for this, as well as heavier foods such as pasta and pizza. As a vegetarian, it has been important for me to eat pizza and pasta every now and then to help with grounding. Meat is also quite grounding, for those that are not vegetarians. When you are grounded, and feeling centered, you are less likely to be influenced by negative forces.

Interestingly, drugs and alcohol un-ground a person and you are more likely to be targeted by astral entities while under the influence. If you want to have a few drinks, it is better to have them with a heavy meal.

It is also known that the body can put on a few extra kilos to assist with grounding. This is more common than you would believe, particularly for those on a spiritual path that are holding more of their soul and higher vibration.

As you can see, there are many ways to ground yourself, become more soul-centered and connected to Mother Earth. I hope this information has been informative and useful if you need assistance with grounding.

Brad Austen is an insightful and creative meditation teacher and a valued member of The Guided Meditation Site. Please follow this link to explore Brad Austen's guided meditations.

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Lovely explanation, Thank you!

What a nice and simplistic way to explain such a beautiful and strong system. Might just have to link this within one of my posts. Blessed be.

Hey, Anonymous commenter, your religion (aka spirituality) isn't the only one. Just throwing that out there for you. There were many before yours and will be many after as well. Just as valid as you believe yours is.

by: Anonymous

absoulutely not....You reach out to God when youre stressed,in pain, etc.

Interesting Read
by: GoddessOfMyth

I found this information helpful as I have been quite physically unwell for sometime and having heard once again that I am not grounded is not a suprise however, this article has helped me learn a few things I was not aware of so Thank You.

The placing feet on the earth has been quite refreshing and has helped me to get back outside rather than spend time in doors.


by: Jimson

I have heard the word "Grounding" for so many times. But I did not know the exact meaning of this word. Actually after visiting this blog I could understand what is meant by grounding exactly. Thank you for sharing this post!

by: Anonymous

why did you say that grounding is spiritual term?

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