I know, I know, you’ve heard it so many times. People drone on about the importance of grounding in any area of spirituality (or life) and you’ve probably dismissed it as hokum for the most part. That’s because, for the average person, grounding ISN’T that important. Most people go on living their daily lives without much thought or awareness about it and they’ll be just fine – no symptoms, and most likely no noticeable difficulties as a result of it.
The problem only really arises during spiritual awakening. When that happens, you’re playing an entirely different ball game, and your awakening will throw you around like a rag doll if you don’t learn to effectively ground yourself – pronto. In fact I feel its so incredibly vital that I’ve created a FREE grounding course that will help you stabilize your awakening, calm your sensitivities and ground your energies effectively – but more on that in a moment.
First, lets cover what grounding actually means. It means to be connected to the earth, to have your feet on solid ground. To be present, focused and logical. It means that your soul is fully in your body and anchored to the physical realm. Generally, for most spiritually minded people, this is not a state that we particularly want. Instead, we pride ourselves in being able to escape that groundedness – to gravitate to higher planes, connect with creative force, universal energy and divinity. Sages have been doing it throughout the ages and we’ve become seekers of the exact same elusive experience. But there’s a problem. It creates hellish symptoms.
Here are the most common ones:
Dizziness, feeling spaced out, light headed or dreamy
Forgetfulness, clumsiness or lack of attention
Unable to sleep deeply – tossing and turning or feeling ‘super charged’
Feeling generally unwell, tired, lethargic or under the weather
Unable to focus – dazing or daydreaming
High physical sensitivity (sensitive to sound, light, foods, temperatures etc)
High emotional/ spiritual sensitivity (erratically changing emotions, tearfulness, sensing energies or feelings)
High anxiety, fretting or worrying for no apparent reason (may be accompanied by unexplained sweating)
Difficulty having conversations
Feeling overwhelmed by people, places or energy
Unable to control your spiritual experiences
You don’t need to be experiencing all of the symptoms on the list for ungroundedness to be affecting you. As a general rule, if you are currently going through a spiritual awakening, you are most likely ungrounded. It’s a common part of the process as our energies shift, expand and change.
The challenge comes when we look for ways to ground ourselves. I know this because I went through the exact same thing during my own awakening experience. The old methods just didn’t work (especially in cases of spiritual emergence). I tried everything – visualization, meditation, crystals, essential oils, incense. Nothing worked. It took a long time of repeatedly and desperately trying to unsuccessfully ground myself with these methods to realize that they didn’t bring me back down into my body, they were taking me back up. I could see that because of the intensity of my spiritual awakening, they just wouldn’t work.
I was terrified. I could feel how ungrounded I was. I felt as if life was a dream and at any moment I was going to slip out of my body and float away. There were times in my awakening when I had truly wished for that – to go home to source – but now I was so ungrounded that my body had shifted into deep fight or flight response. My entire body was breaking down. I was overwhelmed; sweating, aching, anxiously panicking and completely dissociated. In fact at one point I went through a stage of holding on to tables in an attempt to focus myself physically and stay present in my body!
When I finally did learn how to ground myself, some really interesting things happened. I finally became able to make sense of the journey. Things that had baffled me for years suddenly became clear, and a lot of the unpleasant physical symptoms I was experiencing began to fade. My sensitivities lessened and became more manageable. I gained more control of my spiritual experiences and my gifts and powerful insights from the awakening became realized. This meant that I could finally identify key things that I had been taught as a result of awakening and share them with the world!
My experience took me to a crisis. It was awful. But the good news is, I can share what I’ve learned with you so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did. I learned that the traditional ways of grounding are not effective for such heightened experiences, and when I learned what DIDN’T work, it taught me what DID.
In fact, I created a FREE 5-day eCourse to share what I’ve learned and teach you how to effectively ground yourself in the exact same way! Let’s get started!
About the author: Kelly Ashley is an intuitive therapist assisting others with their spiritual awakening process. Get your FREE 5-day eCourse to help you stabilize your awakening, calm uncontrollable symptoms and ground your awakening here: http://www.spiritualawakeningsigns.com
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