by Janet Blessings
Working with Spirit can cause a great high, so can doing readings, journeys, and mediation. We love to be in the ethers communing with the universal love and power of our spirit. When we do this part of our consciousness leaves our body to connect and get information. Even day dreams, fantasies, deep sleep dreaming can take us out of body.
As great as that feels, we have to be in our bodies to stay present to the now, to deal with day to day life, and to keep from living in chaos that can come for not being here now. Sorry to bring you down, but we have to live on planet Earth after all.
One of the most frequent comments I get is: “for a psychic you are so grounded”. Well, I must confess, not always…
I love being out of body as much as the next person. There are days when I am doing readings non-stop for hours. Then I have to go to the grocery store, make dinner and be a mom. I might feel totally present to do those things but once I start driving I might miss my street, forget what I need at the store, or drop something then I realize I am not as grounded as I think I am. When it is worse I could be clumsy, break things, run a red light, and more!
As you can see being ungrounded can be dangerous. You may know people who are ungrounded by their behavior like: they forget what they say, miss appointments, are frequently late, break things by accident, have frequent car accidents, can’t keep track of schedules or money. This can lead to a chaos filled life of always cleaning up their messes either with injuries, damaged property or financial crisis. They may be great fun to be around and have great wisdom to share but quietly you wonder why they always have such bad luck. It’s not bad luck, they are not in their body!
The long term effects of being ungrounded can be hyper-sensitivity, over emotional reactions, crankiness or even depression. Many psychic people are on anti-depressants. If it should get to that point the psychic senses can shut down and the psychic messages become muddled or lost all together.
Being grounded not only helps you with living a better day to day life but makes you a much clearer psychic!
When I notice that I’m not as in body as I think I am I can do many techniques to keep me in my body to do what I need to do without incident.
Quick ways to get back in body:
*Vigorously rub your hands together for one minute.
*Eat something – always have a small snack or nutrition bar near you and focus on the act of eating to bring you present.
*Drink something- It should be hot or cold to get the attention of your physical senses.
*Put your hands on the ground- focus on the energy coming up from the ground to your hands, wait at least one minute until you feel back in your body.
*Go barefoot in the dirt.
*Hug a tree
Visualizations to get back in body (these take a few minutes):
*Imagine cords of light going from the bottom of your feet and tailbone to the center of the earth.
*Imagine you are sinking into the deep nurturing soil of the earth until you are fully surrounded by it.
*Sit near a tree asking her for grounding, stay there until you feel fully in your body.
*Imagine you are growing roots that implant and firmly connect with the earth.
Things that help you stay grounded to keep in your space:
*Dark dense stones (carry one with you if possible)
*Kids – the most awesome grounders EVER!
You can try any or all of these things and use what works for you to stay present and enjoy life here on Mother Earth. That is why we are here after all.
Feel free to post any of your grounding techniques or experiences that occurred due to being ungrounded in the comments below or replying to this post.