When I first set foot on the spiritual path I completely ignored the basic lesson of grounding.
My teacher (& guides) told me repeatedly that I needed to ground myself before I could advance my gifts.
But I resisted, again and again.
To me, grounding seemed counter intuitive to reaching for the higher realms of Spirit.
I saw it as boring, unnecessary and a little restrictive. (Maybe because as a child being “grounded” was a punishment)
An adventurous Aquarian, I’ve always disliked having my wings clipped.
I didn’t want to be anchored into earth I wanted to float in the ethers with the angels!
Eventually, all the floating left me exhausted, anxious, confused and stuck.
When I finally listened and learned to properly earth myself, everything fell into place:
- My readings for myself and others became clearer, louder, more vivid and accurate.
- I consistently and clearly saw, sensed and heard the angels as never before.
- My energy protection strengthened
- Anxiety and fear dissipated. ( a lot of anxiety can be attributed to being out of body)
- My material life improved.
Resistance to grounding is common.
Many of my students and clients feel the same way.
But, it is spiritual self sabotage.
You are a spiritual being in a physical body & you need to stay there. You can reach the higher realms and communicate with angels more clearly when you are grounded.
Trying to do so otherwise is like listening to a radio station between 2 frequencies.
Being ungrounded can be dangerous too.
It leaves you too open and unprotected.
When you are sensitive going out of body can become an unhealthy coping mechanism to escape harsh reality.
As a child this behaviour may work to escape a painful environment.
As an adult it becomes a harmful habit that keeps you stuck indefinitely in a liminal space between the spiritual and physical realm, not really getting anywhere.
It can leave you feeling unwell, anxious and disconnected from reality.
Proper grounding gives you your power back and protects your energy.
Your intuitive senses and chakras will spark up giving you more energy and clarity. You will feel less anxious and stop being wiped out by other people’s energy!
Here are some of my favorite grounding techniques:
- Daily. Visualize red or green energy roots shooting down from your base chakra (tailbone) into the earth beneath your feet. Send that strong root into the floor and then into the earth securing you into the centre. I like to imagine red rock deep in the earth with my name on it. Wrap your roots around that. Take some deep clearing breaths. See yourself as fully present, aware and supported by mother earth.
- Breath in through your nose, filling your lungs, hold and then exhale through the mouth completely, do this 3 or more times. Call your spirit back into your body. You can ask aloud, or visualize your spiritual self coming back into your body through the crown chakra at the top of your head. See it as if your body is a full hooded wet-suit and your spirit is filling the suit up. Then do the grounding exercise above.
- While driving or walking, look for 5 or more things you would not usually notice in your line of vision. Name them aloud. This brings you into the moment and grounds you back ito awareness.
- Drink water, go for walks, eat regularly and healthily.
- Some people need professional help. I have worked with numerous clients who having returned from spiritual workshops felt unwell, disconnected and anxious because they were guided through advanced techniques without grounding. A professional session will bring you back into your body. Contact me.
There are audios on my Free Angel Library to help you to ground yourself and to learn more join me for the Angel Protection for Empaths Livestream on February 26th You can book your spot or purchase the replay here.
Rachel Scoltock is an Angel Medium, Author and Teacher with 17 years in professional practice. She gives readings, soul clarity healing sessions and teaches programs. You can work with Rachel by booking a private reading, healing session or signing up for the monthly Angel Light Webinars.