Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Yesterday we talked about the basics of grounding: what it is, why it's important, and the basics of how it works.
Today I want to talk about a thing I call the grounding mat.
Some people buy grounding mats... including me. I really enjoy these grounding mats from VibesUp, and in addition to several mats, I have body wraps, coasters, and a pyramid... and bracelets, and a water bottle, and a sleeping mask, and all sorts of stuff from that same company made of the same stuff. I love how it makes me feel, and how the coasters and water bottle actually make my water taste different! These are not affiliate links, by the way--I get a total of zero anything from you ordering any of that, except for the joy of altruism from sharing something I super love.
... I love it!!
But the grounding mat I'm talking about today is TOTALLY DIFFERENT!!!!!
The Grounding Mat
Yesterday I mentioned the energetic grounding system, and how it is a complex system comprised of many pieces.
The grounding mat is one of those pieces. If it is not in place and functional, the person cannot be fully and sustainably grounded.
You can muscle test right now or ask your intuition if your grounding mat is currently properly installed beneath your feet. If you look with your spiritual eyes, it will look like a circle maybe 2-3 feet in diameter right under your feet, connecting your feet to the earth. If you can't even imagine that there under your feet, then yours is probably missing!
To call back a grounding mat, several things need to happen.
First, we need to identify why the mat fled in the first place, if it is gone. From there, we need to fully resolve the trauma and teach the mat, the body, and the spirit why that event was important. We need to help each of those three components feel comfortable having the mat reinstalled, before we can reinstall it.
When the mat is there, we need to make sure it is intact and the proper size. We need to be sure it wants to be there and knows how to function. We need to help the body understand how the system functions as well. All the different components of the body's system need to be on board for the mat to be willing to turn back "on" if it has been off.
These are things you can start muscle testing on or using your intuition about. One thing you can do is write a letter to your body about it: "Body, is my grounding mat there? Why did it flee? If it doesn't work right now, why not? What are things I need to start addressing in order to make my grounding mechanism start functioning again?" Etc.
Then skip a line and write a letter back to yourself from your own body. See what it says! I would be so interested to hear what your body says about this.
I'll be talking more about grounding mechanisms tomorrow... be on the lookout!
Sending you all the good vibes!!
Monday, April 16, 2018
Ever heard of grounding?
When we are "grounded," it means our left brains are connected to our right brains; our bodies are connected to our spirits; and our body-spirit is connected to the earth's energy, too.
When we are grounded, we have a sense of peace and calm that is very different from how we feel when we are ungrounded. Being grounded brings a sense of self-connection, a sense of stability.
Contrast this to ungroundedness: my classic example of being ungrounded is when you're sitting there at night, completely unable to sleep, because your brain just won't turn off. When it feels like your brain is going a million miles a minute, somewhere above your body, you are ungrounded. When you feel calm, peaceful, internally connected to your own spirit, and very stable, you are most likely grounded.
How do we ground?
This is an article with 5 ways to get grounded, and I do recommend it.
But some people have a difficult time grounding, even if they do all the exercises and take the appropriate steps to ground. Why is that?
It turns out that the process of grounding is much more complex than just touching the earth with your bare feet or concentrating on the here and now. Kind of like how the process of digesting food is more complex than just eating and drinking.
In the case of digestion, there's an entire bodily system in place that handles a plethora of different digestion-associated functions. Your brain helps you choose what to eat; your hands bring it to your mouth; your teeth chew and your saliva breaks down the food; your esophagus helps the food travel to your stomach... then we have stomach acid breaking down food, and a whole continuing chain of hundreds of actions and reactions through numerous organs that work together to make it so we can eat food and derive nutrition from it.
It turns out--while grounding is not quite as complex as digestion, it is much, much more comparable to digestion than most people understand.
This is why some people are easily grounded and some people just. cannot. stay. in. their. bodies. It all comes down to the grounding mechanism. The system that actually governs grounding.
It turns out to have many pieces. When I do a grounding session now, there are a minimum of 11 different energetic "organs" that I work with--things you can't read about in a book. I discovered them while asking the tough questions: why do some people ground easily, and others don't?
When our grounding systems are functional, even if we come ungrounded, we easily re-ground.
Grounding is necessary for accurate muscle testing, quality sleep, and freedom from anxiety and depression.
This is a quotation from a woman who recently had a session on her grounding mechanism:
I feel really good. Almost like I’m whole again! It’s amazing to feel and stay grounded like this. I actually feel like I’m on the earth now and gravity is working. I’ve usually felt light and like I barely put weight or pressure on it. I’ve had to concentrate and be aware of grounding and now it feels like it’s more of a natural thing. I actually feel connected now!
Healing the grounding mechanism is like healing the digestive system. There are many moving parts that all need to work in concert for proper, sustainable grounding. But when the pieces are functional... it changes everything!
How do YOU ground?
How does grounding present in your life? What do you do to ground? How can you tell when you're grounded or not?