“I make sure I always surround myself with good, down to earth, fun, real people, who always keep me grounded.”  ― Sean Kingston

“Feeling rooted in the earth is soothing to the body, and it is our connection to the earth that gives us our most basic sense of belonging, home, resilience, and safety.” ― Jessica Moore

When I was checking in with my client the other day, he mentioned that he needed help getting grounded. We talked a bit more, and he realized he had not felt grounded for about a year. And, a year ago was when a couple of family members died. Very interesting, I thought, as I personally don’t think of people as grounding…

When I think of grounding, I think of being present in our bodies, feeling connected to the earth and nature, being open to the energy of the earth, feeling our feelings. My client was an excellent teacher that day. He grounds to people as well as to the earth, and the loss of a couple of close people caused him to feel off-center.

What I noticed during our session was that my client was very much in his head (welcome to our culture!), and not so much in his body. His personal power and self esteem was centered in his head, his intelligence, what he knows, not so much in his heart or his belly or the rest of his body. How many of us do this?

Our bodies are ideally like a wonderful community – we need to be connected internally as well as externally. Our organs need our head, which needs our heart, which needs… all of us.

Energy work is so lovely, because I can help my clients feel their bodies. We are not just talking about it, and staying in our heads. So, we worked together to explore my client’s heart, to help his feet and legs open and really feel the connection with the earth, to feel the flow of energy, and to feel his connection with spirit. Remember, it is never “either/or,” but ideally “both/and.” We want his brain functioning wonderfully, and we want him aware of his heart, his own spirit, our earth.

Where is your ground? If it is mostly people, I encourage you to wiggle your toes and get your back up against a tree and breathe into your heart and feel all of you. If you are like me, and your ground is mostly the earth and nature, and your own body, maybe it’s time to open to the loving and grounded people in your life.

“I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.”  – Coy Bowles

Keep in mind I offer many options for healing on all levels. I hope you can join me!

Need some help grounding to the earth? Check out my grounding meditation video here.