With the onset of the Corona-Virus, our emotional and physical horizon, has changed. These are challenging days; where most of us do not know how to deal with the legitimate emotional distress, the worries and the fears.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗼?
There a lot of things that we can do: eat better, improve our immune system, try to be in charge of our emotions, be less vulnerable. There are, of course, a thousand different ways to reach these results. Based on my personal clinical experience as a healer, what I have learnt that sometimes the best way to resolve significant issues is to go back to the basic. I noticed that generally one of the first action necessary for our wellbeing is the simple grounding.
𝗦𝗼, 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝗚𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴? 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘁?
Grounding means to bring your focus to what is happening in the here and now. It is the capacity to be present physically, either in your body or in your surroundings, instead of being trapped by the thoughts in your mind. On a spiritual level, grounding can be defined as the capacity to be connected energetically to the earth’s core. It helps you to remain or recreate the connection with your physical dimension.
𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱?
Below is some example of signs of being ungrounded:
𝘐𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 – 𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵/𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 – 𝘖𝘷𝘦𝘳-𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦 – 𝘌𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢 – 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘹𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 – 𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 – 𝘌𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘥 – 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘴 – 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘭𝘶𝘮𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀
Let’s talk about why grounding works and the science behind it. When we start to think about something stressful and fearful, our amygdala, an almond-shape set of neurons located deep in the brain’s medial temporal lobe goes into action. The typical process sees the negative thought alarm the amygdala that react to increasing muscle tension, fastening the heartbeat and the breathing. The amygdala that is part of the limbic system helps with emotions, memory and your instinctual survival reactions. When the feeling is getting stronger this part of the brain interprets these body changes as further evidence that something is wrong increasing exponentially the reactions, creating a vicious cycle where you become more and more anxious and physically and emotionally overwhelmed. Thankfully, by re-focusing on your body and what you’re physically feeling, you get out of your head and divert your mind away from anxious or stressful thoughts breaking this vicious circle.
𝗤𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀:
𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵
Slowly inhale, then exhale. If it helps, you can say or think “in” and “out” with each breath or count 1 to 5 to keep the concentration. Let your body lead, and your mind will follow. Time: 1 minute to 10 minutes.
𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆
You can do this sitting or standing. Focus on how your body feels from head to toe, noticing each part. Recall each part of your body and even touch that to bring awareness back to the physical dimension. Do a few exercises or stretches. You could try jumping up and down, jogging in place, stretching different muscle groups one by one or only dancing. Time: 5 to 20 minutes
𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗯 𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗮 𝗰𝗿𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹
As a crystal healer, I could not miss this point. If you feel very often ungrounded, you could carry or wear a crystal. There are a lot of different options, but generally: – a smoky quartz, a jasper, a piece of copper or a portion of petrify wood are good choices. – If you are not super sensitive, you can pick something energetically more substantial like a Hematite, a black or green tourmaline, pyrite.
𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱
Through sound, we can change the rhythms of our brain waves, our heartbeat and our respiration, affecting our overall health. The most accessible and no-cost way to ground yourself using sound is to immerse yourself in the natural world or its sounds. (water/birds/ wind). Again, every person is different, but I generally suggest to use the C note or the vibration of 64 HZ/ 128 HZ to keep your body grounded.
𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗧𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴
Besides these methods of grounding that I’ve described above, you should also remember about several additional things you can do to improve your grounding. Among them you can: Be in Nature, eat healthy food, clap and rub your hands together, take a shower or put your wrists in cold water, have a walk, do a meditation, using Bach flower remedies or some essential oils etc.
𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘨𝘰 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦; 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺.