by Cameron Day
June 24, 2014
It used to be common knowledge in consciousness circles that a
person needed to be grounded both energetically and physically.
People would talk about what foods
helped them feel the most grounded, how spending time in nature
helped them ground their meditative experiences and so on.
However, I have noticed a trend in the
last few years where people are getting very ungrounded, and are
even encouraging others to engage "spiritual" practices that are
Two of the adverse consequences of being ungrounded are that it can
cause a person to be too easily swayed by the opinions of others, as
well as be fooled by any of the many deceptions in our world.
These are reason enough to put a
consistent, daily focus on being fully present in your body and
powerfully grounded to Earth's core.
I could go on and on about the pitfalls
and dangers of being spacey, ungrounded, partially out of body, etc.
but I will leave that aside in the interests of keeping this article
Into Your Body!
Many people are chronically partially out of their body due to a
variety of conditions, some of which include:
unhealed past physical or
living out of contact with the
earth (cities, apartments, etc)
doing "out of body" meditations
unwillingness to confront the
darker aspects of the subconscious mind
excessive use of alcohol or
over-consumption of television
and other forms of digital entertainment
The "Higher Self Meditation" in the Self-Clearing System puts a
focus on bringing your own Inner Light back down into your body
because most people are literally floating above themselves
A repeated focus on seating your energy
in your heart center helps you to be truly IN your body. Keep in
mind that the "Higher" Self is only deemed that because so much of
our Sovereign Self is floating above the body instead of residing
Being fully present in the body can take a while, depending on how
habitually disconnected and ungrounded a person has been in their
life. Centering our energy in our heart center is the first, most
basic step to restoring our full presence in the body, so that we
can then get grounded.
Get Your Feet
On the Ground
Even if you live in a dense urban environment, there will be parks
and other places where some nature still exists.
Seek out those places and put your bare
feet onto the grass, dirt, sand, etc. While you're there with your
feet on the ground, do the simple grounding meditation below and
walk around for a bit.
This one is so simple that many people totally overlook it, or they
prefer to plug in a "grounding pad" and call it a day.
I have nothing against grounding (aka "earthing")
devices, but they cannot replace the value of being barefoot on the
ground. Swimming in natural bodies of water, walking barefoot on the
beach and hiking in natural settings are also good ways to directly,
energetically connect to the earth.
If you are hiking in boots, stop often
and touch a tree or plant with your bare hands.
Heart to the Heart of the Planet
Through the process of energetically connecting our heart to the
heart of the planet, we get deeply grounded in a very powerful,
To me, this is the most potent form of
grounding, although it works best when used in conjunction with the
above steps. However, don't let the fact that you are in a high rise
building, or that it is too cold outside to put your bare feet on
the ground stop you from doing the simple process described below.
It can be done anywhere, even if you are flying in an airplane.
Before we get to the process, I want to mention the curving energy
lines used here.
While it is more simple to visualize a
straight line of energy, I have learned that curving lines of energy
are more natural and more aligned with our foundational reality as
Sovereign extensions of Source than straight lines of energy, which
tend to be more mechanistic and synthetic.
Again, I could go on at length here, but I will keep it brief and
use a picture to serve as a visual aid for this concept:
My Simple, Daily
Close your eyes and take some
slow, deep breaths. Center yourself in the present moment.
Focus on your heart and
visualize the energy of your Sovereign Inner Self growing
large and bright.
Send a beam of gently curving
energy out of the left side of your chest that goes downward
into the earth.
Visualize this energy gently
curving in a long elliptical arc, eventually connecting into
the left side of Earth's core.
As you make this connection to
Earth's core, mentally (or out loud) say to the Earth,
"Hello and thank you for supporting my human experience."
(It can be anything with heartfelt gratitude.)
Visualize another curving line
of energy emanating from the right side of Earth's core,
gently curving up to eventually connect into the right side
of your chest.
Spend a few moments enjoying the
feeling of connecting and synchronizing your heart center to
the heart of the planet.
State your intention to keep
yourself fully, deeply grounded and connected into Earth's
Open your eyes and go on about
the rest of your day in this deeply grounded state.
I highly recommend that you repeat this
several times during the day whenever you have a spare moment.
It only takes a couple of minutes, and
with practice over time you will be able to maintain this connection
throughout your day. Even if you are 20 stories up off the ground in
an apartment or office building, you can still do this simple
In fact, it is even more important to do
so in that type of environment than if you're a woodland hobbit kind
of person like me.
Ideally, when you are walking, standing or sitting barefoot on the
grass (and after you have connected your heart center to the heart
of the planet), you can do some physical exercise that will help you
get more connected to your body.
Again though, if you can't be in direct
contact with the ground, you can still do some grounding physical
exercise. This can be just about anything that you like to do,
provided that it does not make you feel "spacey" or too
For example, those who are familiar with a set of exercises called
Rites" could do those movements, but I strongly recommend
that you omit the first spinning movement, at least for a while.
This is because spinning can create a
spacey, out of body feeling, especially in a person that is already
Do the other exercises first for a
while, then slowly, very slowly, add in a little bit of spinning.
Just make sure to ground yourself after the spinning portion, and if
it takes too long, do less spinning (or none) next time.
If you are into yoga, do a combination of easy and
mildly-challenging movements, but omit any extended
pranayama at first, for the same
reasons as omitting the spinning. If you are not into any of the
above, just do some planks, push-ups, bodyweight squats, go hiking,
or anything else you enjoy doing, making sure that you stay within
your body's limitations.
Pushing the body too hard while exercise
can also be ungrounding, so if you feel your body asking for a rest,
A Grounding Diet
While I don't think a "perfect diet for all humans" actually exists,
I have found that incorporating organic root vegetables and organic
greens into a calorie-dense diet can help with efforts to get fully
into the body and be grounded.
The root vegetables are pretty
self-explanatory, they grow underneath the ground, and they help
pass along some of that groundedness to us when we eat them.
Greens are grounding due to their mineral content, but I must stress
the importance of combining root vegetables and greens with
calorie-dense foods. Any type of caloric restriction can be very
ungrounding for a person, even when the diet is high in
micronutrients, so it is important to have both micronutrient
density and caloric density in one's diet.
This means eating things like rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes (hey,
those are root vegetables, too!), avocados, eggs, coconut oil,
butter, other dairy products and (real) honey regularly. It can even
mean having some ice cream once in a while.
Organic is always preferable, but don't
stress out over having a perfect diet, as that stress is worse than
eating non-organic food.
Also, put as much (natural) salt on your food as you want. Salt
could take up a whole article on its own, but the short version is
that natural, minimally processed salt is good for you, so don't
restrict it. (Himalayan salt, Redmond "Real" salt, Celtic sea salt,
Just for clarity:
Please do NOT just eat root
vegetables and greens, because you will not have enough caloric
density to support a strong metabolism, and you will end up
ungrounded, hungry and feeling cold all the time without
For those of you who eat meat, try to
get organic/grass-fed whenever possible.
Those of you who don't eat meat will
need to make sure you are getting plenty of calories from other
The main key to being energetically present in your body and
awareness and being conscious of
how you feel as you move through life.
These are a few indicators that you are
not fully present in your body and ungrounded:
difficulty focusing on one task
easily losing track of
conversations when others are talking
forgetting something that
happened just moments ago,
If you notice any of those things happening, or anything else
specific to you that you know is an indication of being unpresent/ungrounded,
get tuned into your Sovereign Self via your heart center and connect
your heart to the planet's heart via the simple process above.
If you can incorporate the physical grounding practices into your
daily life as much as possible and do your energetic grounding work,
you will notice many positive benefits including an increase in your
capacity for holding and utilizing energy in your body.
This will allow you to do more intense
types of energy-work without getting ungrounded in the process.