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Grounding

Rooting Your Life Energies

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Grounding is a process that helps the body to connect to life sustaining earth energies via its root chakra. Because we are first and foremost spiritual beings the physical body sometimes is ignored or gets neglected. It is important to respect and care for the "container" that houses our spirit during our incarnate lifetime. Listed here are tools and techniques that can assist your grounding efforts.

Body Scan

This is a scanning technique that I have used myself for years. It has become my bedtime ritual. It is a useful grounding exercise as it brings awareness back into balance. Not only does the body scan help to clear away a cluttered mind, it is also an excellent tool in identifying physical stresses and upsets.

Pain can be so overwhelming in one part of the body that other imbalances of the body get neglected. The body scan is an exercise in assembling the larger hurts alongside the minutest details of stresses that you may have otherwise been overlooked.

Eat Root Vegetables

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Some people vow that eating meat, because of the protein meat provides, is how they are able to keep themselves firmly grounded. But there are other non-meat foods that are also useful for helping ground our energies. These foods are our root vegetables. Root chakra foods are potatoes, radishes, onions, turnips, peanuts, carrots, beets, garlic, and so on. Also, try my Root Chakra Soup Recipe, it is deliciously grounding!

Grounding Gemstones

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Hematite, a silver-gray metallic gemstone, is often used as a grounding tool to aid those who tend to avoid worldly tasks/events by out-of-body flight. Other grounding gemstones commonly used for grounding purposes include obsidian, black tourmaline, ruby, red coral, and onyx.

Root Chakra

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The root chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies and empower our beings.

Root Chakra Affirmation: My root chakra is deeply rooted.

Visualizing Tree Roots

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A common practice that is used by healers to assist clients who tend to be "spacey" to become more grounded is to guide them through a simple visual meditation. The healer will ask the client to imagine being a tree. By imagination of extending his roots into the ground the client's anxieties are lessened and they are better able to draw healing energies from the earth source.

Ruby Slippers

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Pull on those red stockings! Seeing red, the color associated with the root chakra, on your feet throughout the day will serve as a reminder to bring your attention back to the physical body. This is especially helpful if you tend to ignore your lower extremities. Red means stop, but it also means dig down deep.

Drumming for an Earth (Grounding) Connection

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The rhythmic action and sound of continuous drum beats resonates with grounding and is a great tool for anyone wanting to make an Earth connection.

Root Chakracises

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The root chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to grounding energies and empowers our life force. Grounding chakra exercises (Chakracises) that help to activate and stimulate the root chakra include stomping your feet upon the ground, marching, and doing squats.

Are You Adequately Grounded?

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How often have you been told that "grounding" is important? What does it mean to be ungrounded anyway? Taking this quiz will offer you clues as to which characteristics you have, and whether the actions or reactions that you take are helping you to stay grounded or are actually aiding your energetic retreats from your physical self.
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