I realized for some time that I need to ground more and more, much more than I have ever done consciously earlier. The reason being we have our own spiritual aspirations, concepts, theories, practices, other stories and somewhere along the line we get so involved in them that we forget the basics like where are we and we lose touch to the so called reality, albeit an illusionary one :-). The reality which I am referring to here is of the planet that we are on, being in touch with the planet. I feel that I had lost the balance somewhere and was too much into the other side of things so much so that my functioning here was suffering. So in the past few months, actually almost a year I have been guided to ground more and more or to do earthing. It has its own big list of benefits which we can take up later.
This whole concept of grounding was again enforced for me while I was in a recent meeting about intuition and also when I started evaluating the lifestyles of people, friends etc. Going back to intuition meeting, there were other fellow travelers too in that discussion that we were having. So one thing that came out was many of us are not from this planet probably and of course there were other discussions about our feelings, what we think. I would call these all stories because that is what they actually are and we get so involved in the stories that we find it difficult to ground.
Many of us, if not all do not even want to be here on the planet at times and we have our own personal created worlds where we just kind of get lost or want to escape to. But what are we actually doing or achieving by doing this.
Think about it!!! For me the realization was..
I was not achieving anything but actually making things difficult for myself, difficult to do, achieve, manifest. It was almost like torn between the need to be somewhere else and on the other end survive here. But what is the point, you want to be successful in whatever you are doing, you want to achieve more but you are not in connection with the very place or energy where you are trying to do this i.e the planet and your physical potential or self.
In fact the infiniteness that all of us carry probably manifests more and more once we start grounding, once we start playing here with interest rather than with resistance. I wouldn’t really say play by following the rules, as there are no rules, even if there are, they can be bent or broken( Movie Matrix, KungFU scene ;-). Ok rules or no rules, but earth here is energy and all of us have to be strong to that energy and vice versa. Unless we are strong to that energy we are going to get lost (I did for a couple of years) . It is almost like the Mother Earth telling us “Hey you Alien or advanced or infinite being or family man/woman or whoever, you need to get in touch here with me, ground your energy into me and I will do an energy exchange with having you more grounded, successful,healthy, making your stay playful in turn.”
I have also found this to be the case with many of the clients that I have recently worked with and what started with me gets into a stronger and stronger feeling for more and more people when I look around. I am sure there will be many like me specifically light workers, spiritualists who are torn between the need to be away in a different world and also be playing here. But it is even other folks people that I work with , I deal with on a daily basis who seem to be in a different world and also having one problem or another, they are stressed, they are too much into the head, too many responsibilities etc.
How about a balance folks? And that balance is achieved; in fact the infiteness that we all carry is manifested more and more when you are grounding more and more. I feel we are able to create faster and better from that place. Since feet are the best way to ground and I was sort of disconnected I did suffer from multitude of feet issues in spite of being a energy practitioner, toe nail fungus, bad quality of nails, pains, corns, black marks etc( Now that is not a generic thing that will happen to everyone ). And then one fine day I kind of connected with the reality of it and here I am now with this post. I have since then being using multiple ways to ground myself and this definitely helps you to get in touch with your physical potential, physical environment which is necessary to be functional and successful here. Thanks to my dear friend Lisa Jaya Waters who helped me and nudged me further in the direction which I was already treading on to be more grounded. She is an absolute delight to work with.
Having said all of the above I would say once again Grounding is actually beneficial for anyone and everyone irrespective of the storyline you are in i.e spiritualist or not, lightworker or not, basically story or no story. It seems most of us have been away from that touch because of our lifestyles. I do see examples of people, colleagues around me who are so engrossed in the families or work or just too much lost into the mind world, who definitely need to be in touch. It also has a multitude of health benefits associated to it.
So are you ready to be grounded! :-)
I looked for the meaning of the word grounded, the Merriam Webster dictionary returned the following
“Used to describe a person who is sensible and has a good understanding of what is really important in life”
And then there was this from Wikipedia
“Grounding is a form of punishment given to older children, preadolescents or adolescents by their parents (or teachers or headmasters in a school setting) for bad behavior and poor performance in school or other duties”.
Interesting and funny ;-)! Right!. Some of the folks do consider the stay here on the planet to be the wikipedia definition, at least the punishment part of it and if we want to extend the meaning here, headmaster/parent could very well be the energy we call God.
How about following the original,authentic Merriam Webster meaning by just being neutral to your current stories, pasts and actually getting IN TOUCH(literally) with the earth. I will now list some of the benefits that come with it for everyone irrespective of any story lines or no storylines:
It is said to be the ultimate antioxidant or at least that is the way it affects our system.
Anti-inflammatory (Inflammation is supposed to be a cause of a host of problems)
Improves circulatory system, regulates blood pressure and flow
Reduction of pain
Elimination of EMF toxicity
Having a clear head (Clarity and Focus)
Reducing stress and tension
Grounding actually balances out the electrical flow in our bodies. The list could go on and on and you will find more when you do some digging, the point is to actually be more in touch as we have been not doing it, even by being virtue of living in wooden floored houses, wearing rubber soled shoes and other lifestyle choices. We are insulated from mother earth and hence in turn with ourselves to some extent.
The best way to ground is walking barefoot on the ground, grass,beach etc or any other way you could get in touch with the ground when you can (that is one of the reason we feel good when we are away on vacation on a beach or any place else being physically in touch with earth). But this might not be always feasible in a place like Montreal or other cities in the northern hemisphere where it gets very cold so there are products that can help you do that too. You will have to do your own research for what product do you want to use, there are energetic ways to ground too like getting the light out of your feet and/or root chakra (at the base of the spine) and imagining / visualizing the light penetrating deep into the planet with root like structures. Hold on to this connection till you feel you are done with it, then you could thank the light and earth both. Eating choices like consuming parsley and other greens should help the process and consuming roots of vegetables or root vegetables is another way. All those who are practicing gardening and similar activities naturally are in touch when they play with the soil, plants etc.
I have personally been using the products from Vibes up for grounding and have ordered some more recently for my feet specifically.
And at the end, if you have ever heard about the TARAHUMARA tribe of Mexico, they can run barefoot 100s of miles in one go. People, scientists are trying to figure out how, with many explanations being it is the food , habitat, culture etc. Could one of the reasons be that Barefoot they are in constant contact with the earth, grounding and hence supporting the process which gives them almost a superhuman capability.
So what can it do for us? This is something for everyone to ponder as you watch the Tarahumara video below!
I need to be grounded and wind/unwind this post now :-).
Jagjeet Singh Ahluwalia
PS: Now that I think about it I seem to be going GAGA over color green in the past few months, wanting it everywhere and still not getting enough of it, now I understand why :-). Also ever since I was a kid, have heard it many times that you should go walk barefoot, on the early morning dew wet grass, wherever/whenever you can, supposed to have loads of health benefits, never understood that one too but finally it is sinking in :-).