INTUITION 101: ENERGETIC GROUNDING - 11m 30s
Grounding…one of the MOST useful tools in our energetic library!! This practice helps us get way down deep into our own inner wisdom. Here are some reasons why:
1. STAND YOUR GROUND: Like a well-rooted tree trunk, connecting deep into the earth helps us stand our ground mentally, emotionally, and physically. Even martial artists use a this practice to build resilience! By concentrating energy in our center of gravity, we feel more safe and secure in our physical body and we’re more apt to get a useful ‘gut’ instinct that isn’t based in fear. In addition, so many of us empaths, sensitives, thinkers and daydreamers tend to spend a lot of time with our energy floating up and away, out of our bodies. This leaves plenty of room for ‘external’ energy to throw us off balance. However, by practicing what this feels like in the body, we can come back to it anytime.
2. ‘LISTEN IN’ FROM A PLACE OF BALANCE & PRESENCE: Logic rules in our society, thus many of us spend too much time in our heads, trying to calculate all the answers. Of course, while it’s helpful to use evidence from the past to figure out the present, it’s just as important to BE in the present, actively gathering information. While the mind can travel to the past and the future, the body is always in the present moment. Therefore, we can use the body as a barometer to help us make more informed decisions. When we concentrate energy in the gut, we come into balance between body and mind intuition.
3. STOP CRAVINGS THAT INTERRUPT INTUITION: The biggest mistake we make with intuition is letting a perceived fear dictate our choices. Often, these fears are rooted in lack or in a strong craving. And hey, we’ve grown up in a society that’s taught us to look outside ourselves for everything we may need - most of us feel addicted to something, even if it’s as harmless as texting friends or eating too much soup. Of course, we are fed by our connection to others, good food, and the things we find joy in, but many of us will, at one time or another, feel an insatiable urge to be fed by something outside ourselves to the point where it’s uncomfortable or even destructive. This is often because our connection to nurturing energy from Mother Earth is depleted. If it sounds crazy - just try this practice! And remember, everything we’ve ever needed materially comes from the earth - whether it’s the food that feeds us and the people we love or the materials we use to make things.
4. RELEASE SPENT EMOTION & ENERGY IN A HEALTHY WAY: Another intuitive ‘mistake’ can be reacting to a situation in the present based on an old hurt from the past. It happens to the best of us. But, we can compost spent energy down into the earth rather than emotionally or energetically ‘dump’ when it doesn’t serve us or anyone around us. How many times were you hard on someone because of a bad experience you’re still holding onto from the past? Or had a bad day and accidentally let loose on an undeserving stranger? We weren’t taught what to do with our ‘spent’ energy. But just like dead leaves are beneficial to soil to be composted into new life, so can our spent energy be recycled into something more fertile through our connection with Mother Earth.