I don’t know about you (yet!), but in my growing up experience ‘grounding‘ never meant anything good. It was a primary form of punishment. Transgressions, real or imagined, often resulted in a harsh, “You’re grounded!” The tone, alone, would have been enough, but what it fundamentally meant was no fun for you!
And, consider what happens when bad weather prevents airplanes from flying…. They’re grounded.
Same with birds when injured. They’re grounded. And, for them, it’s even more of a safety issue that can threaten their survival.
Is it any wonder, then, that any sane child would conclude:
grounding = NO FUN!
Is it then any wonder that a sane adult would find herself resistant to grounding in her spiritual practise? Okay, so, I’m talking about me. You, too, perhaps?
And I have to say it…what a rotten thing it is to be put off such a fundamentally healthy thing to do…the tricks of the imposition are really quite something, aren’t they?
Two things have made a great difference for me ~
First comes thanks to George Kavassilas’s phenomenal book Our Universal Journey, in the chapter, What Are We Doing Here, where he explains our connection with Mother Earth and Father Sun. My heart core burst with resonance and homecoming when I read that, and I immediately began a morning practise of greeting and connecting that goes like this:
Good morning, Mother Earth
Good morning, Father Sun
Please hold hands with me this day
I love feeling unity.
From my heart core center down through my feet to yours, Mother
From yours back up to mine
From mine up through the top of my head to Father Sun’s
From Father Sun’s back down to mine
We are connected
I love We
I love We
I love We
If you resonate, please receive this and make it your own.
Most often I continue right into a yoga series called Sun Salute. I do only 3 rounds…really a fantastic way to move the body right out of bed in the morning…beginning stretching arms up, I say
Father, I honor you
and on the counter motion, stretching down to toes, I say
Mother, I honor you
and for the remainder of the series I express my love for we three. Daily, I experience deep cleansing and connecting yawns and breaths, and the days move with more ease. The days I miss, I find myself more jangled.
Second arrived a year ago in a private session with George during which he introduced me to the term ‘earthing‘, commonly used Down Under interchangeably with ‘grounding‘ — even for practical things like the black electrical grounding wire, or the car battery terminal. I instantly loved it!!! Do you feel it, too? I love the thought of earthing!
And that’s when I put my connecting practise together as earthing…a subtly wonderful back door entrance to this current hot topic of grounding. Perspective is so useful, don’t you thing?!
Cameron Day also has an immensely informative blog post and lovely connecting/grounding practise with Mother Earth. I encourage you to check out: Ungrounded Energy, A Widespread Issue.
I’ve signed up for Carla Fox’s event on grounding this Saturday. Will be lovely to expand my understanding by learning her practise.
So, take your pick — call it grounding, call it earthing, call it connecting — choose one and dial on in. It’s nurturing and nourishing multi-directionally and multi-dimensionally. Use my practise, use Cameron’s, come check out Carla’s, or make up your very own. It’s a great time to expand deeply in all directions :-)
What’s your practise? Care to share?
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