What is being grounded?

Do you sometimes feel like a chicken running around without its head?

Do you constantly feel busy, but at the end of the day feel like you haven’t achieved anything?

Do you start multiple projects but never finish any of them?

Do you have trouble manifesting your desires?

Is your head foggy? Have you lost focus and clarity of thought?

Is your mind stuck in the past or the future? Do you find it difficult to stay present in the moment?

Do you misplace or lose things?

Are you on auto-pilot? Do you often just zone out, feel light-headed, overthink everything, feel irritable, anxious or forgetful?


Well, it seems you may be ungrounded.

To be grounded simply means to have your energy anchored into your physical body and deeply connected to the Earth.

Let’s have a look at why it’s important, why some people struggle to ground more than others and how you can get grounded.

Why is it important to be grounded?

Your soul has decided that it wants to experience all the visceral, emotional, and physical aspects of living in a physical body on this magnificent wonderland we call Earth. It is believed that an Earthly incarnation can be the most challenging, yet also the most rewarding for a soul’s growth and learning. It is like you’ve won the lottery of incarnations.

Imagine your physical body as a funnel. Energy is continuously pouring into your funnel, but if your funnel is open at the other end, (meaning you are not anchored to the Earth), then this energy just comes in one end and straight out the other. Now imagine your funnel has a plug in the end (meaning you are grounded to the Earth). As the energy pours in it is able to hold, it is contained. With the energy contained, you have the ability to assimilate it, understand it and use it. Ultimately your funnel has turned into a working vessel.

A bonus to being grounded to the Earth is that the Earth itself is a strong source of energy for us. Having a connection to the Earth has been proven to reduce depression, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It also provides us with energy that is nurturing, healing, fertile and abundant. She restores and recharges our batteries and brings about peace and inner calm.

How does being grounded make you feel?

When your energy is grounded in your body and anchored to the Earth, you may feel:

  • clarity of mind
  • increased motivation
  • engaged in the world around you
  • safe and secure
  • full of energy and vitality
  • more present in the moment
  • more able to listen to how your body feels
  • able to receive spiritual insights
  • increased ability to manifest
  • stable and balanced
  • increased ability to cope and problem solve
  • increased moments of inspiration or knowing
  • able to stay centered no matter what is going on around you.
  • able to manifest faster and easier

When we are grounded and able to hold energy for longer periods of time this gives us the ability to be able to use this energy to our benefit. It makes it much easier to take our desires, thoughts and daydreams and transform that energy into tangible, physical manifestations.

Why do some people struggle to stay grounded?

Some of us are naturally grounded souls and it can take a lot for us to become ungrounded. If I use myself as an example, I am a naturally grounded person. However, I have noticed that at times when I am doing a lot of meditating, healing work, spiritual reading and studying, or experience an emotional shock, I can become ungrounded if left unchecked. With some time in nature and some grounding visualisation I find it quite easy to re-ground myself.

I often hear people saying that they find it hard to ground and even harder to stay grounded. This can be due to a few things such as:

  • not wanting to feel physical pain or discomfort in the body
  • not wanting to experience certain emotions
  • being overwhelmed
  • not able to deal with current life circumstances
  • being a young soul who feels the harshness and denseness of their physicality
  • a sudden influx of high frequency energies
  • times of dramatic physical or energetic changes or shifts
  • not feeling safe to be in their body due to external circumstances
  • feelings of fear
  • feelings of lack
  • over exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs)

Have you ever seen someone who appears to be walking on their toes? You’ll find this more in children, but it is a very clear sign of someone who does not want to be grounded. They physically cannot plant their feet flat upon the earth.

How can I get grounded?

I love to use the analogy of a tree. As the trunk and canopy of a tree grow, its roots need to grow just as deep and just as wide to support it. If you are that tree you need a means to support yourself and keep you upright and straight. You don’t want the first big wind to come along and knock you over. An important point to note is that if you are working on yourself, trying to expand and hold more light, increase your frequency and consciousness, it’s even more important for your tree roots to be anchored so as to support your expansion of light. As we work on our higher chakras it is even more important that we work on our lower chakras which are our foundation.

Some easy ways to get grounded:

  • Earthing – mindfully walking barefoot on the ground. Thich Nhat Hanh would say, “Kiss the ground with each step, infusing it with gratitude and love.”
  • Being outside in nature.
  • Grounding crystals such as black tourmaline, black kyanite, smokey quartz, hematite, pyrite, bloodstone, petrified wood, tiger’s eye, obsidian, shungite, black diopside, black quartz.
  • Take deep breaths into the belly, then send the breath down your legs and out the soles of your feet, into the earth.
  • Eating – especially raw organic chocolate.
  • Work with the colour red.
  • Work on strengthening your Earth Star chakra and Base chakra.
  • Looks at ways to remove or work through issues of insecurity, fear and lack.
  • Unplug from technology.
  • Ask for help from Archangel Azreal (Earth Star chakra) and Archangel Jophiel (Base chakra).
  • Move your body through dance, exercise, yoga etc.
  • Have a salt bath using Himalayan sea salt, other sea salts or Epsom salts.
  • Gardening
  • Grounding meditation and visualisations. One of the easiest grounding visualisations is to imagine that you have tree roots coming out from the soles of your feet into the Earth beneath you. Send these tree roots out in all directions and down through the layers of the Earth all the way to the core/heart of Mother Earth. You may also like to imagine that your feet (up to your ankles) are stuck within the Earth.

Above all, make sure that you are addressing the underlying issues which are stopping you from being grounded.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you spend most of your time grounded or ungrounded?

Which grounding techniques are you going to try?

Do you use a grounding technique that I haven’t mentioned? I’d love to hear it –  please share it in the comments below.

To help you get started I’d like to share with you an easy and quick grounding guided meditation that I recorded. Subscribe to my newsletter below to receive the recording.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you at the park – I’ll be the one hugging the trees.