In the Flow with Healing Waters
Two words your children never want to hear you say, “You’re grounded.” However, to my teenager, who is a freshman in college, he knows exactly what that truly means to him.
When we are busy doing stuff and going, going, going for a long time….our bodies and mind can’t settle well. I saw this all summer with him. He was trying to fit in as much as he could in his “last summer” before he started his next chapter in his life. I found this rather comical as he perceived it as though his life was ending. I guess from a 19 year-old, it was.
Regardless, he was doing too much from his mother’s perspective. So one day I told him, “Buddy, you need to ground yourself”. He said, “You’re right. Can you help?” I got down in front of him and held the tops of his feet for a few minutes. When I was done, he took a big sigh and said, “That’s better, thanks”.
It’s always been interesting to gain more knowledge from the world of energy. When we talk about grounding, it is grounding your energy and your mind. Grounding is such an amazing feeling and it’s hard to describe, but I will try.
Feeling grounded is when your feet feel like they can’t move. If someone was to come over and try to push you over, it would be hard. It’s when you are standing on your own, strong in your body and mind.
With the vast amount of technology we use with our minds, we all can get a little “heady” at times. We get going, doing, achieving, mastering, versus just being. When we get too much in our minds, our bodies can feel off balance, or dizzy, and we can become clumsy. We can get frustrated and feel overwhelmed quickly. Think about kids at school learning all day or working in front of a computer or what the impact of high level thinking is day after day.
We can get grounded in a variety of ways. I have learned a super-fast technique from AcuEnergetics®, but there are a lot of activities that one can do to feel better in their body. I am sure you have heard the suggestions of walking on grass barefoot, walking around in nature, going for a walk or run, yoga, rubbing your own feet, or taking a bath. These activities can all get your energy moving down into your body. That is the premise behind grounding.
In our latest level 1 class, one of our students was grounded by her partner and it was really significant for her. After being grounded…..She said “look at me, I am not swaying at all!” She was truly amazed at how she felt so different and better. She stated she had recently been to physical therapy to try help with her dizziness and balance issues.
It’s pretty easy to get yourself grounded using the fast and easy method. Check out our video below on the Healing Waters Health Center youtube page.
It is a good practice to ground yourself or others throughout the day. Grounding makes people feel better and handle the day to day stress.