Throughout my entire professional career as a Chiropractor, I was operating under the belief system that I was grounded in my body. I thought that because I was an athlete, yoga practitioner, acutely aware of my physical body, and knew how to deliver an energetically charged adjustment then surely that meant that I was grounded. Right?!? Grounded to what? To my body and Mother Earth. Little did I know that I was operating under false pretenses and missing out on the most sustainable energy available to us as humans, earth energy.
Grounding is not a new concept. It has been around for centuries and practiced in various different cultures and religions. It is a simple practice that you can add to your meditations or prayers as visualization or affirmation. It connects you to the frequency of the earth’s vibration measured and referred to as Schumann’s Resonance. This atmospheric electromagnetic resonant frequency is 7.83 Hz, which is an extremely low frequency. It has been scientifically proven that the earth’s vibration will neutralize our discordant energy (much like a grounding cord for your computer) and replace it with electrons which provide antioxidant properties stimulating the body’s natural defense system.
Francesca McCartney, PhD the author of Body Of Health: The New Science of Intuition Medicine® for Energy & Balance and founder of Academy of Intuition Medicine writes at length about four grounding anchor points (refer to pages 39-42): (1) meditation sanctuary, (2) the first chakra, (3) the feet chakras and (4) the aura. The meditation sanctuary (located in the hypothalamus area of your brain) is where your spirit grounds into your body. The first chakra is your emotional connection to the earth, your feet chakras connect you physically to earth and the aura is the energetic skin that protects you from the world. It is important that during your meditations or prayers you set clear intentions to ground all four of these anchor points to enhance your connection to Mother Earth so you can release potentially negative energies from your system and absorb positively charged earth energy.
How do you know if you are grounded? Simple and honest reflection will tell you the truth. Do you find it difficult to stay focused and complete a task? Do you feel scattered, forgetful, and lack of direction or purpose? Do you feel apprehensive in large groups and unsure of yourself? Do you find yourself driving absentmindedly and miss your exit? Do you go through your daily motions without intention? Do you use food, sugar, and alcohol to self soothe? These are everyday occurrences and clues that you would benefit from grounding. Professionally, the more grounded you are in present time consciousness the more you are able to move healing energy through your body and facilitate healing in your practice and in your life.
Obviously, meditations, prayers, affirmations, and visualizations will enhance your ability to ground. What about exercise, bodywork, good nutrition, being in nature, and the right frame of mind? Have faith in Mother Earth’s energy, the power that animates the living world, the most sustainable energy that we have available to ourselves, and widen and deepen your grounding. You deserve it!