By Shanta Gabriel, www.ShantaGabriel.com
Ground any excess energy, such as fear or anger, into the earth, then bring an open heart into the present moment.
Until late 1988 I was not even aware of the concept of “grounding.” In fact, if anyone had brought it to my attention, I would have asked, “Why?” My life was focused in the upper realms of the Divine, and the Earth held very little interest to me. That is until something bothered me, and then my emotions would be engaged and I would be very upset at the way my life on Earth was appearing in that moment.
When my counselor suggested the need to ground my thoughts and emotional states, it became clear that I really never felt safe to be in my body. This was a revelation of sorts. I had never felt “at home” on the planet and was sure that I did not fit in here at all. Like the story of the “missing zygote” in Women Who Run with the Wolves, I was sure there had been some mistake and I had landed here by accident. At the very least, I did not believe that my Soul had planned that this Earth, with all its darkness and challenges, was the one I volunteered to incarnate into.
Still, I paid attention to the advice I was given and began to do safety affirmations. “It’s safe to be on the planet. It’s safe to be who I truly am. It’s safe to live in my Truth.” Those helped tremendously, but it was not until I started to incorporate the grounding process into my daily spiritual practice, that life began to change more dramatically.
I found that the process of grounding the excess energy I was experiencing brought me immediate relief from the anxiety-producing sensation of having my finger in an electrical socket. The most surprising thing I discovered was that the more I embodied my spiritual life the happier I became.
I noticed that I could feel nurturing energy running up my legs from the Earth, and the base of my spine felt more free and open. Two side benefits also occurred that I was not expecting.
One is that my body has a natural wisdom that can really assist my process in the world and alert me when I need to pay attention.For most people that will seem obvious, but for many energetically-sensitive souls, it has been too painful to fully inhabit our physical bodies. This left my little personality and small physical being to take care of the task of life which she was woefully unprepared to do.
The second thing that helped me turn this process around was learning that when I am grounded my heart immediately feels more open and I am more at peace inside.
There are some that say we should not ground our negative energy into the Earth, that she has enough problems already. My experience, however, is that the Mother of the Earth does not judge our energy as negative or positive. It is just “energy,” and as such has great value. When we confer energy onto the planet, we are blessing her. This is especially true if it is our intention.
There are many exercises and wonderful visualizations for grounding energy, including my Meditation on a Tree. In this guided meditation, we use the analogy of tree roots spreading below our feet to create a grounded base for us to live from. Trees are beautiful demonstrations for us of being strong in our core, open in our upper centers to receive Divine Light, and grounded in our root system so we can bring our divinity to Earth.
For many years I have also used the Golden Pillar of Light from our connection to Source energy above the head flowing down below the feet in a powerfully whole visualization that demonstrates our attributes as a blended being bridging Heaven and Earth.
Once we have an intention to ground any excess energy we are experiencing, something as simple as slowing down our breath and placing our hands on our heart will bring us back into our body awareness, where we can be more resourceful in dealing with life.
Grounding allows us to integrate the new frequencies and learn powerful ways to stay connected to Source energy in every area of our lives. The intensity of the energy frequencies we are all experiencing from the sun, as well as all that is transpiring on the earth, is having an impact on our nervous systems. We need to be able to detach from the high level of emotionality that is all around us and feel more present in our bodies in order to be more peaceful.
We are here to spiritualize our lives so there is no separation between our heart and mind. This allows us to bring spirituality more profoundly into our work and into our relationships. When you ground any excess energy that is causing you to feel anxious or upset, you can come back very quickly into your heart. The resourcefulness that you will create will be able to establish a deeper place of peace and harmony within you that is incredibly practical.
Most of the people reading this information have chosen to be in this life to bring a deeper connection to the realms of divinity and blend those aspects of Self into the fullness of their humanity. With every choice we make to bring Spirit into matter and be present with the wisdom of the Earth, we are affecting the world around us in beautiful ways. Each person grounding their deeply spiritual intention for life affects hundreds of thousands of people.
Finally I have realized that it is to introduce ways of living in the Spirit while being in a physical body that I believe my Soul planned for me to do here on Earth. Since 2012 I have begun to feel “at home” in a very new way. Who knew it would take more than 60 years! I love the new energies and recognize that my heart holds the key connection to being able to create the world we love to live in, have Beauty and Well-being active within and around us, and to be deeply fulfilled and happy.
When we are fully grounding our spiritual connection into our physical bodies, we become a powerful force for Love on the planet. From that place, miracles occur naturally.
Shanta Gabriel, 2014