Healing: Grounding, Part One

Photo by Kristen Loken

When I started writing about grounding, I realized there was a lot of information to cover. Being grounded is so essential to our biofield, our health, and our lives. I’m a little surprised I have not written about grounding before now.

My definition of being grounded is the feeling of being connected to the earth, present in your body and in the moment. Being grounded helps us feel safe in our bodies, peaceful, centered, strong and alive.


Here are a few signs that you may not be grounded:

  • You misplaced your keys several times this week.
  • You have been bumping into things.
  • You feel fatigued, spacey and find it hard to stay organized.

In my energetic practice, many imbalances I discover in my clients energy field quickly resolve once they become grounded. I have found issues like headaches, anxiety, and jet lag fall away just by grounding.

How can you become grounded?

One sure way of getting grounded is, of course, receiving a healing session.

Another way is to give yourself a healing. Reiki, Healing Touch, and other energetic healing modalities are grounding. A daily self-care practice can support and maintain that connection to the earth.

Exercise is grounding. Exercise also opens the body’s energy centers.

Another way is a guided visualization/meditation. If you are reading this at your computer, and you have about 30 seconds, try this:

Sit back in your chair and notice how your body feels.

Feel the weight of your body on the chair. Feel your feet on the floor. Take a few deeps breaths. Imagine a grounding cord – a root, a rope a beam of light, whatever works for you, – going down through the floor, through the basement, and connect it to the center of the earth. Now notice if there is any difference in your physical body, emotions or your mental state.

Do this several times a day. You may feel a shift the first time, or it may take longer. The more you do it, the more you will notice a tangible difference in your body and in your life.


Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

One Reply to “Healing: Grounding, Part One”

  1. Thanks, Jeri! Just reading the first two sentences about grounding helped me get grounded. Just remembering how good it feels and how important it is, I felt my body relax, my shoulders drop, and my breath come more easily and naturally. Thanks for this reminder!

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