I am sure we have all heard similar statements: ‘She is so grounded and always seems so down to earth.’. This typically implies that you are centred, perhaps mindful. But what does grounding mean in an energetic sense?
The process of keeping you energetically balanced with your physical environment is known as grounding.
To answer this, you must remember that you are an energy being. Within and outside of your physical body you have energy bodies (chakras, aura, meridians etc.), each with different functions and uses. They work together keeping you healthy. When your energy bodies work optimally, you feel energised, vital and your sense of well-being increases. Your energy bodies help you make sense of your inner and outer worlds energetically.
You constantly filter energy, which allows you to connect with and perceive the energetic world around you. This may be perceived as intuition. Also, it is possible (more frequently than perhaps you may be aware) you use the energies around you to move your awareness and connect with higher consciousness. This can happen when we meditate, dream or astral travel.
As you can see, there is a lot of energetic movement going on in and around you all the time. To keep your energies and energy bodies in balance, you must be energetically grounded. This means that for you to function optimally, your energies must be in balance within you and with your environment. This process of keeping you energetically balanced with your physical environment is known as grounding.
In your daily life, there are many ways you can become ungrounded (energetically unbalanced). As humans, we are energetically designed to be grounded (connected) with the environment and the earth. You have chakras in your feet, body and even below your body that help you maintain your connection with the earth (be grounded). This connection brings earth energies up into you, which keeps you energetically balanced.
When the energetic connection with the earth is lost or reduced, your energy bodies become unbalanced. This can happen if you do a lot of spiritual work, over think or are excessively emotional. Any loss of energetic balance within you has the potential of causing you to become ungrounded. This may lead to emotional, mental and spiritual unbalance and eventually result in physical issues. It is vital for your overall health, vitality, and well-being that you remain grounded to ensure you are energetically balanced.
Grounding attunements may be beneficial in assisting you with being more grounded. You may be interested in the Grounding Maintenance Attunement which has been designed to work with your energies to assist you in being more grounded.