Centre and Ground
Arghh! The day has started and your walking from room to room aimlessly trying to get your act together while your mind is in a haze. You’re losing track of time and can’t find your keys, desperately needing to walk out the door. What’s going on?
Well, that’s not a good start to your morning and you can only imagine how the rest of your day pans out at this rate. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have the routine of de-cording myself from others and others from me daily. The second part to my method of madness is, I centre and ground my energy.
By centring yourself, you bring all your energy back so it’s nice and snug within you. You might ask yourself what difference does this makes to going about your day, BUT it makes a huge difference! It helps align your energy so it’s more organised. Instead of feeling scattered and fragmented, it’s allows you to pause and come back to a centred place. It activates your mind so you can think straight. That hazy mind simply dissipates and a gentle clarity begins in your mind. You’re able to focus and systematically work out what needs to be done and in which priority. So instead of feeling like a kite blowing in the sky, you’re back here in your body.
Once you’ve brought back all your energy into your body, the next step is to ground or earth yourself, meaning to ground your energy. By grounding, you create an anchor into the earth. Our energy is similar to an electrical current and electricians will always ground or earth electricity as a way to work it. It allows to you be more solid in your body which generates our ability to take action, strong deliberate action. Accompany this with being clear minded prior to taking action, well you can see where I’m going with this.
A clear mind with focused attention creates a clear path. Add intended action to this and you’re going to accomplish a lot more with less energy spent. We all have deadlines and a schedule to work with and by simply centring and grounding your energy at different times throughout the day, you’re moving away from stress and chaos. You’re more present for yourself and those around you and the best part is, your energy isn’t like a raging storm.
As I share this method with my clients, I explain no one likes to be around or work with a ‘stress head’. This chaotic energy has a ripple effect on those around them (here is where I will de-cord again). It’s not somebody else’s job to manage your energy just because they’re around you. We’re responsible for our own energy and how it impacts on our self as well as others.
I encourage clients to try this exercise daily for a week and to notice the difference in themselves and how others react to them. It’s really easy and can shift a heavy mood into a more even keeled state – that’s the magic of working with your own energy.
Let’s practice these steps right now:
Grab a pen and paper so you can write down how you feel afterwards (this helps to anchor these feelings within you).
We’re going to use our imagination to work with our energy.
- Just take a few slow, deep, deliberate breaths inhaling, holding and exhaling
- On your second breath in, imagine you’re pulling all your energy back into your body – like tucking yourself into bed
- Take a few more slow, deep, deliberate breaths and let your energy settle back into your body
- Each time you exhale, gently push your energy into the ground and imagine a huge anchor dropping into the earth
- Now when you breathe in, imagine your energy mingling with the earth’s energy grid, like stirring milk into your coffee
- The earth’s energy is like the foundation of the house. Keeps everything that’s built on top of it strong and steady.
- If want to be to take it a step further, wait to feel a different energy current move up your body from soles of your feet – that’s the earth’s energy coming through
So don’t let your excuse for always being late or cramming too many things in your day by keeping your head be in the clouds, there’s a time and place for that. Change your habit (yes, it’s only a habit) to being more focused with the ability to take clear and decisive action by practising a couple of steps every day.