Psychic and life coach Lisa Turner reveals how to avoid making mistakes when trying to become more grounded – are you making them?
Being ungrounded occurs when you spend a lot of time meditating or being out of the flow of everyday life, or even out of your body. It’s essential to get connected to your spiritual source for inspiration and guidance, but you also need to bring those insights back into the physical world and implement them. Not being connected to your core stops you from functioning effectively in the real world. It’s great to be spiritual, but even more important to effectively use your spiritual wisdom to make changes to the world and your life.
Here are some of the most common mistakes made by spiritual people, and even taught by spiritual teachers, in an attempt to become grounded.
Meditating simply takes you out of the physical reality. To ground yourself, you need to do something that brings you more in to the physical. Meditating does not do this; instead it takes you into your imaginative mind and dreams.
2 Sitting with it
I’ve often heard spiritual people or even teachers recommending ‘sitting with it’, as a way to ground yourself. However, this doesn’t bring you into the physical reality either; it’s neither specific nor active enough. Although, it is important to come back to the physical reality slowly, at some point you will have to stop sitting and start moving about.
As with ‘sitting with it’, contemplation takes you back into your mind and memories, which is the opposite of bringing you into your body and the here and now.
4 Planning and thinking things through
Yes, planning is important, but it’s not the best way to start to ground yourself or your spiritual vision. In management training there is a phenomenon known as the ‘planning trap’, where individuals or a team become paralysed by over-planning and making sure they know all the steps to the whole process, before they take any action. This is a sure-fire way to never get anything done.
5 Using a guided visualisation
This couldn’t be more unsuitable if you’re trying to ground yourself. When you are not feeling stable and centred, you are out of your body and in your imaginative mind. The very last thing you need to do is more imagining. It’s not active enough and doesn’t involve your body.
So – now you know what not to do. I’m sure you’ve experienced some of these, or had them recommended to you. Like me, you probably wondered why they didn’t work. The bottom line is that you need to get into your body. In the last article in this series, which you’ll find in my next blog, you can discover exactly what you need to do to ground yourself, simply and effectively.