Spiritual people often talk about the need to ‘ground themselves’, but what does this really mean and how do you know if you need to do it? Lisa Turner uncovers the signs that indicate you could be ungrounded, and the mistakes people often make when trying to ground themselves
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. Being ungrounded 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.
Clear signs you’re ungrounded:
1 Feeling ‘spacey’ or dizzy
When you’ve been meditating for prolonged periods or doing any spiritual work, your energy body is literally outside of your physical self, hence the term ‘out of body’. This is what makes you feel ‘spacey’. What you feel is the vacuum that’s left when your energy body has vacated your actual body. Even if you don’t feel this yourself, you might notice you seem invisible to others. This is because, energetically, you’re not really all there.
2 Finding it hard to finish tasks
Do you find yourself setting out to do one thing, but end up doing something else? If this keeps happening, you definitely need to ground yourself as your mind is all over the place and can’t focus.
3 Being unable to concentrate
You may notice this especially when trying to do tasks that require you to hold a series of steps in your head. If you can’t manage to recall more than one or two, or keep getting stuck at the same point, this is a sign you are ungrounded.
4 Not making yourself understood
You’re trying to explain something, or retell an experience, but people simply stare blankly at you. They just don’t get what you are trying to say. You repeat yourself. You start sentences but don’t finish them or change topic half way through.
5 Unable to understand others
You simply cannot understand what other people are saying to you. You stare back blankly, wondering what they are talking about. People might ask a question and you don’t even realise they’ve spoken, or you might answer a completely different question or answer inappropriately. You might also find it hard to keep up with conversations, not realising others have moved on to a different subject.
6 Getting easily get distracted
Perhaps you start to do something, then find yourself doing something else entirely. You walk into a room and can’t remember what you went in for. You realise you are holding something but can’t remember why.
7 Losing track of time
You may keep being late or early for things. You’re just not in the same time zone as everyone else. When your attention and energy is on the past or future, you will be out of the now and ‘out of time’.
These are just a few of the most obvious signs of being ungrounded. You might notice similarities with jet lag, being drunk or under the influence of certain drugs. This is no accident, as all of those will also cause your energy body to move out of your physical body, or alter your consciousness. My next two articles will show you how to avoid the mistakes people make when trying to ground themselves, plus some simple, effective steps to do it properly.