Do you feel grounded in your life?
"Be like a tree. Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Enjoy your unique natural beauty. Keep growing." - Joanne Rapits
When I think of the perfect symbol of grounding, it is without question a tree.
Picture a strong tree - an old, strong oak or a giant sequoia - rooted firmly and rising tall. Think about how, because of its strong roots, that tree is able to rise and extend to many branches big and small, with thousands of leaves dangling from its extensions. It is so dynamic and in perfect unison. It can withstand extreme weather and changes. It is focused and does its thing, slow and steady.
Just like trees, we as humans are so dynamic and have thousands of extensions.
When we are rooted we stay present and focused, we extend ourselves and let go of what we no longer need. We cope with the changes around us. We stand tall in who we are, no matter what is happening around us. We thrive.
When we don't feel grounded, even the slightest breeze can knock us off course and damage our strength. We aren't as able to tolerate the extremes and we feel constantly distracted or thrown off-course. We can't show up as our true selves and aren't as capable of having many "branches".
Being rooted or grounded is essential for us to THRIVE. Especially during the fall season, when the air is beginning to get cold and the busy holiday season is just around the corner, it is SO useful to take time to ground. So let's thrive.
ENJOY THE SPACE BETWEEN WHERE YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU ARE GOING.
There are so many different methods and techniques to initialize and continue grounding. Personally, I love to turn to yin yoga (you can take yin with me for FREE on the MoonRise YouTube Channel!) , meditation (I also have some free meditation resources on the MoonRise Channel) and setting intentions with crystals.