Grounding
There is a common spiritual aphorism floating around that states “We are spiritual beings having a human experience”. I like this saying a lot. But let’s not overlook the other truth which is that we are also human beings who have spiritual experiences.
The truth is, we have two bodies. A physical one and a spiritual one.
The concept of grounding has been in play since the early 80s. Psychologists, school teachers and parents all use the terms “stay grounded” or “you need to get grounded”.
But what do they even mean?
The year 2019 was my time to GROUND and now that I’ve reached the other side, I have come to understand that for me the journey of grounding was to do with the process of allowing my spiritual body to integrate with my physical body and for them cultivate a healthy and interactive relationship with each other.
How did this happen? Well, there’s nothing like a law of attraction event to polarise myself out of my body and head for the celestial realms! Systemic trauma – difficult dynamics in my family system – had left me with little choice but to dissociate out of my body onto a plane where I felt safe. At the time, there was no-one around to help me navigate my way back into my body so I decided to follow the process and trust that my intuition would lead me home if I made a commitment to allow it.
Each day, I would wake up with the immediate thought of “I don’t want to be here”. I’ve always found it easier to navigate my dream space than my body – especially when my spirit was in trauma. However, given that I was “here”, I would get up and dressed, pack my bag for the day and go to the park to sit by the river. Here I would open my blanket, take off my shoes and jumper and lie in the sun. That’s it! I’d be there for hours, usually from 10am till 3pm, or whenever the sun started to ease and the cool winter afternoon blew in. I would sometimes lie down in the starfish pose, rub my bare feet onto the earth, or sit under a palm tree with my back supported. Sometimes I’d do some yoga like a child pose or a few lizard stands but nothing too serious. Then, I’d let my body move as it would. Sometimes it would shake like a dog, sometimes it would want an intense neck stretch and other times it just wanted to sleep. I guess the important thing to mention here is that I allowed her (my body) to do her own thing, rather than imposing my will or my idea about what I SHOULD be doing. Then, I’d stare at the sun. I’d eyeball it. No glasses – just a raw lens. I could do this for perhaps five to six minutes at a time before I needed a break.
I listened to my favourite teacher, Dr Jack Kruse, on grounding and metabolic reset. Check him out if you’re interested in how to survive the electromagnetic war we are about to have.
Lovely John from the cafe across the road would bring me my dandelion tea (as I decided to take a break from caffeine during this grounding phase) and also my lunch so this enabled me to have a solid five to six hours a day barefoot and with my body on the Earth.
After two to three weeks of this process, my two bodies found each other and the fear in my physical system subsided. Interestingly, when I landed, I felt totally capable of actually navigating the family drama. However, I should mention that it was IMPORTANT to take the healing time needed until I could find my balance, otherwise I would have re-traumatised myself.

In summary
We have two bodies: it’s good to remember that. Once these two bodies are aligned we are then able to align to the frequency of the planet.
This is not a hippie concept. It’s as simple as sitting barefoot on the earth and feeling her. Some say that the frequency of Planet Earth IS THE FREQUENCY OF THE PHYSICAL BODY, hence we are not separate. And the frequency of the spiritual body is the frequency of the next dimension. This is how we astral travel.
Our spirit bodies make us SPIRITUAL BEINGS.
Our physical bodies make us HUMAN beings.
The EARTH CAN HEAL US.
Electromagnetic frequencies can be balanced and neutralised through grounding. Trauma can be absorbed into the earth if we place our body on it. Wear no shoes and lie on the grass in times of emotional upheaval; stare at the sun; go to sleep; come home.

Resources
Epi-paleo Rx: The Prescription for Disease Reversal and Optimal Health
by Dr Jack Kruse
Buy some earthing shoes: they’re everywhere! Just google your nearest supplier.

Quotes
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. Action is always a better choice than inaction. The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Dr Jack Kruse

Humans are the only species bright enough to make artificial light and stupid enough to live under it.
Dr Jack Kruse 

When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.

All of my cells already know what to do in order to heal, each and every cell. I just need to get out of the way and allow the process to happen, allow the connection. 

And forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the wind longs to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran

Lay on the Earth,
let her wrap you up.
Go back and take care of yourself,
your body needs you,
your feelings need you,
your perceptions need you,
your suffering needs you to acknowledge it.
Go home and be there for all these things.
Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Note to empaths
Please take off your shoes and stand on the bare earth for 10 minutes: do this every day to discharge the negative electrons back into the Earth.