No one likes feeling ungrounded, especially if it’s punctuated by feelings of self-doubt. If you’ve ever experienced your mind second guessing or doubting yourself, you know how unsettling it can be.
Self-doubt is poison to our intentions as it tends to dampen creativity and zap our motivation, which leads to procrastination or self-sabotage; behaviors that are hallmarks of being ungrounded. I mean, how grounded and present to the creative potential of “now” can you feel when your mind is busy doubting yourself?
It’s easier to pull the covers over your head and sleep in or turn down invitations to get out and about, because the discomfort can feel worse than isolating ourselves. Activating your grounding energy can help shake these patterns of self-doubt by recalling you to the Love, Light & Power you truly are.
Notice, that I used the phrase, “your mind is busy doubting yourself”. That’s because the Real You, your True Nature, (which is Soul Energy) is always a Being of Love, Light and Power; its very essence is only that. The mind is simply one aspect of the expression of the Real You and not the sum-total of the Real You.
But the mind sometimes gets away from us and can cause us to feel ungrounded and mired in self-doubt or other negative thoughts and emotions. There are, however, ways to ground yourself by activating your grounding energy located in the basic (root), solar plexus and heart chakras. When those are cleansed and activated your body and mind will feel grounded, confident and sure.
There was a time when I used to believe that all of this was hocus-pocus nonsense, until I had to face my own sense of feeling ungrounded and sat for an energy-healing session. That was 18 years ago and now my practice sustains me in helping others to manage their energies, especially activating their grounding energy, for improved health and mental wellness.
These are some energy healing that I like to use to keep me centered and grounded, especially during stressful periods.
“Shift your energies and thereby upgrade your consciousness.”
Energy Tools for Activating Your Grounding Energy
Your body is an energy generator and emits subtle frequencies made up of chi or prana. Some of these energies radiate at a higher pace than others.
To ground ourselves in the Love we truly ARE means activation of our frequencies so that the Soul energy moving through our bodies can more easily purify the mind and energy field of the negative thoughts of self-doubt.
This shifts our energies, thereby upgrading our consciousness. It’s impossible for you to feel grounded without having shifted your energy. Now you can simply shift your energy to effect the sensation of groundedness and stability.
“Thank you, nature devas, for shifting and disintegrating all negative energies of self-doubt.”
Healing Hike or Sacred Walk
One of the most basic elements to move energy and effect a shift is bodily movement. To activate your grounding-energy spend time hiking in the mountains.
A beach walk can be soothing, but the vigorous hiking upwards, on a mountain trail will highly activate the basic (root) and solar plexus chakras where the concentrated energies of self-doubt are usually stored. The activation of these chakras means the expelling of these energies as you move.
Plus, as you keep walking your chakras will also become energized with the powerful chi-energy of Mother Nature Herself. Its different than doing yoga at a studio, although a solid flow class can have a similar affect. You many also appeal to the nature devas to assist you in your goal of grounding, by saying a simple expression of gratitude for their attention to helping you ground.
“Thank you, nature devas, for shifting and disintegrating all negative energies of self-doubt. Thank you for activating the grounding energy within me and connecting me to Mother Earth. Thank you for helping me feel the strength of Her stability and for helping me know that of myself. So Be IT.”
Additionally, you’ll want to move your energy with your intention, so that you “see” or visualize a beam of light going from the sole of each foot and your tail bone, down into the ground with each step. See the light penetrating the earth about 5-10 feet or so. This is particularly empowering and promotes feeling supported, strengthened and held in security.
After all, the earth is what we are riding on as we move through space, and with each step you are laying claim to your place and right to belong here. It’s very life affirming to realize and experience the supportive nature of Mother Earth holding space for us.
After a few paces you may notice your step becoming lighter and more solid. This is because sinking light into Mother Earth is the equivalent of drinking in her energy, which literally strengthens our spirits and enhances the body’s vitality levels. Quite specifically, your basic chakra (responsible for all things physical including money and manifestation) is getting fed solid earth energy and getting activated so that you feel more confident, and grounded, without the voices of self-doubt limiting you.
Sometimes I feel lighter in my step and it feels like the earth is making my body more buoyant. But even without feeling that, you can be sure your chakras are getting cleansed and energized, and that you are activating your grounding energies.
If you cannot hike for whatever reason, you can apply the instructions to a gentle walk, which can be equally effective since it’s all about what our bodies can handle in any one moment.
Red Jasper or Garnets, & Pink Tourmaline are 3 of my favorite crystals for activating the grounding energy.
Not only do they activate the auric field, but the red pranic energy of garnet and red jasper activates engages the basic chakra and strengthens our connection to the earth, bringing us back into our bodies and getting us out of the mind.
Moreover, the pink tourmaline activates the heart chakra and connects us to the Love we are inherently, making our connection to Source stronger, so hiking with one or both of these stones can enhance our degree of groundedness and help us to recover a sense of believing in ourselves.
Also, wearing these stones as jewelry on the body has a grounding affect, and even carrying one to hold onto in times of feeling stress and self-doubt can help you transcend an immediate instance of indecision or unsurety.
When working with crystals, be sure to clean them by soaking them in saltwater overnight or setting them outside in the sunshine so they can discharge the congested energy they accumulate through use.
The Inner Sound-silently OM-ing
One of the most effective tools to impact your energy field is your voice. Sound, even if made silently within your head, changes your energy. The chakras are always moving and vibrating.
When silently sounding, “OM”, the energy of the chakras begins to spin at a higher frequency. When you add other sacred syllables to the mix, the effect can be more specific. I like to use “Om Nama Shivaya Om” as it helps to focus on the power aspect of the divine, but even using OM by itself is effective.
I’ve used silent OM-ing while undergoing dental work. I used it when I had to be a first responder in a roadside accident involving a fallen cyclist who was unconscious and bleeding from his head.
The thing about sounding silently is that it calms the inner spaces within your body and mind, disintegrating self-doubt, making it impossible for doubt to take up space in your field. In its place flows in calming, grounding energy, that allows you to relax in the confidence that everything will be alright.
You can try it now if you like. The trick is to “OM”, vocally or silently, while focusing on your heart and crown chakras. You can even pick a specific doubt to recall, and do about 5-7 OM’s, then see how you feel around that topic. If it’s only slightly reduced, then you’re onto something.
Once something is slightly reduced, the evidence is there to support its potential complete resolution. If you notice more doubtful thoughts coming in you’ll want to combine this with the previous tools for a more effective outcome.
“We are always co-creators manifesting our realities from the depths of what our beliefs are.”
The Value of Curiosity
Overcoming the patterns of self-doubt and activating your grounding energy is a practice, one that can teach us a lot about ourselves.
Even if the tools above grant you only a slight measure of improvement, could it be that there are more things to become aware of that your doubts are leading you to?I say this because I believe we are always co-creators manifesting our realities from the depths of what our beliefs are.
Feelings are tied to thoughts and inextricably weave their way through our neurology. It’s one reason why anti-depressants are effective in helping the emotions maintain equilibrium. They can also turn us off to what our feelings (what the energies) are trying to teach us about who we are and what our Soul’s calling is.
Many years ago, because I had issues with being ungrounded and living a life by the dictates of a familial culture that left me feeling unfulfilled, I was led to energy-work and blessed with the treasure of information I’ve share with my clients and now share with you.
If you are curious about what more your patterns of self-doubt or other negative emotions can to reveal to you about your Soul’s calling or true potential, then a reading/healing session with me can be the next best move for your evolvement. Until then, enjoy using the tools above! May you experience a sense of belief in your Self and the ALL-LOVE you inherently are!
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If you are looking for clarity on any topic, Lani, who as a natural clairvoyant, clairsentient and clairaudient can provide practical guidance and insight into all matters of life. Her work is a culmination of 20 years of experience in practice helping thousands to find relief from emotional and physical pain and suffering, while at the same time turning clients onto their own Inner Power and Magnificence…View Profile