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  • Writer's pictureBeth Molaro

On BE-ing Grounded

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet

and the winds long to play with your hair."

~Kahlil Gibran

What makes you feel grounded? Surely there are things you know that help you to feel connected to your center.

"Ah yes, people say, there are things I do to feel good, to bring calm and ease to my life, BUT I never have the time to do them these days what with all the stresses in my life."

Well, with all those stresses, it is imperative that we take the time!

Just like the trees, we need to reach into the earth and up into the skies to nourish body, mind and spirit. We are at ease when we feel connected both upward and downward. It is our strong roots, our grounded-ness that allows us to get out of our heads and gives us the freedom to go with the flow.

What makes you feel grounded? Take a little time to really think about what makes you feel good, what helps you to cope better. Chances are there are a number of things you already know work for you.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started: take a yoga class, get a massage or other bodywork/energywork session, meditate for 15 minutes, practice 36 Conscious and Aware Exhalations, do the main central, go for a walk, lay in the grass, sit on a mountaintop, bake bread, take a bath or a shower, walk barefoot, lean our back against a tree, just stop and be still.

I invite you to make a list of the things that help you. Write each item on a separate piece of paper or index card-put them in a jar or box. Each day, choose one to do and give yourself a grounding break. It need not take very long. Make this a daily ritual and priority and you will be well on you way to groundedness in no time at all! Being present and grounded will give you great resources of energy, improve your overall well-being and help you to feel connected in the big picture.

"In your lifetime the most sacred space

you will ever need to create is the space within yourself – the place deep within your soul where you go to find peace and serenity." ~Nancy Santo Pietro

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