Everyday we go through the motions of daily living. We do the laundry, make dinner, plan the next days activities, and sometimes try to eek out a moment or two for ourselves. In the controlled chaos of our lives, we can also get a bit frazzled. When we do, we intuitively know what brings us back to the centre of our being.
Grounding is a skill taught not only in professional counselling and mental health and wellness curriculum's, but in esoteric learnings as well. Suggestions like meditation, yoga, visualization techniques and more are often offered as avenue's to achieve grounding. Effective as they may be, some of us have never had the opportunity to practice such methods unless we are presented with that knowledge. Little do we realize, that we intuitively practice grounding everyday. It's in the little things that we do.
It's in the morning ritual of pouring a cup of tea, and enjoying the quiet for a moment. The soft stroking of our family pet after a long day. That weekend marathon of a hike among the trees or planting in the garden. Each act in itself, is the practice of grounding at it's most basic intuitive level.
Sometimes, we forget how to be centred, and we recognize when we are out of sorts. We get edgy and irritated, at sometimes even the smallest things. We find ourselves answering our loved one's requests with a slight edge to our voice. We think about how we haven't had time, for such things as a yoga class, or the pressure of the up and coming work deadline. We don't always like ourselves.
When that happens, intuitively we know how to set things right again. It is when we seek out those soft moments, of our rituals of grounding. We put the tea kettle on to boil. We call the dog over for a pat, and maybe go for a walk. We gather our loved ones close for a hug. We stop and just enjoy the moment. We intuitively practice grounding again to right ourselves, and we feel more like ourselves again. We may not even give it a passing thought as we pick up where we left off, but our spirit knows.
The next time you feel pressured by life, and long for the craziness to slow down even just a little bit. Stop and enjoy the rituals of grounding you have built into your life. Your spirit will thank you.