Speaking for myself it is starting to feel like the world is spinning completely out of control at the moment. With everything that is going on - good and bad, it's important to get grounded in our bodies so that we are have the strength to face the world head on.
Here are some of my tips to do just that:
Do a simple grounding exercise by focusing on your breath. Pull it into yourself and down into the very bottom of your belly. Hold it there for a while and exhale loudly - completely emptying your lungs. Do this a few times and imagine that your breath is energy. Now imagine that this energy is going down into the ground through your feet. See it go down so far that it goes into the Earth. Then imagine it rushing back towards you in time with your breath. In your minds eye watch this energy move backwards between yourself and the earth, grounding you. Holding you steady.
You can do this in a few moments at anytime - I've been known to do it in the line at the grocery store instead of losing it with some idiot put there just to wind me up.
Other ways of grounding include simple every day tasks.
Take a Shower. Not a bath, a shower. Use water as hot or cold as you like. You don’t even need to wash. Just get in under the water and let it run over you for a while. Sit on the floor if you want. You may find it easier to imagine the energy transferring to and from the earth with the aid of the water.
Moisturize everything. Use whatever lotion you like. Unscented? Dollar store lotion? Fancy 48 hour lotion that makes you smell like a field of wildflowers? Use whatever you want, and use it all over your entire body. This reminds you that you are in your body and within your own energy field. Remind yourself that from this place of power you got this!
Put on clean, comfortable clothes. Constrictive clothes can also constrict your energy field and make you feel vulnerable. Take it a step further and have some fun while you're at it. Put on your favorite underwear. Cute black lacy panties? Those ridiculous boxers you bought last Christmas with candy cane hearts on the butt? Put them on.
Blast music. Listen to something upbeat and dancey and loud, something that’s got lots of energy. Sing to it, dance to it, even if you think you suck at both. Lose yourself in the rhythm and enjoy the sensations that it brings to your body. Again, remind yourself that in when fully in your body you got this. This is my personal favorite way to get back to my body - I can dance for hours and nothing matters other than me being in my body.
Make some yummy food. Don’t just grab a protein bar to munch. Take the time and chop the vegetables and flavor the food they way you really like. Fresh food connects us to the bounty of Earth and nourishes our soul.
Get Creative. Write a short story or a poem, draw a picture, color a picture, fold origami, crochet or knit, sculpt something out of clay, anything artistic. Even if you don’t think you’re good at it. Make a mess and Create. The messier and more imperfect it is the better. Enjoy it!
Go outside. Take a walk. Sit in the grass. Look at the clouds. Smell flowers. Put your hands in the dirt and feel the soil against your skin. Breathe.
Reach out to someone - a loved one, a friend, a family member, or even call a chat service if you have no one else to call. Talk to a stranger on the street. Have a conversation and listen to someone’s voice. Remind yourself that we are all in this together.
Cuddle your pets if you have them/can cuddle them. Take pictures of them.
Talk to them. Tell them how you feel, what's on your mind or even just sing to them - they LOVE that. Animals are so empathetic that they are able to communicate on a deeper level than we are. They are always listening and care about you.
If possible make love with someone or with yourself. Don't rush, take it slow, breathe, feel the sensations and enjoy them. Breathe, Relax and let go. Don't try to control how it goes, just let it happen organically.
That's the main thing really - letting go of the need to control every situation by being grounded in your own body and connecting into your energy force, which in turn connects you to this big magnificent world.
I hope you find these helpful. If they resonated with you and you want to get support at this time schedule yourself a free Curiosity Call with me today. I look forward to meeting you.