One month into life back in the real world, because its been one month since I have finished walking the Camino de Santiago. A journey many people embark on to think, to transition, to escape, and especially to reground.
Regrounding something I achieved… I walked outdoors for sometimes 8 hours a day, breathed fresh air and was very much unplugged from technology. I’m not sure how one could not feel regrounded when combining these three components.
Here’s the thing.
Grounding yourself is a constant journey, something that must happen on a daily basis. When might you find yourself needing a bit of grounding??
- Before starting ones day
- In the midst of reacting to circumstances
- Post-reacting to circumstances
- Ending your day
… (Just to name a few)
What are some practices you can adopt to reground yourself?
First. Take Your Shoes Off. Walk barefoot in the dirt, on the concrete, in the grass, on the sand. Reconnect with the earth. Use this to remember where your feet are, not in the past or in the future, but underneath you. Standing on something immensely powerful and energetic.
Second. Focus on Your Breathe
Funny thing. Breathing is completely innate, something we very rarely think about. But when you’re in desperate need to reground yourself, notice the tightness in your chest and the effect that has on your breathe. You might even be holding your breathe. Your body needs air!! Slooooowwww your breathing down, deepen it, become more intentional with providing your body with one of its most necessary functions. And allow your brain to utilize the oxygen.
Third. Listen to your Inner Dialogue
Are you supporting yourself like you would support a loved one? Because if you aren’t, you should. Lift yourself up like you would expect your bff, significant other etc. to lift you up in difficult circumstances. You are your biggest fan, and if you aren’t. Fake it until you make it. What you tell yourself internally (we all look in the mirror and have those days), you will believe eventually. SO, affirm yourself! Switch out the inner dialogue that is doing you no good and tell yourself the truth which is:
“You are a rockstar”
“You are beautiful”
“You are a joyous human being”
Fourth. Choose an Essential Oil to Give you the Extra Boost You Need
They actually HAVE a blend called Grounding… and it was designed to do exactly as it says. You also can choose: Joy, White Angelica, Inner Child, Awaken, Dream Catcher, Sacred Mountain, Forgiveness, Stress Away etc. etc. etc.… What do you need in your day? What can you add to the cells of your body in order to help you achieve clarity, focus, empowerment… etc. Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is recognize what you’re lacking in order to fulfill that need.
How to use them.
- Put a drop in your hands, close your eyes, breathe it in. (Killing two birds with one stone here.. breathing & using an EO)
- Put a drop on the crown of your head, on your heart or on the bottoms of your feet.
- Just use your intuition. There’s no wrong way to do this as long as you’re using Young Living.
Endnote: If you don’t know about the significance of Essential Oils…. Maybe you’ve never tried them before or maybe you don’t use Young Living check out https://lifewellliving.com/essential-oils. I’m a part of an amazing, adventurous, inspired group of people who educate the world on the health benefits of Essential Oils and I have this knowledge because of the gift that they are. Many Blessings!