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Becoming Spiritually Grounded
Many more people are waking up to our spiritual existence. For most people, this is a very good thing. Nurturing our sense of spirituality can lead to more calm, ease and flow within our life. Spirituality can help us become less obsessed with society's expectations and liberate us to live more authentically.
At the same time, it can be quite destabilising for many people who begin their spiritual journey as adolescents or adults. For many people, seeing the world through a spiritual lens can rock their worldviews in multiple ways.
The spiritual space is vast and can be a quagmire to navigate. Everyone is a spiritual teacher or guru, so whose word do you trust?
Another point to reconcile is that we have a wild imagination filled with wishful thinking, so if someone says, “x y z exists in the spiritual realm" you might see precisely that if that is what you have been told you should see.
So, as you can see, it is not easy to find your way through, so it is no wonder many people find themselves confused or even fearful of what they might experience as they begin to open their senses to the spiritual.
Further, it is unsurprising when more and more people on a spiritual journey tell stories of ungroundedness, issues with fatigue, and the need to hide from the world.
So, what should people do to build spiritual groundedness and maintain it?
Practices to build spiritual groundedness
As with everything on any personal growth journey, it starts with raising your self-awareness. You must begin to understand the journey which led you to be who you are now– your values, purpose, mission and boundaries.
To build and maintain a strong sense of groundedness and maintain it, you must have a strong and healthy sense of self so that you are not too impressionable. I don’t mean that in an unchanging ego sense, but to understand who you are and where you want to get to in life.
You should certainly be open to change; that is what spiritual and personal growth is all about. At the same time, people will want to pull you in all kinds of directions, and you need to know who you are and the direction you are heading so that you don’t let people take over your mind.
Have a teacher or mentor
Having a spiritual mentor or teacher is instrumental to staying grounded because they should be able to help you differentiate between what is real and fantasy if they are any good.
Practising healthy boundaries is key to staying spiritually grounded. I don’t mean only with other people but also with your spiritual practice. Obsessing over your spiritual journey and growth with not make you “enlightened” quicker. It will take time, and consuming spiritual content all the time is a slippery slope to imagining things that are not there. Those imaginations will often take you to a dark place you don’t need to go.
You can learn about boundaries from Better Boundaries: Owning and Treasuring Your Life.
I want to reinforce this message by repeating it: you will not become more spiritually enlightened by obsessing over it. Spending more than 30-45 minutes daily is more than enough unless you are a practitioner.
Most people will not become spiritual practitioners, but everyone can use spiritual practices to lead a happier and healthier life as they lead you to make better and healthier choices.
Responsibility and accountability
Sure, your guides will share wisdom about how to move through your life, but it will not be as specific as what you should wear and who to date.
At this moment in time, you are a spirit moving through a human experience with some free will which you are meant to use and exercise, otherwise, what is the point to be here?
You are an adult with agency; use it.
Don’t quit your “normie” friends
Having friends that are “normies” is just as important as having friends that are “spiritual”. We are all on a spiritual journey, and being able to be around “normal” people shows a higher degree of spiritual enlightenment. I don’t suggest that you should keep people around you who are harmful to your wellbeing, but you get the gist.
Reduce the use of technology
Spending too much time on technology and social media is unhealthy for everyone. In addition, as with everything else, social media offers a distorted image of what being spiritual means. Social media will make you believe that being spiritual means standing on your head in the Amazonian forest, only eating fruit and wearing a robe with unicorn wings on it. If that is your vibe, go for it, but it doesn’t represent the breadth of what spirituality is all about.
Spirituality is an inner journey without any representation in the physical world beyond your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Spend time in nature
Being outside in nature is one of the most healing practices out there. So, spend some time in nature and go for contemplative walks with others or yourself.
Close after your meditation
After you practice meditation or other spiritual practices, you must always remember to close down. For me, I do this by closing down my chakras and placing myself within a translucent bobble. I also ask my guides out loud to help me close down after my meditation or working with a client.
Heavy energies are floating around in the ethers, and you do not want to be picking them up.
Cleanse your chakras and aura
Regularly, you should practice a form of meditation which cleanses and grounds your chakras and aura.
You can use our flagship meditation available on YouTube or find one that works for you. In addition, using clear crystal quartz on your chakras and aura will also help.
Remember to have fun
People on a spiritual journey can become very serious about their lives, and taking our spiritual and personal growth seriously is vital. However, you should also remember to have fun. Go out, be silly, and stop with the navel-gazing for a while.
Using journaling to reflect on your experience is a very effective way to process what is going on for yourself and also where you are deceiving yourself, which we are excellent at.
Be very patient with yourself. Venturing out on a spiritual journey can be a roller coaster. So practice a ton of self-compassion, self-love and kindness towards yourself and others.
Communicate clearly with yourself and others about what you are doing and why. Some people might get scared by your journey and feel distant from you for a while.
Other than that, just enjoy the journey.
It will be worth it.