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daily inspiration: how to improve your mood (part 3) – grounding

Posted on: February 20, 2011

Time for more inspiration on mood improvement. Sometimes if we’re feeling depleted, or irritated by other people, we may not be connected with a larger source of energy. Say, for example, the earth. The ground is right there underneath you. Are you fully appreciating it? Try a grounding exercise.

  1. Sit with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor, or cross-legged.
  2. Close your eyes. Take some slow, even, deep breaths.
  3. Feel your spine. Perhaps wiggle slightly to get in touch with it.
  4. Imagine that, growing out of it, are roots, or cords. Either way, they’re made of light, and can be clear, white, or whatever color you prefer.
  5. Visualize them growing out of your spine, down your legs and out your tailbone. See them shooting deep into the earth. Instantaneously and easily, they shoot miles down into the earth.
  6. As you continue to breathe deeply, visualize them going deeper into the earth on the exhale. On the inhale, feel the energy of the earth rising up into your body.
  7. When the cords or roots feel very deep – perhaps, at the very center of the earth – imagine that they wrap around a very large rock, anchoring you there.
  8. Continue to picture energy rising up. Perhaps see the energy as a color – whatever at that moment feels most nurturing or supportive. Imagine that this light and color fills your entire body, and even spills out into the space around you.

For the rest of your day, let this be your source of energy, inspiration, and life.

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1 Response to "daily inspiration: how to improve your mood (part 3) – grounding"

[…] it may feel good, but it’s also fairly guaranteed to swing the other way. Instead, do a grounding exercise (a previous post). Once you realize you have a constant source of energy and support, you can let […]

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