“Grounding can provide healing, calming and balancing effects on the physical, mental and emotional bodies.” grounded.com
Being grounded is physically achieved by touching the earth. Walking barefoot and lying on the ground, grass or sand are ways to connect to the Earth’s subtle electrical energy and amazing powers.
Flying home from visiting my ailing father on Mother’s Day, I was awestruck. My father’s condition is tenuous, day-to-day. It makes for sleepless nights and worrisome days. While visiting my father and interacting with him in person provided some solace because his personality is totally intact, the physical debility is very difficult to see.
So on this flight, I didn’t sleep as usual. I pride myself on being an excellent plane sleeper, sitting upright…so good! Yet, this time I remained awake and was absolutely privileged to see what I saw.
From my window seat, I gazed upon the most majestic images ever. A pier with the setting sun in the near distance. Clouds hovering above mountains with the setting sun in the background. More than a wing and a prayer. This was much, much bigger.
Connection to everything. 20,000 feet above earth, I was connected to my higher power, God, or whatever name you attach to the One. Gratitude flooded my being from spirit to soul to body, evoked by my awe and wonder of the cosmos.
I wasn’t grounded in the traditional sense, yet I was fully connected to the Earth. Connected to All. Everything I experienced, felt, remembered, endured, and foresaw was all wrapped in a warm blanket, reminding me that I am not alone. We are not alone, ever. And everything will be okay. So comforting.
Glen Alex, LCSW, Author, Coach