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Jul 17

Ground Yourself

Recently, I was practicing with my pendulum, using a pendulum chart, and it was revealed to me that I needed to be more grounded. I had heard this term before but never really understood what it meant. What does it mean to be grounded, or better yet, ungrounded? After a little research I came up with this definition: to be ungrounded means that the soul is somewhere else, as if the heart and the mind are not focused on living and experiencing the present, in the physical sense. It is similar to being in a constant day dream, not really being a part of your current reality but longing to be somewhere else (past or future). After being informed of my need to be grounded I did some personal reflection and realized I’ve been hovering somewhere between my reality and where I wish to be. However, perhaps this goes deeper than my constant urge to manifest my dreams. I’ve often wondered if the spirit inside of me is longing to get back home, to leave this physical world and return to the spiritual realm. Maybe this is why I have been trying to reconnect with the spiritual plane for some time now. Why is it that so many of us grasp at some higher meaning in our lives only to have the answer constantly evade our attempts to grasp onto it? But we keep chasing it, like the dog and butterfly……

I feel that I’ve been so jaded to this physical reality that there are times when I no longer wish to experience what it has to offer. Believe me, this isn’t a call for help, it has nothing to do with depression; it is my attempt to understand why I yearn to know more about the spiritual existence rather than be present and grounded in this physical world. I don’t believe that I am the only one who feels this way either. The desire to comprehend our spiritual roots is nothing new and is a question that has plagued mankind for centuries. Unfortunately, attempts at the answer have often been muddled with religious doctrines that bring even more confusion to the puzzle. If reincarnation is truly possible then isn’t it kind of ironic that we incarnate to this world only to spend so much of our time wondering how and why we came here to begin with? It’s like planning and planning to go on a trip only to get there and wish we were back home again. The answer to our common enigma may very well be staring us right in the face, yet we are too distracted to realize it is right there in front of us.

Whatever the purpose may be for each of us to be here we must not forget that we did indeed come for a reason. My intent here is not to delve into those purposes but to find a balance between the reality of being here and the longing to reach for that higher spiritual connection. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to say that searching for spiritual enlightenment is a waste of time and we should only focus on the here and now. The point I am hoping to make is that we can’t let our desire to pursue all things spiritual overshadow the reason we came here to begin with. You don’t leave the library to go play a game of football only to spend your time in the game constantly with your head in the books, so to speak.

What were my guides or higher self by way of my pendulum trying to tell me by being more grounded? The lesson for me here and possibly many of you is that we must find balance between our pursuit of spiritual knowledge and being fully present in the “now” physically, emotionally and energetically. The focus of our time and energy needs to be properly balanced between the higher spiritual pursuit and living in the moment. Don’t be like me and get caught chasing that butterfly and forget to come back down to earth every now and then. It just may be that the answers I’ve been chasing weren’t beyond my reach after all.

See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly, below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft
Ground with a little tear in her eye
She had to try, she had to try
Dog and butterfly

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  1. Kenya

    Very nice message Todd…

    I see you are putting your pendulum to use! :)

    The deeper we delve in the spirit world, the more we have to stay balanced to keep from getting carried away.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hey Kenya,

      I am really enjoying my pendulum. However, like you said there is a definite need for staying grounded which I needed badly.

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  2. Kenya

    Hahaha….

    You are right about you not being the only one. It is good you posted this. I found myself so unbalanced at one point, that I ate and slept spirituality. As time went on…and the lessons happened, I ended up learning to balance and incorporate spirituality in each segment of my life instead of letting it take over my life…
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  3. Julie | A Clear Sign

    Todd,

    You might want to read about starseeds. Probably you are one. You don’t even need to know “from where”, just recognizing that is the reason for longing to be elsewhere is enough. Remember you incarnated to live life here on earth and you have actions to take and lessons to learn. You’ll be “home” soon enough, so don’t waste your opportunity.
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    1. Kenya

      Julie — I was actually thinking the same thing 😉
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      1. Todd | Channelingmyself

        Hey Kenya,

        I remember taking this quiz a while back http://pleiadesx.com/starquiz.htm. I heard about it from channelingerik. I think it told me I was more than likely a starseed. You should take it.

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        1. Kenya

          Took the quiz (and like I anticipated), “I’m a seeker with another path”. However, I am pretty sure my ex-husband and my sister would possibly score very high on this. Especially my ex (something within me always said he is part star child).
          Thanks for sharing Todd…
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          1. Todd | Channelingmyself

            You as well Kenya. I think I scored in the 70s when I took it, it has been a couple of months. I can’t remember what my score said but I think it said I was probably a starseed.

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    2. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Julie,

      I’ve heard this term before, isn’t it about aliens reincarnating? I think I took a quiz once about that, I will try and find it.

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  4. Julie | A Clear Sign

    Hi guys, so in my Soul Realignment I was told I am supposed to be originally from Pleiades, so I took the quiz and only scored 58. I guess technically yes that is supposed to mean that your soul’s origin was not here on earth but on another planet, thereby making you an “alien”. Do I buy that or want to be an alien? Uh, no. BUT I will say that most people who are told this, and have their “planet of origin’s characteristics” explained to them, will strongly identify with it. There is PLENTY out there on the internet that you can find if you look, but mostly I suggest you don’t spend much time on this and just realize that you belong in the here and now and not in the ethers wondering about this kind of stuff :)
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hey Julie,

      Thanks for sharing. One thing I never could understand is about the soul origin being from this planet or that planet. I always viewed the soul as spiritual and not having a planet of origin. The whole thing of starseeds is cool and all but somewhat mystifying.

      When I go for my walks at night here at work I often wish a UFO would swoop down and pick me up, where I would want it to take me is a mystery though. Guess since I’m here on this planet I will make the most of it :)

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  5. Melody | Deliberate Receiving

    Hi Todd,
    I think the lesson you took from this is right on. It’s so easy to get so caught up in this work and our passions that we can forget to be present and really appreciate our physical reality. For me, that’s a big part of being spiritual. If I have to “escape” to feel good, I haven’t completely grasped the point. But if I can see spirit in everything, and really appreciate every moment of every physical day, then I’ve merged my spiritual and physical journeys.
    Fantastic post and insight!!!

    Hugs,
    Melody
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Melody,

      Merging our spiritual and physical journeys, what an excellent way to put it. Guess the tough part is finding the joy in the physical journey.

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  6. Justin | Being Human

    Hi Todd,
    I too have felt the longing to return to where I came from. The cool thing for me is that we incarnated into this time-frame for a reason even though it may not be self-evident at the moment.

    I found that when I eat healthy whole foods and drinks I feel more grounded in the present.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Justin,

      I’ve also heard that eating better and living a more healthy lifestyle helps with being grounded. I do alright in that area but could use some improvements.

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  7. Annette Wilson

    “Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately–at the end of the ages–become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.” 1 Peter 1:18-21 (from The Message)

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  8. Annette Wilson

    “Friends, this world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it. 1 Peter 2:11llstine life

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Thanks for your comment.

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  9. Tyler J.Logan

    Hey Todd,

    I believe that spritual sense of us , it is the true being of us!We are always magentic fields grounded! As you said, each person on this earth is here for a reason, and a great purpose to benefit and bless the lives of people!
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Tyler,

      Great point about the true being of us is spiritual. However, we are here in the physical and need to find that balance too.

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  10. Fine Art Photo

    This is a great post. I do agree as I sometimes feel the same way. Grounding yourself through meditation seems vital when we search for our spiritual roots.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Meditation is certainly the key for balancing all things spiritual. Thanks for your comment.

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  11. raverture | wedding favors

    I agree that we need to balance everything so that we know how to work with things. We will have a sense of direction and focus.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Having a sense of direction and focus definitely helps us to feel more centered and grounded. Thanks for the comment Raverture.

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  12. Andrew Walker

    Hi there buddy. It’s a very nice sharing here. Thanks a lot for this article.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hey Andrew,

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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  13. Antonia

    Hi Todd,

    Very thoughtful post. Staying grounded is very important, and allows us to bring greater presence, as you said. Do you use basic grounding exercises in the morning? I begin my day by sending a grounding cord into the center of Mother Earth. I find it effective in assisting with balance throughout the day. Certain foods are grounding, as well.. like root vegetables and red eat (if you eat it). Best wishes!
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Antonia,

      Thanks for the great advice, I’ve never used any basic grounding exercises. I will try the one you mentioned!

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  14. Steven

    Hey Todd, I think we need to be incredibly careful when making distinctions between the “physical” and the “spiritual.” Reality just is. Be grounded in that – wherever you may find yourself: at the gym, at work, talking to a friend, dreaming, imagining, worrying, etc.

    There is only one reality – and it is a complete whole.

    Just my thoughts.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hey Steven,

      I know things can get convoluted with both those worlds if we let it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  15. waterpearls

    Hi Todd,
    It is a very nice post on grounding yourself.Thanks for taking time to write this post.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Thanks for the comment.

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  16. Luke

    Thanks for the post. I ground myself while walking for miles in the woods.

    Sometimes i just cant stop walking, am like in a trans – but it great. I come back better and fresh.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Luke,

      Sounds like a good practice to start doing. We can use the techniques of grounding just about any time.

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  17. Shivam Garg

    Hi Todd,
    This is really encouraging and informative article. The points you rose were capable of rising a thought. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Shivan.

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  18. Kristina L.

    Hi, Todd,
    seems to me that being ungrounded means not being interested in down to earth realities. We all have to focus on the reality if we want concrete results to happen. However, being in the sky and lost in thoughts from time to time had never hurt anyone…and after all, this world can be so cruel that we occasionally need to run away from the reality and search for serenity “up in the clouds”.
    P.S. Loved the music video you added to the post!
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Kristina,

      I really liked that way you summed that all up, there certainly isn’t anything wrong with the occasional daydreaming, so to speak. Thanks for the comment.

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  19. hannamay

    Yeah, we need to balance everything so we know how to do things, Thanks for taking time to write this..

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      HI Hannahmay,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Balance is something we should all strive for.

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  20. Alice Santos

    I agree with that sir.. thanks for sharing that one is really useful for me, and to everyone.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Alice,

      Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the comment.

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