It’s easy to look around at what’s happening in the world and feel a sense of hopelessness - that things are never going to change.
Destructive situations are constantly unfolding that can trigger angry, negative feelings.
You might feel depressed when you see how humans are treating one another, animals and the environment.
Rather than spiral downwards, how do you stay compassionate and centered so that you can take action and create positive change in the world?
One of the best ways to do this is by staying grounded during these difficult times.
Grounding is the act of spiritually connecting yourself to the planet and releasing negative thoughts, emotions and energy.
One of the easiest and fastest ways to ground is through breath. Take a few nice deep breaths and notice yourself come back into your body and begin to relax and slow down.
If you have a bit longer, here is a wonderful grounding technique that I use daily.
When you are grounded, you see things more clearly and have access to more energy. You might be inspired to help someone, speak up for someone or take action around a specific situation.
As you continue your grounding practice, you will notice that you feel more connected to other people. You will find other like-minded souls who are interested in what you are doing.
The act of grounding enables you to connect to your spirit and the power of Universal energy. Your positive actions will touch and inspire others and have a ripple effect. When enough ripples come together they create a wave.