“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”
– Vern McLellan
As we welcome a New Year, it is important to practice grounding and centering. Even the happiest holiday season can leave us feeling worn and scattered. This year, in particular, has been full of challenge. Many are feeling fragile like autumn leaves, vulnerable to external winds. Before moving forward with new goals and new intentions, we must come back to ourselves.
Through grounding, we become more present in our physical bodies (Healthline, 2019). Spiritually, we strengthen our connection to the earth and to the Universal Source. When we are grounded, we feel balanced and centered. Centering can act like armor, allowing us to maintain peace, even in the face of chaos. From this foundation, we can prepare to grow. It is easier to speak our truths and trust our intuitions when we feel safe and steady.
Grounding and centering prepare us to listen for what comes next. We become clear and open, ready to receive support and inspiration. In this space, it is easier to release the patterns, and blockages that hold us back. Our energetic frequency aligns with our goals, and we are ready to manifest our intentions.
There are many ways to become grounded and centered. For some it is as simple as becoming still and quiet, taking a break. You might use mediation, focusing your attention on your body and breath, checking in and becoming more aware of the present. Some people like to visualize themselves as trees, rooting to the soil beneath our feet. This type of imagery can be powerful, strengthening the connection between the root chakra and the Universe. You might pair your meditation with a clearing practice to release stored stress, trauma, or baggage.
There is a familiar saying by Cesar Pavese: “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
As we move into a new year, we are called upon to set new intentions, to make resolutions to better our journey. If we want to be successful, we have to first let go of the past and come back to ourselves.
As we wrap up one life cycle and move on to the next, use grounding and centering to promote a smooth transition. Remember your place. Know that you belong. Prepare to live your purpose; prepare for positive change.
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What To Remember:The holidays can leave us worn and scattered.Before moving forward, we must come back to ourselvesGrounding and centering create a safe foundation from which to manifest and grow.
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Raab, Diana. (February, 2020). What Is Centering? What Is Grounding? PsychologyToday.com.
Khan, Nina. (December, 2020). Use the post-Christmas celestial movements to manifest your New Year's goals. Stylist.co.uk.
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