“I feel a thousand capacities spring up in me. I am arch, gay, languid, melancholy by turns. I am rooted, but I flow.” Virginia Woolf, The Waves
What does it mean to feel the world from a deeply grounded, embodied state?
For many years I have been like water, spilling over emotionally into relationships and conversations, uncertain of my boundaries. I thought I would have to understand trauma to rewrite the story, but it isn’t true. A counselor once said this to me, “The story is important, but I want you to tell it from an embodied state.” So, what does that mean?
Recall a memory of being in a place of unconditional safety, unconditional love, a place where you feel deeply connected to grace. Now, imagine if you felt that way all the time. Being grounded in your body may not feel like a natural, or common experience but it is your birthright.
What helps you to feel grounded? Do you meditate, plan time to be in nature, or sit quietly alone in reflection in the evenings or early morning? I will be sharing more from my intuition medicine program about skills you can develop but I want to know what helps you, what you’ve tried. So, please share your comments below with the community.