When people are grounded, they generally feel safe, confident, hopeful, and calm. As a psychic, it's especially important that I remain grounded in order to give my clients the best access to my intuition.

Times of transition, uncertainty, major losses, or crisis can all be triggers that make us feel uprooted. And the early stages of 2017 are making many people, especially the highly sensitive among us, feel shaken by global upheaval and turbulence. Here is some advice on staying grounded straight from the angels, spirit guides, and ascended masters I work with during my sessions with clients.

1. Picture a happy outcome.

Some folks might think of psychics as far-out, but I pride myself on giving clients very practical, detailed ideas about how to change or improve their lives. So when my guides told me to instruct a client to "picture a happy outcome," I asked them just how important visualization is. "Picturing a happy outcome is half the battle," my guides told me. Imagining a positive resolution will stop you from hand-wringing over worst-case scenarios, which can make you feel ungrounded. Visualizing the situation working out will actually have a healthy effect on your behavior and the energy you send out to others and the universe. You don't need to get specific with these images or know how the happy outcome will happen or when. If people in your family are fighting, for example, simply picture them getting along.

When we are grounded, we feel safe.
 

2. Be open and stay flexible.

People often have a tendency to shut down and close up during a crisis. This is a primal reaction meant to protect you, but it actually does the complete opposite. While you want to stay secure during crisis or transition, it's imperative that you also remain open and flexible enough to notice all the options and possible solutions the universe is revealing to you. When we are grounded, we feel safe, which naturally makes us more open and flexible. So fake it till you make it—just keep telling yourself to remain open and flexible and you'll trick your mind and heart into feeling safe and grounded.

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3. Remember the healing power of touch.

When we don't feel grounded, part of the problem is that we don't feel in touch with this physical earthly dimension. Spirit has told me that touch is a wonderful way to bring us "back down to earth." If you have a cuddly pet, put them on your lap while you're working on the computer. If you have a child or are living with a romantic partner, hold hands when you walk to the store or snuggle up on the couch while you're watching a movie. If you are living alone, get a massage.

4. Avoid stimulants.

I have been told by the angels and guides I work with that when someone feels ungrounded, having a double latte or an extra glass of wine with dinner is like "throwing gasoline on a fire." If you're feeling ungrounded and shaky, throw your adrenals and your nervous system a life preserver by avoiding excess caffeine, alcohol, and sugar. Caffeine is especially hard on sensitive people, and I have been guided to tell a few clients that even green tea is too much for their systems.

5. Listen to nature sounds.

We've all heard how calming soft, gentle music can be, but my guides also tell me it's particularly important to use sounds from nature for relaxation. A walk in the woods or along the beach can soothe anxiety. But if you live in a region with intense seasons or a big city where regular contact with nature is difficult, find an electronic recording of nature sounds and listen to it right before bed or after a particularly hectic day.

6. Connect with your spirituality or something larger than yourself.

The universe, God, Spirit, source, a wood sprite, the energy of the mountains near your home...if you are feeling ungrounded, connect with your sense that there is something more to this life, something that can never be fully explained—only felt. Spirituality can make it easier for you to see the big picture and put your problems in perspective, encourage you to become Zen and philosophical, or give you someone or something to look to for guidance. You can start by acknowledging that you have a soul or spirit, and simply asking your soul, "What wisdom do you have to offer me about this situation?"


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