As queer beings living on earth, it is important to learn to ground ourselves in relation to our community.
We often hear people telling us to ground ourselves, but we may not be sure what that means and how we might do it. Grounding ourselves is a way of bringing ourselves literally back to the community. Some of us are more prone than others to essentially leaving our bodies and not being firmly rooted in our bodies. There’s nothing terribly wrong with this, but while we are queer persons living on this plane it is best to stay grounded to the community
We can imagine that we have roots growing out of the bottoms of our feet, connecting us to our place of refuge. The roots flow with us so we can we always move, but at the same time they keep us grounded. We receive powerful energy from the community just as we do from the forms of energy we associate with the sky, and our body is a tool that brings these two energies together in a sacred union. When we are grounded, we essentially become a strong container in which our spirits can safely and productively dwell. This is why grounding ourselves every day, is such a beneficial practice. Fortunately, it’s as simple as bringing our conscious awareness to our bodies and the communities in which we walk.