But First…Get Grounded

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But First…Get Grounded

Feb 10, 2021 | JVP's Blog

Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots – Rumi

A few days ago, I was rushing to squeeze in a walk with Maisey before getting on a call about a new project I’m working on. I usually pride myself on being “in the moment” but that morning my focus was all over the place. I was searching for Maisey’s leash, and couldn’t find it in any of the usual spots until I spotted Maisy, looking up at it. She looked at me as if to say, “Dad, REALLY??” It was hanging in its proper place – I had looked right at it and hadn’t seen it. I thought to myself, “Wow, I’m going to have to get focused before I get on my Zoom call.”

I clicked on the leash and we set off. As we walked, I consciously slowed my breathing down, and engaged all of my senses – listening to the wind in the trees, smelling the fresh morning air, admiring the new green shoots coming out of the ground, and feeling the earth beneath by feet. I took a moment to rest my back against the trunk of a tree, and imagined my energy reaching deep into the earth, just like the roots of the tree. It didn’t take long before I felt like myself again, and after our walk, I logged onto my call and was able to focus 100% of my attention on our brainstorming session.

So, what’s my point? I want you to know that even spiritual teachers feel untethered sometimes. Just like you, I have moments when I’m juggling too many things at once – when the simplest task is a challenge. If I can’t even find a dog leash, I know I won’t be my best when tuning into the Spirit Realm or mentoring a student.

But there’s a simple fix…

Spending time outdoors gets me grounded almost instantly. I just have to be aware when it’s time to slow down, pull myself back to the present moment, and reinforce my connection to the earth.

Grounding yourself is so important that I made a video to demonstrate a couple of techniques. Maisey makes an appearance here, and she has a few things to say about the topic! Take a look…


As I get ready to launch a new session of my Spiritual Life Coach Certification Course, I’m reminded of how important it is to be mindful, grounded, and focused on your goals if you want to be an effective coach, psychic, medium or healer (or anything else).

We already talked about grounding, but it’s just as important to be mindful and present  for yourself, your loved ones, and your clients. Oops, Maisey just reminded me to include pets too!

Being present is as simple as slowing down and focusing your energy on what you’re doing. Some helpful mindfulness techniques include:

  • Journaling each day to process your feelings. When your thoughts and feelings are written down, they’re less likely to pop up later and intrude on what you’re doing.
  • Meditation to train your mind to filter out the noise, focus on your breath, and open up to the power of the universe.
  • A gratitude practice to acknowledge what’s good in your life – and there’s always something good!

Staying focused on your goals is easy when your path is in harmony with your soul purpose. The important part is getting, and staying on that path – and remaining mindful and grounded are the first steps!

I’d love to help you to set your course and embark upon a career that you love. That’s’ why I’m so excited about my Spiritual Life Coach Certification Course. 

My coaching techniques will help you build a strong foundation for anything you feel called to do in your life, whether it be a coach, psychic, medium, author, or something else. Getting grounded is just the start – I look forward to helping learn all of my special techniques to be the best you can be!