Question: The question is about being grounded. I assume that being grounded is normal. Are there like any psychological causes or unbalances, which could cause being ungrounded? Where could this lead when you are being ungrounded for a long time? It is like having a connection with the Mother Earth, this is what I was thinking about being grounded.
Answer by Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels, given at a conference in Estonia 2017.
"Being grounded does not truly mean being connected to Mother Earth. It means being balanced in your four lower bodies, at least as I prefer to use the terminology. What happens to many spiritual people is that, as Jesus just described, they can become unbalanced in various ways. Some become over-eager to make spiritual progress. They attempt to take heaven by force. They push too hard. They invoke more light than their chakras can handle. There can actually be situations where people can have or create holes in their auras so that there is an inroad for lower energies or dark forces. There are also people who can experience some kind of severe situation that gives them this kind of imbalance, some kind of crisis in their lives.
The best way to deal with this is, of course, once you have become severely ungrounded; you need to make calls for protection, calls to Astrea to cut you free from dark forces. You also need to realize that you cannot overcome the state of being ungrounded through force. You cannot push your way out of being ungrounded. You need to strive for balance.
There are some cases where people have become ungrounded, so to speak, by being on a vegetarian or vegan diet for longer than their bodies can actually handle it. In order to achieve some state of balance, they need to eat more dense food, such as at least lighter forms of meat, fowl or fish.
There can be examples where people have emotional traumas that make them ungrounded. They need to then seek emotional healing through various forms of therapy if it is a severe imbalance; or by using our teachings.
There can be times where people are ungrounded because they have certain mental beliefs that give them a sense that they have some very high, very important mission. They have to work with these very advanced beings, and so forth and so on. Even some ascended master students have been so anxious to work with us that they become ungrounded and seek to take heaven by force instead of walking the gradual path.
We always talk about the path being gradual, taking one small step at a time, not seeking to do too much. Again, you can become so overanxious to make progress that it actually makes you ungrounded. Therefore, you have either, as I said, a hole in your aura or some of your chakras have become unbalanced. They can even spin the wrong way. You need to then make the shift where you focus your attention on attaining balance, calmness. If it is too much to give decrees or invocations, then use mindfulness. Try to center yourself.
There can even people who need to set aside any kind of spiritual practice or study and engage in some kind of physical activity that then gives them more of a sense of balance. In that sense, it can sometimes be helpful for people to work with the earth, to work with some kind of gardening or farming work. Even doing physical labor can be helpful for people who have become ungrounded.
This messenger, for example, in the early years after having found the spiritual path, had periods where he did physical labor. He was aware that this actually helped him make faster spiritual progress because the physical labor gave him a certain state of groundedness that then enabled him to invoke more light without becoming unbalanced."
~ Ascended Master Mother Mary (through Kim Michaels)