Some easy early morning medicine that we can all do to help self restore our energy and ground us. Using the senses Sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell and feeling can all take us to a place to allow restorative energies to move in us.
When we stop and go inward focusing on these senses we are able to go to a specific moment in time and relive that event. Remembering these past events through the senses takes us out of our conscious thinking and allows us to tap into our subconscious where grounding occurs.
At first instead of trying to use all your senses focus on one specific one that feels stronger to you. For me my visual sense is much higher than hearing so I normally first focus there and once I begin to restore the beautiful image of my past I then slowly introduce the other senses to join.
Sight: a beautiful forest you once camped in / Or a sunset you watched at the beach
Hearing: the singing of a bird a / or the sound of a river
Smell: fragrance you enjoyed wearing growing up/ or fresh baked goods coming out of the oven
Taste: the sweetness of your favorite fruit/ or the sweet taste of the airs after the summer rain
Touch: the feeling of your favorite blanket/ or the warmth of another human
Feeling: The moment you shared something beautiful with someone/ or feeling loved.
(To get an even stronger grounding follow up each senses thought with how does that make me feel?)
Through practice your senses will grow and become faster for you to clearly revisit happy past experiences, these moments of joy you experience will help restore your energy, vitality and focusing. And all the while support you in grounding allowing you to reduce stress and anxiety.