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My Understanding of Being Anchored, so that homeopaths and other health professionals can develop their full potential

Written by Caroline Durieu

Dr. Caroline Durieu shares her understanding of “anchoring” so that homeopaths and other health professionals develop their full potential.

Everyone knows that nature is well made. Or that chance makes things right. Nature is governed by universal natural laws, so that all living beings can live together, in harmony.  Obviously, some eat others of course, but it is always “fair”.  Nature does not do anything useless, or out of gratuitous malice. Also, Nature is so complex that man will probably never be able to understand it.

So…

To make life more beautiful, and easier, can’t we just assume that getting genuinely and humbly closer to it would help? To be anchored means being part of this whole.

To be anchored is…

  • being aware of our life, of our body (and its limits). Being in our whole body rather than just in our head
  • AND being aware of our connection to the world (to the earth, to the sky and to all other living beings) and that everything is connected.
  • being in the here and now, being fully there, in what we are doing.

It is therefore a prerequisite to take care of life, in the present but also in the long term, to make the right decisions that are FAIR for everyone

Why are we not anchored?

It took me a concussion to deeply understand that!  It seems it is either a physical traumatism, or a psychological one that makes us disconnect from the energetic aura of the earth. But also, just getting caught up in life’s worries and turmoil. Most of the time we don’t even know why. But it’s quite reliable to assume that when things are not going your way, you might indeed not be anchored. Don’t judge it, accept it so you can learn better.

Not being anchored is being like a soap bubble that floats always higher, that doesn’t know how and where to land.  It can’t be touched, or can’t hold anything. Or, like a satellite that would leave the earth’s attraction without knowing how to get back.

And when you are a soap bubble, you can shine a lot, without necessarily serving a higher purpose in the world, let alone your higher self.

It is indeed possible to be brilliant without being grounded. As a matter of fact, many people are not grounded, and probably even more public people. On the other hand, it is also possible to take care of the world or to be passionate about nature without being grounded (farmer, surveyor, even yoga teacher…). Those who know or feel that’s the way to go, but yet have to learn how to be consciously connected, or they won’t get the whole benefit of it.

In practice, some people tend to be rather anchored by nature, and others are rather not anchored, and for those who have never experienced both, it is very difficult to imagine the world otherwise. But nothing is definitive.

Why should we be anchored?

Be anchored because it is the best way…

  • to find balance, to make your life path easier by being more intuitive!

What seems right when you are a soap bubble, can’t obviously be the same

point of view as when you’re stabilized and anchored… Being anchored opens

the door to intuition, and intuition opens the door to synchronicities, which

strengthens our confidence in ourselves and in the world.

  • Increase concentration and manage stress, by not feeling alone in the world but rather protected by a common rule of the game, which helps to let go.
  • Doing the right thing, the fair thing. Not just for us or for someone else, but a real win win.
  • to communicate all together, when we speak a common language
  • so that homeopathy and all other health interventions can develop their full potential

How do we anchor ourselves? 

First of all, if needed, imagine a bright/wonderful place where to send all our negative energies to be recycled into beauty, harmony, strength, … Relaxing and silencing our hyperactive brain should happen naturally as the exercises below are performed.

There are a lot of anchoring techniques, and everyone has to find his own. I suggest you start with the first technique. Either this exercise suits you, and you adopt it twice a day at first, or you move on to something else. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” said Einstein. Be creative!

  1. Work along with your breathing: Anchor yourself like a powerfully rooted tree, or maybe just a shrub to start with, see what comes to your mind. Close your eyes and focus on the soles of your feet. As you breathe out, imagine yourself growing roots as deeply as possible. As you breathe in, imagine drawing in all the nourishing energy from the earth, just as the tree would. As you do this, try to imagine the roots getting bigger and bigger, and visualize them more and more accurately. If even a shrub is difficult to imagine, perhaps start with the rootlets that a lavender cutting would make in water… When used to this, it really just takes a couple breaths. Feel free to ask me which tree suits you best, if it’s hard to picture.

  • alternatively, go through all the support points (not just the parts) of the body, imagining their weight, or releasing them one after the other
  • or finally, one after the other, imagine breathing in and out the colour corresponding to the 7 chakras.
  1. Animals are very much anchored, though technically without roots. Observing them can teach us a lot, mostly the ones we don’t care about too much, for it’s precisely those that can teach us new things/skills. Feel free to ask me for the animal you need to learn from.
  2. Mindful activity within nature (especially gardening and forest bathing “Shinrin-yoku” where the 5 senses are encouraged, …), or with animals (hippotherapy, …).
  3. Going for a jog with earphones and your mind roaming is NOT doing the anchoring job.
  4. Swimming, due to the obvious cutaneous sensory stimulation, as well as some mindful massages.
  5. Yoga helps to be more present to oneself and one’s connection to the ground, and in return, anchoring helps to be more balanced and to progress more easily.
  6. Mudras, otherwise known as finger yoga, among which One-handed:

▪ Prithivi Mudra, the gesture of the Earth (Prithivi in Sankrit)

Performed by lightly pressing the thumb and ring finger together, the others stretched out, index and middle fingers together; hands on the thighs or knees.  Amplifies the breath in the pelvic region and allows anchoring.

▪ Bhumi Mudra, to take the Earth as witness, index fingers vigorously pointed at the ground, other fingers folded with both hands together:

▪ Muladhara Chakra Mudra, the gesture of the foundation: middle fingers folded at the second knuckle, the others extended and touching. It directs the breath towards the pelvis (where the 1st chakra is located), anchors, stabilises and rebalances

  1. Qi Gong, Tai-chi, Dance, Singing, Hoponopono (“recreating the universal order” in Hawaiian) …

About the author

Caroline Durieu

Dr. Caroline Durieu is a belgian medical doctor practising since 2008. She studied Tropical Medicine and International Health (ITG Antwerp) in 2010, than Sports Medicine, Nutrition and Mesotherapy in 2014. She got (back) into Homeopathy in 2016 for her first kid, and has been quite passionnate ever since, expanding research into bach flower essences, aromatherapy, gemmotherapy, mudras, ayurveda ... then covid helped developping superpowers to better advise patients offline as well as online. Children mental health is her priority, but globally treating patients from 0 to 100!
She is also doing a lot of mental coaching, summarized on https://www.instagram.com/carohmd/, and recently started another page (after writing about the first healed tree, and the many successes in plant treating since) https://www.instagram.com/hpp4all/, feeling it's another entry point worth using to raise awareness.

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