Grounding is the felt sense of the current moment reality of your physical body in time and space. To be grounded means to not be lost in thoughts or feelings, and to be aware of the physical context you are in. If you are and empath or are prone to feeling lost, confused, overwhelmed by negative energy, or "floaty", holding a healing crystal can help bring you back to Earth. Staying grounded is an essential part of metaphysical work and emotional healing.