more about grounding. above is an image of the Hindu God Ganesh. He is known as the Lord of Obstacles and very popular in Hindu faith and art. There are many stories for how he acquired his elephant head. Most widely known is that, while being a child of Shiva and Shakti, Shiva cut off his head in a jealous rage when he thought Ganesh was coming between him and his wife. Vishnu, then placed an elephant head on Ganesh to save him.
Ganesha is the Lord of Obstacles, both of a material and spiritual order. He is popularly worshipped as a remover of obstacles, though traditionally he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. Paul Courtright says that "his task in the divine scheme of things, his dharma, is to place and remove obstacles. It is his particular territory, the reason for his creation."
His head symbolizes calmness, wisdom and strength while his grotesque looking body and pot belly are symbols of illusion. Reminding us that the truth is beneath any skin. He is usually accompanied by a small rodent or mouse which symbolizes the indecision and anxiety of creatures through the earth and the desire to find the real truth within. His blessings, and this is the important part, remove obstacles bring peace and prosperity, and success in initiating new ventures in life.
Ganesha resides in the first chakra, called the Muladhara Chakra. The muladhara chakra is the principle on which the manifestation or outward expansion of primordial Divine Force rests. Ganesha holds, supports and guides all other chakras, thereby governing the forces that propel the wheel of life. Im trying to get closer to Ganesh and his blessings by grounding and therefore becoming closer to myself.