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Are you a Flyer or a Grounder?

The term Flyers and Grounders refer to a particular impact or flavor that we each have and depending on which you are, will have an effect on how your Soul Gift flows.

Let’s first begin with Flyers. Flyers belong to the realm of ideas and intangibles. Flyers belong to the realm of space. They are the ones among us who see and feel the invisible realm, the mystery, or the spirit world. If they are not spiritual people, this also shows up as an understanding or natural comprehension to the way things work in a behind the scenes sort of way. Flyers can sense the inner workings of companies, organizations and people; they inherently understand the big picture. They seem to understand without being told how individual components fit together to create a whole. They have the ability to rise above and get big picture visions, to see the forest through the trees.

The way a Flyer feels is going to be unique based on the person, but in general you can tell someone is a Flyer if you feel a lightness of being, a sense of freedom, expansiveness (whether in breathing or in thought), tingling, stimulating conversation of ideas and possibilities, awake and sometimes even the light in the room gets brighter.

Grounders, on the other hand, belong to the realm of actions and tangibles. They belong to the realm of matter. They are the ones among us who see the world as it really is; believe in practicality, realism and the importance of understanding and knowledge. If they are not scientific type people, this also shows up as a philosophical or cosmological comprehension of our interconnectedness. Grounders can sense the motivations of companies, organizations and people and they inherently understand the details and specifics. They seem to understand without being told why someone or something acts the way it does. They have the ability to go deep into the practicalities, to actually build and create the vision.

The way a Grounder feels will also be unique depending on the person, but in general, you can tell someone is a Grounder if you feel present, grounded and physical. They bring deep breaths, a slowing down and a deepening. They bring intimate conversations about the world around us, they can make people feel wholly present and sometimes even the furniture, people, colors, sounds and even the smells in the room become more apparent.

What is particularly interesting is how the differentiation between Flyers and Grounders affects Soul Gifts. Here are a few examples:

  • A Flyer Messenger, for example, will be more interested in universal truths or varying perspectives of truth
  • A Grounder Messenger will be more interested in what is really happening on the ground, what is the truth right now
  • A Grounder Believer will be focused on the creation of a sustainable and tangible product that will serve to heal others
  • A Flyer Believer, on the other hand, will be oriented around nurturing or healing the heart, soul and psyche. They will want to focus on healing yourself so you can create what you want in the world.


In our relationships and in our lives, we fluctuate between the Flyer and Grounder polarities. We do not always reside in one or the other, but rather we shift and change depending on the circumstances. What do you think? Are you a Flyer or a Grounder? And how does that impact your Soul Gift?

You can share your thoughts with me below, I'd love to hear them!