Grounding simply means connection with the Earth. We are all electromagnetic beings, conducting an electromagnetic current throughout our bodies, and possessing an electromagnetic field around us (our aura). We receive energy from above, through our Crown chakras, from our surrounding electromagnetic field, and from below via the Earth. But energy flow is a two-way system, and must be regulated for optimum health on all levels. Just as our homes need to be "grounded" or connected into the Earth so that they don't explode in the event of a lightning strike, so too do our bodies need to be plugged into the Earth so that we don't short-circuit in the event of too much energy. We are all familiar with the sight of a downed power line after a storm that flops around, ready to zap anything with which it comes into contact. When we are not connected energetically deep into the Earth, we are just like that downed power line, ready to fry anything in sight. The excess energy within our bodies has nowhere to go, so it can stick around within us, creating energetic problems such as anger, rage, confusion, sleeplessness, hyperactivity, autoimmune disease, inflammatory conditions, etc. The retained energy can also arc out to zap others, just like lightning! We all know people who are this way, and may even have times where we are energetically mimicking the downed power line.
So what can we do to prevent the downed power line scenario? We can ground, or connect our energy deep into Mother Earth! It sounds incredibly simple, and indeed, it IS simple! But this simple activity is the most important thing we can do to keep our energy flowing for optimal health on all levels. So how do we ground?
There are many ways to ground, and once you get the hang of it, you will most likely develop our own personal favorites. But here are some simple, quick grounding tips that you can perform several times a day in seconds. If practiced regularly, these simple steps will change your health, relationships and entire life for the better!
1. Pretend, imagine, feel or know that you are a tree and that your legs are the trunk of the tree. Then visualize your feet growing roots that sink deep down into the Earth. Allow any excess energy, anxiety, anger etc. within you to run down those roots into the Earth. You will actually feel a great rush as the energy equilibrates, leaving you calmer, more at peace, more balanced. You can also imagine a "white light" rain shower washing energetic debris off of you and down into the Earth via your roots. You can now also draw up energy from the infinite stores of Mother Earth whenever you feel tired, depleted, ill etc.
2. Pretend, imagine, feel or know that the energetic center at the base of your spine, your Root chakra, sends down an energetic root or cord from the center of your pelvis down into the Earth. Imagine it traveling as deep as you can, into the core if you can. Then imagine your energy rooting in just like a tree. You can now send excess energy down into the Earth via this cord, or conversely, draw upon Earth's infinite energetic stores when you are feeling depleted.
3. Work with grounding stones. You can hold them, place them at the Root chakra on your pelvis or at the Earth Star chakra about 6 inches beneath your feet. Just having grounding stones within your electromagnetic field will assist you in forming that connection to the Earth in whatever way makes sense to you. Examples of grounding stones include: Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Pyrite, Galena, most Agates, most Jaspers, Ruby, Garnet, Sphalerite, and many others.
4. My personal favorite way to ground is to imagine the hexagonal Iron crystal within the core of the Earth. I then draw attention to my Root chakra simultaneously, and I feel immediately magnetically grounded. It takes all of one second to do!
Some of you have asked whether it is "bad" to send negative energy into the Earth. The truth of the matter is that the Earth does not judge the quality of the energy. It is just energy to her, and she will transmute or transform any energy that we deem as "negative' and put it to use elsewhere. Earth's energetic stores are infinite, and she wants us to energetically draw from her when we are depleted. The Earth and humanity are one giant organism termed "Gaia". We are forever interconnected and interlinked energetically. The Earth knows what she is doing. So don't feel bad for sending her your excess or "negative' energy. She will put it to good use!
This is simple stuff! But it is so important! I feel that proper grounding may heal a great deal of energetic imbalances that we all suffer with from time to time! Make a conscious effort to plug yourself deep into Mother Earth. Do it several times a day until it becomes second nature. Also, take a few minutes several times a day to check where you are vibrating. Are you feeling spacey, angry, disoriented, exhausted? Try grounding! You may see a world of difference! Teach your children to do this and watch the hyperactive, non-purposeful "crazies" turn into calm, peace and focused action. Make it a game and see what happens! Have fun creating your own ways to ground!