What is Grounding?
Also known as “Ground and Center”
Grounding is an exercise focused on rebalancing energies. There are many techniques as to how to ground and cleanse the body of built up (or blocked) energies. Calming and stable energies paths are maintained with Grounding.
When to Ground.
Let it be known that this is a list of many people’s preferred times to ground energy. Pick the one’s that feel right and work for you.
Before ritual, grounding creates a safe conduit for divine energies and unifies you with the others in your Circle.
Before magic or spell-casting, it generates energy to empower your work.
Before divination, solid grounding technique opens your mind to understand what the Divine is trying to say.
Before healings, it protects you from being receptive to taking on harmful energies, and purifies the energy you are using and minimizes the risk of harm to the other.
After all magical workings; a way to bring your spiritual side back to Earth and establish a firm connection with the physical world
After meditation and Astral Projections, this establishes the link between “soul” and body.
Feeling sluggish or “out of gas”; grounding is a great way to tap into the natural resource of magical energies from the Earth.
If you have a problem with too much of any element- ground, bring earth back into your life and bask in the lesson of being silent.
Complex and simple ways to Ground your Energies.
There are varying forms of grounding, each unique to your purpose.
Eating bread. Bread has long been seen as a very earth food. From the grain to the feeling it gives you when you bite into a fresh baked loaf. Eating bread at the end of a ritual is commonly known as Cakes and Ale, cakes not being the sweet dessert that people think of, but just sweetened bread.
Place your hands into a patch of soil.
Tai Chi meditations, Wu Ji posture is great to start with.
Sit with your feet on the ground, with good posture. Visualize a white light coming down from the heavens going directly into the top of your head. See and feel the liquid white light slowly moving down through your body down through your legs, feet. Then visualize roots from your feet going down into the ground, firmly into Mother Earth.
Stand with your knees slightly bent yet keeping your upper body straight. Tap your heels into the ground as frequently as you can for up to 5 minutes while focusing on the vibrations entering the earth.
Carry a stone or crystal in your pocket. When you're feeling over-energized, let the stone absorb your energy.
Create a catchphrase to trigger grounding -- it can be something as simple as "I throw it into the Wind!" This phrase can be used as an energy release when you need it.
Another method is to push the excess energy down, through your legs and feet, and into the ground. Focus on your energy, and feel it draining away, as though someone had pulled a plug out of your feet.
Close your eyes and focus on your energy. Get it under control so that it's manageable -- and then, using your hands, push it into the ground, a bucket of water, a tree, or some other object that can absorb it.