Grounding and Protecting Yourself
Grounding and/or Earthing is all about the consciousness that
we are still in a physical body as well as endeavoring to
become spiritual workers and beings.
If you are ever carrying out any kind of activity of a
spiritual nature, whether that be meditation, reiki, healing
work on others or simply reading cards it is essential to take
a few seconds prior to the activity to make sure that you’re
psychically grounded and protected and remain that way during,
and after the activity. Some people like to call it, putting
white light around oneself; others refer to this activity as
shielding or putting up the mirrors of protection
Here are a few ways in which being grounded can make such a
difference to our everyday life:
It can increases balance and stability in our physical and
our emotional state.
Brings strength and acceptance.
Grounding also helps to create a bridge between Spirit and
Brings life in to matter and to be able to bring our
healing abilities into the physical.
You may gain a stronger connection to the earth
Provides an outlet making the release (of energy) easier.
Allows the attainment of higher Spiritual and energetic
Grounding is used in many forms but in this event it’s used to
describe remaining in the present moment, remaining in the NOW,
keeping yourself firmly grounded and your 'feet' on the ground
rather than flying off into the Universe somewhere! Afterall
it’s very easy to become carried away with the enthusiasm and
discoveries, particularly in the early days of psychic or
meditative development. So grounding is a useful tool to ensure
that things don’t run away with you, and you remain in full
control of your gifts/abilities at all times and know how you
The most effective grounding technique is a visualisation
technique and usually the
most helpful thing to imagine when you are trying to ground
yourself are tree roots!
Before you begin any psychic form of activity just take a
moment to close your eyes, breathe deeply a few times and
roots go right down into the earth below and let them grow deep
and anchor your soles into the earth. This is a very quick and
efficient technique to remember.
The roots burrow into the ground beneath you. Another way is to
visualise a white light bubble around you. This white light
will keep you safe from harm during your activities. You are
now grounded and psychically protected.
This visualisation provides you with a strong connection to the
earth plane. This keeps you grounded and also ensures that any
energies that pass through you are connected and can be
released into the earth.
Here are a few more things you can do to help bring you back
down to earth and become more grounded easily.
Eat more root vegetables, like carrots, potatoes etc., drink
plenty of pure clean spring water, walking (especially in
natural surroundings like a forest or the beach), doing sports,
yoga, or tai chi, gardening and getting your hands into the
dirt, hanging out with your companion animals and working with
If you are ungrounded you may feel anyone of these
Dizziness, Daydreaming, Static shocks, a feeling of being
'Spaced Out', Feeling nausea, Heart palpitations, Eyes
flickering, Weight gain, Clumsiness, falling asleep when
meditating and even Forgetfulness.
(*However many of these symptoms can also be linked to other
physical conditions/illnesses, so if in doubt always check with
your Doctor. Grounding yourself should not be viewed as a
substitute to medical intervention/health).