Grounding is one of the basic abilities that every psychic and spiritual worker should learn. It’s an ability to control psychic energies that flow through you, and an ability that allows you to remain present here and now, without wondering away with your thoughts, or your inner energies. There are two types of grounding: one is active, and another one is passive. Learning both types should be one of the first things on your “wanna be psychic TODO list”.
In the past, I’ve published a short article about grounding, and I’ve also discussed the subject in my book, Psychic Development Simplified. But since grounding is an ability that can be used by everyone, not just psychics, I want to share the knowledge for free in this article.
Who else, beside psychics, can use grounding techniques? Actually, everyone! From a social worker and teacher to businessman, to a priest and spiritual worker. Grounding, when used along with centering ability, can help you refocus on here and now, become present, and control your thoughts and energies better.
People have a tendency to wonder their own thoughts and energies.
In all these examples, you can see a simple mechanism – energy follow thoughts. You not only waste your life energies, but you also attract more negative stuff, and finally, you perform psychic attacks. These are negative examples, but positive emotions and thoughts may lead to negative results, too.
No matter who you are and what you do on a daily basis, grounding is very useful skill, that doesn’t require too much psychic skills, really.
An active method of grounding focuses on doing conscious, or semi-conscious energy work. Conscious energy work occurs when you’re clearly conscious of the energies you manipulate. For example, if you can sense or see energies, you can manipulate them consciously. In case of semi-conscious energy work, you think to manipulate the energy, but if you can’t sense or see it, then you cannot be 100% sure if the energies do what you want. So, you can only trust your thoughts.
Active form of grounding is simple – you release energies from your body, energies that aren’t needed anymore. You can do this just by intending to do so. Energy follow thoughts, so if you’re not skilled energy worker, just think about releasing energies (release the tension, huh!).
A grounded object is any object that is, one way or another, connected to ground, that big brown thing below. Ground is grounded; building floor and walls are grounded; most pipes are grounded, as well. In order to release the energies into the grounded object:
This simple energy work technique should be enough to ground yourself properly.
Trees are grounded, as well. Many schools of meditation or spiritual work teach this very simple grounding technique. All you have to do is to hug a tree, and intend to release the unwanted energies. The tree will do the rest. Often, this method is mixed with charging yourself with positive energies, as trees do work as big energy antennas. But for now, just remember, if you have access to a tree, go and give it a hug!
Beside very obvious methods of grounding that I’ve described above, you should also remember about few additional things.
Now, that you know these few additional things, let’s discuss passive grounding.
Active grounding is all about energy work. Passive grounding is about making sure your mind is grounded enough in general. Passive grounding can be described as building a dam that will hold the water even if you will go sleep. Through various activities and habits, you add more and more blocks to your mind dam.
The primary step in building the dam in your mind is to learn not to form any attachments. When you care about someone, or when you hate someone; when you focus on something, or when something irritates you; all of this forms attachments, like energetic links, through which energy flows. When you’re angry about something, you form an attachment, through which you send energies towards someone or something you’re angry about. This way, you lose energy.
The same thing happens when you worry or when you care about something or someone. Generally, any emotional behavior creates a form of energetic interaction, that results in lack of grounding. The less attachments you have, the more grounded you are. Now, you may dig into advanced Buddhist practice and attach to nothing. But as a person living in the Western world, you should just get rid of negative attachments, and don’t worry about positive attachments.
Lear to forgive yourself and others, and focus on positive emotions always. Bad things happen all the time, but the true power is to remain calm and happy in the world of darkness. The less things you’re angry about, and the less things you worry about, the more grounded you are.
Another method of passive grounding is simple – you just need a hobby. Some people play computer games; others play golf; other cook, and so on. This is very important especially if you’re a psychic or spiritual worker. When you work with psychic energies, spiritual things and entities, you may easily lose your contact with real world. Trust me, this is possible. In a simple way, you may go crazy, or at least, you may perceive everything from a spiritual perspective, while you should perceive many things from very earthly perspective.
I have few activities that aren’t a hobby, but they keep me grounded. For example, I enjoy cooking meals; I also play computer games; I write fiction; finally, I read books about quantum physics and space exploration :). Now you get the idea of a grounding “hobby”.
In order to protect yourself against losing your mind, you need a very grounding hobby, something that allows you to free yourself from spiritual thoughts. Or, if you’re not spiritual worker, but, for example, a businessman, you may wish to play computer games or become interested in spiritual stuff, just to stop thinking about doing business. This can be really, really helpful.
Getting a cup of coffee, going out for a beer, cooking dinner or having sex, these are only few examples of small grounding activities. In short, shift your focus to something that connects you with manual work and physicality, and one way or another, you will be grounded.
Such grounding knowledge is useful for psychics, spiritual workers and even those, who have too much on their head (that’s 90% of world’s population, I guess). Grounding should be performed whenever you feel that you’re losing focus: during or after work; during psychic activities; before and after spiritual work; in a stressful time, and so on.
And remember, these few techniques that I’ve mentioned above are only few examples. You may find or develop another technique that will work better simple because it will suit you. And once you have a good method of grounding in your reach, stick to it. And use it whenever you need.
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What other methods of grounding are you familiar with? Please, share them with ASoM readers. Also, do you have a hobby that makes you relax after hours of psychic or spiritual work?