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What Is The Purpose of Doing Grounding?
Spiritual grounding is very important for everyone, but especially critical if you have been doing spiritual development or psychic work.
It is easy to get quite ungrounded, especially the way we live our lives today with little real connection to the earth.
When you are working on your spiritual development, you may allow yourself to open via your higher chakras to the Divine realms.
But once you finish you need to ensure you return to normal so you do not remain ungrounded.
It will happen naturally but it can take some time, so taking action to make it occur more quickly can be helpful. It is sometimes actually necessary to be ungrounded, if you are doing processes that elevate you to the higher realms.
But afterwards it is also necessary to ground yourself, and make a connection to Mother Gaia.
Know How To Make A Connection To Mother Gaia?
Energy grounding as a preventative measure to avoid health problems, is important. Make sure that you regularly ground yourself into the earth star chakra.
If you are ungrounded, it is important to bring your self back to normal. There are a couple of grounding methods that usually work fairly quickly and work well.
An easy way to start the process of spiritual grounding is by burning white sage. If you continue to allow yourself to remain ungrounded, a variety of different problems, may develop.
Do you know the symptoms of being ungrounded? If you are unsure, take a look at this list, to ensure that you know… Are you ungrounded?
Grounding Your Energy When You’re Ungrounded
Most of these are unnecessary and are totally preventable. So what action should we take?
Firstly: Whenever possible, walk barefoot on the earth in a garden or park, or go for a barefoot walk on a beach.
Emotional grounding is important, and walking in the water will aid your emotional body as well. This contact with the earth is a very helpful, to assist you to begin to ground yourself.
As you do this, you release energy from your body, and it is transformed into earth energy when you discharge it into the earth below your feet.
Of course if you are in a cold climate, and it is winter, walking on the earth may not be possible.
Secondly: If you are in the position to be able to sage yourself, begin by smudging yourself. Use either white sage alone or mixed with other fragrant herbs. These are often sold in purpose made smudging sticks.
Thirdly: When you are not able to get outside for any reason, do a grounding meditation.
Relaxing…centering… grounding… very important actions for your overall well-being. Go within, become centered, then follow through with the following visualization in the grounding meditation shown further down the page.
Are YOU Ungrounded?
Often when you are ungrounded continuously, you may not be aware that you are ungrounded, but others around you may notice. If you are doing development of your gifts, especially psychic, spiritual grounding is important to do.
The common symptoms of being ungrounded are as follows:
- Dizziness, feeling spaced out, light headed or a floaty feeling
- Forgetting appointments or other important things
- Misplacing or losing things
- Feeling generally unwell, totally lacking energy, tired and drained
- Falling asleep during meditation
- Continual daydreaming
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Feeling over stimulated and nervy
- Bumping into things or other general feelings of clumsiness
- Getting lost while driving, even when you have a GPS, you just can’t seem to go the right way, even when the area is quite familiar to you
- Having out of body experiences without meaning to and feeling that they are not within your control
- Unable to carry on a normal conversation, including losing track of what you were saying.
Do you think that you are ungrounded? Do you know how to ground yourself? Do you think you need spiritual grounding?
If any of these grounding questions came back with a ‘yes’, maybe you should think about taking action.
Things you can do includes taking a walk on the earth, smudging yourself, doing a grounding meditation and keeping one of the stones from the list on your body or close by.
A most effective grounding meditation involves a visualization, for spiritual grounding. Sit down in a chair in a relaxed position.
It is best done with bare feet that you place flat on the floor, so that you are can feel as connected to the earth as possible.
As you are sitting there, centered, relaxed and at peace, you need to visualize the following ……….
As you close your eyes, begin by mentally drawing a line from the bottom of your feet down into the earth.
Visualize a spot about twelve inches below the sole of each foot.
Imagine that you can feel any excess energy you may have in your body moving down your legs, and moving out of your body into the earth.
Now I want you to imagine that you are a tree, a beautiful tall, healthy tree.
Feel roots descending from the soles of your feet, as you send them down, deep into the earth.
You go deeper and deeper into the cool moist earth, and as you do you begin to take nourishment from it.
You feel your roots growing stronger and you feel your life-force energy deepening and strengthening.
You feel a surge of love and gratitude from Mother Gaia come up through your roots and into the soles of your feet and up into your body.
This love and gratitude is for the gift of energy you have given to her.
You spread your arms above your head, and visualize that these are your branches. You feel leaves growing on your branches, strong, healthy and vibrant.
Your branches reach high into the sky, enjoying the warmth of the sun on the leaves, or the coolness of the moon.
You reach up to make contact with spirit, and gather the energy from the Divine Source and allow it to energize and nourish you.
You have had your fill so you allow the balance of the vibrations from the higher realms to make its way down your body, and slowly filter down your legs.
As you allow this energy to flow out of the soles of your feet, you give thanks for the gift you have been given.
You feel gratitude to Spirit for the gift you have been given, and you thank Mother Gaia for all she does for you, as you give her this gift of your body’s excess energy, to be transformed into earth energy.
When you are ready you slowly open your eyes. You know that you can come here as often as you like and do a spiritual grounding, and that the earth will enjoy the gift you give her of your excess energy.
Crystals To Aid Spiritual Grounding
You may like to use Black Kyanite first, shown in the image on the right, or you could use Blue Kyanite… before you use any other stones, as it is extremely helpful for grounding.
Kyanite comes in range of colors, and when doing spiritual grounding it is highly recommended, that you use any color of Kyanite stones before you use other stones.
Although Black Kyanite is a wonderful stone and is available, the most common color is the Blue Kyanite.
Blue Kyanite is east to get and it is most helpful for grounding. All colors of Kyanite have the added advantage of aligning your chakras.
For grounding and protection, many of the black gemstones and crystals are highly beneficial. So which of the stones on the list should you use?
Most grounding stones are earth star chakra stones, but you also may find helpful stones among the base or root chakra stones.
Take a look at the stones listed in the chart at the bottom of this page, are some of the best and strongest stones for grounding, and most are easily obtained.
Strongest Grounding Stones
Black Tourmaline is a stone that I highly recommend that you keep on you at all times, for both spiritual grounding and protection.
This is especially important as in addition it also has a strong vibration to aid psychic protection, as well as being one of the strongest grounding stones.
Black Tourmilated Quartz has similar qualities, and the addition of the quartz makes these powerful stones to bring light into your auric field, to aid your lightbody.
If you look at the chart you will see a range of spiritual grounding stones, and many of these have both of these important qualities, an important attribute that will be of great benefit to you.
The strong grounding stones that are also highly protective are beneficial crystals to use, and Black Andradite Garnet is a particularly helpful stone to use as it is also highly protective.
Black Diopside is also a powerful stone to help you make contact with Mother Gaia. By looking at the other aspects of many of these stones, you may discover additional reasons why you might choose to use a particular one.
There are many black crystals that you may utilize, like Black Obsidian, that are powerful stones to use for this purpose.
Boji Stone, Fire Agate, Red Jasper, Moss Agate, Smokey Quartz Crystals, Black Diopside, Shungite and Turquoise are all excellent stones to keep on you to assist with spiritual grounding.
If a picture of a stone attracts you, check out this stones specific aspects outlined in its individual page, you might find out that it also has other helpful qualities to benefit you.
When you hold one of these stones in your hand, for even a minute, you are likely to feel the connection to the earth.
If you are an alchemical healer or natural therapist of any sort, keep at least one grounding crystal on you while you are doing treatments.
Wearing Grounding Stones
One crystal that is highly useful to add to your collection is Charoite. Wearing Charoite is highly conducive to your continuing good health, and is easy to wear while doing healing, or any sort of spiritual development work.
I always found it highly advantageous to wear my lovely purple Charoite Pendant, seen in image on right, as it has a powerful vibration.
It has many powerful spiritual aspects for the higher chakras, and for the earth chakra and the base chakra, as well as for psychic protection.
Spiritual grounding is important whenever you use high crystal energy stones, or do any sort of work using your psychic powers.
Whatever stone you choose to wear, just ensure that you keep one of these stones within your aura, or close by so you can employ them when required.
That way when you become ungrounded you may use them to aid you to return to normal quickly.
This is especially true when you are working on developing psychic abilities or powers.
If you feel at all ungrounded, hold one of them in your hand and make a connection with it. It has the potential to work quickly to help you.
When you are working with high vibration stones in meditation, you may use specific stones to develop these gifts, which often make you very ungrounded.
If you are doing any sort of spiritual work, you will open your higher chakras as you open to the Divine Source.
But once open they need to be closed, so that you are able to function normally in your life.
If you are working on developing these gifts such as psychic knowing, psychic visions or clairvoyant abilities, you can become extremely ungrounded.
If you are doing this type of spiritual work it is best to make sure that you ground yourself often, and quickly.
This will happen naturally, but I personally find that by having some of these specific crystals within my aura, it naturally happens quickly and the spaciness is quickly relieved.
One way is to carry or wear strong grounding stones in your pocket, or worn as jewelry.
Remember if you are working on specific gifts including abilities such as clairsentience or clear feeling or psychic hearing, also known as clairaudience, make sure you ground yourself afterwards.
Spiritual grounding is extremely important, even crucial to prevent health problems and easy to do.
List Of Crystals To Aid Spiritual Grounding
|Almandine Garnet||Angel Phantom Quartz||Apache Tears||Ascension Stones|
|Axinite||Bastnasite||Black Amethyst||Black Andradite Garnet|
|Black Diopside||Black Kyanite||Black Moonstone||Black Obsidian|
|Black Onyx||Black Spinel||Black Tourmaline||Blizzard Stone (Gabbro)|
|Bloodstones||Boji Stones||Brown Aragonite||Brown Hemimorphite|
|Cuprite||Dalmation Jasper||Dravite Brown Tourmaline||Elestial Quartz|
|Fancy Jasper||Fire Agate||Gaspeite||Goethite|
|Hematite Crystals||Iron Pyrite||Jet, Larvikite||Libyan Desert Glass|
|Prophecy Stone||Purpurite||Pyrrhotite||Red Jasper|
|Shamanite Black Calcite||Shungite||Smokey Quartz||Sonara Sunrise|
|Sphalerite||Spurrite (Strombolite)||Star Hollandite Quartz||Staurolite (Fairy Cross)|
|Stibnite||Sugilite||Tibetan Black Quartz||Tigers Eye|
|Tiger Iron (Mugglestone)||Tourmalinated Quartz||Turquoise||Unakite|
|Vanadinite||Vesuvianite (docrase)||Zebra Stone||Zincite|