Posted by reikiheidi
Keeping grounded, centred and balanced is very important, especially in today’s busy, hectic world.
We are all so very busy, doing all the jobs that need doing, helping out friends and family members, worrying about finances, work, our health… so many things take up our thoughts and our time, that it is easy to lose sight of what is important, and what is right in front of us.
Doing a ‘grounding’ meditation can help us let go of our fears and worries, and help us to concentrate on the present as well as what is important right now. Grounding can also help us come back to the everyday world after we have had an energy healing session, which can leave a person feeling floaty, light-headed, and spacey. In this case, the healer should help to ground the recipient by finishing the healing session at the feet, bringing up earth energy which helps to connect the recipient literally to the earth, reducing that floaty light-headed feeling.
However, it is important for healers to keep themselves grounded, as they are working with high and light
energies. It is also a useful practice for when we are feeling we are doing too much, or cannot concentrate on present issues, problems or events. Grounding helps us to be fully present, to feel balanced and whole, and to see situations around us clearly, with reduced emotional response, which then helps us to make a clear, rational, thoughtful response appropriate to our current situation.
Sit or lie somewhere comfortable, ensuring you are somewhere you feel safe, relaxed, and at a time when you won’t be disturbed. Concentrate on your breathing for a while, allowing all outside thoughts to float away, like clouds passing through your mind. When you feel that you are deep within yourself, you can begin to draw on the earth energy.
Imagine your body has roots that connect you to the earth…. Feel your roots travel down, down through the floor of the building, through the concrete pavement, connecting with the land, down through the soil. When you can see this or feel this, hold that impression, making it firm and clear in your mind. You are rooted to the earth, you can feel the soil, the plants that share the soil with you, and the trees. See your roots entwining with that of the plants, or mushrooms, or trees: whichever feels appropriate for you. Enjoy this sensation, stay as long as you feel you need.
From here, you can ‘come back’ – bring your roots back up, slowly, gently, back into yourself, become aware of your body again, then your breathing, and slowly, count yourself back awake (“3…2…1… awaken now”). This is the simplest way of grounding, and is a fairly short meditation if you don’t have much time, or much practice at meditating.
You can take it further, however, continuing the meditation from that point of connecting with the earth: imagine energy coming up from the earth, travelling through your roots, up your body from your feet, up to your base chakra. Take this slowly, ensuring you can really feel (or imagine) the earth energy travelling up, feeling its movement through your body. Feel it fill up your base chakra, then move on to your sacral chakra, stopping again until you can feel the earth energy connect with the chakra. Continue doing this all the way up your body, with each chakra, until the energy reaches the crown.
Now, imagine the heavenly chi, or energy, that comes from above and is drawn downwards through the body. So, at the top of your head, imagine a white light, that comes down from your head, again connecting at each chakra. Here, at each chakra point, starting with the crown, imagine the heavenly chi combining with the earth energy at your chakra: see them turning your chakra into something similar to the yin-yang symbol, and beginning to spin. Once you are satisfied that you can really see this image, and see your chakra spinning with both energies, move the heavenly chi down your body to the next chakra point, the throat. Do the same thing at each chakra, slowly moving the heavenly chi all the way down the body, down your legs and through your feet.
Once you are happy that the energies have combined, and each has gone from feet to head and head to feet respectively, then bring your roots (if you haven’t already done so) back up from the earth and into yourself. Ensure your aura feels close to your body at the head – that you have not left your crown chakra open. See your aura as close all around your body.
The meditation is complete. Take your time waking up, rest for a while, ensuring you are fully aware of your body and your breathing. Tensing and releasing each muscle helps to bring you back to the present fully and gently. Open your eyes slowly, and rest for a bit before getting up.
Personally, I have had great success with this particular meditation. At times when I have felt frazzled, empty of energy, or emotional, this grounding meditation has helped me ‘come back to myself’ – that is, reinvigorated me, rebalanced my physical feelings and emotions, and helped my concentration on focus. I hope it helps you, too.