Spiritual Grounding – A Simple Meditation Technique for Sensitive People
The reason I teach meditation is because as a sensitive intuitive person I can’t imagine living without it. As an intuitive person, (and I assume that if you are reading this you are sensitive and intuitive as well) I have always experienced the energy around me.
I didn’t always know that what I was experiencing was energy. I just knew as a child that there were dark and scary feeling places in the house I grew up in that actually made my body feel cold when I went near them. I knew that after being out in a large crowd all day I would be exhausted, hear voices, and see images of people in my head the entire night preventing me from getting a good night’s sleep. I also routinely would feel the emotions or physical pains of the people around me often feeling sad or angry in the presence of others who were feeling sad or angry. Does any of this sound familiar?
When I first took a meditation class, they taught me that I had an energy field around me that had a unique vibration to me. They told me that my energy felt natural, vibrant, energetic, happy, and good to me. And that sometimes I could be feeling other people’s pain or emotional energy that maybe didn’t always feel that good to me.
The first simple meditation technique they taught me was how to spiritually ground. They simply taught me how to make an energetic connection from the base of my spine all the way down to the center of the earth. (If you sign up for the Circle for Self Healing e-mail list you will receive a free spiritual grounding meditation where I offer a detailed guided meditation on how to ground). They suggested that I release any energy that didn’t feel good to me down the grounding cord to the center of the earth.
This simple meditation technique of spiritual grounding that I learned over 20 years ago, I still use today and it has had a profound effect on my life. After working on the computer for a few hours and I start to feel spacey I take a grounding break where I go outside on the lawn, take my shoe and socks off, and I release any tension and any static energy I might be feeling from being in front of electrical equipment all day. I ground at the start and end of every intuitive session I do. I ground myself when at the mall. I start every personal meditation session and every single meditation class I teach with grounding!
I urge you to try spiritual grounding especially if you are easily affected by the energy and emotions around you. Just put your feet flat on the ground (sitting or standing) and imagine a connection from the base of your spine all the way down to the center of the earth. You can imagine the trunk of a big redwood tree, a cord, an anchor, a waterfall, a rainbow, a slide, a beam of light . . . Whatever feels good to you. I change the image I use all the time, but I do recommend that you start with the image of a tree trunk and imagine the roots anchoring into the earth. Then just allow the pull of gravity to help you release any energy that is not yours that you might’ve picked up during the day. Finish, by replenishing your energy supply by imagining a big ball of golden light (or any other color that feels good to you) filling up your entire body and energy field. Do this as many times as you need to throughout the day. I highly recommend this exercise for all sensitive people!
I also recommend you join me on the two monthly free distance meditation classes I teach. Not only will you learn about grounding, but you will also learn other meditation and energetic techniques that have helped me as a sensitive person step into my power and hopefully will be useful to you as well.
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