Lately, I have been focused on and experiencing the magic found in the "here and now." Consciously creating and being in a "present" state of energetic grounding complimented by the vibrational support of the crystals.
Grounding is the important energetic process of becoming solidly present in the “here and now.” The process of grounding brings one fully in alignment with their physical body. By recognizing the limitations and boundaries of our physical body, our intentions become focused and energies flow into a state of physical manifestation. Grounding involves the opening of the lower chakras, merging with Earth’s gravity and relaxing into one’s body and into Source. Without grounding we are unstable: physically, mentally and spiritually. In losing our center, we may engage others with an emotional reaction instead of a neutral response. Without grounding, our attention wanders from the present moment, off to the noise in our heads, or off to daydreaming, or giving the appearance of just not being “present.” Without grounding, our energetic vibrations become scattered, diluted, and unproductive.
Grounding lays the foundation for the First Chakra providing the stability necessary for true growth. The First Chakra needs to be in balance before we progress to the other chakra levels. Anchoring the First Chakra allows the source of nourishment, power, and stability to flow upwards and be received from a rooted, grounded, centered place of being. When we feel cut off from source, we may lose our way from our true path and are separated from nature and our biological source. The frequencies of the Earth, water sources, plants and animals have an opening and balancing effect on our chakras. These life affirming energies support and stimulate the action of the first three chakras. When one feels secure, well-fed, and healthy, our consciousness flows to other levels, allowing for transformational growth and development. Grounding provides a sense of inner security and allows one to experience
“...a dialogue with the presence of life in which his own self-center spins. As he brings himself into center, he brings into center all the knowledge and relatedness he has drawn from the larger life-presence that surrounds him. He finds that food, for example, is a sacrament of the dialogue between him and the plant and animal and mineral world. He finds that sexuality is a sacrament of the yielding of one center to another, the sacrament of love. He finds that his will expresses his impulse to give himself back to the world. If he is attentive, his hunger can teach him the interconnections of surrender and satisfaction and feeling.”
Centering In Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by MC Richards
Grounding is simplifying; as it keeps one present to the “here and now.” Our bodies are physically present in this space and time; however, our thoughts and dreams extend outside the boundaries of these physical dimensions. By recognizing the limitations and boundaries of our physical dimension, our intentions are channeled and become more focused. This allows the energies flow into substance creating material manifestation. Grounding acts as a channel for the life energies that surround and support each of us.
Grounding also provides a downward channel giving one an outgoing energetic circuit. This prevents psychic overload and provides protection for us from becoming “overloaded” by the tensions of everyday life. Grounding sends stressful vibrations back to the Earth, in effect recycling the energetic stream. When we release stress and tension there is an increase in our vitality levels and life force. When one is grounded, you have the clarity to draw on your abilities and past experiences to handle any situation. When grounded, decisions are more easily made, worries about the future are released, and the enjoyment and magic of the present moment are experienced with a sense of clarity.
Routine is grounding. While it may feel like we are just “doing time,” routine may be beneficial with what seems like a limitation. Routine builds an energetic foundation. Through the focused, repetitive actions of the denser energies associated with routine, the manifestations of intention are created into substance and form.
Grounding Issues and Imbalances –
Wandering attention – appear to be “not all here” – Spacey
Stressed out, tension, developing pain
Being out of touch – separate from nature and source
Crystals for Grounding
Agate, Amber, Aragonite, Axinite, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Dravide (Brown Tourmaline), Green Fluorite, Galena, Hematite, Jasper, Magnetite, Mochi Balls, Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Tourmalinated Quartz, Brown Spinel, Black Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Rutilated Quartz, Sphalerite, Stilbite, Sugilite, and Unakite.
From Raven's Library
Suggested Reading for further information on Chakras and Centering
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, Ph.D
Vibrational Healing through the Chakras by Joy Gardner
The Complete Book of Chakra Healing by Cyndi Dale
All About Chakras by Lily Rooman
Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by M.C. Richards
one of my absolute favorite books - EVER