Grounding is the most important essential to our everyday spiritual practices, especially when doing healings or readings. Grounding helps us to remain focused, calm, zen and consciously alert.

What is grounding? -Grounding is balancing out the spiritual and psychical energy in your body by connecting yourself with the earth. When you are grounded and centered you feel like you are here: in the psychical and present moment. Grounding is important for all sensitive Empaths, Healers, Mediums and Intuitive’s as well as other energy workers to stay balanced and release any energy constraints

How can I tell I’m not grounded? when we are not grounded we feel a sense of uneasiness during the day for example: when you wake up and feel like your mind is scattered and cant control your thoughts. Other factors you may feel are: lightheaded, tired, disconnected, dazed, like you are floating, shaky and flighty. The sensations you experience from not being grounded are due to having excess energy running through your system from doing energy or spiritual work. This is nothing to be alarmed about. Spiritual grounding helps you to release excess energy and reconnects you to the roots of “Mother Earth”, balancing the energy and getting in touch with your psychical body.

Here are a few techniques for grounding yourself

Eating: After we have had a very intense reading or out of body experience even a healing, it is always best to feed your body with a light snack as it helps to ground and re-center yourself. Eating helps us to bring down the energy, a light snack is ideal or even some grounding vegetables.

Chocolate: A little bit of chocolate helps us to reconnect to the earthly plane as cocoa is natural. Raw dark chocolate is ideal even Milk chocolate. Great for the chocolate lovers out there.

Crystals: Crystals are great for grounding and for protection. Crystals offer a wide variety of healing properties that can be sensed by our energy fields and our psychical self. Every crystal has a different purpose that can assist us with our needs. Crystals also work on our spiritual, emotional and energetic frequencies. Recommended crystal for grounding and protection:

Hematite crystal: Hematite is the most effective of all stones to ground oneself in the psychical world. Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms stress and worry. Hematite helps to protect negative energy, psychic protection, and psychic attacks. Hematite works with the root chakra helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. It can also be used to balance the auric field and align chakras.

Smoky Quartz: Smoky Quartz helps with grounding, transmutation of negative energies it also helps with the one to come back to the body and the psychical world. Smoky quartz offers protection from negative energies in one’s environment. Smoky Quartz pulls in negativity so easily it also acts like white sage smudging the energy within the area. These crystals that have been advised are the two I work mostly with but you can find more information about crystals from google and crystal websites.

Meditation on Grounding: there are a lot of meditations to help ground yourself via youtube using “guided meditations” this help to clear your thoughts and reconnect you to your psychical body-
here is a simple technique for grounding:

Sit in a comfortable position with your feet firmly on the ground and your hands rested on your lap with the palms of your hands facing directly to the earth to receive the energy of grounding. Imagine your feet have roots like a tree and they are anchoring themselves deep into the earth. close your eyes, Breathe in through your nose slowly, hold it for 5 seconds and exhale from your mouth (five times)

As you are doing this allow yourself to clear any thoughts that may be bothering and ask the universe to please disconnect all energy cords and send them back to the receiver. Give yourself permission to be grounded. You may feel some weird sensations but that is fine because you are aligning yourself back into your psychical body.

Here are a few simple techniques of grounding- you can find more information here: