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Some of us struggle to stay grounded, to stay connected, balanced & centered. Sometimes you just feel like a total space cadet.
I find I get un-grounded when I’m at an event around a lot of people if I know the focus is on me…b/c I’m an introvert. Or when I’m overloaded with work.
There are many ways to ground yourself. Here in this blog post, I’ll share what works for me. 🙂
CAUTION: In my experience though, you sometimes need to be careful to not to OVERDO the grounding. As in everything, we’re looking for balance. Doing too much grounding can possibly have a negative impact on some, making them feel too “low” & “heavy”…sometimes even depressed. But only you can determine what is best for you.
I teach several grounding techniques in my Certified Crystal Healer Courses and some that are specifically tailored for professional crystal healing sessions…to keep the therapist well-protected.
Why do we need to be grounded at all?
I whole-heartedly believe that in order to physically manifest what you want here on the physical plane, you must be solidly grounded. This isn’t necessary “all of the time”, nor is it recommended. Hey, sometimes, being ungrounded is exactly what’s needed. But being able to re-establish that grounding when needed is key.
It’s also part of your energetic hygiene, b/c when you’re not grounded…that’s when your electromagnetic field (aka your aura) can become vulnerable and even “rip”, “tear” or “leak” your energy…or allow energetic cords to become attached.
Physical Symptoms of Being Un-Grounded
If you have 2 or more of the below symptoms, you may be currently ungrounded.; the more symptoms, the more un-grounded you may be. (BTW these same symptoms manifest when we’re exposed to too much EMF radiation and/or have various types of auto-immune diseases…chicken or the egg scenario? Just sayin’)
- varying levels of depression
- decreased dopamine levels
- increased levels of adrenaline & cortisol (no bueno!)
- leg cramps or restless legs
- headaches or migraines
- muscle pain
- unfocused & decreased attention span, cannot finish projects or see anything through
- low stamina
Grounding is a standard & important safety procedure among electricians. With both electrical wiring as well as with our own electromagnetic fields (auras), grounding creates a direct physical connection to our planet!
This is CRITICAL, b/c Mama Earth acts as a reservoir of charges & can neutralize any excess electrical current or energy.
Grounding literally dissipates excess energy to the ground. When our homes + appliances are grounded (to a lightning rod) it protects us from shocks, shorts & interference. You can verify that with any electrician you know!
When you’re properly grounded you have a neutral charge, meaning your energy is balanced. Plus, when we’re well-grounded it’s also beneficial to us for self-protection; it helps keeps our energy focused & un-scattered.
My Go-To Grounding Stones + Mineral Treatments
One thing I like to do personally is to increase my magnesium uptake both internally as well as externally.
Immersing your body in ionic minerals, such as magnesium, will allow you to ground by picking up any excess charge. I do things like take ionic magnesium concentrate (taken internally; about 8 drops/day), magnesium bath salts or even magnesium oils (to rub on the skin or to bathe in).
I also really love to use ferromagnetic (aka iron-containing) stones as they are very effective grounders.
Remember that we have high amounts of iron in our blood which harmonizes more easily with the humongous iron core crystal at the center of our planet…yes, the very planet we’re trying to ground with…there’s a freakin’ big hexagonal iron crystal hanging out below our feet, hotter than the sun & about the size of Texas!!
***I don’t know about you but I think that’s some pretty cool shizzle!***
Good to know, right? B/c working with ferromagnetic crystals allows us to more easily entrain with the grounded energy of Earth.
A few great stones to choose from:
- black tourmaline
In order to stay ground & balanced, another great thing to do is have skin-to-Earth contact, picking up the earth’s natural plethora of negative ions.
Because most of us are almost always in shoes, your feet don’t get to touch the Earth & pick up the negative ions that our great planet provides aplenty. Really all you need to do to ground is walk around barefoot on the Earth … (I recommend doing this as much as possible).
And if you’re in a cold climate & don’t want your feet frozen to the ground, you can always go hug a tree with your bare hands. Yep! That makes the same sort of grounding circuit with the Earth.
If you wanna learn more about grounding with Mama Earth’s energy (Earthing), there’s a whole book about this that I highly recommend:
Weighted Blanket Technique
Have you heard of the weighted blanket phenomenon? It’s a safe & effective non-drug therapy known to help those with insomnia, sensory processing disorder, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety and so much more.
“Historically, Native Americans and other indigenous tribes from around the world automatically wrapped their babies snuggly in a swaddle or cradle board to ease fussiness.” stated by Tori Boucher, an autism spectrum counselor. You can check out more info on the weighted blanket technique here.
But I want to take this idea a step further specifically for grounding!
You may be familiar with the BioMat and the BioMat amethyst & black tourmaline pillow. Well…the pillow’s crystals are actually encased in a special removable quilted cover that zips off & can be used as a mini-weighted AMETHYST + BLACK TOURMALINE blanket placed over various areas of the body!! Yeah, I know~~!
Specifically for grounding, I’ve placed it over or under the legs or feet, whichever feels the most comfy. Doesn’t get any more grounding than that, huh?
I’ve been telling my Crystal Healing students about this BioMat technique for years & all who try it, tell me they love it. ♥
Grounding Gem Elixir Oil
For days when I feel a little extra grounding is in order I have my Grounding Gem Elixir Oil that I can use in a number of different ways. I can diffuse it in a space with an oil burner or diffuser, I can wear it as a perfume or I can anoint my stones & meditation altar objects. I even just like looking at it b/c its just so damn sparkly pretty!
So let me give you the recipe for this special stuffs.
BTW, I didn’t measure on this…I just added random drops of different ingredients until I liked it. We’re not baking cookies here so feel free to play with it. 😉 I recommend that all essential oils listed should be organic, fair-trade & sustainably harvested whenever possible.
- jojoba oil as the carrier oil base
- several drops of magnesium oil
- several drops of juniper berry essential oil
- cedar wood essential oil
- clove bud essential oil
- patchouli essential oil
- 3 whole cloves
- gemstone chips of red garnet, hematite, black onyx or black tourmaline
This oil has a very comforting & calming energy while connecting us solidly to Mama Earth. It’s potent stuffs & it smells soooo good!
So tell me Sparkly One…do you practice grounding techniques on a regular basis? Do you work with the crystals only? Or a combo of Earthing tools? Did you try any of my techniques listed above? Please tell me what you do to ground & balance in the comments below.