By Victoria Lafean
We will now begin to experience the natural energy around us. In future articles we will begin, with Arin’s guidance, to work with energies and the four elements. However, we must first learn to ground ourselves. Grounding is a beginning form of meditation and working with energy.
According to Arin’s book, “When you work with energy, it is important to ground. Grounding means connecting your personal energy to that of the Earth. This allows rebalancing of your energy.” Grounding can also be used if you have extra energy in the form of stress, excitement, nervousness, or aggravation. The Earth is a good place to send or shunt that energy. If you are lethargic, sad, tired, or ill, you could be suffering from a lack of energy. The Earth has plenty of energy to share with you. To replenish low energy or to shunt extra energy, follow these instructions to ground yourself.
First focus on your breathing. Take as many deep breaths as needed to clear your mind and focus.
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Focus on feeling your own energy moving through your body. Focus on the center of your chest and visualize a small green light. This is your energy center.
Place your hands on the ground open with your palms facing down. Allow your green energy to flow from your chest, through your arms, and into the Earth. See the green light flow from your chest, to your arms, and into the Earth. This is your connection.
Remain focused on the connection. You can either allow your excess energy to flow down to mingle with that of the Earth or draw some of Earth’s energy up to replace the energy you are missing.
This practice of meditation can be difficult for those who have trouble clearing their mind or focusing without distraction. Do not despair. Practice makes perfect. Try using this technique in your sacred space we made in earlier articles. Make yourself comfortable and use calming music of meditation if that helps. Wait until the kids are at school, napping, or playing outside. Send the dogs outside with a chew toy or a treat to help you focus and rid the area of distraction.
Grounding is good to do in the morning and the last thing before you go to bed. It can also be done whenever you feel out of sync with the world around you. Until next time, stay grounded.
Lafean currently resides in Fort Irwin, California. Lafean’s husband Evan is currently serving as a soldier in the U.S Army. Her hometown is Port Huron Michigan. Both Evan and Victoria hope to return after Evan completes his military service.