By Shelly Wilson
As energetic beings, it is important to ground, center and protect your energy.
Grounding your energy keeps you present and in the moment. It completes the energy circuit while anchoring you energetically to the Earth below. Keeping firmly planted helps prevent feelings of fuzziness or spacey-ness that can often disburse your personal energy. Visualize energy passing from the root chakra to the center of the Earth, or roots sprouting from the bottom of the feet.
Visualize your feet being connected to the Earth, as if your feet are a tree being rooted to the ground. Intention is the key! You may also feel inclined to ground yourself at different times throughout the day by going barefoot, stomping your feet up and down repeatedly or going outside to walk in the grass or on the pavement. Crystals such as hematite, tourmaline, and smoky quartz work well too. Not only do these crystals assist in grounding and protecting one’s energy, but they also dissolve negativity and harmonize mind, body, and Spirit.
You can also ground your energy by visualizing the Earth having a huge white heart of light in the center of it. Visualize an anchor of white light coming from your heart to the Earth’s heart grounding you in love and light.
Centering involves finding that calm spot deep inside yourself that is eternal being-ness. I like to visualize a white ball of light at my core. Take a few deep breaths and bring awareness inward to the central essence – that place that is peaceful and serene no matter what the external circumstance.