Spiritual Grounding and Protection
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” - Khalil Gibran
What Is Spiritual Grounding and Protection?
Do you know how to ground yourself spiritually and be protected from unwanted energies? Do understand how important spiritual grounding and protection are?
Grounding is your connection to the physical world and it acts as a form of spiritual shielding against negative energy both outside of your self and within yourself.
Spiritual Protection is something that everyone be aware of and should know how to do, regardless of your religious beliefs.
Negativity in any form can be damaging to the human energy field, known as our aura. Fear, anger, depression, negative people and places, arguments and abuse create negative energy that can cling to you or build up in your home and cause problems over time. Grounding and protection can be performed daily with a very quick and simple intention ceremony.
Grounding to the Earth
Everything in the Universe and beyond is made up of energy. This means that your body and everyone else’s bodies are energy that appears in the physical form. So if everything is energy then everything including your body, thoughts, and emotions are energy based. Yes, emotions and thoughts as well. When you are feeling absolutely joyful or completely dejected your outward interference pattern changes. People can actually feel that you are in that specific state.
This especially true for empaths.
Using the example of feeling elated and people sensing it, what they are sensing is the emotional energy associated with this specific feeling. This emotional energy has traveled from its source to the receiver. You can send this wonderful positive energy out into the world and it does travel far and wide. The same holds true for everyone. We are all emitters and receivers of all kinds of energy, good and bad.
So what do you do in the case of negative emotions causing negative energy in your personal space? In the case of physical energy, like lightning or with electrical curents, we Ground our houses and buildings so that they do not get hit and are destroyed or severely damaged.
That is why we don’t go out in a lightning storm. You also don’t want to be caught in a negative energy storm from another individual. In working with the Spirital world, Grounding and Protecting yourself is very important. You can protect your Spiritually by Grounding your self physicallyto the Earth.
One of the best ways to ground yourself is by practicing a spiritual grounding meditation or visualization. This is great for protection from negative energies as well as when you are experiencing a spiritual awakening process like in the case of activating your Kundalini. It's a very simple process and takes just a minute or so to connect or run the energies through your chakras.
A quick start to Grounding
A daily grounding meditation or visualization is essential for empaths and anyone wanting to protect themselves from unwanted energies.
We begin by focusing on your Base Chakra, or Root/First Chakra, the area at the base of your spine. Whether sitting or standing, visualize a flow of energy that goes from there all the way to the center of the earth. As it is pure energy it will flow effortlessly through all layers of physical matter. You can also use this grounding to cleanse the first chakra by allowing foreign energy and outdated concepts to be released then centering yourself.
If you are choosing to hold a crystal while Grounding, allow the energy to work in harmony with the crystal and allow all of the energy to flow through you and the stone. Crystals are very helpful in grounding and protecting you as they hold the vibrational frequencies of the Earth.
This flow of energy can look like anyhing you wish. You can choose a visualization that works well for you. I use tree roots, Some other suggestions you might like to try are a rope, a well, a tree, a giant root or a waterfall It can be whatever you wish, just as long as you feel the connection happening.
I need to remind myself to ground daily, especially after I run into tables or desks, break or drop things, or just feel disconnected in general. One of my favorite ways of grounding is in the shower. I visualize the water cleansing and charging all of my chakras. Then I image the water swirling through to the earth and connecting my energies with those of Mother Earth.
The Base/Root chakra is the closest to the ground of all the major chakras and it has the lowest vibratory rate. This is because it acts as a connection, grounding you, to the physical world. Spirit has a high vibration and physical reality a much lower vibration and in order for the two realities to meet and interact, a bridge must be formed. This bridge is your root chakra.
This energy center is where you bring your spiritual creativity into physical manifestation. If you don’t activate your first chakra, by grounding yourself, then much of your information lies dormant. Also, if you don’t clear your first chakra of unwanted energy then your true information may become buried beneath concepts you have taken on from others. Sometimes, this makes it difficult to manifest our intentions.
This is why grounding is so important. It helps you, as a highly vibrational and spiritual being, come more fully into your physical body and take more conscious control of your life. Grounding is an energy connection that you can create between your first chakra and the center of the earth. It is an energetic anchor that holds your focus on the physical plane. It stops you drifting off and daydreaming and keeps you in the here and now. I also believe that one of the best way to Ground your energies is to get into nature. Just sitting outside or taking a walk is a great way to connect. All it takes is a few deep breaths and an intention to ground to the Earth.
Many ways to protect your self or your space
Black Tourmaline ~ Shungite ~ Jet ~ Hematite
Tiger Iron ~ Salt ~ Smoky Quartz ~ Pyrite ~ Agate
Protecting your self or your space while working with Spirit or just in everyday life is very important. There are many ways to protect yourself before beginning any meditation, visualization or ceremony. You can utilize the crystals that hold a vibrational frequency for protection; some options are Black Tourmaline, Shunite, Hematite, Jet, Tiger Iron, Salt, Selenite or Smoky Quartz. You can grid a particular room in your home, your enitre home, or even the perimeter of your property.
Cleanse and set the intentions for the stones to protect you and all that enter your home or space. Send the intentions to the stones as you grid your home, space or meditation! You can also protect yourself or space by smudging with the various Sage Smudge sticks; the sacred smoke clears the negativity from your aura or space. Smudge sticks do tend to smoke quite a bit. If you'd like to tone down the smoke, try smudgng with Palo Santo, a Holy Wood used by Peruvian shamans for centuries. You can also use charcoal and add any sacred resins to your smudging pot.
Another option if smoke is not permitted is a Protective Spray. I use a blend of White Sage and Palo Santo. If I am in a hurry, I spray my room, myself, my office or car, before I begin a meditation or grounding.
One of the most important aspects of spiritual protection is “white light” protection. It’s very simple to do, and maybe you’ve even read about it or done it without knowing it. It’s very effective at removing and preventing negative energy from harming you.
To do this, just visualize a sphere of brilliant white light completely surrounding you, from head to toe. Really focus on seeing it clearly in your mind, and keep building it up so it’s extremely bright and glowing. See it as a solid barrier of protection that negativity cannot cross. If you wish, you can also say a prayer of protection while doing this. Something simple, in your own words, as it doesn't have to be long either.
You can do this for yourself, loved ones, pets, even your house and car! Before traveling anywhere, you can visualize this white light surrounding your car, and the occupants of the car. At night before you go to bed, visualize the white light completely surrounding your house and your family, preventing any harmful energies from entering.
This should be done frequently, whether you feel threatened or not. Over time, this builds up a strong shield of protection that is with you always. And just keep reinforcing it, day after day. It’s best to do this in the morning and again at night before bed, but it can be done as many times as you want, any time of day.
Here is a list of common plants and herbs that are very good for removing (and preventing) negative energy: aloe, anise, barley, basil, bay leaf, cactus, carnation, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, cumin, curry, dill, dragon’s blood, eucalyptus, fennel, fern, flax, frankincense, garlic, ginseng, ivy, lavender, myrrh, onion, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, sage, thyme, violet.
After your house cleansing, fill some dishes with these protective herbs, and place them on tables or shelves in the main parts of your home. (Caution: Some herbs are toxic, be sure to keep out of reach of children and animals!)
The herbs should be replaced every few months. However, don’t toss the old herbs in the trash, rather, sprinkle them outside, to return them to Nature so they can be recycled. You can also make pretty herbal sachets or “charm bags” to hang on doors or tuck in a drawer. Place one in your car for protection while traveling. Sprinkle protective herbs on the tops of doorways, or at the thresholds of your home.
We know the value of using crystals for protection, take it another step and wear the protective stones as jewelry or carry them as a talisman.. By wearing the stones of protection and grounding, we infuse our aura with those properties at all times. Many crystals are available as smaller sized pocket stones. Their naturally smooth polish and small size makes it ideal to carry for everyday protection.