There are a number of ways to consider what
is commonly referred to as grounding. One method would
be to acknowledge that every cell of the physical body is a mixture
of both heaven and earth, spirit and matter. In this way, you ground
through each and every cell of your body.
| Norma Gentile
Remember the phrase as above, so below? Every possible
energy of heaven is mirrored in the earth. The soul draws both the
heavenly and earthly energies to itself, simultaneously. Any energy
that is a part of your soul, is also and already a part of the planet
earth. Any guides or angels also have equivalent energies that are
a part of the earth. In this way you have grounding
through both your earth soul and your earth angels.
Grounding is the prayerful state of communing with your earth soul.
Oftentimes grounding has been taught as dropping a plum line down
from the first (or belly) chakra, into the earth. But if your soul
is both of heaven and earth, you are already connected. You need
not send any energy anywhere. Relaxing, allowing the
connection that is natural, opens your body to feel the support
of your earthly soul.
One image that Ive found helpful is that of sitting on a
large ball. Psychically it looks to me like a large ball of energy
supporting the tailbone. Grounding occurs within the space inside
of the entire ball, and wherever the physical body is moving. Grounding
energies are usually felt in the lower chakras, but in this model
can be noticed outside of and around the physical body as well.
In this image, grounding occurs through the space of the ball itself
and all of the physical body and aura that is responding to the
movement of the ball. It is a sensation of releasing into the energies
that are already present.
Another way of invoking this same consciousness of connection with
the earth soul, or grounding, is to overlap chakra energies of your
hand and feet. No special pretzel yoga training is needed for this!
Simply sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground. Place your
hands, palm side down, on your knees. Imagine your breath coming
up through your feet, traveling through your legs and up into your
pelvis. As you exhale see your breath travel back down, gently,
into the space underneath where you are sitting.
With each breath allow your exhalation to move a little deeper,
and let yourself draw your breath from a little farther underneath
your feet. Allow the breath to loop underneath you, exhaling into
the same point from which you are drawing breath. Let it always
be easy and gentle, never pushing. Let the quality of your breath
be one of surrender to the sacred earth and your own earth soul.
This is a simple technique that you can use in meetings, at your
work desk, or even while talking with someone. You need not set
aside time each day for this activity. Simply incorporate it into
your work or drive time routine a few times each day and see if
your perceptions about grounding and about yourself change.
As the body grounds it simply acknowledges the part of itself that
exists within the earth. It simply remembers itself more. As a result
you may notice that your feet become warm or tingle a bit. You may
notice that your breathing becomes slower and a bit easier or deeper.
Your perception of your body and the space around you may become
more acute, or you may notice that your mind clears and the chatter
As you ground and let your earth soul receive attention and prayerful
nourishment, you may even notice that chronic issues begin to resolve.
Working on the heavenly aspect of personal issues is something
most people have done diligently for many years. What is left is
often the part of the pattern held by the earthly aspect of the
soul. Using breathing and visualization can help you understand
the lessons your body is teaching you.
As you allow yourself to experience your earth soul, you allow
the result of joining heaven and earth, which is manifestation,
to be possible.
Norma Gentile is a clairvoyant sound healer. She provides healing
space for others, writes, teaches, sings, and encourages others
to do likewise. Her recordings of sacred songs include "Meditation
Chants of Hildegard von Bingen". For more information on Norma
or on Hildegard, write to PO Box 971020, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, or
see www.healingchants.com or call 734-330-3997.