Grounding gives you a strong base and centred energy to begin psychic work or meditation, it is how we shed the dross of the day and prepare ourselves to work safely, in the moment. Grounding and protection also play an important role in keeping us safe whenever we encounter paranormal activity, even if we weren’t looking for it!
Place your feet flat on the floor and breathe in deeply. On the exhale, picture the excess energy flowing out of your feet and into the Earth.
Keep doing this until you feel calm. Usually my feet feel very heavy after doing this. Breathe deep from your root chakra at the base of your spine or even visualise yourself breathing up through your feet. Feel and “see” the earth beneath your feet, you may even wish to imagine the smell of the earth.
Visualise roots growing from within the earth, wrapping firmly around your feet and ankles, up around your calves to the knees. See these roots anchored securely around a black tourmaline crystal sphere deep within the earth. Be safe in the knowledge that any energy that isn’t your own will leave your auric field and will travel down these roots into the earth and be transformed into positive energy.
Why do we need it?
It is essential to protect your self and be able to “open up” and “close down” in order to avoid psychic events taking over your life 24 – 7.
If you stay “open” all the time, you are attracting spiritual and psychic energies, like a moth is attracted to a flame, Spirit can see who is sensitive to their presence and will seek you out if they want to communicate.
Remaining open will also drain your energy – your physical vibration is raised while open, you are expending energy and emitting energy from your own aura at a much higher rate – this is draining and will lead to psychic, mental & physical burn out. You will become run down, sleepless and generally unwell – if not worse. Imagine leaving a powerful heater on maximum burn all the time, something will give out eventually.
Psychic development should not be taken lightly, it is a commitment to yourself, and corners should not be cut.
It is extremely dangerous to dabble in spirit communication without preparing yourself thoroughly and arming your mind with the protection it needs. There are forces that can and will do harm if you walk around opened up all the time – think of it like an internet connection with no firewall or anti-virus protection – sooner or later there will be a problem.
It is essential to learn how to control the level of activity within yourself, as this is key to avoiding unwelcome or inappropriately timed communication or “bad” experiences with low entities.
Spirit on the whole will respect your mental and physical space, and if you ask not to receive certain methods of communication, or ask to be left alone at certain times (e.g. at bedtime) your wishes will generally complied with. If an important message needs to be given then there may be exceptions..
For example, I often ask Spirit not to materialise in front of me but to speak to me or show images and channel emotion to me instead.
Of course, Spirit itself can not & will not be controlled by the medium -it is after all the ultimate essence of the souls’ freedom. We are in control of a spirit no more than we are control of a person on the other end of a telephone line – all we are doing is communicating.
There will be rare times when strong (but friendly!) Spirit will find a way to get a message through, even when you are closed down, but I really don’t recommend rushing up to complete strangers to give them a message – they will think you are crazy!! I am happy to say these instances become extremely rare if you do your protection exercise regularly. Ensuring you are closed down before entering crowded places or using public transport is wise.
Some people never have a bad experience in their entire life – and don’t see the need to protect themselves .. but my personal belief is that is better to ensure we are safe before a problem arises than to deal with a bad experience.
I also received some good advice from Johanna Widdowson, a Bach Flower Remedy practitioner when she read my pages on protection advice. She adds…
“Walnut – the Bach Remedy – is used for ‘protection from outside influences’…Actually, it would be a good idea for you to buy yourself a 20ml stock bottle of Walnut, and use it as a natural support to your protection practices. (Stock bottles are so-called because they just contain pure stock remedy, as opposed to a treatment bottle which is prepared with water.) If you’ve got a chemist that stocks Bach Remedies near you, you should be able to buy a bottle for between £5 and £6…and it will last you ages (only 2 drops for each treatment bottle!).
I took Johanna’s advice, and it does help.
Here are some essential protection exercises – these are basics of protection and will ensure a safe development environment to work in before meditation or opening up the third eye:
You can do this anywhere, I personally go through my protection with eyes closed and don’t speak out loud – I know other mediums who do theirs eyes open & speaking – whatever suits you is fine!
You can be sitting, standing or lying down, just as long as you are comfortable and not restricted in any way as this will distract you.
You may wish to light incense, clear your space with sound, or hold a crystal, a wand or nothing at all – use the tools that feel right to you if you need them.
1)Close your eyes or focus on a candle flame.
Take deep breaths, allowing the air to come into your body to cleanse and relax you.
Breathe slowly and deeply. Do this until you feel comfortable and relaxed.
2)Visualise a strong, beautiful white expanse of pure light far above you. See a ray of this light extend down to you – the light comes from above, it is of the same essence as life itself, it is Universal life force energy from the source of creation, pure and filled with love, warmth & great protection.
3)You feel the light surround your body, covering you, filling you up from top to toe, totally enclosing you in its protection. Feel the warmth, the love and safety the light brings.
Now the light forms a bubble, extending to about 2 feet around your whole body starting at the top of your head. It is a strong elastic white bubble that is full of the same universal energy you surrounded and immersed yourself in, and brings the powerful protection of Great Spirit. Every cell of your body is being bathed by the light, you are safe here, no harm can come to you.
4)Take a long, deep breath and feel the peace and love as your body completely relaxes now in its protective bubble of white light, feeling very calm and peaceful.
(If you have trouble visualising this feeling, visualise and hold that feeling of being immersed in a nice hot bubble bath – nice !)
5)Now ask Spirit for protection. You may word it as you wish, here’s a couple of typical examples to give you an idea :-
“Great Spirit, please grant me your protection, in peace, in wisdom, for truth, and love, keep me safe in your power as I work.”
“I come in search of the righteous light, for within the pure light of truth and safety I know no harm can come to me. Please protect me and my loved ones in your power.”
6)Reinforce that bubble, feel the sense that you can send thought out and move around freely, but nothing can come inside your bubble to harm you.
You can reinforce your bubble at any time by blasting out a shockwave ring of white light from your inner reserve – see it firing out from your solar plexus or tantien energy centre (just below the navel) in a ring of energy.
You are now ready to open up!