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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Energy Technique Toolbox Tip 2


"Now and again, it is necessary to seclude yourself among deep mountains and hidden valleys to restore your link to the source of life. Breathe in and let yourself soar to the ends of the universe; breathe out and bring the cosmos back inside. Next, breathe up all fecundity and vibrancy of the earth. Finally, blend the breath of heaven and the breath of earth with your own, becoming the Breath of Life itself."-- Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido

Here are several things you can do to tune up your energy body and harmonize your chakra , aura and whole self. Physical , emotional, mental, spiritual grounding and centering are very basic core practices in most system of spiritual practice or personal development. These practices promote increased personal happiness and spiritual health.

Any time you feel spacy or disoriented it is a good idea to ground and center yourself. The first step in many spiritual practices is to learn to ground, that is to connect yourself energetically to the core of the Earth. Even when you wish to astral travel or meditate you will find that from the beginning being grounded will help you with inner focus.

Whatever your beliefs are, this simple practice can make a huge difference in your life. There are many techniques for grounding and it is wise to look for those that work best for you. The essence of most methods is to relax and visualize yourself sending an energy cord or light beam into the earth from your root chakra (at the tailbone) and allowing it to reach the earth core allowing you to get energy from the Earth and return excess energy down the cord.

The energy you send down the cord that is not your own is cleansed and used by the earth. Your own energy is cleansed and returned to you. There are spirit beings that thrive on clearing negative energy. A classic form of grounding is to imagine roots growing into the Earth from your feet and spinal column or central energy channel. Some traditions strongly prefer that you ground from the spinal center and not from the feet. My personal preference is to ground from the feet, but it is an individual choice how to go about it.

Peggy Jentoft: "I often use a specific shakti or subtle energy frequency for grounding, essentially simply commanding grounding into the earth plane and also connection with the universal Spirit core (universal galactic center or seed, throne of God etc.)You can run Reiki or another energy shakti with the intention that it ground you or assist you with grounding. Some energies work better than others for this purpose.

The visualization I most often use, when I use one, starts with dropping a cord of light from the heart, and or solar plexus, straight down the spinal channel to the center of the Earth. Or calling up a cord from the Earth center, which some people find easier, and then flowing it up to the spiritual center (sometimes going through the Sun). I then expand it to be a tube, encompassing my entire basic aura. Eating, stomping your feet, placing your hands on your thighs and intending to ground are some other methods there are dozens of different techniques and meditations for grounding and centering because these practices are a vital part of our personal well being."

When doing energy work with others, it is essential to ground both yourself as the practitioner, and the individual you are working with, this must be done at the very beginning of the session. It will eliminate some possible unpleasant sensations that can interrupt the progress of a healing experience. I have found this to be particularly important for those who are energy sensitive as well as those who are new to energy work. Remember, preparation is the cornerstone of good practice. Check back later for additional preparation information in the areas of centering and clearing.

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