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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Grounding & Spiritual protection

I haven’t touched on this before so thought I would today. I have over the past 12 months been through some situations whereby I am thankful I know how to ground myself but also protect myself spiritually undoing what others have unfortunately layed onto my soul.
So briefly I will be helping you with Spiritual protection and also Ground/Eathing yourself.
Spiritual Protection is something that everyone should know how to do, regardless of our religious beliefs (or lack of). It encompasses far more than just ghosts & spirits too.
Negativity in any form can be damaging to the human energy field (aura). Fear, anger, depression, negative people/places, arguments and more actually create negative energy that can cling to you or build up in your home and cause problems over time. Spiritual cleansings are very important, for yourself and your home. I recommend they be done at least every few months, more if you find yourself feeling stressed or fatigued.
These notes are only guidelines to aid you on your own Spiritual Path / Protection and as with all spiritual work it is often about finding your own Truth. If you disagree or feel uncomfortable with anything that is suggested here by all means find an alternative Truth that is acceptable to you.
Grounding/Earthing is all about the awareness that we are still in a physical body as well as endeavouring to become spiritual workers and beings.
Why is it so important that we ground/earth ourselves?
Below you will find a few ways in which being grounded can make such a difference to our everyday life:
  • Brings life in to matter and to be able to bring our healing abilities into the physical.
  • Increases balance and stability in our physical and our emotional state.
  • Helps bring acceptance that we are here to fulfil a purpose.
  • Brings strength.
  • Helps in creating a bridge between Spirit and matter.
  • Provides an outlet making the release (of energy) easier.
  • Allows the attainment of higher Spiritual levels.
As a healer it is very important to keep your patient grounded.
How will I know if I am grounded or ungrounded?
Below is a list of some of the more common symptoms of being ungrounded. Usually each individual will encounter the same one or two symptoms each time they are ungrounded.
  • Dizziness
  • Daydreaming
  • A feeling of being 'Spaced Out'
  • Feeling sick
  • Heart palpitations
  • Eyes flickering
  • Weight gain
  • Clumsiness
  • Static shocks
  • Falling asleep when meditating
  • Noise and light sensitive
  • Forgetful
  • Having brilliant ideas that never happen
  • Arguing and unable to get your point across
(Please note that many of these symptoms can also be linked to other physical conditions or illnesses, if in doubt always check with your GP. Light and energy work is complementary to general medicine and should not be viewed as a substitute.)
So how do I become more grounded?
Here are some things you can do to help bring you back down to earth:
  • Eating (hence sometimes the weight gain) - healthy & balanced.
  • Drinking water
  • Walking, especially in natural surroundings
  • Sports, yoga, tai chi etc.
  • Gardening
  • Animals eg. walking the dog
  • Being purposeful
  • Visualization of roots/colour (see below)
  • Carrying/working with crystals (see below)
All of the list above is fairly self explanatory with the possible exception of visualization and the use of crystals, so here is a quick guideline as to how you can use either of these techniques:
The easiest and most helpful thing to imagine when you are trying to ground yourself is tree roots! Just imagine you have great long sturdy roots coming from the base of your feet (which should remain flat on the floor during the visualisation), or, from the base of your spine if you are sitting directly on the floor. Just let these roots go right down in to the earth below and let them anchor you onto the earth. This is a very quick and efficient technique to remember when releasing energy such as static shocks from cars and supermarket trolleys!
Colour can also be quite helpful, deep earthy colours such as red, brown and terracotta are always good. Again just imagine that this colour surrounds you. You can imagine it as light or a cloak or blanket, whatever is easier for you.
Crystals can be very helpful in the grounding process. It is best to carry them in a trouser or skirt pocket (or sock if you can make it comfortable!).You must remember to cleanse and dedicate your chosen crystal for this purpose before using it. A small piece of tumbled stone will be sufficient to carry with you. Here is a list of a few easy to obtain crystals that could be used for this purpose:
Red jasper (most jaspers are good as grounders) Bloodstone, Hematite, Gold tigers eye, Carnelian, Garnet, Pyrite, Copper, Amber, Unakite

Spiritual Protection Techniques

Spiritual Protection is something that everyone should know how to do, regardless of our religious beliefs (or lack of). It encompasses far more than just ghosts & spirits too.

Negativity in any form can be damaging to the human energy field (aura). Fear, anger, depression, negative people/places, arguments and more actually create negative energy that can cling to you or build up in your home and cause problems over time. Spiritual cleansings are very important, for yourself and your home. I recommend they be done at least every few months, more if you find yourself feeling stressed or fatigued.

White Light Protection
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 an egg-shaped 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 SUPER 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. You don't have to get fancy with the wording. Say something like, "God/dess, please surround me with a sphere of powerful, brilliant white light. Send the Archangels to protect me from all harm, and please send my Spirit Guides to guide me, guard me and keep away all negative influences."
You can do this for yourself, loved ones, pets, even your house and car! Before travelling 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.
Clearing Your Home of Negative Energy
Regular spiritual house clearings are also important to remove any negative energies that may be hanging around. You'd be amazed at how that stuff likes to linger! If you would like further information on this please email me. It will be simple instructions on how to do this. You don't have to follow it exactly, or use the same exact ingredients. Get creative with it. Use your own wording if you want. Use whatever ingredients you have on hand, and don't be afraid to improvise. The most important thing is your intention that you are removing negative energy.
Herbs for Protection and Purification
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, lavendar, myrrh, onion, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, sage, thyme, violet.

After your house cleansing, fill some pretty 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 travelling. Sprinkle protective herbs on the tops of doorways, or at the thresholds of your home.

Burning certain incenses (which have the same properties as the herbs) can achieve the same effect. This is similar to "smudging". Smudging usually involves taking a bundle of dried sage leaves (sage is great for neutralizing negative energies!) and lighting the tip of it until it starts to smoke, then waving the smudge stick around your home, letting the smoke remove negative energy. The incense does the same thing, you don't have to use Sage sticks. Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh and Sage are the greatest for removing negativity.
Sea Salt - The Ultimate Purifier
Sea salt is an EXCELLENT neutralizer! The ocean holds a lot of power, especially for cleansing and healing, so sea salt obviously does too. You can get pure sea salt at health food stores, and many online shops also carry it. (try to get "unrefined sea salt" if possible, because it retains most of its natural properties) You can mix in some sea salt with your herb mixtures, or use it by itself as described above for the herbs.
Charging Objects With Your Intent
White candles are also great for removing negative energy, and you can make them work even better by "charging" them. (in fact, you can charge your herbs the same way to help activate their natural properties) To "charge" something means that you are infusing it with energy, and your intention. It's really simple to do this.
Hold the candle (or whatever object you wish) in both hands (or you can hover both hands above/around it, if it's a dish of something) and visualize it being infused with brilliant white light from your hands. Just the same way you did the white light protection for yourself and your family. But this time see the energy soaking into the candle and making it glow bright white. You can state an intention out loud if you want to, "I infuse this candle with powerful purifying energy, and ask that this energy spread through our lives and remove all negativity." Then when you light the candle, it releases the energy out into your home, and by extension, the universe.

You can also charge things like jewelry, to hold a certain intent. Metals particularly hold a charge VERY well, for a long time. For example, you can "charge" rings or necklaces with prosperity/success energy (green and/or red energy), and wear them to a job interview. Will this guarantee you the job? Of course not. But you are stating your intent to the Universe, and therefore you are putting certain energies into motion, which can help you. It's all about your intent and the energy you put into it. I do this with all products I send out to clients....It is my way of saying thank you to them for trusting me.

Crystals and Gemstones
Certain crystals and stones also carry protective properties. Here is a short list of the most common ones: agate, amber, amethyst, black onyx, citrine, coral, emerald, garnet, obsidian (apache tears), ruby, tourmaline.

You can charge your gemstones and either carry them with you, place them around your home, or purchase jewelry that contains stones with the properties you want, and wear them.

Angels and Spirit Guides
Last but certainly not least, ASK for protection from your Angels and Guides! That is what they are there for. Each of us is "assigned" certain angels and guides before we are born. Their "job" is to protect us, comfort and guide us, and to work with us in living our most productive life possible here on earth. But remember that they cannot interfere with our free will. We must invite their help if we want it.
You can ask for their protection on a daily basis for general purposes, or you can ask when you have an immediate need for protection. But keep in mind that although they are "assigned" to us, they are not our slaves. They help us because they want to. Respect and gratitude should always be the context in which you request (not demand) their assistance. No one likes to be bossed around. Be thankful for their presence in your life, and know that you are never alone.

Lastly, Believe with what you are doing and what you want out of life. Never take for granted. Never expect anything in return. 

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post .

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