What goes up, better come down

Crucially, meditation needs to include an element of grounding.

Often when people meditate they connect with the light from higher planes or the Divine Journeys (for instance, one type is the Paramatman Light). There can be a yearning for the higher light as it is so wonderful compared to the relative darkness and discomfort of normal life.

In meditation we can bring the higher into the lower. But that draw upwards can cause problems.

To start with, some spiritually minded people aren’t in their bodies even from birth. They never fully connect with everyday life and can be dreamy and in a world of their own. Some people don’t really come back into their bodies after meditating, then the effect is the same.

There are some tried and tested techniques for grounding, such as stubbing your toe on a chair leg or other inconveniently placed piece of furniture. Going over your ankle is a favourite for some. In extreme cases, breaking a leg happens and so on. (Just so you know, these are all real life examples).

There are plenty of non-meditative techniques for grounding which are part of everyday life. For instance, gardening is a superb way as there is a strong connection with the earth, and the rhythm of the seasonal flow of energy. Walking in Nature is great, so too is scrambling on rocks, and for the brave,  rock climbing. Going underground into caves is really grounding (I tried that last year).  Some people in the world live near natural mud baths. What a place to get grounded in. I’ve known some people to dig a shallow hole in their garden and place their feet on the soil. Diet can play a huge part. Root vegetables, and for those that can eat meat, that can really help. Using the body for exercise is an excellent way to get grounded. An activity such as judo is a great way to get grounded. Simply taking a break from spiritual practices and meditation for a day or so can also be appropriate.

There are some useful meditation techniques for grounding. Using your imagination and creatively visualizing affects your energy. Just prior to meditating, trying closing your eyes and imagine roots growing out of your feet and out of the base of your spine. These roots can be any colour, though they may be dark coloured to correspond with the slow frequency energy of the earth. If you are in a building then imagine your roots going through the building to the ground. Imagine the roots going as far down into the earth as possible. Let the roots spread out as they go down. Let dark slow frequency light flow from the earth up your roots. The slowest earth energy is black, so this is a good colour to use, and has a soothing, nourishing and healing effect. Let it flow up your legs into your body and head, into your organs. You can let this black light flow back down your legs, and into the ground. Repeat this a few times. Then, still with roots down, you are ready to meditate with higher frequency light.

With regards to grounding, I met two people who had meditated intensely over a period of weeks in a Perfect Master’s ashram, and in Meher Baba’s centre. They were both burnt to a crisp by the high intensity light, with their auras blown wide open, their nervous systems frazzled and over-sensitized, and they were both completely ungrounded. They could not operate in normal life.

The solution was no spiritual activity for a year, physically grounding exercise and a stodgy diet, to support grounding and the necessary slow healing.

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