Getting grounded is such a basic essential for having a good meditation and for getting the most out of life generally.
The more someone is in their body and grounded, the better they can meditation and handle the light.
This meditation goes with the book “Meditation: Opening Doorways on a New Reality”. Enjoy.
If you enjoyed this meditation or found it useful you might want to take a look at “Your Spiritual Awakening And the New Dawn for Humanity” by Jonathan Barber, and also “Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality”, on Kindle and Amazon
(This is an updated version with a recording of the meditation available at the end, though chances are it will be beneficial to read the article to pick up useful information first.)
This is a great meditation to do before a long meditation, after a meditation that takes you out of your body, at the start of the day, and anytime you feel ungrounded.
There are also physical things that can be done, such as going for a walk or for a run in Nature, or in a park. T’ai Chi works as do other martial arts. Gardening is great for grounding. Sometimes what is required is a good meal. It can be as simple as that, and simple is good.
Should you feel a meditation is the best way for you, here it is:
In a comfortable place, close your eyes.
Take a few deep and gentle breaths, breathe as deep as you can into the bottom of your lungs.
Make a scan of your body. Notice how your right hand feels, notice how your left hand feels. Check your arms, the right one, and then the left arm. Notice how alive they feel.
Now check your feet, the right foot and then the left foot. Notice how your right leg feels, and then how your right leg feels.
Notice how the lower part of your body feels as you breathe. Now check the upper part of your body, just see how it feels.
Now in more detail, if you can, notice how your lungs feel. Then in turn, check your heart. Check your liver, then notice how your stomach feels.
Notice how your intestines feel, how your kidneys feel, how your pancreas feels. Check any other part of your body you want to.
How does your spine feel?
Notice how your neck feels, and your head, then your face. How do your eyes feel? How about your ears?
Placing your awareness on parts of your body can help to bring you in.
Now we are going to connect you in to the earth with some roots in the same way that trees and plants have roots.
Imagine roots growing out of your feet, and one from the base of your spine, down into the ground. Imagine them growing down as deep as you can. Make them any colour that feels comfortable. A restful, nurturing and healing colour is the colour of black earth, like a rich, fertile soil, that is full of life. Or think of the colour of granite, which has a powerful, Devic energy.
The earth has already moved on energetically, and is able to provide you with enriching and nurturing, slow frequency energy that holds enough ordered energy, that is a rich, smooth black energy, full of Devic vitality.
This energy flows from the earth, up your roots, and into your body. This rich black energy flows up your lower legs, through your knees, and up your thighs to your hips. The Devic black light flows up into the lower part of your body. It flows into your intestines, kidneys, lower spine, and all other parts of your lower body. As the black, nurturing slow frequency energy flows in, the parts of your body relax, open up, and let go. They receive a gentle healing.
The black Devic light flows into the upper part of your body, into your chest and shoulders. Into your lungs, liver, stomach, heart, glands, muscles, blood, nervous system, and upper spine. The nurturing, smooth black light flows into your neck and head. It flows into your face, ears, eyes, nose, glands and into both hemispheres of your brain.
All your organs, glands, muscles and bones send down roots into the ground, into the earth, so you become much more connected to the earth. Anything that is not needed, such as tension, or chaotic and negative slow frequency energy, can be let go of by the different parts of your body. This negative energy is a black colour as well, but will feel different to the nurturing black Devic light.
The roots pull you in towards the earth. Your roots you have sent down travel down further and further into the earth. The energy of the earth that is inside you is soothing and alive. Notice how your body feels now.
Feeling through your roots, you might notice how the earth is. You might notice how your roots feel.
With the earth energy, your body becomes an attractive place for your astral body, which comes in more into your physical body. Your astral body nestles into your physical body, and becomes more aligned. Astral roots flows down from your body into the earth.
Notice a two way flow of energy. Some energy flows from you into the earth, and the nurturing, black energy from the earth flows into you.
For extra grounding, if you need it, allow the earth’s energy to flow up your roots, and up through your body and head. The black earth energy then flows out of the top of your head, to form a heavy, thick cloak of black light, to soothe and calm you, and help you stay in your body.
Now let yourself become aware of your body. Notice your breathing for a few breaths. Notice how your body feels, and how your arms and hands feel. Notice how your legs and feet feel.
When you are ready, open your eyes.
This grounding meditation can be done once or more times a day. It is good to do before some powerful meditations as they can take you out of your body. If need be, it can be done after meditating as well if you feel spacey.
I like to put my roots down before travelling. I aim to put them down at least a thousand miles or so. Better still, I aim for the centre of the earth. This is great before flying. It feels strange having stretchy roots travelling through the air, but overall, it has a grounding effect while being in an aeroplane.
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.