Grounding Personal Energies. Supposedly it’s the key to success, spiritual evolution, energetic protection, & sex appeal!
Well, happy day! Today we’ll question “being grounded.” Because you just might learn something that could serve you far better.
Although let’s face it…
“Grounding” Could Be One of the Sexiest Words for New Agers. (And Recovering New Agers)
Blog-Buddies, you lived through those years. At least some of them. That’s when so many of us were told that grounding was really, really great. Here’s a typical promise about the alleged wonders of grounding:
“Grounding is the mecca of energy medicine and should be the cornerstone practice of your repertoire of healthy energy habits. I qualify grounding as mandatory for highly sensitive empaths but it certainly holds value and promise for those who don’t identify as such.”
(Blog-Buddies, feel free to comment — or complain — about any of this.)
Anyway, those New Age Years began in 1980. Lasting until the Shift into the Age of Awakening on 12/21/12!
During these wild and zany years, grounding became one of the sexiest words around. At least for New Agers who were also spiritual seekers. And many of us still care about grounding, just as we care about “picking up messages.” But we’re living in a different time now. Neither psychic work on the fly nor “grounding” will help us at all.
This article, of course, aims to debunk grounding. What if you’re curious why not to pick up random messages from spirits? Or constantly search for synchronicity? Or keep checking the time, hoping to be part of the 11:11 movement… You might wish to check out articles I’ve written about limiting Technique Time. Since now we’re no longer in the New Age Years. And more than 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time will likely bring on spiritual addiction.
Back at grounding…
Here’s My Favorite Tale of Grounding Personal Energies
Some of you know may know this from my Spiritually Sparkling Online Workshops. Or from my related how-book for energy healing. Either way, you’ll learn: Back in the day I studied with the religion called Teaching of the Inner Christ. (TIC)
When traveling in Seattle, I realized that I could actually go to one of their church services. So I attended a lovely Sunday service. Who was the minister? Rev. “Gladys,” an adorable young woman.
Simply put, I loved that service. Especially fascinating was something Gladys did that I’d never seen before. Repeatedly, she’d pause during the service. Gracefully, she’d tell us all, “Better check my grounding.”
Then she’d close her eyes and do something taught by TIC: A little visualization intended to ground herself energetically.
What an enchanting role model! Supposedly, this was what we all should do. That Rev. Gladys had the prettiest, daintiest way of getting grounded. And, really, it took her only half a minute. (Presumably, again and again, all her waking hours.)
How inspired I was! For several days following, I’d pause every hour or so. Copying what she did. “Check your grounding,” I’d think.
Maybe that would make me pretty and dainty, totally confident, and seemingly perfect. Just like Rev. Gladys!
Lucky me, though — I couldn’t use my willpower to make myself do that incessantly. And it wasn’t until years later, when I wrote blog posts here about visualizing a golden bubble for “protection”… Only then did I realize that this was a way to create a thought form about personal security.
- Providing an illusion of safety.
- Plus sweet-seeming energy busywork
- Definitely, in hindsight, a total waste of time.
Yoicks, the things we spiritual seekers can do for love!
About Grounding Personal Energies, How’s It Supposed to Help You?
Golly, thus far into this article I have assumed that you know the meaning of the word. But maybe you don’t.
Supposedly energetic grounding involves connecting with the universal flow. Or “restoring your aura colours.” Perhaps visualizing lasers to heal yourself physically. And then there’s always the approach of visualizing protection to keep you safe.
Sigh! What’s my perspective now, informed by certain Really Effective Skills?
“Grounding” means considering your physical self as a kind of ideal. And actively pursuing that ideal.
The notion of grounding invites us to use awareness. Doing some form of Technique Time to watching ourselves and make sure we still have a body. Maybe Mindfulness Meditation.
Some non-duality Enlightenment coaches encourage their followers to “witness” themselves. Detaching from their bodies and realities. Ouch! Then maybe balancing that with some extra grounding work, of course.
Here’s the Big Irony about Grounding Personal Energies
The more time we spend trying to ground ourselves energetically, the more we space ourselves out.
Honestly, it’s just ridiculous. Seeking to be grounded assumes that you’re not already living in your body. Quite spontaneously!
Ridiculous except that I sure know why a person could desperately seek better grounding. Personal experience, in the past.
Why seek to improve your grounding? Because feeling uncomfortable about one’s body is common.
By now I’m more interested in helping people to overcome their discomfort, spaciness, physical perfectionism, etc…. without grounding?
That’s my approach in offering the workshop on “Your Sacred Body” on the last weekend of this month. There, I’ll offer many ways to improve one’s way of living in a physical body. You can read about some of them here.
Meanwhile, I’ll devote the rest of today’s blog post to supplying an Age of Awakening perspective. Presenting something better than grounding personal energies.
If you haven’t already chosen to stop grounding yourself, maybe this will help you. Because you can choose to simply live as a human being, physical body included. Whatever else is a problem, given your relationship to your body, at least you can stop doing unhelpful extras.
What have you started doing instead, Blog-Buddies?
- At a certain point did you purposely quit grounding practices?
- Or did you just find yourself with more of a human life.
- If you do grounding and shielding every day, how long does it take? Does that include examining your aura for flaws. Is it common for you to urgently need energy healing?
And here’s my favorite question: By now, do you stop several times every hour, like the dainty TIC minister? Fastidious checking up on your energies! Accomplishing what?
Finally, when it comes to asking yourself questions like, “Am I energetically grounded?” Is your answer, “Who cares?”