DEFINITIONS: An electrical device
is "grounded" when it is connected to the ground in a way that allows excess
energy to leave the system. We are
PHYSICALLY GROUNDED when we can feel our connection with the Earth
and carry ourselves (posture, movement, awareness) in a manner that is in harmony with the
Earths gravitational pull.
EMOTIONALLY GROUNDED when our energies and emotions move through our
physically-grounded body freely and are wholesomely discharged through our cells, our
breath, our thoughts, & our actions.
SPIRITUALLY GROUNDED when a physically-grounded body and an
emotionally-grounded mind are in harmony & alignment with one another and with
"spirit" (the animating force within living things).
Techniques that align your energies with the force field of the Earth
and allow your energies and feelings to move freely through your body:
"Separating Heaven & Earth"/"Connecting Heaven
The 3rd-Eye/Navel "Hook-Up"
"Taking Down the Flames"
"Expelling the Venom." Follow with a slow and deliberate
"Zip-Up" that ends by reaching up to the heavens and circling your arms down
until they hang at your sides.
With your hands on your thighs, smooth your hands down your legs
The "Wayne Cook Posture"
The "Three Thumps"
A Quick "Physical" Grounding Technique
(memorize and keep in your back pocket!)
Do a 3rd-Eye/Navel "Hook-Up"
Place your hands at the sides of your waist (at the Belt Flow)
With your thumb in the front and fingers toward the back, slide your
hands slowly and firmly down your legs
When you get to your feet, squeeze at the sides of your feet
End by tracing up the spleen meridian
A Quick "Mental" Grounding Technique
This three-part method can be done mentally in a flash whenever you
need it. Memorize it so it is always instantly available. It can also be combined with any
of the earlier methods.
Place your feet flat on the ground and take a deep in-breath. As you
release this breathe, mentally drop your energy low in your body.
With another deep in-breath, move your energy down governing
meridian, from the top of your spine, down your spine, off your tailbone, and into the
Earth. You are creating a "grounding wire" to the Earth. Also feel the pull of
gravity down through your legs and feet.
As you release your breath, release your thoughts and concerns and
release any energy that is not yours down through this grounding wire and through your
With this technique, you consciously align yourself with the force of
gravity in pulling your energies down into the force field of the earth. By involving
Governing meridian, you are able to instantly move your energies with your mind.
Opening to the Grounding Energies of the Earth
(to enter at your feet and hands)
Staying "Grounded" in the Air
While many physical and emotional experiences can disrupt our natural
grounding, air travel is a special case because of the unnatural prolonged separation from
the Earth combined with its being so unlike anything we encountered as we evolved. While
some people are more sensitive than others to "earthlessness," here are some
simple methods anyone can use:
During the flight: Tap the ends of the meridians (use a basic
"energy psychology" sequence or find the meridian endpoints in Energy Medicine).
Do at least 3 or 4 times over the course of your travel, depending on the length of the
flight and how many take-offs and landings are in your itinerary. Some people also are
reporting that this prevents jet lag.
Before getting off the airplane: Open your feet and hand chakras as
described earlier. Then sedate your stomach meridian using the acupressure holding points.
End by tapping the stomach points on your cheekbones and thanking the pilot for the safe
At your destination: First, "Connect Heaven & Earth." If
you then do not feel balanced, centered, and grounded, any of the earlier grounding
methods can be used. Here is one that addresses the way that for many people, their field
is spinning after a flight. The basic strategy is to ground your chakras to the new
Starting with either hand at your heart, breathe deeply and make a
Continue and expand the circle, so that on the second round you pass
over your 3rd and 5th chakras, on the next circle (spiraling
outward) you pass over your 2nd and 6th chakras, and on the fourth
circle you pass over your 1st and 7th chakras.
Finally make giant circles as high as your hands can reach at the top
and touching the ground at the bottom.
As part of the above, or separate from it, if you are feeling unstable
at a location, take your hand & smooth it slowly a couple of times around your navel,
and then land your hands at your 2nd and 4th chakras and hold for as
long as it feels good.