Intro to Grounding Technique
The purpose of proper grounding technique is eight-fold . . .
- It helps you shake off the daily troubles, and be present.
- It begins the magickal work of shifting consciousness.
- It raises some energy to work with.
- It creates a container within you for energy to be held and directed.
- It acts as a lightening rod, so excess energy can flow freely without damage to your conduits.
- It protects you from taking on harmful energies.
- It helps ensure that you send out only beneficial energies.
- It unifies the group energy.
When Is Grounding Necessary?
It is recommended to do a grounding before any magickal work . . .
- Before ritual, grounding creates a safe conduit for divine energies and unifies you with the others in your Circle.
- Before magick or spell-casting, it generates energy to empower your work.
- Before divination, solid grounding technique opens your mind to understand what the Divine is trying to say.
- Before healings, it protects you from being receptive to taking on harmful energies, and purifies the energy you are using and minimizes the risk of harm to the other.
Deep Grounding Meditation
Offered in part 2 of this article
is a very thorough grounding technique.
It will take some time, because you can't rush through it. The body-mind needs time to experience it.
But no matter what kind of work you're doing, this kind of grounding will prepare you for it well.
Fast Grounding Meditation
It can be trimmed up if you need a faster grounding.
For an ultra-quick, 2-breath grounding technique and the 3-Circles grounding meditation, see part 3 - Quick Grounding Techniques.
If you're going to abbreviate the technique, it's best to connect both to Earth energy and Sky energy. It's not advisable to shortcut to only one.
How To Use These Grounding Techniques
The best way to ground is to have someone read the visualization out loud while others follow, or to learn it so you can speak it in the moment.
An in-between option is to record yourself saying it, using a gentle, soothing voice and an unhurried pace. Then you can follow along as you play it back.
In other words, trying to ground while following along on your computer or a piece of paper is not going to work as well as staying in the visualization.
We All Ground Ourselves
Be advised that no grounding technique works for everyone. Some people need it slow and detailed, others get lost and bored that way.
Alter the visualization to make it work for you, and those you're grounding with.
And for those who can't ground the way the works for most of the group, they can quietly proceed with the method that they prefer. As Witches, we naturally take responsibility for our own process.
It doesn't really matter if we're not all doing the same thing. Even though one person may lead the grounding, we all actually ground ourselves.
Have fun, and good grounding!
With Bright Blessings,
Grounding Technique Part 2
If You Liked Intro to Grounding Technique, You May Also Enjoy
These Related Articles . . .
New material is always added; please subscribe to our RSS / Blog or The Silver Chalice E-zine to receive updates and unique articles.
Wicca Magick What is magick? How does it work? Why does it work, and perhaps more to the point, why doesn't it work when we want really it to? This is an exploration of the essence of magick in the context of Wicca spirituality, plus tools to increase your magickal skills . . . Read More
Covens, Circles, And Solitary Wicca Do you need a coven? What's the difference between a coven and a Circle? What about solitary Wicca practice? Especially when a witch is just beginning her journey in Wicca, she may wonder whether she's missing out on something . . . Just what do those mysterious others do? . . . Read More
Preparing Your Ritual Tools You've got your ritual tools and altar objects - now what do you do? You certainly don't want to just put them on your altar or on your person, without clearing them of any energies they've collected! Preparing your ritual tools doesn't need to be complicated. But it does need to be done. This article covers all the basics of preparing your ritual tools... Read More
A Wiccan Altar Is Magick You may think your Wiccan altar is decoration . . . Just something to put up, and then leave it sit there. But what you will discover is that the state of your altar affects the state of your life... Read More
Spiritual Endarkenment Like the yin-yang symbol, enlightenment is incomplete without endarkenment. Both are necessary to spiritual evolution. After all, a bird with only one wing cannot fly. So what is Spiritual Endarkenment? . . . Read More
The Symbolisms In Wiccan Jewelry Wiccan jewelry is spiritually meaningful, by its very nature. It is based on the power of symbols -- the mother tongue of the Divine. The Wiccan symbolism in jewelry can occur at three levels . . . Also - how to find, buy, purify, and consecrate Wiccan jewelry . . . Read More
The Power of Creative Visualization What is the purpose of creative visualization? To make real what is not yet real. When it's real to your body-mind, it MUST manifest in the world. This is a key component to making magick . . . Read More
Return from Intro to Grounding Technique to Wicca Practices