What Is Grounding
Being grounded means to be balanced, centered, and being connected to the energies of the Earth. Grounding is the process wherein you pull back all your thoughts and energy from your mind and firmly re-establish your foundation on Earth.
It will help you remain calm and composed, no matter what’s happening in the world around you.
It’s important to stay grounded because you need that to physically manifest what you want in this world.
Benefits Of Being Grounded
It benefits you not only spiritually and mentally, but also physically, improving your focus and sense of calm, and reducing anxiety.
Grounding reduces inflammation and pain, improves sleep, boosts self-healing mechanisms, and so much more.
Being ungrounded is okay from time to time, but being able to reestablish that grounding when you need to is key.
It’s also part of your energetic hygiene. When you’re not grounded, your aura becomes vulnerable to rips, tears, and leaks.
You also allow energetic cords to become attached to your aura even if you don’t want to.
How To Know When You Are Grounded
Grounding is important for everyone, but especially for those people involved in spiritual or creative pursuits.
How do you know that you’re not grounded? Simply by getting recognizing how it feels to not be grounded.
Usually, you will encounter the same one or two symptoms every time you are not grounded. You may experience dizziness, heart palpitations, or static shocks. There can be weight gain, clumsiness, or forgetfulness.
You may also spend too much time daydreaming, or you’re always spaced out, or you always feel sick.
You may also fall asleep when you meditate and become light or noise sensitive.
When you are not grounded, you may feel very out of it or disconnected from yourself. You may experience confusion, anxiety, restlessness, or just a feeling being airy.
Nothing really clicks, and you feel like you are just floating through life. When you feel this way, you know you need to reconnect to your roots and ground down.
How Crystals Help With Grounding
Crystals help you achieve the grounding that you need by balancing out your energies. There are many kinds of crystals that you can choose from that will resonate perfectly with your energies.
When you’re properly grounded, you have a neutral charge. Your energy becomes balanced. When you’re well-grounded, it helps you keep your energy focused and intact.
There are many great ways to ground down, such as walking barefoot outside, gardening, hugging trees, or meditating, but you can also use crystals to help in this process.
The Best Crystal For Grounding
Hematite is the most powerful crystal for grounding. It’s a very protective crystal that helps you stay grounded in any kind of situation.
Together with Rhodolite, it absorbs all negative energies from your body, and it calms you in times of stress, worry, or panic.
When Hematite touches your skin, you will immediately feel a change in your energy. You will feel more centered, stable, and balanced as soon as you put your crystal on your skin.
It will also help you find your own unique talents by removing any self-imposed limitations, just like the March Birthstone.
Hematite has a strengthening influence on the body – especially the blood, body temperature, and circulatory system.
Of all the grounding crystals, Hematite is the surest and strongest. It has a stabilizing influence on the body that will keep you centered and grounded no matter what situation you’re in.
When paired with Petalite, it boosts your low self-esteem and gets rid of your feelings of vulnerability.
Hematite absorbs negative energy and calms you in times of tumult. It’s a great crystal to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. It boosts your confidence and is good for working with the root chakra.
The uniqueness of the grounding energy of Hematite is in its mirror-like shine, which further dispels any kind of negative energy.
Other Crystals For Grounding
The grounding energy of Hematite can be a bit too much for some people. Using other crystals with slightly different properties (or in combination with Hematite), can help.
Try using your Hematite with another crystal such as Smoky Quartz, when that’s the case. Smoky Quartz is a crystal that can help center you.
Smoky Quartz has a strong connection to the root chakra – balancing it is key to being grounded and strengthening your connection to Mother Earth.
Smoky Quartz is also called a crystal of change because of its ability to transform negative energy into positive energy.
It helps relieve negative emotions, like anxiety, fear, jealousy, depression, and stress. It also wards off confusion, worry, and doubt, which are feelings that often make you feel ungrounded.
This crystal also protects the home or work environment against bad moods, resentments, and hostility. It helps you manifest your goals in both your personal and work lives.
Smoky Quartz is a great crystal to help smokers quit smoking. It reduces the urge to smoke and lessens nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
Feeling ungrounded indicates an unblanced root chakra. And Shungite possesses powerful balancing energies for exactly this chakra, which makes for a perfect combination.
Shungite is an excellent grounding crystal that helps ground your energies to the earth.
It’s also very effective at protecting you from harmful electromagnetic frequencies from your cellphones, computers, TVs, and more.
Jasper has healing and grounding energies as well as very strong earth-energy.
There is a wide variety of Jasper stones and all of them have this powerful connection to the Earth, so you can’t really go wrong with either of them.
Red Jasper makes a great grounding crystal, thanks to its deep connection to the Earth. Wearing or carrying this crystal reduces your stress, strengthens your aura, and dispels negativity.
Besides, this is a passionate red crystal that helps to balance the ideas and beliefs regarding sexual expression.
This crystal is perfect for physical jobs that need physical strength and stamina, or those that need emotional endurance.
It is an extremely powerful way to connect to your intuition and strike the balance between your intuition and your daily life.
Prasiolite is another great healing crystal holding grounding energies and that is connected to the Earth.
Meditating with Prasiolite, promotes a strong earth connection and permits a strong flow of healing energy.
This healing crystal helps to replace negative energy with new and positive energy.
Black Tourmaline is a grounding crystal that balances your root chakra and gets rid of negativity.
This is a crystal that you can carry around in your right pocket at almost any time – especially in crowded public places.
Black Tourmaline is excellent to use when you need to ground down before meditation or healing. It also energizes and focuses your mind.
It cleanses negative thoughts, ideas, and emotions and can be helpful in overcoming obsessive and compulsive tendencies.
It’s great for sending to school with your kids to keep them focused and grounded.
Tiger’s Eye is a crystal of protection that balances and grounds the wearer and brings a warm, stable energy suitable for meditation and healing.
It is known as a crystal of good luck and fortune and is ideal for entrepreneurs and those making big career changes or engaging in negotiations.
It is a powerful crystal that resonates strongly with masculine energies. It helps relieve fear, anger, anxiety, and tension in relationships.
This crystal burns off old energies, obstacles, and blockages. It energizes and brings in change. It also builds a powerful connection to the earth.
Bloodstone brings stability as it grounds you into the earth grids. It’s a crystal of strength and courage, allowing you to be fully present on earth.
Boji Stones get rid of any spacey feelings that indicate you are ungrounded or out of your physical body. This crystal also balances and cleanses your aura.
Red Calcite is calming and grounding. It helps alleviate attention deficiency.
During times of ascension of your consciousness, you feel the symptoms of feeling scattered. You lack focus or attention, and this crystal can certainly help out.
Obsidian is a crystal for stability, grounding, and connection to the earth. It’s very protective and rids your aura of negativity.
It’s often used to look into your own dark side or dark nature and helps you release that darkness back into the light.
Choosing The Right Grounding Crystal
When choosing a crystal for grounding, it’s best to listen to your intuition.
If you are looking to buy grounding crystals, hold them in your hand and try to feel how its vibrations make you feel.
And if you are shopping online, take a look at the different grounding crystals. Let them communicate with you visually.
Spiritual Energy Of Grounding Crystals
The spiritual energy of grounding crystals can be very helpful in the grounding process. It’s best to carry them with you or wear them for as long as you need to.
You can put your grounding crystal inside your bag, your pocket, your car, or even inside your bra.
Remember to do a proper cleanse first before using it. Even a small piece of a grounding-crystal will be more than enough to use for this purpose.
Whenever you feel disoriented or spacey, it’s a good idea to ground and center yourself.
Learn to connect yourself energetically to the core of the Earth. Learning how to stay grounded will also help you with your inner focus and your meditation.
Whatever your beliefs are, this simple practice can make a huge difference in your life.
How To Use Grounding Crystals
There are many ways that you can ground yourself, so it’s best to determine which technique is the most effective for you.
The common denominator in most grounding methods is relaxation and visualization.
Take slow and deep breaths and imagine that you are sending a light beam or an energy cord you’re your root chakra down into the earth.
The energy you send down the cord that is not your own is cleansed and used by the earth. Your own energy is cleansed and returned to you.
The easiest way to ground is to visualize roots growing into the earth from your feet or your spinal column.
Holding Grounding Crystals
Hold a crystal in your hand and release all unwanted energies down through your body and into the crystal
Since these crystals have already been programmed and grounded, they are ready to receive these energies. Once you’re done, you can cleanse your crystal by placing it on dirt or on a plant.
You can sage it, or you can leave it in a dish of sea salt overnight. You can charge it up again by setting it out in the moonlight, preferably a full moon.
Here are some more exercises you can do that will help you with grounding yourself:
- Walking Meditation: meditate during a walk in nature and feel your connection to Earth.
- Sitting Meditation: meditate while sitting somewhere quiet.
- Imagination Exercises: imagine roots growing from your feet, anchoring you deep into the earth.
- Breathing: consciously practice breathing in through your mouth and breathing out through your nose.
- Visualization: visualize warm light coming from the Earth and through your feet, filling you up with healing, pulsating energy.
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