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Angelics and Grounding
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Angelics and Grounding
A question for all of you~

A very earthy draconic friend of mine has been trying to do energy work with her healer-angelic sister. She's tried multiple times to get her sister to ground the traditional way: into the earth, shed the excess energy into earth and pull up anchoring earth-energy. The angelic has had the hardest time with this.

Have any of you had difficulties grounding? This is the first healer-type angelic I've met; most of the angelics I know in person are more... flaming-sword-wielding types, warrior-types, and very solid and grounded automatically. So I don't know if it has anything to do with the angelic thing or if it's something else entirely--but I've read some stuff on forums before about angelics connecting to the Source...

Would it be more feasible for my friend's sister to "ground" into the Source then, or is that more of a centering thing than a grounding thing? Trying to figure this out, is all. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> I wouldn't know, I'm just a liddle hawk who grounds best into air and fire and people.

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2008-12-16 19:22
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Re: Angelics and Grounding
I don't have issues grounding, but I rarely find I have the need to ground...but that's a whole other subject. I'd think it has more to do with her individually than with her being angel-kin. I'd also thing trying to use the Soruce would be more of a centering type of thing than a grounding type of thing. Has she tried using other elements?

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2008-12-16 19:31
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Re: Angelics and Grounding
I am a flaming sword type, but I'm also a healer type, and a hawk type, and have a hard time grounding. Boy that's a lot!

Anyway, I find that I can only ground into a living being, not an element. But that being doesn't have to be corporeal. I can't ground into the earth, but I can ground into an earth spirit.

Another person I talked to suggested pushing with one side and pulling with the other to set up a continuous cycle with the earth. That method seemed to work at first, but running that cycle seemed to keep things moving too much rather than slowing them down. But who knows? Everyone is different.

Another suggestion is to try grounding 'up' instead of down. Sometimes I can get that to work. Just aim a bolt towards the edge of the atmosphere.

And another trick, along the living being line of thought, it to think of people that you are close to, family members and such, and send a small, gentle flow of energy in their direction. (Never force it!) This one might appeal more to healer types anyway.

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2008-12-16 20:57
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As one that is frequently being asked to perform healing deeds - for many years now - I am a very grounded type of being. Grounding is essential for surviving here on earth. If you ask me how to do this grounding I can give you a whole range of answers. My own best way after performing healing works is to smoke a cigarette or to eat hearty meals - or both of them with a cup of coffee. Sometimes watching TV is another good way for grounding, I do this seldom but when I am watching championship boxing, formel 1 races or soccer (ahm, I mean this kind of game we play here in europe). Going into a pub with total normal people helps also, and of course: doing a job.

People - not only angelkin - that lack grounding often do have much too much time for themselves.

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2008-12-16 23:30
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Well, that's how I started grounding. I'd reach up rather than root-down. Had to reach a long way, but once I kept doing it and getting more and more (re)acquainted with the Source, I started reaching out in my immediate area to tap into the more subtle energies of the Source that exist here. I had to go straight up before I could recognize what existed right under my nose.

Being a healer, maybe it'd be easier for her to ground in water or fire... depending on what sort of healing she's more keen to?

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2008-12-17 0:05
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I don't know how to ground and center. I'm always told I'm ungrounded and uncentered. However, no one can help me. I swear what I need is to pick up a sword and swing myself weary, work myself into a meditative state. There's just no room to swing my wooden hand-and-a-half practice sword.

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2008-12-18 21:53
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One exercise I've been working on for centering is to imagine that I have a stack of blocks going up my spine. I keep nudging the blocks until they're lined up, not sticking out in places. It seems to work best if you start at the bottom and work up. If you do it right, aligning your blocks should improve energy flow too.

Another one that seems to be a little of both grounding and centering is to meditate on your lower tan tien (second chakra). This is what the Chinese mean when they talk about your center. It is also the physical center of your body, below the navel and about a third of the way inside.

I haven't really mastered any of these, but I do benefit from working on them.

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2008-12-19 0:49
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Re: Angelics and Grounding
I can't say that I've ever been "properly" trained in grounding exercises, but any attempts I have made towards it have been pulling towards the second chakra as motley spoke of. Usually this involves me standing as opposed to sitting or kneeling as in some other traditions of grounding.

I visualize it more as water spiraling the drain. In retrospect, that particular visualization seems somewhat comical since the location is oddly close to the bladder.

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2008-12-19 4:07
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I can't ground. I don't know how and it confuses me when someone tries to teach me how to do it.

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2008-12-19 15:24
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Re: Angelics and Grounding
Let me take a look, see if the legs are there :-p

Usually if people can't ground, my first suggestion is try grounding out another part. Either laying on the ground, or putting your hands on the ground, as I know several people who can't ground while sitting/standing, but if they lay on the ground, or put their hands on the ground, they can use that connection to shunt out the extra.

I don't think "grounding" into the Source (or what they think is the Source) is the best idea, for either feasibility, and usefulness.

I'd recommend either try Grounding another way, or just a lot more work "centring"

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