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Education: Grounding And Shielding

Hello fellow empaths. Well, I am noticing a commonality amongst us lately. People seem to be very overwhelmed by incoming energies to the point of illness. We do not have to live like this. We can't survive like this.

Because we are who we are and are bombarded with incoming information all the time, a gift and a curse, we need to protect ourselves from this. It's important that we stay healthy. We need to eat right, sleep right, work right... Everything must be in place for us to live healthy happy lives.

But, what I have found, is some of us do not know how to ground and shield. This is as important as eating and sleeping. We must do it as we do not want internal combustion...

So! I wanted to put a post out here to tell others how I do this. This is not the only way, but this method was taught to me and I use it multiple times a day. It keeps me healthy, protected and sane... well most of the time :) So here are the steps on what I do. It's easy.

1. Plant your feet on the ground. Make sure you are comfortable and not wobbly. Get your balance. (You can do this sitting as well, just make sure your feet are on the ground or floor. You can pull energy through things as well (i.e. wood, carpet such as your living room floor))

2. Close those pretty little eyes. Feel the ground under your feet. Notice what they feel like. Move up your body and just notice how it feels. Do you hurt anywhere? Are you tense? Relaxed? Listen to your surroundings. (This gets you out of your head, plus connecting with your surroundings is important).

3. Inhale. As you inhale pull energy from the earth below you. Feel it move up your feet, into your legs. Breathe as deeply as you can. Then exhale all the negativity and anxiety out of from you. Push it out. Continue to do this for 5 breaths. Each time bringing that energy to every body part. I like to go from my feet, legs, pelvis, chest, arms, head, down my back, and to my feet again. I concentrate that every part of me has the earths energy flowing through me.

4. Breaths 5-10. As you are pushing the negativity and anxiety out of you, you should notice it lessening. This is generally around breath 5 for me, it will vary with each of us (but this is how I do it). The clean earthly energy I am exhaling is now going to work for me on the outside. I picture a bubble of light (my aura) around me. As I inhale I bring more energy from the ground, and as I exhale I picture in my head, this bubble becoming strong and safe. I picture myself smoothing and refining it, feeling for any weak spots in it.

5. At breath 10, I bring it in close to me, contouring my body. A suit of armor, I like to call it. :)

6. Open your eyes. You should feel calmer and protected. Caution.... If you are not used to doing deep breathing exercises, it can make you light headed as there is increased amounts of oxygen. This is very helpful with those who have anxiety (I do). Deep breathing increases oxygen and decreases carbon dioxide in our body. It decreases are our heart rate and blood pressure, calms the mind and is a natural anti-anxiety measure.

Well, there you have it. As I said, this works for me. I don't like to feel anxiety and panic from those like us, well anyone really, but in this particular case, us. I want to help where I can. If anyone else would like to post tricks they have learned, please feel free. This is an educational post. If anyone would like help, ask away. :)

Peace and well wishes everyone.
Stacy
kbetweens kbetweens 26-30, F 16 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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Thank you fro writing this, this is very helpful for me and probably many others.

Thank you. Let me know if you need anything clarified or whatever.

I learned how to shield, but I hate the feeling of being disconnected. I almost feel as though it is selfish to cut myself off when I know I have the ability to feel and heal. I only ever shield myself when I myself am in an emotional state where I cannot stand to feel anything else. Other than that, I am always open. It hurts. Very much so. But I cannot allow myself to be cut off.

I've heard of this before. My shield is natural as well. I can actually project my shield around others close to me. But only when I feel spiritual danger. I had completely forgotten about grounding untill I read this. The only thing I want to learn more about is "turning it off" completely because it basically blocks me from the spiritual world. Thank you so much for posting this && reminding me about grounding!

Perhaps I'm lucky, but I think my body naturally shields itself. In the past as a kid, I had a difficult time dealing with my abilities which I didn't understand at the time. I felt angry or sad for no reason at all and I was teased for being emotional. I think there was a point where my body started to shield itself on its own just to cope. Even today I'm not as strongly as affected as I once was, except strong emotions still hit me like a ton of bricks. I also can release energy very easily; I cant stay angry or sad for more than an hour. Hearing the problems others have with their empathic abilities, I wish that I could say how I do it... at least there are those like you that can help them.

That's wonderful.talents in different places. :)

The natural shielding is nice, but is there a way to direct my abilites, so i can sense energy from specific people without absorbing from everyone nearby? I ask because perhaps i could use my abilites to help others, but i can't bring down my shield without draining myself. Not too long ago, i tried to see if i could even bring down the shield, so i imagined it as a light surrounding me and thought of it fading a bit. I was perfectly awake and energized, but within 10 minutes of bringing it down, i was completely drained where i didn't even want to stand anymore. I brought it back up immediately but it took a couple of days to balance out where i drained more quickly and became emotional rather easily. It'd be nice to learn how to use my ability without killing myself in the process.

Hey would you help me with some more advanced stuff?

Sure! Pm me with what's going on and we will go from there. :-)

As far as doing advanced stuff I do recommend you start with some basics first.

He's my sidekick. He knows what he's talking about. But you and I will talk and go from there k?

Sidekick when did that duo ever come into existence? lol

For all intensive purposes now since you decided to pipe in. :-)

Haha :D

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I do this often now and everytime It gets easier. Thank you for this

Kbetweens, Thank You so much. Ive been trying to sheild myself for a while and it helps to know im on the right track on how to go about it.

You're so welcome. :) everyone has their own way of doing it. But this is how I do it and it works for me. PM me if you need anything at all. I'll help where I can.

Wonderful! I'm glad this helped you. :) feel free to share anything more you have to add. After all, we aren't alone in this!

Thank you so so much. I knew there was a way to deal with this better. I have been getting lost in people and retreating to repair myself. I am grateful there are others spreading light, which helps people like me. Thank you. xoxo.

Hi Stacy, Thank you SO MUCH for your advice :) looking forward to trying this & have tried the breathing which has already helped ! Have been one who quite often has been physically ill due to absorbing emotions, etc. from others very very often to the point of not functioning at times. I appreciate you very much! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

You are so welcome! :) I know how hard it is to be like us. Why not spread my experience of making it easier! I want you functioning and well. And I appreciate you as well.

:)

@kvothe11: as you practice your experience will increase. You are taking steps to better yourself. :) it's wonderful! Be proud of yourself.

I will try this and get back to you, I'm super inexperienced so the shielding I have tried seems pathetic compared to this lol

Ahhh I've actually read this somewhere before! Oh nice! I know what to do =)

I ground myself, if I'm particularly stressed or freaked, I take my shoes off and earth myself. I sometimes place my hands on the earth as well or lie on it. I find it balances me and makes me calmer. I suppose scientifically it makes sense, we are electrical dynamos and if we don't discharge or receive energy and complete the circuit, it makes us sick. As far as protection goes I'll try it, it hasn't protected me thus far! :)

This is great! What I usually read confuses me to no end. Thank you!

Thank you.