Posts Tagged ‘energetic grounding’

Hi folks,

You may remember that, back on June 9, Starwolf did his first podcast appearance on Cauldron of Knowledge on  http://www.LiveParanormal.com at 8 p.m, speaking on Warding and Spiritual Protection.

Well, I’m pleased to report that it’s my turn, now. I’m going to be  talking with Lexi Doyle this Thursday night, on August 11, on Cauldron of Knowledge on  http://www.LiveParanormal.com  at 8 p.m.

I’ll be talking about Energetic Grounding . The term “Grounding ” includes both grounding out negative energy (whether energy that you’ve picked up from the world around you or negative energy you’ve created for yourself) and also grounding as a way of creating a stronger connection between you and the physical plane. ( Many folks who do a lot of psychic work find after awhile they become a bit spacey and poorly grounded).

This is a topic that’s useful to psychics, energyworkers, psychic empaths, those of us who work with magick and anyone who tends to pick up negative energy (and given the amount of uncomfortable energy changes in the past year, that’s more of us than there used to be.)

To listen live to the show, you’ll need to go to http://www.liveparanormal.com/ and hit the “Listen Live” under the “Listen Now/ Chat” tab.  You may want to sign up as a member so you can chat and ask questions.

For those of you who can’t make the show at this time, http://www.liveparanormal.com/ archives the shows for later listening. Starwolf’s show is already archived at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/liveparanormal/2011/06/10/liveparanormalcom-radio-cauldron-of-knowledge-history , for those of you who might  like to check it out.

I’d like to invite you to come by and catch the show on Thursday night at 8 pm on http://www.liveparanormal.com/ . Hope to see you there.






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Hi folks

We’re six days out from the first Changing Times, Changing Worlds convention on November 12- 14 in Northampton, Mass.

And this is a convention that you’re going to want to see….

This is a conference for Wiccans, pagans, metaphysical Christians, Reiki practitioners, alternative health people, energy workers, New Age folk, dowsers and all of us out in the alternative areas of metaphysics, spirituality, energy and health, and those of us who are curious about these things.

So, if you’re finding this blog interesting, you’ll probably enjoy this conference too…

There are going to be classes- 98 hours of classes, on topics such as

  • healing
  • spirituality
  • energywork
  • movement
  • magick
  • manifestation
  • clearing dysfunctional beliefs

and lots, lots more

(Class list here)

There’ll be a wide range of panels of interest in healing, metaphysics and spirituality.

There’ll be vendors and booksignings and lots of interesting people to talk to…

And Foresight will be there.

Will you?

Check it out- you don’t want to miss this…

Changing Times, Changing Worlds….

See you there






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Hi folks

Life a  little crazy? Could you use  a get-away, if only for a few minutes?

Well, have I got a treat for you….

Take a quick mental vacation at the Gaiam Life Meditation Rooms . 6 different experiences, from water to zen to space itself to smooth that furrowed brow, move you back to center and give you your power back to do what you need to do today.

Very pleasant. And free too, which is also pleasant.

We bring you these things because we care.

Have fun






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We’ve been through three exercises designed to lead you towards your Life Mission-

  • Looking at the activities that call to you now;
  • Looking at what you liked to do as a child; and
  • Looking at what you’d like to accomplish in your life.

Past, present and future- three is a magic number….

Now it’s time to pull it together.

Set things up so you won’t be disturbed ( phone ringer off, family off to movies, quiet- whatever works for you) so you’ll be in a better position to tune into your inner wisdom. If you meditate or do energywork, try putting yourself into altered state or do whatever else helps you listen to your intuition.

Now,  put your lists in front of you and, tuning into your inner direction, start looking for information.

Try looking for

  • common themes ( learning? teaching? inspiring?)
  • are your preferred activities more tuned into self, others or both (some of us are here to improve our own selves, some to  help others, and some a combination)
  • what is it that you like about your preferred activities? ( do you like shopping because of the feeling of accomplishment in finding what you want or the cleverness of doing more with less?)
  • what about your preferred activities do you not like ( this can help you weed out things that are not part of your life mission)?
  • what things jump out at you and almost sparkle?
  • what things give you that “idiot grin” or make you think things like “Yes!” or ” That’s it!”. To quote a friend of mine, it’s all about the “Yes!”

Questions like these can help you to strip away the elements that hide your life mission and bring it into the light.

It’s good to remember that, while not every bit of your Life Mission will be pure joy(some parts can be hard work, messy, or frustrating), you’ll know when you’re getting close by feelings of glee, joy or excitement( or that “Yes!”)

It’s also worth noting that Life Missions can evolve or even change as you pass through life (which means you may want to do this more than once in your life ….)

So take some time and sit with your lists.

What are you finding??…..






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Yes, Foresight has class- or, at least we’re offering classes….

Want to take a class with Catherine?

Then head on over to Talisman, in beautiful Monroe, Connecticut to sign up quick, before all of the good seats are taken.

On March 13, she’ll be teaching Vision Boards-Personal Tools for Transforming Your Life” from 3-5.

On March 27, the class offering is “Path of the Empath- Psychic Empathy 101” also from 3-5.

And on April 10, from 9:30 – 6:00, Catherine will be teaching Reiki II , the next stage in the Japanese system of healing and energywork.

Healing, psychic skills and making your dreams come true- what could be finer?

Advance registration is advisable (and required for the Reiki II), so if these seem to be calling to you, you should be calling to Talisman at 203-261-0047…

Hope to see you in class.






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A good combination for grounding/ensuring a restful sleep is to place a mixture of hematite and apache teardrops between the mattress and boxspring.
 Hope this helps.





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We’ve been talking a lot about the metaphysical grounding of energy. Let’s tie it all together.

Grounding is the act of connecting metaphysical energy with the physical world.

There are a number of reasons to ground.

  • If you’ve been doing a lot of metaphysical work and are feeling spacey, you can ground your personal energy to strengthen your connection with your body and the physical world, thus throwing off your spaciness.
  • If  you’ve been with a negative person or in a negative situation and have picked up some negative energy, you can ground out that energy into the Earth.
  • If you’ve got negative energy from your past, you can ground that out and release it.
  • If you’re carrying excess energy from metaphysical working or an over-stimulating situation, you can ground out enough energy to return to a natural level.

In short, you can use grounding to release energy, whether that of others or yourself, to release energy ( including emotions or beliefs) that you no longer wish to hold onto.

You can ground by

  • meditation;
  • physical activity;
  • eating or drinking;
  • hugging a tree;
  • water;
  • fire;
  • music;

and other methods that personally work for you.

The most important thing in regards to grounding is to remember to do it when you need to ground. To do this, you need to listen to your body, mind and spirit.

When you start to  feel spacey, dis-oriented, off-center or just not right, that’s a good time to decide whether you need to ground. Ground  to strengthen your connection with the physical world, or release energy that does not serve you.

Now you have the tools. The trick is to use them.

Got questions of grounding? Or other metaphysical topics?

You know where to find us…





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I had a rough night the other night. I’d been dealing with some recurrant pain in shoulder, neck and knee which kept popping up when least expected( guess my body’s asking me to slow down and loosen up a bit 🙂 ). I’d also been getting over a bit of a cold or bug, and getting ready for the weekend’s long trip to adventure.

All things said, I was not at my best.

Then the phone rang.

This seemed to be crisis night at our house. Friend after friend called, all with serious emergencies( I’m talking “Life-and-Death” emergencies, not “I’m-so-annoyed” emergencies), and all needing our help, whether it be a listening ear, someone to bounce ideas off of, or physical action.

Now, part of friendship is being there when things get rough. It’s the right thing to do. It’s just unfortunate that people’s emergencies all popped up at the same time.When I finally signed off, I’d been on the phone for over two hours.

And I was pretty trashed. I ached all over, I was exhausted, I was unfocused and I felt like five miles of bad road.

I crawled into bed and felt crappy for a bit. It took some time before it hit me….

I needed to ground!!!…

My friends were in appropriate pain, given their situations. I had both picked up some of their energy, and developed some of my own negative energy , because I felt bad for them.

Feeling bad for them was appropriate, but carrying the negative energy that came with that was trashing my immune system, making me cranky, pushing me towards a flu, and putting me in a state where I couldn’t help them, myself or anyone else.

I needed to keep my caring and empathy for my friends but  ground the excess energy so I could do what I needed to be of service, as well as meet my own commitments.

Getting back to the topic of this post, what is the ultimate secret in grounding?

You need to pay attention and ground when you need to….

Listen to your body, senses and spirit. If you’re paying attention, they’ll tell you when you need to ground out your own energy or that of someone else.


  • Hug a tree
  • Meditate
  • Take a shower
  • Eat some chocolate

Or do whatever you need to do to reestablish your balance.

And if you forget to ground at times, don’t be embarassed- it happens to us all.

( And I’m the proof…)





Missed the previous posts on grounding? Try:

Heaven and Earth meditation

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Grounding-Lets Get Physical

Grounding- You Are What You Eat

Grounding- Hug a Tree

Grounding-the Way of Water

Grounding-All Fired Up

Grounding-I’ve Got Music

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     We’ve examined a number of ways to ground your own energy or ground out negative energy or energy you no longer wish to carry with you. With methods we’ve reviewed previously, the modalities were relatively straightforward.

  • Fire was good for deconstructing negative energy.
  • The Heaven and Earth meditation was good for grounding your energy  and regaining your center.
  • Eating certain foods was good for grounding you back into your body.

     And so forth…

    Music’s different. Music can be used in different ways for grounding, and different people will find music grounding in different ways.

     It’s effective, but because your results may vary widely, I’d recommend that you take options presented here and try them yourself, to see what works for you.

     We know that vigorous physical activity is grounding. Because of this, some folks find music that makes them want to move, or dance, or exercise vigorously very grounding. Heavy drumming, powerful guitar or catchy tunes can lodge some folks firmly in body.

     Interestingly enough, the same drum beats that some folks find grounding can have the reverse effect on other folks. Drumming is one classic way of creating a trance state, which takes you out-of-body as opposed to into it.

     So, drumming can get you coming and going…

    Folks that find drumming has an ecstatic effect on them may find that calmer music is more grounding for them. Baroque classical music or some New Age pieces may better suit the bill.

      So the only way to find out what works for you is to try.

      And, once you know which type of music is good for grounding you, you’ve got one more tool in your arsenal.

       More good stuff on the way (as always)





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     We’ve looked at using the element of water for grounding. Now let’s look at it’s counterpart, the element of fire.

     Water cleanses by washing things away. Fire cleanses by burning things up, reducing them to ash and air,which returns to the earth. As such, fire can be a useful modality for clearing  beliefs or energy that is negative, dysfunctional, or no longer useful; as well as that which isn’t even yours.

     Had a fight with a family member? Chewed out by your boss? Exposed to politically based hysteria or paranoia? You may be carrying around a pile of negative energy that isn’t even yours, but this energy can still effect your head, your health and how you experience the world.

     Fire is good for clearing this kind of energy away.

    To use fire for grounding out negative energy, you can use any size of fire from a bonfire to a birthday candle.  You need to be respectful of fire-set things up before you start so there are no risks of stray things catching on fire (set your fire in a flame-proof container on a non- flammable surface).  I like to use a tea candle in a clear candle-cup type holder on my bathroom sink counter (water easily available, if needed).

     Arrange things so you have privacy, both for the energywork and also so your flame will  not be knocked over by someone else.

      Once the flame is lit, settle yourself comfortably and gaze deeply into the flame. Picture the energy or beliefs you wish to release flowing from you to the flames, where they are burned and returned into their basic elements. Intend that these elements will be grounded into the Earth and transformed into something beneficial for the highest good of all concerned.

      It’s worth noting that you don’t necessarily have to know the specifics of the belief or energy you’re grounding out.  “This nervous feeling” works as well as ” fears of failure from my childhood” ; and ” generalized drained feeling” as well as “aftermath of that other driver’s road rage”.

     When I ground out negative energy with fire, I find that the steady candle flame immediately starts flickering at the moment that I start releasing the energy. The more energy I release, the harder the flame flickers; and, once I stop releasing, the flame returns to it’s original steady state.

     Interesting, this…

      If you cannot access a physical flame, you can go through the same procedure by visualizing flame. After all, the symbol  is the thing…

     Once finished, you need to extinguish your flame. When working with fire magically, it’s often reccommended that you “snuff” your flame, as blowing it out could disrupt the effect you’re creating. In this case, since you’re trying to dissipate energy, blowing the flame out may be appropriate (trust your inner wisdom).

     And we’re still not done with grounding…





     Want more on grounding? Try

    Grounding –the Heaven and Earth meditation –

      Part 1

      Part 2

      Part 3

      Part 4

     Grounding – Let’s Get Physical

     Grounding – You Are What You Eat

     Grounding – Hug a Tree

     Grounding – the Way of Water

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