Posts Tagged ‘grounding’

Just back from the Hudson Valley Holistic Marketplace and we’re already planning for September.Feeling Energy

In a little over two weeks, on September 10, Starwolf and I return to  the Hudson Valley Holistic Market  at the Ramada Fishkill in Fishkill, NY. Lots of great vendors, readers, and classes  and a good time for all involved

We’ll be there as  Foresight, doing readings and selling my books.  Starwolf will be teaching grounding and I’ll be teaching Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.) a method that combines affirmations with tapping on points on your energy meridians to release fears , phobias and beliefs that don’t serve you well. (Do you find yourself going through the same drama over and over? That may be due to a dysfunctional unconscious belief and E.F.T. can help!)

And it’s  free for you. How can you beat that?

Want more information? Click here

and join us at the Hudson Valley Holistic Marketplace






For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her latest book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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In metaphysics, the term “grounding” can be used for a number of things. It can mean releasing or “grounding out” negative energy, whether it’s energy you’ve picked up from someone or someplace else, or negative energy that you’ve created for yourself. It can also mean “grounding” yourself by stregthening your energetic connection with the physical plane.
If you’re energetically sensitive, or if you work with energy (using magick, metaphysics, alternative health practices or other means), it’s important for you to know about both kinds of grounding.
We’ve talked a lot about grounding on this blog, and I’d like to give you another way to learn about this.
On August 11, 2011,  it was my pleasure to appear on Lexi Doyle’s podcast, Cauldron of Knowledge, on www.LiveParanormal.com  for a special two hour show. The topic was grounding, both grounding out negative energy and grounding yourself in the physical plane
If you missed the show, or if you heard it but would like to listen again, here’s the link
Happy listening
For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath” from Foresight Publications, click here

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Hi folks

……I’m picking up good vibrations…….

Just a reminder – I’ll be teaching my  class “Path of  the Empath – Psychic Empathy 101” this Saturday from 3-5 at Talisman in Monroe,Ct.

This class is for psychic empaths ( people psychically sensitive to peoples’ emotions) and the folks who love them; and teaches ways to avoid being overwhelmed by the emotions and vibrations around you; gain control of your gift; and use it for your benefit and that of other folks as well.

For more information on this class, please check our 3/16 post

If you’re picking up those good vibrations too, I feel that you should call Talisman and book your place for this class.

Hope to see you there






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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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If  you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve probably noticed that part of it is announcements of where you can catch the psychics of Foresight for classes, readings and the other services we provide. You’ve also probably noticed that most of our blog is posts that teach you practical skills for living in this magickal world.

What you may not know is how we chose what we’re writing about…

Starwolf and I are both rather ecclectic. Each of us has been active in the areas of spirituality, personal growth, metaphysics and alternative health for over 40 years . Since our areas of interest in these fields are complimentary but not identical, we’ve accumulated a fair amount of knowledge between the two of us by now.

So how are we currently chosing what to write on? We’re pretty much riffing on what comes up right now.

What’s interesting to me is that, as I find myself ready to start a new topic, suddenly someone with a  new need manifests, putting my new topic in front of me.


  • I wrote on scrying because I met a woman in a bookstore who had questions about it.
  • The posts on energetic shields were for empaths I’d met doing readings who needed shielding skills to master  their gifts.
  • Folks trying to let go of the energy from emotional wounds of the past were the starting point for the posts on grounding.

You get the idea.

So where am I going next?

In the last 12 hours, while randomly reading a few other blogs , I’ve run across two unrelated people who were both rather stressed by portentious dreams ( one a crash of the plane she was about to take, the other a recurring dream about setting up with the band before playing a performance…).

There’s a need here…

So I guess I’m going to Dreamland next…

It’s Palmistrywoman to the Rescue!!!

Watch for information on Dream interpretation coming up…

(And, if you have questions about other topics metaphysical, magickal, spiritual, or in alternative health, or personal growth, please let us know.

If you want to know about something, and we’ve got the knowledge, your quest for information could spark our next information track.)

So, off to Dreamland!!!

(hee hee)


October 2, 2009



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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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