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I wanted to take a moment to discuss my method for grounding. This was brought about from a post by Meirya about non-standard energy bodies. (Found here http://thehornedgate.wordpress.com/?p=178 )

So in the post there are a number of differences brought up about energy bodies, including overproduction/energy need/etc. Even placement of non-standard body parts. However one thing occurred to me in the list of non-standard energy bodies that I felt that was particularly relevant to me. Methods of grounding.

Most individuals with standard bodies that I've come across do some basic natural form of grounding. They don't need to worry about what they do with their excess energy. It generally just sinks down through the natural flow and their energy will balance over time without intervention. Even if their systems are highly taxed and overloaded, they generally will establish an equilibrium in time without too much ado.

Myself? I don't have a natural/standard energy body. Even more so, my energy doesn't ground in the physical. This means that attempting to ground my energy into the physical just results in a bunch of wonky and uncomfortable feelings as I attempt to function and fail. There are times that I can force the energy through, but it usually heavily taxes me, puts me in energetic need, and will even cause nerve burn if I'm not careful.

Over time as I became aware of my awakening I started experimenting with different forms of grounding. The first being the standard grounding which went about as well as shoving a piece of clay into solid concrete and expecting it to sink in. Eventually I came across two methods that worked sort of moderately well were grounding "sidewise" through my connections to people, and the other being that I grounded into the "other/backwards" which involved sending the excess energy to what I experience as the "what I came from". Neither of these were particularly efficient, but it was certainly better than nothing.

This still left me with extremely ineffective and problematic grounding, but just a bit better than non-existent. This led to a slew of problems, including not being able to be around large groups of people and energy workers. If I was lucky I would have a person with good grounding near me who I was friends with, but couldn't always count on it.

There was a lot of unpleasantness in this phase of learning. I regularly overloaded my system and burned out as I attempted to establish some semblance of control. I was able to overcome these problems slowly with a lot of focus and training, but it took an very distinct and focused effort in order to gain the basic abilities that most people had naturally.

Fortunately eventually with the assistance of a friend who was familiar with my specific energy system I was directed to a form of grounding they referred to as "Skying". It essentially involved taking one's excess energy and directing through the crown/head area. I had actually been told about this process early on in my awakening, but I found it to be highly ineffective. This year though I learned that there was actually a problem in how I was executing the technique. I was attempting to apply another persons paradigm and I couldn't integrate it into my own way of working with energy. Eventually my friend was able to walk me through skying in a way that fit my paradigm . I was very quite surprised to then find that skying was one of the most effective forms of grounding that I had experienced and has since become an integral piece in my grounding regime.

I had essentially given up on skying because every time I had tried it there was no improvement and didn't work for me in the way I was using it. Had my friend not persisted in walking through the new approach I probably would have lost out on an exceptionally useful and necessarily skill as an energy worker.

If I had one lesson to take away from this for others reading this, it's don't be afraid to experiment in a controlled fashion and try different methods if what your working with now is ineffective.

There are certain abilities that are absolute essentials and necessary for sensitives such as grounding/shielding/centering. Without these we're very vulnerable. So if you find your grounding isn't work, or your shielding isn't helping it's time to ask yourself why and see what can be done to improve the focus of those abilities.

Date: 2011-11-15 10:41 pm (UTC)
househesson: (Shaynin - Sims)
From: [personal profile] househesson
Very interesting and completely obvious once it's been pointed out. XD

When we need to do excess grounding, we normally ground into "what we came from". Haven't been doing that in Warrior role, though, which means we've got something else to try out in ritual, heh.

Date: 2011-11-16 02:06 am (UTC)
burningbright: (Default)
From: [personal profile] burningbright
Nice! Thank you for sharing. :D Can I link to it on BA when I do the link-round-up post for this challenge?

Date: 2011-11-28 09:02 pm (UTC)
arethinn: glowing green spiral (Default)
From: [personal profile] arethinn
I've talked to other elven and faery types for whom "grounding" upwards worked better. I wouldn't say it's common common, but certainly a higher incidence than among the standard human population.

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