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I have a question about the relation between static electricity and your personal aura or prana aura. I have been cleaning my self up and really studying a lot more and fully taking everything seriously and applying everything ive learned since january of 2012 and transitioning again to an all veggie diet. I've noticed that recently i have always been very static. I keep getting shocks or paper and plastics for example seem to always stick to me if I pass by those types of light weight materials. Is there some sort of link here? Ive been trying to practice and master projection of my astral body as well as lucid dreaming for the last year with minimal but very certain and gradual improvments. Patience and persistance is the key here, but im slowly getting there...does that perhaps have anything to do with this static electricity I am experiencing? Or am I simply charging my self up and this is yet another good sign of advancement?

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Hello thanks for posting. I sometimes get this and I believe it has to do with being 'grounded'. It can be related to your root chakra. 

Description from wiki:

Muladhara is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality. Physically, Muladhara governs sexuality, mentally it governs stability, emotionally it governs sensuality, and spiritually it governs a sense of security

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra#Muladhara:_The_Root_Chakra

So the key here is to relax and slow down if necessary and feel safe with deep breathing or other relaxation techniques that are comfortable for you. 

Here is an article that I found explaining more about the grounding process:

What is grounding/earthing?

These notes are only guidelines to aid you on your own Spiritual path and as with all spiritual work it is often about finding your own Truth. If you disagree or feel uncomfortable with anything that is suggested here by all means find an alternative Truth that is acceptable to you.

Grounding/Earthing is all about the awareness that we are still in a physical body as well as endeavouring to become spiritual workers and beings.

Why is it so important that we ground/earth ourselves?

Below you will find a few ways in which being grounded can make such a difference to our everyday life:

  • Brings life in to matter and to be able to bring our healing abilities into the physical.
  • Increases balance and stability in our physical and our emotional state.
  • Helps bring acceptance that we are here to fulfil a purpose.
  • Brings strength.
  • Helps in creating a bridge between Spirit and matter.
  • Provides an outlet making the release (of energy) easier.
  • Allows the attainment of higher Spiritual levels.

As a healer it is very important to keep your patient grounded.

How will I know if I am grounded or ungrounded?

Below is a list of some of the more common symptoms of being ungrounded. Usually each individual will encounter the same one or two symptoms each time they are ungrounded.

  • Dizziness
  • Daydreaming
  • A feeling of being 'Spaced Out'
  • Feeling sick
  • Heart palpitations
  • Eyes flickering
  • Weight gain
  • Clumsiness
  • Static shocks
  • Falling asleep when meditating
  • Noise and light sensitive
  • Forgetful
  • Having brilliant ideas that never happen
  • Arguing and unable to get your point across

(Please note that many of these symptoms can also be linked to other physical conditions or illnesses, if in doubt always check with your GP. Light and energy work is complementary to general medicine and should not be viewed as a substitute.)

So how do I become more grounded?

Here are some things you can do to help bring you back down to earth:

  • Eating (hence sometimes the weight gain) - healthy & balanced.
  • Drinking water
  • Walking, especially in natural surroundings
  • Sports, yoga, tai chi etc.
  • Gardening
  • Animals eg. walking the dog
  • Being purposeful
  • Visualization of roots/colour (see below)
  • Carrying/working with crystals (see below)

All of the list above is fairly self explanatory with the possible exception of visualization and the use of crystals, so here is a quick guideline as to how you can use either of these techniques:

Visualization:
The easiest and most helpful thing to imagine when you are trying to ground yourself is tree roots! Just imagine you have great long sturdy roots coming from the base of your feet (which should remain flat on the floor during the visualisation), or, from the base of your spine if you are sitting directly on the floor. Just let these roots go right down in to the earth below and let them anchor you onto the earth. This is a very quick and efficient technique to remember when releasing energy such as static shocks from cars and supermarket trolleys!
Colour can also be quite helpful, deep earthy colours such as red, brown and terracotta are always good. Again just imagine that this colour surrounds you. You can imagine it as light or a cloak or blanket, whatever is easier for you.

Crystals:
Crystals can be very helpful in the grounding process. It is best to carry them in a trouser or skirt pocket (or sock if you can make it comfortable!).You must remember to cleanse and dedicate your chosen crystal for this purpose before using it. A small piece of tumbled stone will be sufficient to carry with you. Here is a list of a few easy to obtain crystals that could be used for this purpose:

Red jasper (most jaspers are good as grounders) Bloodstone, Hematite, Gold tigers eye, Carnelian, Garnet, Pyrite, Copper, Amber, Unakite.
© Mystic Mouse 2001

 

GROUNDING, CENTERING and CLEARING

"Now and again, it is necessary to seclude yourself among deep mountains and hidden valleys to restore your link to the source of life. Breathe in and let yourself soar to the ends of the universe; breathe out and bring the cosmos back inside. Next, breathe up all fecundity and vibrancy of the earth. Finally, blend the breath of heaven and the breath of earth with your own, becoming the Breath of Life itself."
-- Morihei Ueshiba

Here are several things you can do to tune up your energy body and harmonize your chakra , aura and whole self. Physical ,emotional, mental, spiritual grounding and centering are very basic core  practices  in most  system of spiritual practice or personal development.   These  practices promote increased personal happiness and spiritual health.

GROUNDING

   Any time you feel spacy or disoriented it is a good idea to ground and center yourself. The first step in many spiritual practices is to learn to ground, that is to connect yourself energetically to the core of the Earth Even when you wish to astral travel or meditate you will find that beginning from being grounded will help you with inner focus .
  Whatever your beliefs are this simple practice can make a huge difference in your life. There are many techniques for grounding and it is wise to look for those that work best for you.
 The essence of most methods is to relax and visualize yourself sending an energy cord or light beam into the earth from your root chakra (at the tailbone) and allowing it to reach the earth core allowing you to get energy from the Earth and return excess energy down the cord. The energy you send down the cord that is not your own is cleansed and used by the earth. Your own energy is cleansed and returned to you. there are spirit beings that thrive on clearing negative energy. A classic form of grounding  is to imagine roots growing into the Earth from your feet and spinal column or central energy channel . Some Traditions strongly prefer that you ground from the spinal center  and not from the feet. I follow the tradition of asking the Earth for permission and thanking her for her healing energy .

 I often use a specific shakti or subtle energy frequency for grounding, essentially simply commanding grounding into the earth plane and also connection with the universal Spirit core (universal galactic center or seed, throne of God etc.)
You can run Reiki or another energy shakti with the  intention  that it ground you or assist you with grounding. Some energies work better than others for this purpose .

The visualization I most often use, when I use one, starts with dropping a cord of light from the heart, and or solar plexus, straight down the spinal channel to the center of the Earth. Or calling up a cord from the Earth  center, which some people find easier, and then flowing it up to the spiritual center (sometimes going through the Sun). I then expand it to be a tube, encompassing my entire basic aura.
Eating,  stomping your feet placing your hands on your thighs and intending to ground are some other methods there are dozens of different techniques and meditations for grounding and centering because these practices are a vital part of our personal well being.

 

 Connect to Source

You can also run a cord up  or make an energy connection  into the spiritual heart of the universe from your crown chakra while intending that you be aligned with the highest soul purpose while staying well connected to the physical plane. 
That is you are contained within your self and connected to Earth and the physical and to spiritual source  at the same time in a harmonious balance with the universe

 I always ground, center and clear before I begin a healing session or attunement in addition to connecting to the cosmic center and to activating the energies I am working with. I ground from my root chakra rather than from the legs because  I got bad cramps in the legs when I grounded from the feet. I send a cord to the earth core asking earth for permission I widen the cord into  a tube as wide as  my aura and send negative energies down  to be transformed to usable energy for the Earth as well as calling up energies from Earth I send up to galactic universal center. Some people feel best when they call the Earth energy up and call the cosmic energy down rather than sending up and down.


CENTERING 
This is a way to self awareness and owning yourself and your energy .You place your attention at your spiritual and personal center  and call in your energies and release any energy and programs that is not yours this is a starting point for any spiritual exploration
knowing yourself and feeling your own integrity and wholeness . Many if not most people do this before they ground I do this both before and after To center yourself. Bring your attention and energies into yourself and balance them within yourself, a spiritual  " Pull yourself together," as it were. Bring your attention into
the center of your head. you may visualize a sphere in the center of your head. Many people who are active in Martial Arts or Chi Gong center in the hara a spiritual energy center about an inch below  the belly button. Some people center in the heart . the location you choose is the place where you feel you are balanced and contained where ever you are firm in your awareness of self.

I also visualize all my chakras firmly connected to the central channel, and working optimally, as well as all my energy channels

inside and outside my physical being, clear filled with light, and balanced and harmonized, combining grounding with clearing and centering and harmonizing . chakra balancing and meditation are two other valuable basic tune up practices 

 Peggy Jentoft

 http://mojan.com/content/spiritual-grounding-centering-clearing-pro...

 

take care as always

Thank you very much for this, this is great information!  The signs of not being grounded aside from the static was the signs of being "spaced out" and forgetful.  Which I realized but brushed off as just once of those days, since there was a lot going on and I was not able to take as much time as i needed to refresh myself or in this case, ground myself. 

Very much appreciated for this! I will be doing these types of visualizations from now on!

take care!

Thanks for the post,Tyrone.  

I, too, was peaked by your list of tell-tale symptoms for ungroundedness.  Being spacey, distracted and a little absent-minded are habits I and my two sisters have always jokingly claimed are characteristics bestowed upon us by our mother.  It has taken some time for me to work through and alleviate some of these symptoms.  Through a sputtering mediation practice, I lost the spaceiness and am a little less absent-minded. It could also be attributed to maturity.  I will try the grounding techniques you've presented here.  My  propensity for  distraction needs some "tightening up".   I'll see if your suggestions work in my effort to improve the consistancy of my meditation practice.  Thanks again.

Harmony to you and yours.

 

Yeah, I believe it is a normal state of affairs because of a few conditions. For me when I started on this path of spirituality it was very fascinating but also very theoretical and I learned about it mostly through books, audio and video. These mediums of learning are often centered and reliant on the 6th  ajna chakra. However, the toughest part as always isn't just the learning of the knowledge but the the key is in the application of what we learned which is so important. That's where the imbalances and growing pains comes into play such as some of the symptoms described beforehand or other abnormalities arise. Because we need to use energy of the other chakras to live a balanced life. 

Wholeness and balanced vibrations ;)

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