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« Reply #10: August 29, 2009, 01:12:49 am »

I tried grounding for the first time. It was on my couch in the living room, which was quiet and dark except for the sound of the air conditioner. I set some pillows up and lied against them, with my legs extended outward and my hands on my lap. I ended up falling asleep shortly after.

To me, this all sounds like preparation for a nap.

Grounding, for me anyways, is more active. Eating is probably the fastest and most convenient way to ground yourself. It brings all your body's energy and focus back to the center of the body (which is why fasting is one of the common ways to attain an altered state of consciousness). Smoking tobacco will do it, too, but most people aren't appreciative of being told to go smoke a cigarette.

Going outside and making a physical connection to the earth is another way to ground - feeling that solid stability under your feet. There's a pretty common grounding meditation involving visualizing and feeling yourself being a tree, firmly rooted in the ground, receiving nourishment from the earth and energy from the sun cycling through you & into the earth. You can also use a touchstone or piece of iron or other heavy metal to ground.
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