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« Reply #12: August 29, 2009, 02:56:18 pm »

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.

Perzephone is pretty much correct.
Grounding isn't something that happens; it is something that you actively do when you are too filled with energy from a power-raising exercise or ritual.  I was taught, as a beginner, to go to my hands and knees on bare soil and push the extra energy back into the earth slowly, until I felt normal.  Once the sensation of returning power is familiar, one no longer needs to use one's hands; one learns to do it through the soles of one's feet, through shoes, through floors, until one can do it in the back seat of a car on the interstate.

Though many books list "ground and center" as the first step in preparing for ritual, in reality it is "center and ground."  First you locate the core of your SELF.  Then you connect it to the central core of the Earth beneath you, until you and the Earth are one. 

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When men speak ill of thee, live so as no one will believe them.
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