aAs an empath, I have endured many years of absorbing others energy, and only once I discovered grounding did my life change for the better.
Understanding your gifts as an empath is necessary for personal growth and spiritual awareness.
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Many Empaths blindly go through life without the knowledge of their true gifts.
Without exploration and acceptance of your true qualities, triggers and pain, confusion and isolation may persist within your life.
This is why one of the most powerful techniques for Empaths to engage in is grounding.
What is an Empath
Empaths are classified as beings who are energetically tuned and who are highly sensitive to the energy around them.
Think of an Empath like a sponge.
Their energetic field picks up and retains any surrounding energy, regardless of whether it is positive or not.
Like a sponge, they continue to “swell up” with energy from every person they meet or situation they encounter.
However, empaths sometimes struggle with being able to release this energy that they no longer need.
This energy affects an Empath by causing:
Feelings of being overwhelmed in crowds
Sensitivity to loud noises and bright lights
Need to people please
And much more
In a sense, they become imprisoned through their own gifts.
Empaths have heightened intuition.
They have an inner knowing that is incomprehensible to others.
Almost like an inner lie detector, Empaths have a very accurate guidance system on the hidden truths of others.
This may cause confusion and a sense of detachment from others, especially when the truth isn’t verbally revealed.
This is once again due to the energy they pick up from others.
Empaths have some amazing gifts that become weakened when overshadowed by others' energy.
Gifts such as:
being a natural healer
Stronger connection to nature and animals
Ability to possess deeper, loving relationships
When an empath encounters a person or situation where the energy is of lower vibration (hate, anger, jealously, envy, fear), the empath's lack of filtration in their energetic field causes them to consumes this energy as well.
Without the proper knowledge of how to release this energy, they can feel drained, in pain, lost, confused, isolated, sick and alone.
Without the proper protection from outside energy, an Empath can become pulled down to the vibration of others.
This is when narcissists come into play.
Narcissists are master energy vampires; they take advantage of the positive energetic field of the Empath.
Empaths can have a strong urge to please others.
This is in an attempt to protect themselves from absorbing the negative energy as a result of disappointing others.
This can become dangerous for an empath's success and spiritual journey.
The less honest an Empath is to themselves, the less likely they are able to tap into their innate healing power.
What is Grounding
Grounding is a therapeutic technique which electrically connects you to the earth!
For thousands of years, grounding, or earthing, has been a widely used practice among many Native tribes and communities.
The copious benefits of grounding have been used for healing many ailments including:
Improving hormonal imbalances
Reducing chronic pain
Improving recovery time
Improving depression and anxiety
And so much more
The way grounding works is through the connection between your body (which is highly conductive) and the earth (also highly conductive).
The earth holds negatively charged electrons that are freely acceptable to every living thing on this planet.
Animals, plants, and humans all have the ability to seize the abundant supply of negative electrons that are on the earth's surface.
Through this transference, the negative electrons attach to the positive free radicals in the body, and neutralize their harmful effects on the harmony of the human body.
These positively free radicals are the main cause of inflammation, which can lead to cancer, heart disease, diabetes and more.
Through grounding, you are able to balance out your energy to that of the earth, which is at the frequency of 7.83Hz.
This is important because once you are connected to Earth, and tuned into the vibrational match of Earth's Frequency, you instantly receive all the healing benefits.
Another significant aspect of grounding is the correlation between the frequency of Earth and the frequency of your brain in the Theta state.
This is why when you’re in nature, you feel rejuvenated and relaxed.
Importance of Grounding for Empath
As mentioned earlier, empaths are energetic sponges.
This means that at any given time, they may instantly change from a state of being calm and relaxed, to feeling tense and anxious.
This is why one of the crucial practices for Empaths is grounding.
The process of grounding can bring an empath, vibrating at a frequency of shame (20hz), fear (100hz) or even anger (150hz), to a resonance of 7.38Hz.
Even though the frequency of Earth is “lower” than the frequencies of the negative emotions, it is stronger due to its balancing and healing abilities.
Grounding is a mandatory daily practice for Empaths because it helps Empaths quickly release the overload of energy that they carry throughout the day in an efficient manner.
This everyday practice ensures that an empath has a means in which to realign their energetic field, remove unwanted energy, and remain healthy and strong.
Without grounding, an empath may hold onto the unwanted and harmful energy of others for hours, even days.
This can cause drastic side effects to their mood, health and behaviour.
5 Ways to Ground
There are various techniques that allow grounding to occur.
My best suggestion is to try them all out and see which resonates with you more.
This is by far the most powerful grounding technique.
Standing barefoot on the Earth provides instant access to the free negative electrons and healing powers of Mother Earth.
Standing or sitting on Earth for 30 minutes a day is the minimum amount of time needed to absorb enough of its electrons to notice a difference in your energetic field.
As a water lover myself, I absolutely love this approach to grounding.
Similar to placing your feet on earth, standing or swimming in naturally flowing water has the same effects as standing on earth.
The added benefit of water is therapeutic to say the least.
A grounding meditation is an energetic and visual way of grounding.
This technique, with practice, can become a powerful manner in which to ground your energy when you don’t have instant access to nature.
I love adding in a grounding routine into each meditation I perform in order to keep myself anchored to earth as I travel through the 7 planes of existence.
This however, is a Theta Healing meditation practice that provides instant access to the Theta State, once again, giving you the healing frequencies similar to earth.
3. Chakra Balancing
With the addition of foods, crystals, incense, colours and chants, you can balance your Root Chakra, which is the main center for grounding and connection to earth.
Foods include: Anything red, strawberries, beets, tomatoes, radishes (anything earthy)
Colours: red (suggested to wear red clothing and surround your environment with earthy tones)
4. Grounding Products
Grounding products are designed to use the outlets in your home to ground you.
The outlets in most homes are artificially grounded in order to prevent a shock, so this is still a safe practice to help ground your energy.
During the winter months it is challenging to ground in nature, let alone stand there for 30 minutes a day.
Grounding products allow constant and continuous grounding without your direct attention or effort.
Empaths have a natural tendency to absorb the energy from those around them.
The process of grounding, whether through standing in earth or water, meditation, visualization or with grounding products, is an effective way to remove any unwanted energy.
Being an empath is a true gift.
They are amazing listeners and are natural healers.
However, they need to protect their energy from others in order to thrive with these wondrous abilities.
Let me know what’s your favourite way to ground your energy!
With love and magic,