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Meditation for Centering, Grounding and Protecting Your Energy

This meditation is useful for a variety of reasons. If you are feeling off-centre or ungrounded, flighty or ‘spun-out’, ie., feeling overworked, unable to focus on a task, unable to complete tasks, constantly thinking of other things you could/should be doing while doing something else, this method of meditation will definitely be useful to you.

For those of you who are familiar with the “Cutting Cords” meditation, you will understand that this meditation will enhance that one. Not only are you centering and grounding yourself, you are adding a protection to keep those energy cords from coming back.

It is especially important when you are working on growing your own psychic gifts or just working to enhance your intuition, or ‘gut feelings’. When you meditate you put yourself into an altered state and are much more receptive. You need to trust what information you get in your meditations. If you practice meditation regularly, you will find that even when you are not meditating, you are still able to ‘tune in’ to this deeper you.

To begin this meditation, you first need to be comfortable. Start this meditation by sitting in a comfortable chair with your feet flat on the floor. Breathe very deeply. As you inhale, see yourself breathing in fresh, new, life-giving oxygen. Imagine the white light and life-force entering your body and giving you life, sustaining your life…

As you exhale, see yourself breathing out any negative or old energy or feelings. Imagine this to be black smoke leaving your nostrils.

Breathe like this for a few minutes, all the while becoming very aware of your body. Imagine each part of your body. Start with your feet, become aware of your legs, torso, upper body, arms and head. If you feel blocks in any of these areas, release them in the black smoke.

Once all is clear, then imagine that you have roots coming out of your feet. Have the roots go very deep into Mother Earth and wrap around a rock or something deep in the earth. Ask Mother Earth if you may ground to her and use her energy to protect yourself. Remember to thank her.

Now imagine a yellow/amber light coming up your ‘roots’. Have the light come all the way up your roots and into your body, first your feet, up your legs, through your torso, up to your neck down your arms and into your head. Feel the loving energy of this light all through you. Have it be a part of you. This light and energy helps to ground you, much like a tree has roots.

After you have brought in all that loving energy and light and you are grounded, it is time to protect yourself. First, you will need to pull in all of your scattered energies – anywhere that you have left your energy, just gently take it back into yourself. You will also need to lovingly cut the cords to anyone that may be taking energy from you. This way you ensure that when you put protection around yourself you have all of your energy inside and no one else’s.

Once your energy is clear, you can put a protection around you. This ‘protection’ is simply to make sure that you are not throwing your energy away, nor are others able to zap your energy from you.
There are several ways to do this. Do what feels most comfortable for you. You can put something like a beaker or a jar around you. Or, one of the methods I use when I’m not needing to do it quickly, is you can bring the light out from your body by about 6 inches. See the light resonating out from your body. You can then put chain mail (like on a knight’s armour), all around the light at the 6 inch point. Use whatever protection that you feel is the best for you. Remember to protect your whole body – do your back, bum, and back of your head etc.

You need to do a protection meditation like this when you are working on your energies. When you go into a meditation and are in an altered state, you want to make sure that you are protected, and that nothing but positive things come through for you, and also that you don’t end up walking around with other people’s energy attached to you. If you are going to allow for help from the other side for yourself, then state that anyone who comes through to help must come from God, or they are not welcome.

Meditations can be a great source of energy. Whether you have the time to do a prolonged 30 minute meditation two times a day, or just a brief meditation when you find the time, you will find that doing any type of meditation will help to the degree that you practice it.

Let it Go…Meditation for Cutting Energy Cords

Do you often find yourself feeling drained or lacking in energy? Is there someone that you just can’t seem to get over or stop thinking about no matter how much you try to let them go? Or how about those folks at work who just seem to drain the life out of you?

Did you know that you have invisible cords of energy going from you to other people and from them to you? Unless you use meditation to sever them, you have energy cords attached to you that you do not need. You cannot get rid of something if you are not even aware that it exists.

The cords can be from a number of different sources – from all kinds of past relationships; family, lovers, friends, co-workers.

Often these cords keep us ‘attached’ to unhealthy emotions and energy from our past, to people we thought we had let go, or they follow us home from the daily grind. Until we consciously let them go, we are unable to free ourselves and move forward to our full potential.

If you would like to release these energy cords, then practicing the following meditation will help you. You can either read it and get an idea how it works and then do it on your own, or you can tape record the following and play it back to walk yourself through the meditation. You can try doing this exercise as you lie in bed and drift off to sleep at night.

The most important thing to remember when starting a meditation is to be comfortable. Loosen tight clothes, ensure that you are sitting or lying back comfortably and that there are no outside influences to interrupt you.

Breathe very deeply. After a few breaths, imagine that you are breathing out any negativity, breathe out anything that is old and does not serve you any more. As you breathe in, imagine that you are breathing in fresh, new and clean enlightening energy, into your body.

Then work on feeling each part of your body, from your toes to your head. Imagine each part of your body working as it is meant to and being healthy and sound. Become very aware of your body and yourself, relaxing……

Now imagine all the cords of energy going from you to others and back again. Surround yourself with the universal white light, know that you are protected. Now, it is time for you to cut the cords that you no longer need. When cutting the cords, you can imagine cutting them with scissors or a knife. Alternatively, you can ask for help from the Archangel Michael. Imagine him cutting the cords with his mighty sword. Imagine all those, unnecessary cords surrounding your body, your legs, your back, your arms, being severed. If you ask for help, be sure to give him thanks for the assistance you receive.

While cutting the cords, cut them with love. Anger will not help you here. Realize that each and every one of us is just a soul on this earth, here to live and learn and do the best we can. The people that we need to let go of are here for their own reasons, and we are here for ours. In this exercise, we are simply just letting go of their energies, we are not judging them.

Work on this for as long as you feel you need to. If you have gone deep in the meditation and you are lying in bed you may even fall asleep, this is okay.

You may need to do this meditation every night for two weeks, two months or even longer……the point is to release any and all energies that you do not need. Release with love.

Often when we release someone’s energy they actually feel it. They may not know what it is they are feeling, they just feel a lack of something (your energy). Sometimes they will even call you or send an e-mail to see how you are doing. This is fine, just don’t get drawn back into the negative exchange of energy. Do not try to use this meditation in the hopes that someone will call you, it doesn’t work that way. All that will do is keep their energy attached to you. If you try to use the meditation in that way then you are not truly letting go of the energy.

Remember, let go – with love.