What is grounding? Why do you need to? How do you?
Grounding is connecting to something stable. Sometimes when we work with energy we are like a kite wildly flying in the wind.
Grounding is the process of tying that kite down to the ground so you don’t get lost in all the energy.
You technically don’t HAVE TO ground but it’s useful for having somewhere to channel the built up energy you carry in your body as you work.
Often we may pull energy out of people who are sick.. grounding gives us somewhere to put that energy instead of having to carry it with us.
Sometimes working with energy we can feel we don’t know what’s up or down and grounding can help tether us.
But for me in my work the most important part of grounding is using the ground as an energy source. I connect to Gaia (the Earth) who is always pushing unlimited energy towards us.. and take time to open myself to that and allow her power to power my magic.. it means I’m not using my own.. and the flow is continuous and massive.. far more than I could pull just from the cells in my body.
Using Gaia as an energy source also has the added bonus that I feel deeply connected to spirit, to source so I get this overwhelming sense of love and peace, warmth and safety as Earth energy is pulled through my base chakra which is all about security, safety, stability and survival.. so you add that deep stability aspect to your magick which means you can reach farther and for longer without feeling out of balance.
It also means that you feel recharged after magick rather than drained.