How I Ground Myself

As a Reiki practitioner, it is vitally important to take proper measures to keep your body’s energy at a high, pure state. Through right living practices like proper sleep, eating a balanced healthy diet, daily exercises, changing your regular breathing pattern, think and act positively, reducing stress and surrounding yourself with positive, loving, like-minded individuals, you can achieve greatness! Here are several ways I ground myself before a Reiki session.

(Our favorite)

White Light Method:

  1. Visualize a cord of white light that extends from just below the bottom of your spine, up through your spine, and out of your crown (the top of your head) and moves up higher and higher where it connects with your Divine Essence/Source Energy. 

2. Feel this connection to Source Energy providing you with all that you need (strength, support, comfort, healing, guidance, etc.). 

3. You can then visualize divine white light from Source moving down through your crown which then fills every part of your body. 

4. Visualize the light filling your feet and feel or sense the light giving you strength and support.  Now focus on your heart chakra in the center of your chest and see this radiant light expanding outwards. 

5. Continue to see this divine light expanding further and further until it fills the entire room, then the city and then the country you are in, and then the whole planet.  You are sending loving light to Mother Earth and all her inhabitants. 

Tree Root Method:

1. Sit comfortably on a chair or you can also do this standing

2. Close your eyes, take 3-deep belly breaths and relax

3. Your intention and focus is to visualize tree roots spreading from your root chakra (the base of your spine or buttocks) down through the soles of your feet and continuing to the centre of the earth

4. See the tree roots spreading out in all directions, attaching themselves to the earth’s centre

5. Feel and know that you are grounded firmly to earth energies

Cleansing – This is especially important to do after each Reiki treatment in order to disconnect your energy from your client’s (this is done apart from washing your hands after each treatment). Cleansing can also be done during the day, as needed, especially if you are out in crowds – monitor your feelings and thoughts for negative changes to your overall well-being.

Dry Brush Method

1. From a standing position, use the palms of both hands to gently brush or dust yourself off starting from the top of your head and working down to your feet

2. Your intention and focus is to feel and know that you are cleansed from all debris, toxins, impurities, energy blockages or lower vibrating energies (also called negative energy)

3. Feel and know that these will flow to the centre of the earth to be transformed into higher, finer vibrating energy that will be re-used by the universe at the appropriate time

Waterfall/Shower Method

1. Sit comfortably on a chair or you can also do this standing

2. Close your eyes, take 3-deep belly breaths and relax

3. Visualize standing under a waterfall or shower (this can be clear, a specific colour or a rainbow)

4. Your intention and focus is to feel and know that the water is washing and cleansing away all energy blockages, all lower vibrating energy, plus all toxins and impurities from your body. Know that these will flow to the centre of the earth to be transformed into higher, finer vibrating energy (also called positive energy) that will be re-used by the universe at the appropriate time

5. You can cleanse several times per day if you feel that you have absorbed outside energies (E.g. you may start to feel a headache, or your energy may feel drained or you may become irritable or uneasy, etc.)

Protection – This helps to separate your energy from your surrounding environment or from the energies of others. After giving a Reiki treatment, make a habit of putting your client in a soothing, protective bubble of colour to induce further relaxation, protection and healing.

Bubble of Color

1. Close your eyes, take 3-deep belly breaths and relax

2. Visualize surrounding yourself in a bubble of color – any color that you are attracted to use; don’t be concerned about the significance of the color’s meaning

3. Visualize surrounding the other person in a different bubble of color

4. This separates your energy from the other person

5. Know and feel that you are always protected from outside lower vibrating (negative) energies

Change Your Regular Breathing Pattern – most of us are used to breathing in quick short breaths from our chest, otherwise known as shallow breathing. But you can actually control and protect your energy level through conscious awareness in which you take deeper slower breaths. It takes time to change from old habits, you can then consciously move or circulate Ki or energy throughout your body at all times.

1. With your inhalation, slowly push your stomach out and then pull the air up into your diaphragm, hold for a moment

2. On your exhalation, slowly push the air down from your diaphragm and then contract your stomach inward toward the small of your back

3. Continue breathing like this slowly and rhythmically

4. Your goal is to adapt this method of breathing as your new, regular breathing pattern

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