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By Nikki Zalewski

Before meditations, I find it necessary to ground myself and connect to the universal energy.  It’s to provide a sense of being “plugged in” to the flow.  It sends a message to your body, mind and spirit that you are ready to receive the energy from the highest good.  This is a simple grounding technique that takes 30 seconds to do.

Get comfortable on the floor or on a chair.  If  you are on a chair, ensure your feet are both on the floor and your back is upright.

Place your hands in prayer position at the heart centre.

Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.  I enjoy the 4-4-4 breath or the 4-7-8 breath. 

Rock side to side from right to left a few times while you visualize a beautiful white light ribbon/cord connecting from your heart to the base of your spine (root chakra).

While you are still rocking from side to side, visualize the same white light ribbon/cord shooting down from the base of your spine to the centre of the earth. To the “Well of Life”.

Once you feel that has clicked in, stop the rocking side to side.

Now rock forward and back while you visualize the Galactic Cord connecting from your heart, shooting up through the top of your head (crown chakra) and up into the universe and “beyond”.  You want it to go where it connects to universal energy.  Wherever that image takes you, please ask to be connected to the highest good.

Once you’ve felt like your Galactic cord has “clicked in”, you are now grounded and ready for meditation.

If you are just starting out in your meditation practice, you may just be at the point of practicing sitting for 5 minutes or less.  If you like the idea of grounding yourself before the 5 minutes, please feel free to do so.

There are a gajillion different ways to meditate and be mindful and I enjoy trying different techniques, but I like using this before I start because it’s as if I am turning the switch ON and saying “I’m ready!”

Lots of love to you.

Michelle GB

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