Grounding vs. centering

What is #grounding anyway, and how is it related to (but distinct from) #centering? Underscored how grounding is a two-way flow: we can release what we don't need, but we also must remember to receive the support we do need. #meditation #receiving #receptivity #dreamersschemers
What is #grounding anyway, and how is it related to (but distinct from) #centering? Underscored how grounding is a two-way flow: we can release what we don’t need, but we also must remember to receive the support we do need. #meditation #receiving #receptivity #dreamersschemers

Last month I had everyone “turn inward, ground, and center.” I purposely did not give instructions on how to do this, because I wanted everyone to instinctively figure this out for herself and experience what that felt like without any conceptual clutter. This month, however, I felt it was time to get a bit more precise about these terms so we can undertake our energy practices with clearer intention.

So what is grounding, anyway, and how does it relate to centering? How are they the same or different? In our discussion, there was considerable consensus around both grounding and centering as part of the practice of “turning inward,” feeling some sort of energetic flow (or “gravitational pull,” as one person put it), and increasing awareness in general. For some, grounding seemed to bring heightened awareness of themselves and their surroundings, while for others this happened more while centering.

In the table below, I’ll focus more on the differences between grounding and clearing. Remember, your experience may differ from mine or the rest of the group’s, so just roll with whatever comes up for you.

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Any questions, comments, observations about grounding and centering? Share below!

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