Benefits and Tips on Grounding

Methods & Benefits of Grounding in Reiki

Grounding, in order to protect yourself (the practitioner), is of paramount importance because when you heal a person, you make yourself vulnerable to that patient’s energy field. So you need to shield (protect) yourself, in order to prevent your body, from taking the patient’s unwanted energy like physical symptoms.

Grounding works to protect the practitioner and the patient from each other’s unwanted energy. The shield is permeable and allows the healing energy to pass through whereby the healing process can continue unhindered. The grounding process works like a strainer removing only the unwanted energy debris.

After the healing session is over ask God to remove any “footprints” from the aura of both the client and yourself. Ask God to return the “footprints’ to where they belong or transform them into positive energy. A practitioner should always ground and shield one’s self in situations where his energy system may be vulnerable.

Grounding Negative Energy

To ground yourself, imagine you have developed roots that grow from your base chakra deep into the earth. Allow your awareness to drop down to the ground with the roots till you feel physically heavier. Feel you are rooted to the center of the earth. If you feel like releasing your negative energy do so through your roots. The earth will transform it.


If you need extra energy, draw it from the earth. Let the earth’s energy come up through the roots into your body. Imagine the energy coming out of the top of your head and showering back again. Awareness should always be grounded on the earth even when you imagine energy going up your body.

Close Your Chakras

After doing healing or meditation it is good to close your chakras, as you may be vulnerable and open to negative energy. Imagine that your charkas, both front, and back are closing. Use any imagery you want like closing doors, shutting windows, or closing eyelids. Cross your arms across your chest and reassure yourself that now your boundaries are strong.

Shielding Yourself

Doing various physical activities can ground and shield you as well. Here are a few ways of grounding or shielding yourself:

  • Tapping the crown of your head.
  • Tapping the soles of your feet.
  • Putting your head to the ground.
  • Even eating something can help.
  • You can apply Reiki to your feet by placing your hands near your ankles.
  • Apply Reiki to the root chakra, as this chakra is our connection to the earth.
  • Walk barefoot.

You can shield yourself every morning before you leave your home and this will protect you. Grounding will give practitioners peace and power before beginning a session.