More energy, even Kundalini energy, isn’t always the best answer. Many systems really focus on achieving the Kundalini activation and awakening without any regard to the enormous amounts of energetic potential released into the body. Grounding is one system that can greatly relieve an overload of energy within the Kundalini context.
Often the focus is strictly on practices that generate copious amounts of Chi energy in order to hopefully produce or kick start a Kundalini event. Chi Gung is this way when utilized for Kundalini expression.
Inside of the Kundalini when we get over our heads into the energetic there are very few reliable remedies that will help us to alleviate the symptoms of energetic overload.
When we eat we begin to ground ourselves by switching the focus of the body to an autonomic function — Chewing, tasting, swallowing, digestion etc. This takes the ego mind and the intentional or unintentional focus off of the energetic waves of phenomena.
What we are eating also has grounding applications. Meat is a very grounding nutrient. Sometimes the Kundalini will force you to eat meat for this purpose especially if you are overly addicted to energetic generative techniques. Fruits and veggies are less grounding though within that context the root veggies will be more grounding than the fruits and nuts. Juices of fruits are less grounding than juices of veggies and so forth.
Having sex can do this but only “outside” of the Tantric model. The sex drive is another example of an autonomic system yet it has its own special variances. Relieving one’s self or aerobic physical exercise and hard work all serve to place the body into a recognition of different systems of governance. The autonomic systems bring their agenda into the mix.
Kundalini being an intelligent consciousness in its own right will recognize this and support this. No it will not leave or give into the person’s ego controls and wishes but it will honor the sacred vessel as that vessel brings into expression the functions of physical body maintenance.
Kundalini is there to change us not hurt us. It only gets hurtful when our ego’s resist the agenda of transformation that the Divine Kundalini brings.
Grounding can really help that agenda as well as we are part Earth (Sacred Mother) and part Cosmos (Sacred Father). This brings the dual and non dual into a single unit of expression within us.
When we ground we anchor our energies into that balance. Subsequently some grounding techniques involve the soil. Getting into the dirt by working in the garden is an excellent grounding option. Or getting into the mud of the river or lake or pond or beach. Get into it and feel it and honor it. It isn’t unclean. It is as natural as your body and it is that which makes up your body so honor this mud and soil as it is truly sacred tissue.
Another method is to lean against a tree. Feel the roots that spread wide and go deep and feel yourself go into that connection with the earth. Sit against it and feel the depth and the patience and the different experience of time that a tree has to offer. This is another very good grounding technique.
Walk barefoot. Sounds simple but we as a society are overly fixated on not making contact with the bare earth. The human foot is designed more for earth contact than shoe contact. Observe the runners from Africa winning all those marathons running barefoot. So do this as best you can and as consistently as you can.
Another grounding option is to be naked in the natural environment. That’s right go nude into the forest or the desert or the jungle or the wilderness but be very careful not to be observed! Our society typically does not understand and great harm can come to those who are not careful in this regard! So if you do this then PLEASE be careful.
This grounding process allows us to shed those coverings that we tend to use as societal identification. Also as facets of ego attachment. When we shed our clothes we shed far more that mere cloth. We shed our ego. And in this process do we free up far more inner space for the grounding of being natural in nature to be given.
We have discussed these grounding options: Eating, sex, bodily relief functions, exercise, hard work, gardening soil, contact with mud, trees, walking barefoot and being naked in nature.
These do not engage much in the way of technology although I have found that for myself, driving a car or truck is a grounding activity. Or taking care of the Bees (for me) or cleaning up around the trailer etc. So please experiment and find that hobby or activity that grounds you into the earth.
It is the earth that we ground into not the cosmos. We ground into the ground so do those things that allow you to bleed off excess energy into the great Mother. — Blessings all! — chrism