Grounding is one of the most powerful tools a witch has, and yet, it is sorely overlooked and underutilized.
Grounding is the practice of synchronizing one’s personal energy with the energy of the Earth.
The act of grounding enables us to tap into the Earth current, creating an ancillary circuit that harnesses our personal energy and Earth’s expansive energy, thereby extending and amplifying our spiritual power. So, when we engage in our magical workings—spellcasting, ritual, invocations, astral projection, etc.— we’re not solely pulling from our personal energy.
Grounding leverages our personal power, and, as you can imagine, greatly amplifies our magic.
Anyone who has done any magical working knows that magic can be utterly draining, as you are literally using your life force energy to manipulate energy and enact change. I have performed rituals that have left me exhausted for days.
What I’ve observed is that a lot of people put majority of their focus into the structural component of magic. They got the sparkly candles, great smelling incense, the ancient symbols, and so forth, but, they forget about the other half of the equation for successful magic— ASE, life force, spiritual energy! You can have the most elaborate ritual in the world, but if you don’t have the spiritual power to imprint that ritual into reality, all you have is a dead ritual. An elaborate ass, dead ass ritual.
By properly grounding, you gather the energy necessary to fully empower your magical workings.
Now, imagine if you’re doing magic and you aren’t grounding properly, meaning that you’re consistently pulling on your own power source and you’re not re-uping. Your energy would just be all the way fucked up, which would have not only metaphysical/spiritual consequences, but physical consequences as well.
I know from firsthand experience, the havoc that can occur when someone who is not properly grounded engages in magic workings.
About several years into my witchcraft practice, I became sloppy and took too lightly the necessity of grounding before and after my magic workings. As a result, my energy became severely distorted and diluted. My mental health, spiritual well being, and ability to create and manifest began to plummet.
Thankfully, before my life became too chaotic, I was able to receive counsel that helped me get back on track. For a period of time, I took a hiatus form my witchcraft practice and focused my energy solely on mental, physical, and spiritual restoration. Daily grounding practices was a central component.
After weeks of exploring different grounding techniques, I created one central grounding practice. This practice, which incorporates the most effective grounding techniques, not only works to anchor my energy, but it attunes (clarify and harmonize) my energy as well.
Once I returned to my magic practice, I found that my spiritual power was not simply restored, it had amplified. My magic began working like never before.
It’s important to me that my fellow witches practice magic in a safe and healthy way. The truth is that, if you can’t master these basic, fundamental practices, like Grounding, you won’t evolve much in your spiritual power and craft.
I'm kicking off my Patreon Ritual Series with Grounding. You will learn the specific practice that I perform daily and before and after doing any magical working. This practice has helped me to heal on many levels and has greatly amplified my spiritual power.
Jamila Kani is the Creatress and Head Witch In Charge of Black Femme Witches Brew. Through her work as an Oracle, Ritual Practitioner, and Soul Guide, she guides individuals on the path to self mastery and self actualization. Find her on Instagram and Facebook @blackfemmewitchesbrew