O Eternal Aphrodite, I pray to you for perseverance.
One morning, when I was driving to the school, there was an awesome sunrise full of colors
am thinking about starting a new political party, the Running-with-Scissors Party. The first plank in our platform will be that everyone has a right to run with scissors, and to reap the rewards of that activity …
Walking around unshielded as an empath is like being a lint roller in a house with a long-haired cat. You pick up everything and you get used up very quickly. Your energy gets gunky and depleted. You feel fatigued, and it can start to take a toll on your health. These energetic dynamics affect us all – not just empaths! Empaths are more likely to sense it and feel drained by it, but negative energy impacts everyone on some level.
Just like we want to breathe clean, fresh air, we also want to surround ourselves with clean, fresh, positive, and uplifting energy because that is what we will take in. Our energy fields are naturally permeable. We can sense what is around us, positive or negative. And, just like we change our air filters and clean our homes, we also want to do the same with our energy.
At its most basic, grounding connects you back to the Earth, to yourself, and back to this time and place. Grounding draws you back into your body and can stabilize your energy. This can be accomplished in different ways in different contexts.
The ground shakes with peals of thunder
The vibration of life deep within my bones
Singing through my marrow …
Originally published in March of 2012. At the Church of the Earth we find a place to celebrate our Paganism, and here I use the upper case “P” to refer …