While visualization and meditation are valuable so is a normal alert conscious state of mind. After being in an irrational mode you should return to a more rational mode of being. You should also be grounded, or focused, attentive and feeling like yourself. Grounding is a basic component of spiritual and psychic practices. Psychics don’t want to be negatively affected by outside influences so they ground and protect themselves.
Gemstones can be used to ground and stabilize the body’s energy. Grounding gemstones can be placed on the body or on the bed in grounding sessions. Placing grounding crystals on the lower half of the bed while you rest will help to ground you. Grounding gemstones may be placed on the base chakra area for 20 minutes for grounding. A person may lie down with crystals positioned in a grounding grid. The grounding gemstones may also be placed below the end of the bed or beneath the feet and between the legs or next to the legs and shoulders pointed down for grounding. Grounding gemstones can also be kept under pillows.
These crystal positions can be used for grounding sessions. Put grounding gemstones in at least three of the positions for grounding. The positions are on or near the lower body. The positions are also known as anchor points in crystal grids for grounding. If the crystals have points they should be pointed down. The locations for the crystals are on the front of the pelvis or hipbones, on the center of the pelvis or public bone, on the base of the spine, between the thighs, on the knees, between the lower legs, between the feet, on the top or bottom of the feet and in a central position beneath the feet.
Gemstones can be used for grounding other ways. You can program the crystal by holding it in your hand and focusing your grounding intention on it. Then you can carry the crystal with you. You can also program several crystals and keep them in a grounding pouch. Crystal elixirs can be made and sprayed or drunk for grounding. You can wear jewelry made with grounding gemstones. You can also meditate with grounding gemstones. Large crystals like clusters and geodes can be kept in the home for grounding.
Gemstones associated with the earth element and red, brown and black gemstones are considered grounding gemstones. Gemstones that are recommended for grounding include agate, amethyst, black tourmaline, brown tourmaline ( dravide), bloodstone, carnelian, cat’s eye, garnet, hematite, herkimer diamond, jasper, jet, lapis lazuli, magnetite (lodestone), moldavite, moonstone, obsidian, onyx, pietersite, pyrite, quartz, rose quartz, ruby, sapphire, smoky quartz, sodalite, spinel, tiger’s eye, tourmalinated quartz and unakite. People’s birthstones also help to ground and center them. Metals like copper, gold and silver can also be used for grounding.