Grounding is a very simple tool --you create (imagine) a connection to the earth extending from your 1st chakra/tailbone into the center of the planet. It allows you to release other people's energy, pain you might have, troublesome emotions, sub-personalities, pictures, etc, through the grounding cord. It is very simple and very powerful.
Want to make grounding really real for yourself? Sit and do the above meditation for 2-6 hours and notice how you feel afterward.
Although grounding is very simple it becomes more complicated when you start using it regularly and recognize all the conditions and interrelated elements of yourself as well as your energy system and environment. All of these things effect how well you can ground.
The advanced topics, secret tips and techniques, and suggestions on grounding are in my grounding e-book, which can be purchased here.
Floating and Feeling Invisible:
This floating feeling can also be described as "spacy", or "spaced-out." After being here in this floating place a while it can feel like you are never tired but paradoxically never have any extra energy. This is a strange state to be in since that description doesn't make a lot of sense, but that's how it feels to me. If you also feel like you are drunk or tipsy for no particular reason then you are probably ungrounded as well. If when, you move the whole room and all the objects in the room are staying still then you are grounded. If when, you move it feels more like the things in the room are moving (or moving with you) then you are floating. I have also heard that if electrical objects and lights go out when you are around them very often then you are not grounded. Additionally, when you are floating cold temperatures will not bother you at all since you won't have much awareness of the body.
of the primary qualities of this state of consciousness is that you
will feel like you are completely invisible around other people.
the process to start floating for me is "I don't want to be here." Once
I start thinking those thoughts and feeling that way then I can feel my
awareness floating up and out of my body. That is a good way to
activate this state: go fully experience yourself somewhere that you
don't want to be. Conversely, if you are constantly doing things you
don't want to be doing and going places you really don't want to be
going then you are going to have a problem with running this process
If you really want to get grounded and be able to release energy and emotions I would recommend getting rolfed. Also known as Structural Integration, this is, in my opinion, a wonderful thing to do if you want to get grounded. The 10 series session is pricey, but this is the best money you will ever spend on your health. Energetic work has to be based in biomechanics & body work. If your pelvic floor is entirely tight and your adductors are all tight and your root chakra is shut down then the meditations listen below will work, but less efficiently. The truth is that it doesn't matter whether you do just body work or just energetic work. They will both have the same effect in the long term, but it is best to combine both for maximal efficient success.
If you really have trouble grounding then some focus on your tailbone may help tremendously. This just helps you find your root chakra. This is not actually grounding! Just doing simple awareness meditation on the tail bone is safe. After you get comfortable with a simple meditation try doing the NEW feet exercises; the effect is very profound -- calm and enjoyable. One of the qualities of successfully keeping your awareness on the tail bone is that you will generally no longer be invisible to other people anymore. All of a sudden people see you instead of through you.
Traditional Grounding Cords:
This widely popular grounding technique is the one where you imagine roots coming out of your feet and going down into the earth. In other words you project a small part of your awareness through your feet down into the earth, as deep as you deem necessary, and secure it there with an image of your choosing; it could be tree roots, a garden hose, a rainbow, a waterfall or anything else. Then you pull up the earth energy into your system from the feet all the way to your head. Then you open your crown chakra and pull down universal energy all the way from your head to your feet. Then you set your intent for the energies to meet at the heart and stabilize. This is actually a Healing Touch style earth and universal energy distribution technique. Grounding is just the first part, where you create cords to release energy from your aura.
Soothing and Clearing Techniques:
This technique is basically just projecting your awareness into the center of the earth for a short period of time; this is useful for removing crap from your system that doesn't belong there. You can feel the energy across your whole system shifting with this technique and you should stop and make sure to pull your awareness back into your body at the end. It is best to end when you feel it is necessary. This technique neutralizes your energy level to the point where it feels very leveled out and even. Personally, this technique achieves the same effect as a huge sea salts bath; if I overdo this technique, or the sea salts, I can find it difficult to sleep.
Medicinal Mushroom Tea (Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake, Zhu Ling, etc)