How to Ground with a Grounding Pipe from Essential Energy Tools by Gayle Kimball
A grounding pipe or cord is a line of energy from you into
the earth that makes you feel secure and grounded, and allows for
release and for cleansing your space. The more widely used term
is grounding cord, but it’s actually more like a pipe, in that it’s hollow
to release excesses and toxins from the body. It also creates an
anchor to make you feel strong and connected to mother earth as
you use your energy tools. It’s has very practical applications, like
my Japanese students who use it to find a seat on the crowded
Sit in a chair, rather than on the floor, as the 1st chakra
would bring in too much earth energy. A chair also helps to maintain
a straight spine and neck. Feel your tailbone at the base of your
spine with your hand, saying hello to the chakra that provides a
sense of security. Ground your 1st chakra to feel secure and safe.
In women, the chakra is near the ovaries and in men it’s a bit lower.
About the size of a 50 cent piece or the circle of first finger and
thumb, its funnel-shaped vortices bring subtle energy into the
meridians and into nearby glands and organs.
Imagine you have a powerful flashlight to shine down from
the bottom of your spine all the way to the center of the planet.
Remember we’re playing with symbols or pictures as a way to
move energy, in this case a technique to create a line of connection
from you to the earth. Or, think of a laser beam of light shining
from your tailbone to the center of the earth, plugging in an extension
cord, creating a carpenter’s line, or your own image of a line
connecting two points. Put something you like down in the center
of the earth to attract your attention there.
If you have difficulty creating a line all the way down, like
many people I see, imagine a ship anchoring in a harbor. Throw a
big chain anchor down from the base of your spine; let gravity take
it all the way down to the center of the planet. Tug on the anchor
to make sure it’s securely attached. Deborah imagines an earth
screw, flowing with a river of lava for transmutation, into a round
cave in the center of the earth. Steam is created by the lava and
makes informative images, like clouds of different shapes.
The pipe should be hollow, defined, strong, and straight,
with a smooth center so nothing sticks on the way down to the
center of the earth. Imagine sparkly neon gem stones or neon color
strips along the outside to help you see it on your screen all the
way down to the middle of the earth. Don’t visualize grounding out
of your feet or hands, as you’ll use them to bring in healing energy.
Release out of the base of your spine to stabilize the 1st chakra.
Steffy found that her grounding cord is stronger if she uses
a concrete column or an electric yellow beam of light: “I was able
to stay centered and be in neutrality while grounding a parking spot
for myself during one of the busiest hours. I found a spot right in
front of the building where I needed to be.” This happens so often
to my students, we take it for granted. A goal and a project can be
grounded with your intention. You can also help ground a community,
such as during a natural disaster or war.
Create a grounding cord along the line of connection
your’ve created, perhaps a flowing waterfall or a massive tree. Jan’s
grounding looks like the transparent thick stem of a rose, with
brightly colored gem stones on the outside. She sees many colors
in it, lthen a wash of blue and black which she releases, followed by
goldhoney to clean out her cord. Alex thinks of his grounding cord
I imagine a tree with really long roots going to the center of the
earth. The roots help hold the tree in place and get nutrients,
as well as eliminate the tres’s waste products. I create a chain,
a tube, or whatever works for me to expell negative vibes. I did
feel somewhat emotionally ligher after this exercise.
To ground your body, do the exercises described on pages
157 to 161 and in Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine and do the following
simple Neurolink tools to start your day. Hold your hands
about half an inch away from your ears to remove stress caused by
computers, TVs, and microwaves. While still in bed, take a deep
breath, and point your toes. As you exhale, lightly fluff your fingers
on the skull above the top of your ears. Next put four fingers
between the navel and the right side of your pubic bone. Press
down an inch and hold five minutes to stimulate the large intestine
to release toxins (neurolinkglobal.com).
We create best when we’re happy and relaxed so we can
concentrate on the goal. Create in the present, rather than thinking
about the past or future. Imagine a timeline in front of you, from
1 to 100, representing the years of your life. Ask to see where your
focus is now. If it’s not at your present age, bring the number back.
from the past or future. Simply put today’s date on your grounding
pipe and your name to own it. Ground and bring a gold sun through
your present age. You can also set the cord at a color that feels
good to your body now and think of something amusing. Notice
how your body feels as you ground, perhaps more relaxed or solid.
Add a smile when you ground to strengthen your field.
To use your grounding cord, again put your attention on
the base of the spine. You can imagine a little ball of light there.
Intend for your grounding cord to be firmly coupled to the 1st
chakra, like a lid on a jar, as wide around as your hips, and firmly
attached to the center of the earth. Then imagine taking a bubble
bath with candles around the tub. When you’re clean and relaxed,
pull the plug and watch the dirty water go down the drain/grounding
pipe. Or just push a release button or turn on the garbage disposal.
Flush anything in your body or auric field that is ready to be
cleaned out down the grounding pipe, perhaps fear or not feeling
good about yourself. Just think “release” or “clear.”
If you don’t feel your grounding pipe working, look at an
imaginary personal TV screen in front of your eyes and ask to see
the pipe, sense it, or get an intuitive knowing about it. You’re probably
not grounding deep or wide enough, or the cord isn’t firmly
attached at the base of your spine. Don’t try to fix the cord; with
no effort, just drop it and start over with the clear intention to
ground and release.
Create a new grounding cord when you wake up in the
morning and put the date on it to be in the present. You can think
about releasing from your grounding cord whenever you hear
water go down a drain pipe. You can also use it to clear out painful
spots in your body, creating a cord from the middle of the place
that hurts, down to the planet with the intention of clearing any
blocks or stuck energy. Breathe into the place of the most intense
discomfort, feel it, and ground it, like using Lamaze breathing during
child birth. You can also release pain out of the feet into the
It’s OK to ground other people with their own energy, but
keep your energy out. This is the only tool which can be directed
at someone else without permission. Just think “ground” and imagine
the grounding cord the person creates. When working on
someone else’s grounding pipe, set the intention of grounding in his
or her energy vibration. During a phone session, Elaine and I were
clearing her communication with her grandfather; we both felt his
rose recoil as she grounded it. We stopped and brought in a gold
sun with his own energy. Jake reports,
I worked on grounding a frantic co-worker. I visualized a
cable pulling down her center of energy and plugging it into the
center of the earth. I stayed focused on keeping her grounded
as she expressed the stress she was feeling. Within twenty
minutes, she told me that my energy was helping her gain focus
and she was glad I was near her physical space. I did not tell
her I was working on grounding her so I felt amazed that she
expressed she was experiencing this effect.
Joe, an attorney, faced an irritating opposing attorney in
court who frequently jumped up to make objections. Joe said nothing,
but grounded him. At the end of the day, the judge commented
on the change in his behavior. After an energy tools workshop
at her office, Beth, a dental assistant, faced a squirming little boy in
her chair. She grounded herself, then him. She did such a good job
he feel asleep, so they could do the dental work easily.
You can also ground your projects to clean out any problems
and allow you to get the job done without anxiety or procrastination.
Joselyn grounded a college paper she’d put off writing
and got it done easily. Ground your bed before sleep, ground meetings
and goals; the uses are limitless–including mundane things.
Catherine needed to go to her bank. Usually it’s so crowded, she
can’t find a parking place. She grounded a place as she was driving
there. Just as she arrived, someone pulled out and she had her
place. Miki says, “I ground a room if I become uncomfortable or
nervous, as I now recognize such energy as being external in origin.”
Also ground things you lose like keys and glasses.
Healer and author Barbara Brennan visualizes a line from
the center of the earth, up to a point below the navel (hara is the
Japanese word for this energy center used in martial arts), up to
just above the heart, to the crown chakra, and out to the universal
source—symbolized as a core star. Try creating this hara line and
see if you feel more connected to the earth. Notice when it gets
Another fun way to clear your energy field is to put anything
you want to get rid of in a balloon with your breath, blow up the
balloon and pop it. Or breathe in, hold your breath for about four
counts, and exhale deeply as if through a straw. I walk around campus
using this technique when ever I get a bit irritated or stressed.
Judy suggests, “Put your heavies in a God box and send your troubled
thoughts out into the universe to heal.” Since we always fill in
with a gold energy after releasing, imagine a gold sun flowing over
into your head and down through every cell in your body.
Try walking on a narrow board, or riding a skateboard or
bike while grounded and then ungrounded.
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Have your partner stand and decide to ground or unground
without telling you her choice. Give a gentle push to her shoulders
to see if she is grounded or ungrounded. See if you feel a difference
if your partner changes grounding from something like a concrete
pipe to a waterfall. To unground, think about being someplace else,
like going to a tropical paradise to get out of your body. Reverse.
Do the same thing when one person walks towards the other; see
if you can tell if the walker is grounded or ungrounded. If working
with a group, decide to all ground at the same time; then unground
and feel the difference as you stroll around the room.
Ask your partner to sit in a chair and ground. To help him,
with his permission you can gently put your hands on the tops of
his shoulders while thinking about grounding. You may be able to
get a sense of his cord. Hold your hand near the grounding cord to
feel if it goes all the way to the center of the planet. Note how wide
it is, and observe if it’s releasing. Look at your reading screen to see
the cord and tune into your intuition. This takes practice; you’ll feel
the difference if you check out a number of people’s grounding
cords. Some feel smooth with a flowing release, some gush like an
oil well, others release rhythmically like unfolding a folded wooden
Think of something that you don’t feel confident about,
ground it, and then try it. An example is taking dance lessons or
learning a new sport.
As you encounter people during your day, alternate grounding
only yourself, only the other person, both of you, and neither of
you. You can consciously unground by going out of the room in the
center of your head and see what happens. Do people act differently
when you’re grounded?
Journal Questions: Who in your family of origin is grounded
and who is ungrounded? Look into their eyes and see if there’s
a difference. Who do you most resemble? When and where do
you feel the most grounded? The most ungrounded? What are
the results of grounding your projects, pets, parking places, co
workers, kids, etc.?
Kids, and your inner child, can color and cut out a paper
animal tail, and safety pin it near their tail bone, perhaps with
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a coin taped to the bottom to keep it grounded. Jamie, age
nine, drew a mountain peak as her grounding cord. The possibilities are limitless.