Grounding, Shielding and Sensitive Souls
I use grounding & shielding on myself and my autistic son.
Sensitive Soul can be intuitive, highly aware or very observant of their environment. They can be highly preceptive physically, emotionally, intellectually or spiritually. Things such as energy, light, temperature, noise, smell, and texture may impact them.
Some call them:
- Highly Sensitive People
- And other names
I’m a Sensitive Souls. I didn’t realize it until I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue in my late 20’s. It seemed like everything impacted my body and how I functioned in this world. I seemed to recharge when I was naked, in darkness and silence.
I found Reiki and Energy Healing as a way of managing my reactions to my environment. Reiki helps me to balance the energies moving in, through and around my body. The more grounding I became the less uncomfortable I was my own body.
That’s when I began my wondering if the same concept could help my son.
My son is a Sensitive Soul also. He’s nearly 30 and diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. He’s often overwhelmed by some of the same triggers that I am. Instead of manifesting as fatigue, his manifests as stimming, eloping, scripting and avoidance.
I started to practice Reiki on him, then moved to teach him Reiki as a tool for self-regulation. Something as simple as putting his hands over his eyes and breathing for a few minutes can decrease agitation and regulate surrounding energies.
I continued my research to see if it was possible to limit the amount of energy his body could be exposed to. That’s when I discovered energetic shielding. The easiest method of shielding is placing yourself or someone in a protective bubble. You can also create bubbles or shields for different energy types such as lights or sounds.
Does it work? Yes.
I’ve noticed that my son can spend more time around others when we spend a few minutes grounding and shielding before we leave the house. I’ve also taught other parents this method and they reported a decrease in behaviors.
Does it work for everyone? No.
Grounding and shielding is just one healing modality. You or your child may need to incorporate many types of therapies and modalities to help decrease symptoms or behaviors. I’m always available for a FREE 20-min consult to see if grounding and shielding