First off you will want to get yourself into a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed for a while. Light the incense and place it in a safe place where it can burn. Close your eyes and focus on your breath, as you inhale count to four and as you exhale count to six. Continue to do this until you feel yourself reach that liminal space between the worlds.
Now you will begin connect to the energies of the Earth and stars by imagining a red spinning vortex (your root chakra) coming down from your sex, your primal self and see it going into the Earth below you. As it makes its way through the layers of the Earth’s crust and into the very core of the planet envision the energy of the Earth coming up through that vortex and entering your body. See it filling you up and awakening your inner passion for life. With every inhale you take you are filling yourself with Mother Earth’s energy and connecting to Her. Inhale-bring the energy up. Exhale-Send it through your body.
Now envision a golden vortex spinning and coming out of the top of your head (your crown chakra) and see it as it goes up into the sky and into the stars above you. See the dark void above you and connect that your crown chakra energy to it. As the stars begin to wake up and fill the void with sparkling light inhale and feel that Divine energy travel down the string and into your head. Know that you are connected to All That Is and All That Will Be. Feel that energy flow into your body with every inhale and allow it to permeate your cells . With every exhale I want you to see the two energies of Above and Below mingle together. You are of the Earth and of the Stars and it’s time to remember that and reconnect the two. As you continue to inhale and exhale remember As Above, So Below, As Within, So Without, As the Universe, So the Soul. Take a deep breath and open your eyes.
This practice should be done before any ritual or spellwork to get you into the right frame of mind to work magick and to connect to the energies of the natural world.
*I learned a variation of the traditional grounding work through Black Rose Witchcraft that I really love and use a lot. However, since that material is used in their teaching courses I cannot share it here but this is a version of the grounding meditation I now use that combines elements from both the traditional exercise and what I learned from Black Rose.