Travel can be exciting, but also discombobulating. We are creatures of habit. We are used to breathing our local air and resonating with the electrical energies from the earth around us.
Last month, I talked about cleaning up your hotel room, B and B, or other vacation dwelling from entities and other negative energies. (see my article: Five Ways to Avoid Travel Hazards) This month, I will give some tips about how to settle energetically into your travel destination and lessen any disorientation.
- Breathe in the local air. I clearly remember the excitement I felt when I went to visit my son, Christopher, stationed in Belgium in 1987. The day after I arrived, he took me to a nearby forest so I could acclimate after the long trip. The mammoth trees with tops unseen by me were otherworldly, and there was a carpet of magical, green moss blanketing the ground around those trees. I remember feeling like a child again, and I fell to my knees to inhale the fragrance of the rich soil. I was acutely aware of how the air smelled different.
- Lean against a tree (a conifer*, if possible) Trees are charged with life force and are happy to share it with you for grounding. That’s what I did next in Belgium. I leaned against a giant pine, and experienced the gentle infusion of connectedness with my surroundings.
- Drink or swim in the local water. The water is imbued with the vibration of your particular destination, and it will help convey a connection. For many years, I worked at Rancho Rio Caliente, a lovely health spa in Mexico. Each year, when I arrived, I would get into the pool filled with water from the underground hot river to soak up its delightful vibration. That water helped so much with jet lag and merging with the energies at 5,800 feet above sea level.
- Eat local. Find a place in the vicinity that serves local food. (The internet could help with that.) Consuming plants grown in the area also assists with grounding. Last year, eating green chilies in New Mexico made me feel comfortable immediately.
You don’t have to travel out of the country to need grounding. When you go anywhere more than a couple hundred miles, it’s important to be mindful. I spent a few days last summer in New Orleans. The energy felt whacky to me upon arrival, and also at the hotel on the edge of the Quarters. I had cleverly booked a walking tour of courtyards to enter the locked gates of a variety of the charming alcoves. Sitting on the benches in those magical gardens, I soaked up the plant energy and received grounding. Ah, that felt better. Of course, I also did some entity cleanup of the hotel rooms, and I used protection with Rescue Remedy and frankincense, but that’s another story.
I encourage you to be mindful of your time away from home. It’s easy to consciously merge with the energy flow in that faraway place. Try it!
*Conifer – an evergreen tree that bears cones and has needle-like leaves. i.e. firs, pines, cedars, junipers