Grounding Tips for Balance in a High Flying World

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This Crystal Q&A question comes from Geert in Belgium (Can I just take a moment to gush about our worldwide sparkly community?! I’m so grateful to have our HMCA Certified Crystal Healers now in 10 different countries around the world! (Find one near you!)

Sharing the love & knowledge of crystal healing, that’s what it’s all about & I’m so freakin’ happy that we’re on this path together :).  Thank You Sparkle Gems!

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So, Geert asks:

“When I ground, but my body is not technically connected to the ground, is this OK? Will we still receive the benefits of grounding when we are on the 10th floor of a building, or on a train, or on a plane?”

Watch this vid for my answer to Geert’s question…
 Grounding Tips for Balance in a High Flying World

 

Grounding is definitely a good idea & a wonderful practice in the world of energetic healing & crystal healing:

We need to ground to stay balanced, so that we don’t get depleted w/ an electron deficiency!!! In today’s fast paced electro savvy world, we’re surrounded by positively charged ions & are mostly insulated & disconnected from the healing effect of Mama Earth. In order to stay balanced, the best thing to do is have skin to earth contact, picking up the earth’s natural plethora of negative ions.

Because of those new shoes, strappy sandals, or fancy boots you’re  kickin’, you’re feet don’t get to touch the earth & accumulate the negative ions that our great planet provides aplenty.  Really all you need to do to ground is walk around barefoot on the Earth … (I recommend doing this as much as possible).

If you wanna learn more about grounding with the earth’s energy (earthing), there’s a whole book about this that I highly recommend:

But, if you’re an urban Crystal Hottie, or you live in a cold climate, well it’s probably not really that practical to go barefoot very often.  Luckily,  we can use substitutes for our practical needs (love me some practical answers).
Crystals to the rescue!

What about when you’re off the ground & you’re actually physically disconnected from the earth?

  • Use crystals in your meditation, grab that black tourmaline,  focus your intention and visualize rooting and grounding into Mother Earth.
  • For travel, I  have another blog post on that right here on Crystals & Travel which includes my special mojo kit for travel.
  • Here’s that other video I referred to on Crystals for Grounding.
  • When traveling in a train or an airplane, you need to set a strong intention during the flight & take extra special care after the flight;
  • Carry a hematite stone & use it to help balance your electromagnetic field & alleviate jet lag.
  • Also take your shoes off during the flight (and rub your tootsies w/ the hematite).

[caption id="attachment_1204" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Natural hematite tumbled stones[/caption]
BEWARE & Combat Radiation After a Flight
What? Radiation on an airplane?

Yes, I know from my last post on this topic that this is shocking news to many. Yep, flying the “friendly” skies gives as much as 1,000 times the radiation of those airport body scanners everyone is yammering on about. It’s not actually the airplane doing this but our closer proximity to the Sun. Dr. Mercola, natural health expert explains:

“Nearly everyone forgets that when you fly, there is also ionizing radiation exposure. In fact, on a typical transcontinental flight at 30,000 feet you will be exposed to 20 microsieverts of radiation. That is 1,000 times the dose you receive from the scanner.”

So what to do about that?

1. Load up on anti-oxidants before, during & after your flight. Both in supplement form and naturally through your food: blueberries, leafy greens, colloidal silver

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="613"] This is the kind we use in our household. Please consult with your own doctor on when & how much to take.[/caption]

 

2. Take an Crystal Anti-Radiation Mineral Bath as quickly as you can after the flight. Ingredients:

  • If you have access to a specimen of colemanite (used just for this purpose b/c it has a low hardness and the frequent baths will eventually cause it to lose its luster); [caption id="attachment_14902" align="alignright" width="178"] Ready for my Radiation Detox Bath![/caption]

    colemanite is boron-based, thereby accepting & ionizing radiation

  • 1 hematite (use a polished one or it will rust)
  • 1 cup of plain epsom salts
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 cup high quality Himalayan Salt
  • 3-4 Tbsp of Sonne’s Detoxification No 7- contains bentonite (mineral-rich volcanic clay), soaks up yuckies, like radiation & helps your body recover quickly

 

[caption id="attachment_14901" align="aligncenter" width="600"] My large Colemanite.[/caption]

3. Fly at night. No Sun. Genius, right?!! Now those red-eye flights don’t sound so bad.

Oh…here’s that great Grounding Alternative Kit created by the authors of the book; Earthing that I mentioned in the vid:

Hope this helps answer your questions on using crystals to support you while traveling & how to help stay grounded.

Do you have a special crystal that you have to have with you when you travel or if you live in a high-rise? Or a special routine that you do in order to stay grounded & healthy when you’re jet setting? Please share that in the comments below. 

Crystal Blessings!

Crystals & Travel

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I’ve blogged on this topic once before but in this video we take the topic of traveling with your crystals to a whole other level (or I should say altitude…har har!)

Thanks to Christine for submitting this great question:

“Is it safe to travel with your crystals through an airport x-ray scan?”

What started out as what felt like a lite-and-easy-question to me…turned out to having me include some really important info that I think everyone should be aware of! So in this week’s video I will answer Christine’s question plus:

  • What are x-rays?
  • Is it dangerous to our stones?
  • Is it dangerous to us?
  • What kind of radiation can be dangerous?
  • Crystals we can take with us on a flight to help ensure safe travel free of anxiety, air sickness, jet lag, etc.

Crystals & Travel

Here’s a close up of that travel mojo kit I talked about….I never leave home without it:

I also want to let you know that x-rays will not damage or molecularly change your stones…you, on the other hand…that’s another story.

Here’s a link to that info I referred to regarding irradiated stones, granite & gems (scroll to the bottom of the page to Radioactivity Concerns).
Blissful Travel Gem Elixir
Here’s something else to help with travel…a Hematite Gem Elixir. Take a washed & tumbled non-manmade hemetite stone & drop it into a pitcher of water to be kept in the refrigerator overnight. Drink half a glass of this the morning of your trip. Make some more up once you get where you are going to help with jet lag. Hematite gem elixir is a gentle & easy way to support & calm you while you travel.

SIDE NOTE:

Although I barely touch on the topic of the amount of radiation we’re subjected to when flying in the video, it’s something that you should be very cautious & informed about (yet you won’t hear much about it).

We can  be exposed to even more doses of radiation during solar storms, so during periods of increased solar activity…like now, this is something to pay attention to. NASA has a computer model aimed at informing the public about this hazard. You can find out more about that here.

I know some of you enjoy these scientific rabbit holes as much as I do sooooo…if you feel like geekin’ out for a sec here’s a NASA video explaining more on that radiation air travel danger. KNOWLEDGE = POWER (the ability to protect yourself & do something about it):

TSA + Crystals
It’s totally OK to go through  TSA with your crystals in a bag that’s being scanned, but please note: they may stop you to search the bag b/c they won’t be able to tell what they are on their scanners.

If you don’t want to be delayed, it may be better to keep them easy to access & visible for easy viewing.
Crystals to Help Lower Your Radiation Risk
These crystals certainly won’t eliminate risk but they will help.

Kernite or Colemanite crystals can help to absorb low-dose radiation. These crystals are Boron-based, thereby accepting & ionizing radiation:

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="470"] kernite[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="455"] Colemanite Photo by Rob Lavinsky of irocks.com[/caption]

So…no…the human body was not meant to be exposed to the level of radiation we’re exposed to in a plane. Stones can handle it a lot better than we can. Stay informed & protected.

Do you have some fav. stones for traveling? Some crystals you won’t leave home without? Please share them with the rest of our Crystal Hottie Community in the comment below.

And please be informed & do your own research. Then help spread the word. Together we can change the world.♥

Please share this post & spread the word. I’m counting on you. OK?

Safe Sparkly Blessings!

 

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