I admit it – when it comes to nurseries, garden centers or roadside plant sales, I’m like a crackwhore. My happiest mornings are when, coffee in hand, I can walk up and down the rows at my favorite garden place, picking up a new plant or flat of annuals to brighten up my yard.
Gardening is what I call “dirt therapy.” And it serves an additional purpose, grounding me after spending time in the psychic realm. Many times after a reading, I will get down and dirty – literally – throwing on my work shoes for a quick round of weeding. Putting my hands in the earth balances out the buzzy energy in my head. If I can’t weed, I’ll step outside and just place my hands on the ground.
Working in the psychic realms involves raising your vibration; I always feel a little spacey afterwards. You need to balance that out, because too much time in that place, and you’ll end up like those ladies who talk to themselves in the produce aisle. Or THIS guy…
Even if you’re not psychic, we’re all under a heightened barrage of energy these days, the kind that keeps us in our heads. Texting, email, watching cat videos on YouTube – all the time we spend “connected” does a number on us. Exhibit A: look at any kid at the mall, zombie’d out on their phones. Need I say more?
Anyway, I think that’s one reason we see so much anxiety and depression. Yes, there may be other medical reasons, but when your brain is jumping all over the place, looking for the next bit of stimuli, well, that can’t be good. In fact, I read of a new phenomenon called “popcorn brain.” The name says it all.
Balancing out all that mental energy with something physical is good for you in so many ways – and will keep you psychically healthy. I tell my students that they should do something grounding after reading: play with your dog, go for a walk, eat something, share some hot monkey-love with your honey, or plant up a pot of geraniums. The point is to keep your channel from going all flookey.
Psychic energy has a component of electricity to it. One needs to ground that special brand of electricity or you’ll burn your mental house down. I’ve seen it, especially among people just opening their channel. So be responsible with your instrument. And meet me at the garden center for some dirt therapy.
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