When I am “living in” my sixth and seventh chakras, I have to balance that focus with my lower chakras, otherwise, I Â become ungrounded. Â For specific work that is highly spiritual, creative , or both, the mundane is more important than ever.
“Ungrounded,” for me, means I become wide-open to unseen stimuli, extremely powerfully psychic, and empathic to the point where I lose interest in the everyday physical world and see too much of the future as well as other people’s emotions. It doesn’t mean that I go crazy–just that I’m overstimulated and over-sensitive.
If I’m heavily focused on writing a novel, I find that the best way to stay balanced is to write the story on my smart phone’s recorder app while I walk for 8-10 miles. Â The more esoteric or creative the work, the more I need to ground by actively engaging my first and second chakras.
I’ve let myself become ungrounded twice in the last 10 years. Â The first time was the summer of 2005, when I was amping up my spiritual practice and Â became very psychic, to the point where I wanted to do nothing but look for insights and revelations Â The epiphanies were startling, but I lost my balance after about 6 weeks of intense work.
“Go do laundry!” my spiritual elders warned. Â “Go grocery shopping! Â Do anything mundane. Â Physical. Â Daily boring life stuff.” Â That was the quickest way to decompress from the overactive sixth and seventh chakras, and it worked.
Last week, I did it again. Â It had been building for a month. Â I really lost my balance amid all the excitement of new discoveries, and I was surprised that I did because I’m so much farther along on my path than in 2005. Â I’m no neophyte. Â But my work schedule had reduced my usual exercise regimen so my lower chakras were holding me to the Earth as easily.
Similar to the work I was Â doing in 2005, I was in the process of taking a big step up in my spiritual practice. Â Not a full-blown ascension but let’s say, a couple of steps of the ascending ladder. Â But it was too much to do without taking a breather. Â After a month of intense esoteric work with phenomenal outcomes, I had become so psychic that I could see far more than I needed to –or the people I was telling the future to needed to know. Â I was so empathically sensitive that a single thought about someone would tie me to their emotions or leave me finishing the sentences of colleagues whenever offering brand new info I shouldn’t have known. Â My psychic and empathic skills went through the roof. Â One friend Â described a personal experience that I could see moment for moment unfolding over his head, including things he probably didn’t want to reveal. Â I told him immediately–and freaked him out.
It was just too much.
After a week of these jittery, Â spiritual gifts and–that were tremendous fun and enlightening, I Â had to take a long step backward and put a little space in between. Â That doesn’t mean I won’t continue my spiritual work in this new direction I’m taking. Â No. Â Instead, I need to take better care of myself and pace myself. Â Stop being so eager! Stop attaching too quickly to my fellow collaborators. Â Or ground far more deeply than ever before.