When I first started my spiritual journey, I absolutely loved wine, especially reds.
Drinking at least one glass of wine was my fail-safe method of closing out the day and relaxing before heading to bed each evening.
Now, this isn't so much the case.
Alcohol is commonly known as one of the tools of avoidance that many mediums use to mask, weaken or ignore their spiritual gifts.
As a depressant, alcohol slows down your metabolic system, effectively making it harder and harder for high energy Spirits to link-in and communicate with you.
Spirits = connects at a high energy state
Alcohol = induces a low energy state
Spirits take a more gaseous form and their molecular form vibrates at a much faster rate than either you or I as a solid, denser form.
With the drastic slow down of our system alcohol causes, drinking can make it increasingly difficult for Spirit to connect and lower their vibration to that level to do so.
In order for those in Spirit to connect with you clearly, their energy has to mesh with your energy.
As you open up, your vibration naturally raises to the level of Spirit.
The more light, more lifted and more elevating activities you participate in such as meditating, making dietary and social shifts and connecting more with your soul path, the more light, lifted and elevated your soul becomes.
This is called raising your vibration.
Your soul naturally aligns with more positive, loving energy (the High energy of Spirit) and it becomes easier for those in Spirit to link in and connect with you.
And because it does, when you raise your vibration, Spirit is connecting with you much more frequently, elevating your energetic rate much more frequently.
The higher and higher your natural energetic state becomes, the harder and harder it is for you to lower your energetic state back down.
As you raise your vibration, your new normal energetic state will start to clash with low energy states.
Alcohol induces a low energy state - it’s a depressant.
Thus, when you drink an alcoholic beverage after so much work elevating your energy - it will create a direct discord between your spiritual body and your physical body.
This discord within can make you physically and spiritually ill.
If you have been actively connecting with Spirit and raising your vibration, alcohol may not sit with you the same. In fact, after drinking, you may notice physical side effects that were never present before - such as headaches, and overall body and stomach aches.
After drinking, you may notice spiritual side effects that were not present before, too - low energy emotions and thoughts may even start to kick in after a night of drinking.
I don’t recommend drinking alcohol before a session connecting with Spirit.
The discord between your physical body and your spiritual body will make it harder to connect and receive information clearly.
Need to relax, though?
Thankfully, there are things that you can do to relax and cool down at the end of a long day, that won’t create such a harsh discord within your body, saving you from any ill side effects.
4 Relaxation Alternatives to Alcohol:
1. Herbal Teas
Tea can be a surprisingly relaxing way to wind down without depressing or lowering your energetic state as drastically as with alcohol. With herbs like kava kava, chamomile, lavender, and valerian you have plenty to choose from to help you relax.
In fact, there are even intuitively blended herbal teas that will both help you relax and open your chakras, at the same time!
2. Grounding Practices
Grounding is a practice of reconnecting your soul, your spiritual body to the earth. Practicing grounding techniques can help reduce anxiety, stabilize your mood and even elevate your spirit.
3. Taking a Bath
On an energetic level, taking a bath can help you release from any emotions, thoughts or energetic cords that have attached themselves to you, from others, throughout the course of the day.
Participating in something called a ‘psychic bath’ can help you release, disconnect and let go of anything that isn’t serving your greatest and highest good, in turn, helping you calm down and relax.
4. Meditative Exercises
Developing mindfulness activities that help you focus, look within and cultivate a place of peace and quietude in your life can be extremely relaxing.
While I always recommend meditation to calm the mind, to center the body and to realign your thoughts, you can integrate meditative tools into your daily life for the same effect.
I don’t drink alcohol in the way that I used to, simply because of the physical and spiritual symptoms that I now experience.
When you raise your vibration, it truly does become harder and harder, to enter a state - either within your own body or within your environment - that is not in alignment with who and where you are now.
And that’s ok.