Why It's Hard to Drink Alcohol When You Raise Your Vibration
amanda linette meder
Alcohol and spirituality. Does alcohol lower your vibration?
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 empaths and intuitives 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 = connect at a high energy state
Alcohol = induces a low energy state
Spirits take a more gaseous form, and their molecules vibrate at a much faster rate than either you or I as a solid, denser form.
These Spirits you want to connect to include your highest self, the you of infinite potential.
When you are raising your vibration, this often means you're changing your diet, your outlook, and your overall persistent life state of being. All to reflect a state that is more in alignment with the you that your higher-self sees, the highest manifestation of you.
With the slow down of our system, alcohol can make it increasingly difficult for Spirit to connect and more difficult for you to connect to this ascended frequency of self.
It can relax you if you already vibrate on a high frequency, but it also disconnects us from these high wavelengths, due to the biological nature of how it works.
For those in Spirit to connect with you clearly, their energy has to mesh with your energy. For you to reach communication with the angelic realms, you need to be up in this high wavelength.
As you open up, your vibration naturally rises to the level of Spirit.
The more light, more lifted, and more elevating activities you participate in such as:
Making dietary and social shifts
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 high 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 regularly.
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 lower energy states.
Alcohol induces a low energy state - it’s a depressant.
Thus, when you drink alcohol after so much work elevating your energy - it can create a direct discord between your spiritual body and your physical body and make you feel worse than before.
So 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 also notice spiritual side effects that were not present before, too. Low energy emotions and negative thoughts may even start to kick in after a night of drinking.
For all these reasons, I don’t recommend drinking alcohol before a session connecting with Spirit or before any other high vibrational meeting.
If you need to relax and ground your energy, instead, I suggest grounding essential oils like Clove, Cinnamon, and anything with Frankincense.
The discord between your physical body and your spiritual body does make it harder to connect and receive information clearly. So if you are praying for guidance, drinking alcohol may make it cloudier for hearing the guidance, as well.
All that said - It’s not un-spiritual to drink alcohol, one of the fluids that can bring together communities in celebration, but it can affect you differently once your constitution changes and it’s important to be aware of it.
Need to relax, and want to still stay high vibrational?
If alcohol has been your go-to for disconnecting, and you feel it’s time to change things, there are alternatives. When something has been working for you for a while, if you start to notice the same tool making you not feel well, it’s time to switch it up.
There are things that you can do to relax and cool down at the end of a long day, which won’t create such discord within your body.
4 Relaxation Alternatives To Alcohol:
1. Herbal Teas
Calm the mind. Tea can be a surprisingly relaxing way to wind down without lowering your energetic state and actually it keeps your energetic vibration relatively stable.
With herbs like 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.
I like bedtime teas specifically for winding down my energy body, even if it's during the day. Just because you can sense high vibrations doesn't mean you have to be at the mercy of them. It can be uncomfortable to be so attuned and turned on all the time.
So relaxing herbals, such as those which fit into the category adaptogens, seem to make some of the best mellowing agents for high-vibrational folks. Ashwagandha, Gotu Kola and Ginseng would be examples of adaptogens.
2. Ground Your Energy
Alcohol is thought to unground you, by making it more difficult to manage your energy. Emotionally and psychically, grounding is a practice of reconnecting your soul, your spiritual body to the earth.
Practicing grounding techniques can help promote calm feelings, stabilize your mood, and even elevate your spirit.
One of my favorite ways to ground is by going for a walk in the forest. Outside of that, I like to use essential oils to ground, and others like to stand with their feet on the grass for five minutes a day.
I find meditation is helpful for grounding when you're already somewhat relaxed.
If you're really worked up, step outside and use calming scents such as Vetiver and Ylang-ylang. These can bring you to the place where you can sit to do a mental activity, such as meditation, in peace.
3. Take 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 day.
Baths can help you release, disconnect, and let go of anything that isn’t serving you, helping you calm down and relax even further.
Psychic baths are simply more soothing, ritualistic, self-care infused, loving versions of regular baths. Learn more about how psychic bathing can help you disconnect.
One note: If you're a water sign and tend to get very melancholic about world events, and collective suffering, don't take a bath in this mood. Instead, try grounding with invigorating scents, like Cinnamon and Pines.
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.
I always recommend meditation to calm the mind, to center the body and to realign your thoughts and have an entire archive on The Member's Section on this site.
Meditation is a way to synchronize the mind. If you're empathetic or claircognizant, you may enjoy meditation. I like to imagine a blue pearl of light in my mind’s eye and all my thoughts spiraling around it.
Those who are empathetic pick up on the energy around us. This energy can be translated to thoughts, making a scattered brain an early sign that you're empathetic, and absorbing the energy around you.
If you notice that your thoughts race, this could be a sign you're sensitive to energy and the above visualization may help.
Organizing your thoughts once a day, such as through a meditation routine you like, can help you feel more centered during the day, and less likely to want to head to other measures to chill your energy out.
So to recap:
Spirits such as Angels and your Higher self are high vibrational
Alcohol is a depressant
When you raise your vibration by moving to a higher vibrational state, it may be harder for you to connect to a lower vibration (depressants) moving forward
The soul desires to progress, and yes sometimes, we all need to break bread with our fellow citizens. However, if you find yourself unable to drink after you've been doing spiritual work, the above reasons could be why.
Your body may be adapting to new vibrations.
And through herbal support, grounding, relaxation in water and meditation, we can help our bodies, minds, and spirits, handle the energy while staying connected to Source -
Amanda Linette Meder
PS - A few people find they are more easily able to give psychic information after a few drinks; but I've still found that after the first couple, it does get cloudier.
So if you are going to have a few, and still feel tempted to give psychic information, wait till Monday and see if you still feel called. It's better to just be off the clock than to provide a reading you'll regret later.
PPS - Another reason to stay away from alcohol as your vibration raises: A 2014 study by the University of Kentucky found that after drinking, violence increased in spirituality-focused individuals.
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Last Updated: 2019.08.11