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Geomagnetic Storm Self-Care

Artist illustration of events on the sun changing the conditions in Near-Earth space Credit: NASA

Are you feeling headachy, tired, sleepless, wired, just…off? You might be one of the many people affected by Geomagnetic Storms.

Much of late 2016 nearly all of 2017 so far, we’ve had a great deal of solar activity and geomagnetic storms. I started monitoring them and correlating them to symptoms I was experiencing; while it can be disconcerting, I do believe that they are very helpful to move stuck energy. Read on: 

 According to the Space Weather Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,

“A geomagnetic storm is a major disturbance of Earth’s magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth. These storms result from variations in the solar wind that produces major changes in the currents, plasmas, and fields in Earth’s magnetosphere. The solar wind conditions that are effective for creating geomagnetic storms are sustained (for several to many hours) periods of high-speed solar wind, and most importantly, a southward directed solar wind magnetic field (opposite the direction of Earth’s field) at the dayside of the magnetosphere. This condition is effective for transferring energy from the solar wind into Earth’s magnetosphere.”

“During storms, the currents in the ionosphere, as well as the energetic particles that precipitate into the ionosphere add energy in the form of heat that can increase the density and distribution of density in the upper atmosphere, causing extra drag on satellites in low-earth orbit. The local heating also creates strong horizontal variations in the in the ionospheric density that can modify the path of radio signals and create errors in the positioning information provided by GPS. While the storms create beautiful aurora, they also can disrupt navigation systems such as the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and create harmful geomagnetic induced currents (GICs) in the power grid and pipelines.”

They also disturb migrating birds. 🙂

During Geomagnetic Storms, I’ve observed a lot of human disruption, especially in energetic sensitives. Migraines, exhaustion, fogginess, anger, and just feeling “off” are common.

Since we are creatures that are profoundly connected to the energy systems of the earth, this kind of disruption can cause all kinds of things to come to the surface. While I generally keep a positive outlook, I am also acutely aware that if my clients or friends do not know what’s going on, they can think that there is something profoundly wrong with *them*. Not so! We are deeply affected by the earth’s magnetic frequency, and when it is disrupted, our entire systems are disrupted as well.

I look at Geomagetic Storms as an opportunity to move energy. When things are relatively stable, energy can just sit there… and it takes some excavating, sometimes really hard work. Geomag storms stirs stuff up. This “stirring up” can be super uncomfortable…emotions can be very intense, one can feel very sensitive and prickly, but look at it this way–it demonstrates what needs to be healed in us and gets stuff moving.

I’ve found that if I relax, practice exquisite self care, and give myself a break, great things can come from disturbance like this. In fact, in the most recent storm, I’ve had a lot of energy moving OUT of my system very easily–without the usual analysis, clearing, and downright work. Yes, a lot of it was probably really ready to go…but the energy moving allowed it to get through very quickly. Yay!

However, it can be freaking uncomfortable. Be gentle with yourself and do whatever you need to to get through it.

Here’s my list of self-care items for Geomagnetic Storms:

  • Take it slow and easy. Realize that others may be deeply affected without knowing what’s going on, so they may be irritable or even angry. Don’t feed into the drama.
  • Epsom salt baths can help a great deal–magnesium can help the body relax, and in an epsom salt bath, magnesium is absorbed through the skin, so the body gets as much as it needs. My trick is to add a pinch of vitamin C crystals to get rid of the chlorine in the bathwater, and add some essential oils–lavender is my favorite.
  • Grounding with whatever meditation or processes you might use–you can imagine roots coming out of your feet, and bringing up the lovely earth energy.
  • Sitting outside on the ground, or even walking barefoot, can help to disperse energy (this is ALWAYS a good idea!).
  • I like having crystals under my pillow…rose quartz and selenite are my favorites, but experiment–hold the crystal in your hand and observe if your body rocks forward–if it does, give it a try! Hold the crystal and feel into whether it makes you feel better. My pillowcase is sometimes full of crystals.
  • Drink lots of water! If you don’t have high blood pressure, add a very scant pinch of sea salt.
  • Any relaxation techniques that help you–meditation, massages, self-massage (if you have magnesium oil, a foot massage before bed really helps!), resting, just giving yourself a break can make a huge difference.

The above tips can help with the symptoms of a storm, and can assist in alleviating the insomnia that sometimes occurs with these magnetic disturbances.

You can keep track of these events at the following website:

http://spaceweather.com/

Take care! This too will pass. 🙂 And if you have any great tips on “weathering” the storms (haha), please leave a comment below. 

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