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How to Stay Grounded During Election Week

Hi, beautiful souls!

I’m going to keep this super brief today (read: shortest post I’ve ever published!) because I’m just popping on to share one potent piece of Divine guidance from my morning meditation.

This message came through in regards to this particular season of change in our nation and world.

I definitely didn’t plan on writing and releasing a post in the span of 24 hours, but I have been feeling that this time of high anxiety, tension, discord, and uncertainty is coming to its culmination. (Side note: These are signs of deep change, which means we’re upleveling as a collective! So do not fear – the unrest is leading us somewhere better.)

So, when I got this small piece of guidance for staying grounded during Election Week, I knew it was meant to be shared with the collective.

I’ll cut right to the chase.

One of my closest spirit guides is my Grandpa. I often communicate with him in meditation and via automatic journaling. When I called on him this morning, asking for advice regarding how to stay centered during a potentially tumultuous week, he said, “stay dormant.”

I said, “What?” Staying dormant didn’t exactly sound like great advice for a time when we need to be actively standing in our power.

I asked for clarification.

The full message was this: “Stay dormant to that which lays outside of you. Stay awake only in the internal world, and do not let the external sway you.”

Ahhh. Now it makes sense.

The message is to stay grounded in your internal world, in your truth, in your loving soul, so as not to be knocked off balance by whatever comes your way this week.

Okay, so how do we do that when external factors are pulling our attention, emotions, and energy in eight thousand different directions?

I have a few quick and doable ideas.

1. Stay steady in your spiritual practice. This is not the week to skip it. Whenever you have an opportunity to go within during the day, take it. Do your 5 or 10 minutes of meditation when you wake up, jot down a few insights, mantras, or gratitudes in your journal, move mindfully on your yoga mat, or spend some time outdoors if you can. If you have a quick break between meetings or time after dinner, use it! Put your phone in the other room and try another meditation. Do a breathwork session. Take a slow shower or bath. There's really no such thing as too much internal time this week. The more time you spend with yourself, the more grounded you’ll be, and the less likely you’ll be knocked off your center.

2. Use affirmations. The one I’m implementing this week is “I’m grounded in my internal truth.” You can use any affirmation – just try to phrase it in the positive (“I am ____” rather than “I don’t____” or “I’m not____”) and make sure it feels authentic to you. An affirmation is a simple, easy mental anchor that brings you back to your center time and time again. We know that our monkey minds constantly pull us in less-than-helpful directions, so an affirmation is like an instant course-corrector that reminds us of our purpose and intention for this time.

3. Cover yourself with protective energy. It can help to imagine a literal boundary between your energy and that of the world around you. Actually visualizing your energy field covered in a bubble of white, protective light can help you understand the separateness between you and the chaos of the world. In meditation or after a few moments of deep breathing, simply imagine a covering of white light – made of nothing but the highest love and compassion – surrounding you. Notice that the bubble creates an energetic boundary between you and that which is not you, helping you protect your energy even when you are out and about, experiencing the world around you. Notice that you are you, and the chaos exists outside of you. Practice detangling your identity from that which it outside of you.

4. Tune out. For the sake of self-care, it’s totally okay not to engage with every single moment of news coverage or check what’s trending on Twitter every hour. The more you consume from the external, the more likely it is to disturb your internal landscape. Don’t let it! Take your power back. Choose a few periods of time throughout the day to simply tune out and focus on things that make you feel good.

5. Joy is NOT off limits. In fact, it’s one of our greatest tools for remembering who we are. Joy is our birthright, and when we identify with and reclaim it, we come back into our power. We strip the power of the external, which tries to instill fear and discord among us, and we return to our true nature. So, don’t be afraid to exercise joy this week. Treat yourself to a little something. Take some extra time off. Let your favorite music overtake you and really bathe in it. Laugh it out with a friend. These acts are not only a service to yourself, but to others. When you emit the high vibration of joy, you automatically lift the vibration of the collective.

I’ll leave you with one final channeled message from this morning: Stay rooted in both love and power.

Love and power. Love and power. The truth of who we are.

The vibration of the earth is elevating, and we are elevating with it. More on that another day. For now, one day at a time.

I’m right here with you.



Brenda Starkey
Brenda Starkey
Nov 04, 2020

Maya, thank you for your words of love and strength! ❤️


This was so calming to me right now. The perfect message.


Scott Davis
Scott Davis
Nov 03, 2020

Thank you, Maya, for helping bring peace in a tumultuous time. I especially like the idea of deep change. And I'm glad you're with me.


Nov 03, 2020

Exactly what I needed to start the day. Love and power. Grounding. Light. Spiritual practices. Ahh. Thanks for this beauty, Maya xo


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