Jet Lag

Jet Lag

Jet lag occurs after long periods of travel, when your body is out of sync with the current time zone. It can also be seen as your subtle body lagging behind the physical body due to rapid long-distance trans-meridian travel.

The physical body may be on the ground (after the jet lands) but various subtle bodies are still in the sky and so you’re disoriented and out of synchronization. All of the various bodies have not synchronized after the travel and the physical body is on the ground.

Physical travel can leave much wear and tear on the body and usually does for most people.

Impairing of the body’s internal clock (circadian clock) will throw the whole body off and sabotage the immune (defense) system making the person susceptible to disease and sickness.

The physical body is what slows traveling. Notice that when people dream, we travel quickly or go wherever we desire quickly, in a matter of seconds. In our dreams (lower astral realm), we can go all over the place. In dreams, the distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco is fluid and can dissolve in a matter of seconds. In other dimensions, we think of a place and instantly we’re there. But of course, that’s not the case on the 3D plane. Travel is very slow on the physical realm and it can take hours or even days to reach your final destination.

Medical Background

Jet lag is medically referred to as “desynchronosis” and defined as a physiological condition that is a consequence of alterations to circadian rhythms and dubbed as one of several circadian rhythm sleep disorders.

Jet lag may last for a number of days, usually one day per time zone crossed. When traveling across a number of time zones, the body clock will be out of synchronization with the destination time, as it experiences daytime or daylight and dark time or darkness contrary to the rhythms it has grown accustomed to. The body’s natural pattern (rhythm) is thrown off or upset as the rhythms that dictate and govern times for eating, sleeping, body temperature, and hormone regulation variations no longer correspond to the environment nor to each other in some instances. So, to the degree that the body cannot immediately realign these rhythms, it is jet lagged.

The speed at which the body adjusts to the new time zone and corresponding schedule depends on the person. We must remember that everybody is different. Some people may require several days to adjust to a new time zone and schedule whereas others may experience little disruption if any. Generally, crossing one or two time zones does not jet lag (such as traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago). Jet lag is not linked to the length of a flight, but to the transmeridian (east-west) distance traveled. For example, a ten-hour flight from England to South Africa generally does not cause the same level of jet lag since travel is primarily north-south. However, a five-hour flight from Los Angeles to New York may result in jet lag as the travel is west-east.

Also, travel from west to east is longer than travel from east to west. This may be because when traveling east, a plane is traveling toward the direction the earth spins on its axis (right to left, which is east to west) and when traveling from east to west, the plane is traveling in the direction opposite from the earth spinning on its axis which would speed up the travel, almost 30 minutes per time zone. This is why your travel itinerary always reflect return flights back west shorter than destination flights back east.

The symptoms of jet lag can be numerous:

  • Disorientation
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Grogginess
  • Insomnia or irregular sleep patterns
  • Ear ache
  • Swollen feet, and
  • Mild depression

Recovering From Jet Lag Naturally

The best way to recover from jet leg is to perform a conscious ritual of bringing your subtle body into synchronization with your physical body.

Visualize your light body a few hundred feet into the sky and slowly descending above you in your airplane seat. See your subtle or light body merge perfectly with your physical body, as if snapping into place. When both bodies come together, affirm: “I am synchronized and in harmony with this time zone and schedule.”

It is best that when you travel, if you can, purchase a seat near the window of the plane. This way, you can remain in your seat while other passengers deboard and exit the plane. This will make you the last person off the plane but it’ll allow you to perform this mental exercise (and ritual) without disruption.

Wear (or hold in your hands for the last 1 hour of your flight) Hematite, which is very grounding. Wearing Hematite jewelry from beginning to end of your flight will help to keep you grounded. You can also hold Hematite (usually a polished stone or element) in your hands while performing the ritual above.

Also, Yellow Jasper is an excellent stone that aids travel, making travel safe and secure.

Other crystals, gemstones, precious stones, and semi-precious stones that aid air travel include:

  • Moldavite
  • Boji Stones and
  • Tektite

All three of these along with Hematite and Yellow Jasper really facilitate air travel.

The following herbs are also great to take for counteracting jet lag:

  • Chamomile
  • Valerian Root
  • Jatamansi, and
  • Kava Kava

Dherbs Solutions formulas/compounds that can assist in counteracting jet lag include:

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