Posts Tagged ‘being grounded’

heart-chakra8The idea of grounding, or being grounded is commonly heard – but what does it really refer to? We can think of it this way: humans are alive in the physical realms, but we can connect to the higher, energetic realms. But to really be developed means that we become an anchor, and a conduit, into life for those higher energies. It’s no longer stop-and-start or hit-and-miss – we become a constant access point into the physical for things that can only enter the physical realms through human process. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: What I dreamt had the same kind of dilemma that you had in terms of something interfering with holding the space. And so when something’s interfering with holding the space, I see this as things inside of myself that lack integration, or aren’t being held onto in the way that they need to be held onto, contained.

And they’re not integrating when they have to be put to sleep, or when they fade out, when they have to be dealt with in terms of a capacity that causes me to perceive that, is off on one side, or tangential, or in the way.

So the dream kind of portrays this. I have come into a large building in which there are people who I have to put to sleep because they would affect how it is that I move about in the area. It’s not just in the building, I even see myself doing it out on the street.

There’s like a motorcycle gang comes and I’ve got this aerosol can and I just spray this in their face and it knocks them out. I’m just going about it, I’m doing it with maybe 100 people, and it’s like I have to be very strategic about it. I have to be very calculating. I have to do it in a particular area because, as people go back and forth, I can’t let them get all shook up, or concerned, or reactive as they see all these others that have been knocked out.

And so I’m going around and going around doing this, not even knowing why I’m doing it, it’s just that I’m in to having to do this; I have to cover this entire area by doing this. I have to knock all of these things out because they somehow or another inhibit and limit my way of being in an energetic wholeness.

The secret to the success is to do this as natural as possible so that I don’t make any waves in terms of visibility. Now this makes sense for me to do this, even though I don’t seem to know where I’m going with it and what this is about. Yet this is where my attention is at is to quell all of that.

Those 100 things and pieces are actually parts of myself that can fly out of handle, that aren’t being contained or held. So it’s like initially you put them to sleep; that’s a very beginning process, that’s a very beginning aspect of the process. Eventually, they don’t stay asleep, they have to be integrated. And so it’s almost like I have to do it before I lose my opportunity.

What this is kind of like, it’s like the cradle effect where you have to surrender to something. You have to become empty to something in order to be filled. And that’s an emptiness that has to do with life. And then when that cradle effect goes away and it has to be integrated, that has to do with sight.

And you have to hold those energies because you can easily race off and go out the top. Why is that? Why is there this process? Because there’s something that you’re meant to sustain or maintain, and I don’t realize what that is until all of a sudden I see that if you complete the task properly, as you’re compelled to proceed, you end up with an apple pie. And I’m surprised that I am able to eat the whole thing. A pie has to do with health. It’s the standpoint of overall health in the whole.

Well, the meaning of the dream is everything around me affects the heart, and creates a pain therein, that keeps me from being myself. And of course the pain is important as parts of yourself are askew, going over the top, not holding the energy, and all of that. You pain the heart when the energy slips out like that, and you struggle for an understanding, or knowing, or clarity about things, but as you struggle for this understanding and clarity about things you have to hold that in relationship to the heart. Just like in the meditation with life itself you have to hold this note that has to do with the way you feel something in the heart. You have to hold that note and at the same time listen to something more; which is like the sound of the universe or something.

Accentuates that listening process which is an acuity that is reached by something that rises up a little bit, so it’s more up towards the light center, the listening is, and as you do that then you have to also be pulled and do that in co-relationship to the heart, which pulls you back down into life.

If you’re overly indulged in the environment of the outer, you don’t hear it and, at the same time, it gives you information. Just like light contains it, it’s in the sound. Somehow or another you catch up with that inflection coming through, and that’s third eye stuff even yet, too, but that isn’t held onto. That does not lead and bring you into power over the whole without the heart center. You have to have that heart center.

So when you hold that, you develop power. When you hold the heart center, you develop power. When you hold the sight part, you work towards peace, wholeness and peace. Holding all of that together… see, you have to integrate it. When you integrate all of that, when you carry that all as a composite, that’s where peace is at, and that’s where joy is at, that’s where it’s fun and everything. That’s where you hear the note of everything being how it is and you can joke with it, and play with it.

So everything around one affects the heart and creates a pain therein that keeps one from being themselves.

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christmas-angelHere, Jeane’s dream images move from her hiding from John (see Hiding from Oneself), to feeling rushed and out of sorts. The theme shows her still resistant to making the connection she needs to make. This struggle triggers self-doubt, to the point where she wants to take herself out of the equation. At the same time, the images show her the ramifications of her actions, i.e., she is unconsciously hurting things she cares about. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I felt like that dream went on to a dream where maybe I’m approaching a hotel, and it’s like a bus has pulled in to where they unload, and cars are coming and going, and there are people behind. 

I have this sensation like people are pushing too much, or rushing to get into a space, and it doesn’t really give you that breathing room to just kind of go up where you feel like you need to go, or if you go into a restaurant like it’s going to be hard to get service or have things flow right. 

Then that just shifts into a dream where I see my ex. It’s almost like I’m going to drop something off for his birthday, and when I do that I find out he’s having this dilemma: he has to hire somebody for a position, and there’s this gal who’s very bright and very sharp, and then there’s this man, who maybe served in Desert Storm or something like that, who has a military background.

He’s just kind of desperate for the job, and he feels like he has the experiential background, but he knows the gal is maybe smarter than he is. And one of them is in one room, and one of them is in the other, and I’m just kind of observing this. And I know my ex kind of wants my opinion, but I realize that the decision that he makes in hiring is going to have to do with what he actually needs done, because you have one person with more of a practical experience, and one other person with kind of more of the brains.

And I’m just observing that energetic. Then that fades into an image of like we’re in the kitchen, and you’ve cleared off the kitchen counter, and I’m looking at where there are real deep scratches in the granite, and hadn’t realized sometimes moving certain pans and things across the counter had caused that many scratches, because we never clear off the area completely.

So I’m kind of saying something to you about we need to kind of get this all buffed out, and then know how to take care of it better. I have to understand more about it.

John: You’re continuing the theme, only you’re accentuating it now, in terms of a sense of disorientation and imbalance. In other words, things are too jumpy, not stable.

That’s a strange kind of sacrificial-like dream, in other words, where you’re pondering what is going on as if it has to do with something else that is deemed more important, as part of the equation of why something is unfolding the way that it is. In other words, in terms of whether that something else is being solicited.

So, what you’re doing is you’re actually demeaning, or taking yourself out of the equation, in that dream. In other words, it’s a bizarre mannerism in which you get into a discombobulation, and then when you get into the discombobulation and you can’t find something that’s settled, and everything’s awry, then you start to wonder if the meritoriousness of the situation is such that you’re expendable, or that fate would unfold better because you’re not holding your own.

But then that then evolves to where you see that a deeper polishing is needed in terms of how things need to be, which means that you have to go into a center inside of yourself.

In other words, the same effect in me looks a little bit like a short out, where you short out a bit in relationship to a type of sensibility. In other words, you’re in the bleachers, you’re supposed to accept, and take in, and observe, and be part of what is going on, and in the shorting out you even cut yourself off from that which is there, and able to be there, with you. But you’re stabbing yourself in that regard. And then when it is taken back in, then you leave the scenario and you kind of cave in. You don’t hold yourself.

You kind of cave in, you try on the pants of that which is other, as opposed to holding your own place. When you’re like that, that sort of thing causes you to be racy. You tend to go too fast with your energy and don’t hold a groundedness, from which your knowingness and center of things is stabilized.

And so when you get jumpy like that, and you start to do that, and don’t hold a groundedness and stability, you then draw crazy thoughts, like maybe it’s because there’s something wrong with you, in terms of the way something is supposed to unfold, almost as if you’re taking yourself out of the equation.

But then that’s an unacceptable thought because that leads to the scratching of things, the destruction of things in an unconscious way. Your attention then gets placed on how and what it would take if that is drawn back into focus for what that is, so that it gets buffed up, and polished, and shined out.

So it looks like a sequence of dreams that’s taking you to a new place. It’s taking you across into a new way of being, a stabler way of being. 

The thing starts off, in the initial dream, where you’re not actually able to sit in the bleachers and observe a situation because, as circumstances would have it, you even in that condition are cut off from something, something that is part of you.

You’ve cut yourself off on purpose, but it’s kind of a cutting off that just is there as a consequence of something you’ve done. And then when you see that that’s done, you kind of go along with the assumption of the separation, but you don’t get away with it, and the linkage is still there. There’s a thread that’s still there.

The two dogs represent the thread, the loyalty and the connection is still there, the closeness is still there. Then that all goes off and the result of that is you try on another identity in other pants. So you’re not watching, you’re kind of grasping.

It’s kind of like the first dream didn’t quite make sense to you that you could sit in the bleachers and take it in, and that has something to do with being present and aware, is the suggestion that’s implied, that you have to be really aware of, and take to heart, something in a grounded way.

The consequences of what you’re doing is finding yourself panicky and jumpy, instead of solid and rooted. And in that panicky and jumpiness you demean yourself. And then when you demean yourself, you notice that the consequences of what that does is it mars and scratches things that you didn’t mean to mar and scratch when you’re demeaning yourself by ideas.

And maybe something would be better off if it was this way, or it was that way, radical thoughts, radical mannerisms. And in the end you realize that you’re blindsided by something, you just weren’t aware of the degree to which that marred or scratched something up, affected something that shouldn’t have been affected.

And by being able to see that you can then contemplate what is required to re-polish and put that back into order. 

So the dream kind of goes around circling. The interesting thing about the dream is the last part shows, and brings back in, a cycle of something yet to be. The first two parts of the dream act like you’re falling away from something, but the last part brings back kind of like a hope, which is interesting. If you didn’t have the last part it would feel kind of despairing.

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Jeane: After that first segment of a dream (see To Have and To Hold), I remember a few images from another dream. I’m not sure of the sequence, but in one part I’ve gone to a resort. It’s in the countryside, and to get a spa treatment you have to go outside to another building and down some steps.

There’s a deep green hot pool with women there, and that’s where the massage takes place – underwater. I dip once in the pool, after a couple had gotten a treatment, but I don’t want the full treatment because I don’t like the idea of the treatment being underwater.

That’s one part of it.

John: What you’re describing is an image that comes back into Creation because there’s something apparently that’s needed.

This inner process is like a swinging pendulum and the object is to be right over the top of something, but in a grounded way. If it swings up to where it gets too far off the ground, then as it comes back it doesn’t stop right on the ground, it swings further into the unconscious (the hot pool in the dream).

In other words, your earlier image showed you rising up off the ground among the structures, and now you’ve swung back from that elevation back down into your unconscious. The degree to which you traveled off the ground (gaining insight) becomes the degree to which you go back into a greater veiling (the unconscious). This is a process of testing to what degree you can be open and receptive to something in a greater aspect of the masculine, which is represented by your swings off the ground.

As you lift off the ground, you start to sense imbalances there – as opposed to a wholeness. Then the pendulum swings back, as a way to return to groundedness. You can visualize this pendulum as the out-breath of something coming down, which is masculine, and the in-breath as something coming back, creating a linkage (feminine).

When you’re on the up slope of the pendulum, you’re off the ground and feeling what the structures are like and you only go so far before you realize that you need to come back down. But you don’t come straight down into Creation.

The degree to which you struggled with something on the up slope, or didn’t accept it, you swing back past the original point and down into the unconscious. To the same degree that you go into the unconscious, you realize that you have erred in the other direction. You don’t like that, and you have to try to come back.

In other words, you have a similar reaction in the unconscious where you notice that things aren’t quite balanced and you want to come back to that one particular point.

The pool is green, right?

Jeane: Yes.

John: Which is Creation. I’ve never thought of it like that, but it’s true. That’s what happens and you go back and forth.

In the spiritual path you try to learn how to put something in perspective. You’re hearing something from the rootedness and the groundedness, and then you have subtle inner nuances that arise that swing you out, and you’re trying to let those go, or to relate to them and pull them back to the rootedness.

So, in having to contend with yourself, you find you now have to take in a bigger picture in terms of the inner levels. Thus the statement “As above, so below”: the deeper you’re able to go into yourself the more you’re able to break through the barriers, or the hiddenness, that lock you away or that keep you separate from a greater reality.

Now, the outer and the inner are supposed to come together in the human, so the first phase of development requires going into the depths of yourself. As you do this, you’re getting more energy. You’re redeeming yourself.

As you redeem yourself, you have some freedom which can start to swing up and take on more of the masculine that had previously been too much in your nature because you’d gone astray from your God connection. When this energy is astray, it loses its power, its recognition, and its place – you’re out of balance.

So as you start to face this part of yourself, you have more energy and freedom so you tend to indulge (which is a return to an ego-based separation from the whole). So you swing back to see if you can function more in the spirit energy.

When you awaken the spirit energy that lies within, and it becomes more visual to you, that is the more masculine energy. So, the degree to which you can go into this depth is the degree to which you can face your unconscious, and is the degree to which you can take on a certain element of the masculine that touches the world.

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