Ungrounded Energy, A Widespread Issue
It used to be common knowledge in consciousness circles that a person needed to be grounded both energetically and physically. People would talk about what foods helped them feel the most grounded, how spending time in nature helped them ground their meditative experiences and so on. However, I have noticed a trend in the last few years where people are getting very ungrounded, and are even encouraging others to engage “spiritual” practices that are very ungrounding.
Two of the adverse consequences of being ungrounded are that it can cause a person to be too easily swayed by the opinions of others, as well as be fooled by any of the many deceptions in our world. These are reason enough to put a consistent, daily focus on being fully present in your body and powerfully grounded to Earth’s core. I could go on and on about the pitfalls and dangers of being spacey, ungrounded, partially out-of-body, etc but I will leave that aside in the interests of keeping this article short.
First, Get Into Your Body!
Many people are chronically partially out of their body due to a variety of conditions, some of which include: unhealed past physical or emotional traumas, living out of contact with the earth (cities, apartments, etc), doing “out-of-body” meditations, excessive daydreaming, unwillingness to confront the darker aspects of the subconscious mind, excessive use of alcohol or other drugs, over-consumption of television and other forms of digital entertainment, too much “cleansing” / calorie-restrictive dieting, and more.
The “Higher Self Meditation” in the Self-Clearing System puts a focus on bringing your own Inner Light back down into your body because most people are literally floating above themselves energetically. A repeated focus on seating your energy in your heart center helps you to be truly IN your body. Keep in mind that the “Higher” Self is only deemed that because so much of our Sovereign Self is floating above the body instead of residing within it.
Being fully present in the body can take a while, depending on how habitually disconnected and ungrounded a person has been in their life. Centering our energy in our heart center is the first, most basic step to restoring our full presence in the body, so that we can then get grounded.
Get Your Feet On the Ground
Even if you live in a dense urban environment, there will be parks and other places where some nature still exists. Seek out those places and put your bare feet onto the grass, dirt, sand, etc. While you’re there with your feet on the ground, do the simple grounding meditation below and walk around for a bit.
This one is so simple that many people totally overlook it, or they prefer to plug-in a “grounding pad” and call it a day. I have nothing against grounding (aka “earthing”) devices, but they cannot replace the value of being barefoot on the ground. Swimming in natural bodies of water, walking barefoot on the beach and hiking in natural settings are also good ways to directly, energetically connect to the earth. If you are hiking in boots, stop often and touch a tree or plant with your bare hands.
Connect Your Heart to the Heart of the Planet
Through the process of energetically connecting our heart to the heart of the planet, we get deeply grounded in a very powerful, stable way. To me, this is the most potent form of grounding, although it works best when used in conjunction with the above steps. However, don’t let the fact that you are in a high-rise building, or that it is too cold outside to put your bare feet on the ground stop you from doing the simple process described below. It can be done anywhere, even if you are flying in an airplane.
Before we get to the process, I want to mention the curving energy lines used here. While it is more simple to visualize a straight line of energy, I have learned that curving lines of energy are more natural and more aligned with our foundational reality as Sovereign extensions of Source than straight lines of energy, which tend to be more mechanistic and synthetic.
Again, I could go on at length here, but I will keep it brief and use a picture to serve as a visual aide for this concept.
My Simple, Daily Grounding Focus.
• Close your eyes and take some slow, deep breaths. Center yourself in the present moment.
• Focus on your heart and visualize the energy of your Sovereign Inner Self growing large and bright.
• Send a beam of gently curving energy out of the left side of your chest that goes downward into the earth.
• Visualize this energy gently curving in a long elliptical arc, eventually connecting into the left side of Earth’s core.
• As you make this connection to Earth’s core, mentally (or out loud) say to the Earth, “Hello and thank you for supporting my human experience.” (It can be anything with heartfelt gratitude.)
• Visualize another curving line of energy emanating from the right side of Earth’s core, gently curving up to eventually connect into the right side of your chest.
• Spend a few moments enjoying the feeling of connecting and synchronizing your heart center to the heart of the planet.
• State your intention to keep yourself fully, deeply grounded and connected into Earth’s core.
• Open your eyes and go on about the rest of your day in this deeply grounded state.
I highly recommend that you repeat this several times during the day whenever you have a spare moment. It only takes a couple of minutes, and with practice over time you will be able to maintain this connection throughout your day. Even if you are 20 stories up off the ground in an apartment or office building, you can still do this simple process. In fact, it is even more important to do so in that type of environment than if you’re a woodland hobbit kind of person like me.
Grounding Physical Exercises
Ideally, when you are walking, standing or sitting barefoot on the grass (and after you have connected your heart center to the heart of the planet), you can do some physical exercise that will help you get more connected to your body. Again though, if you can’t be in direct contact with the ground, you can still do some grounding physical exercise. This can be just about anything that you like to do, provided that it does not make you feel “spacey” or too light-headed.
If you are into yoga, do a combination of easy and mildly challenging movements, but omit any extended pranayama at first. If you are not yoga, just do some planks, push-ups, body weight squats, go hiking, or anything else you enjoy doing, making sure that you stay within your body’s limitations. Pushing the body too hard while exercise can also be ungrounding, so if you feel your body asking for a rest, then rest! 🙂
A Grounding Diet
While I don’t think a “perfect diet for all humans” actually exists, I have found that incorporating organic root vegetables and organic greens into a calorie-dense diet can help with efforts to get fully into the body and be grounded. The root vegetables are pretty self-explanatory, they grow underneath the ground, and they help pass along some of that groundedness to us when we eat them.
Greens are grounding due to their mineral content, but I must stress the importance of combining root vegetables and greens with calorie-dense foods. Any type of caloric restriction can be very ungrounding for a person, even when the diet is high in micronutrients, so it is important to have both micronutrients density and caloric density in one’s diet.
This means eating things like rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes (hey, those are root vegetables, too!), wheat (preferably Spelt instead of “glutenized” American wheat), avocados, eggs, coconut oil, butter, other dairy products and (real) honey regularly. It can even mean having some ice cream once in a while (yay!). Organic is always preferable, but don’t stress out over having a perfect diet, as that stress is worse than eating non-organic food.
Also, put as much (natural) salt on your food as you want. Salt could take up a whole article on its own, but the short version is that natural, minimally processed salt is good for you, so don’t restrict it. (Himalayan salt, Redmond “Real” salt, Celtic sea salt, etc.)
Just for clarity: Please do NOT just eat root vegetables and greens, because you will not have enough caloric density to support a strong metabolism, and you will end up ungrounded, hungry and feeling cold all the time without sufficient calories. For those of you who eat meat, try to get organic / grass-fed whenever possible. Those of you who don’t eat meat will need to make sure you are getting plenty of calories from other sources, like nuts.
Awareness is the Key
The main key to being energetically present in your body and grounded is awareness and being conscious of how you feel as you move through life. These are a few indicators that you are not fully present in your body and ungrounded: Feeling spacey, difficulty focusing on one task, easily losing track of conversations when others are talking, misplacing your keys/phone/spouse/child/dog/etc, poor coordination, forgetting something that happened just moments ago, etc.
If you notice any of those things happening, or anything else specific to you that you know is an indication of being unpresent / ungrounded, get tuned into your Sovereign Self via your heart center and connect your heart to the planet’s heart via the simple process above.
If you can incorporate the physical grounding practices into your daily life as much as possible and do your energetic grounding work, you will notice many positive benefits including an increase in your capacity for holding and utilizing energy in your body. This will allow you to do more intense types of energy-work without getting ungrounded in the process.
source: Cameron Day
Hair Is An Extension Of The Nervous System
My best kiss happened the first time my husband kissed me. It was over 30 years ago but I remember it like it happened yesterday. It had such a big impact on me and I remember thinking at the time that he would be my husband some day. Isn’t it strange that the exchange of saliva can feel so pleasant and desirable?
Opinions among scholars differ as to the function and origins of kissing. One hypothesis is that the kiss has evolved as a mechanism for gathering information about potential sexual partners. A kiss brings us into close physical proximity with the other, close enough to smell and taste them. The face area is rich with glands secreting chemicals that carry genetic and immunological information. Our saliva carries hormonal messages. A person’s breath, as well as the taste of their lips and the feel of their teeth, signals things about their health and hygiene, and thus their procreative suitability.
Research also suggests that the kiss serves as other functions such as expressing and reinforcing feelings of trust and intimacy which can lead to intercourse, meaning it’s a prelude to reproduction. It is a universal language and almost every culture in the world does it.
An additional line of thinking has focused on the kiss as a means of seduction and sexual stimulation. Women’s lips resemble the labia. The practice of women around the world of coloring their lips red—a color linked to sexual arousal–suggests the role the lips play in seduction. Research has suggested that men prefer wetter kisses, with more involvement of the tongue than do women.
The tongue, it is difficult to deny, is a phallic organ. The combination of a moist open mouth and a penetrating tongue simulate intercourse quite distinctly, and give easy rise to sexual imagining and, perhaps, sexual excitement. In addition, some researchers speculate that the male preference for wet kisses is related to the fact that male saliva contains testosterone, a hormone linked to sexual arousal in both genders. A wet kiss may deposit testosterone into the woman’s mouth, thereby acting to increase her sexual arousal.
Women rank kissing as being more important in all kinds of romantic relationships than men do. Studies show that women consider the smell, taste and experience of kissing to help them decide if they want the kissing to lead to sex. Men tend to expect sex after kissing, although they are more willing than women to have intercourse without kissing.
The role of kissing in improving the quality of long-term relationships was examined several years ago by the family communications scholar Kory Floyd and his colleagues at Arizona State University. The researchers randomly assigned fifty-two participants (all involved in long-term relationships) into one of two groups and instructed the members of the experimental group to kiss more frequently with their partners for a period of six weeks.
Blood tests and questionnaire data collected before and after showed that members of the experimental group experienced decreased cholesterol, decreased stress, and improved quality of relationship. Similarly, researcher Wendy Hill of Lafayette College in Pennsylvania found a few years ago that kissing for fifteen minutes led to a significant decline in the level of stress hormone cortisol in participants.
In conclusion, kissing appears to have two main uses: in short-term relationship, the kiss is more sexual, and serves as a tool for selecting and seducing suitable sexual partners; in long-term relationships, the kiss is an expression of psychological closeness, and a means of preserving and enhancing feelings of intimacy in the relationship.
Despite the differences in attitudes towards it, kissing, it seems, benefits both genders. Generally, couples that kiss more frequently report improved and more satisfying relationships.
“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom,” wrote the poet e. e. Cummings.
So if you’re feeling stressed, perhaps go find someone to kiss for about 15 minutes…<3
source: Western Journal of Communications 2009
In the past I have written about the concept of the higher self. It has come to my attention that it is nothing more than a myth. Many of us are plagued by this mind virus and it is crucial to understand and deprogram this concept . Otherwise we spend our entire lives feeling like we are struggling to push a boulder up hill. We only have a certain amount of time on this planet and we should use it as best we can.
The term “higher self” implies that our best part of our self is actually disconnected and far above us. This is a lie that we have all been tricked into believing by religions and spiritual communities. The correct term would be “Full-Potential Self.” The Full-Potential Self (FPS) is within us and it is powerful to understand the ramifications from being hoodwinked. Before I rise every day I ask for my FPS to fully expand and integrate within me. My FPS makes me attract and radiate love, compassion, forgiveness, good health, a strong constitution, good fortune, financial prosperity and harmonious relationships.
The suffering of individuals around the world is experienced by the collective. We are all connected. Because of this connection, every individual circumstance that is personally resolved adds to the resolution of the collective. This is an important point, because it reveals that each person is empowered to effect global change by addressing their own personal challenges! It’s a two-way street! When one person is hurting, we all hurt. When one person heals, we all heal. This is one reason why an act of revenge also hurts everyone including yourself.
Each challenge we face is chosen—built into our earthly walk to stimulate our personal growth and our evolution as a species. The good news is that we are designed to evolve. Being creatures of choice we have options as to whether our life’s journey will be experienced in joy or in pain, in sickness or in health, in responsibility or as a victim, in knowing or confusion, or in updraft or downdraft mode.
Downdraft dynamics can creep in so slowly they go unrecognized until a full-blown disaster appears. When locked into a problem it can be easy to forget choice exists. It can be easy to forget we are empowered to create changes. We can forget we are the magnificent beings of light and that the real beings we are we can be right now.
When we are able to re-member who we are, and apply the principles that make life happen harmoniously, everything transforms into a dynamic of balance, connection, and an experience of moving forward towards all that we desire. We can unfold the potential solution to any problem.
The first step is to recognize that our FPS is within us and not above us. Really think about the implications of contacting your higher-self verses experiencing life as your Full-Potential Self. Make it so you are consciously aware of the concept and ask your FPS to fully integrate within you. Trust that when you reach your full potential you will begin to have a positive effect on the planet. Imagine your loved ones experiencing life as their FPS. It is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, others and everyone. It may just be the first step in experiencing Heaven on Earth.
Do you believe it’s possible that you planned your/our current challenges? If you find this difficult—perhaps impossible—to believe, allow me to share some information that will reveal there is truth in this statement.
Do you believe there is more to “you” than is the “you” that is here, now?
The truth is this is a holographic universe, and—as part of this universe—each person is also holographic. What that means is that everything we know in this 3-D dimension that “appears” as real to us is being projected here as a holographic image from a source that IS real—a place considerably more complex that here.
This more complex dimension hosts our “real” selves where we have quite a good time planning our experiences in this dimension. From this inter-dimensional “place of planning” there are not limitations such as the ones experienced here. From this place we are able to easily access information without the limitations of time or space.
From this place it is our experience that what we understand as being the past, the present, and the future are –in reality—running in parallel, or at the same time. From this perspective the plans we have laid out for our lives here are extremely well-orchestrated—with the complete understanding that these plans, along with the plans of others, will provide a certain desired outcome, both individually and collectively.
In that this is a holographic universe in which we are holographic projections we would be well served to understand who is projecting us here and why.
The answer to this is it is our full potential self who is responsible for projecting us here. It is ourself—in a far more potentialzed and complex state of being—who is projecting us here. Our goal is to bring the full potential self into our experience here and now.
It was decided from the place of planning who we would come into this dimension to be—our sex, our parents, our appearance, our challenges, our friends, our health, our education, as well as other dynamics of our being here.
There are others in the place of planning who are in collaboration with our plans, and from this place we decide together who will be together in a family, what relational challenges we factor in, how we will interact with each other in order to learn to overcome a particular challenge.
Why would we factor in such challenges? For our own evolution, and the evolution of the others with us in the experience. Therefore the evolution of the collective. That’s a headful.
But remember, we have choice. We can transform anything. That’s really important for an evolving species to understand and apply.
The good news is there is no limit to the potential you can unfold here. So the question becomes how to realize and most effectively actualize this connection. Try to imagine what you are like at your fullest potential. You might imagine the full potential YOU as being wise and loving, stable and knowing, and most certainly not caught up in the linear, mental chatter that is so much a part of our normal daily experience.
So to best imagine this other-dimensional you, it might be quite helpful to find a peaceful space (real or in your imagination) that is away from the clatter of the day. Then, using your imagination (which is actually real) begin to sense, feel, see or hear your full potential self. Identify with the qualities you sense in this being. Make 2014 be the year you reach your Full-Potential.
A path to personal, social and global coherence (see video below).
It has been some time since I last updated my blog. I have been busy with various things. I do plan to launch a new blog soon. If you are interested, please email me and I will include your email address for the announcement. The new blog is going to be more focused on manifesting prosperity.
It will also include information about our current state of reality. Believe me or not, there are many wolves masquerading in sheep’s clothing and I want to share with those who have an open mind about what is going on with politics, world affairs, religions, celebrities, musicians, spiritual gurus, etc. We have been hoodwinked by the top 1% in unimaginable ways and by the most unsuspecting characters. Now that I have done my research, I will be sharing what I have learned.
Then it will be up to you to decide whether or not you have been manipulated in plain sight. I have been aware of certain things for a long time. But due to either me being in denial or having a low-level of consciousness, I was not able to fully process what is going on. This year, the truth hit me like a ton of bricks. This is not about a belief system. It is about reality. No one may know all the details, but the evidence clearly shows something is terribly a muck. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, here is a video that a dear friend sent me. (Thanks MP for being such a supportive and trustworthy friend.) The power of the heart…
Last week I wrote about the symbolism, based on my perspective, which helped to explain deeper meanings behind the movie The Wizard of Oz. The main point I was trying to make was that we all have “Wicked Witches” in our lives and they actually help us to learn about ourselves, and sometimes help us to expand our souls in ways that may not be obvious to us. If it were not for the “Wicked Witch,” Dorothy would not have experienced her amazing journey.
And believe it or not, each one of us plays the role of “Wicked Witch” in someone else’s life. I know this is not easy to hear, but it is the truth. When you are thinking about how another person makes you feel angry or guilty, it is actually healthy to switch your focus and think about a way you have caused someone else pain. And mentally ask the person for forgiveness. This will go a long way in healing your own pain plus it is healing for the collective consciousness.
It is impossible to go through life and not hurt another person because our needs will not always match up with the needs of others. There will always be people who want you do something which may not be something you want to do. People will manipulate you in ways to get their own needs served. We all do it. But compromising who you are is like giving away your power. If you continue to do things to make others happy or because you want their approval it will eventually make you weak. It is only by honoring ourselves and saying no when we need to will we be strong and healthy.
I often hear people say she/he makes me feel angry or guilty. The truth is that no one can make us feel anything that is not within us. Allowing others to control our feelings is the same as giving away our power. Troubled relationships are a sign that something in “you” needs to be healed. If you feel angry when you are with a person it is because that person is there holding up a mirror so that you can see yourself more clearly. They are doing you a favor. Take the opportunity and thank that person and then become introspective and discover where the feelings come from. Where did it start? What do I need to learn? What is the message? What does this feeling really want?
Feelings are like energy forms and they stay with us until they are acknowledged and healed. Once you acknowledge it and ask it what it wants, listen to what it wants to tell you. Then give it thanks for what it has been through and for its wisdom. Send it healing energy of love and compassion. Send that same healing energy to the person who helped you to see it—they did you a favor! (I plan to write more about this healing technique in upcoming posts.)
We can learn a great deal from the “Wicked Witches” in our lives. They are as helpful and significant in our lives as our beloved and trusted friends. We make agreements to work with both because it is the best way to learn about ourselves. As I mentioned in the previous blog post, our loved ones teach us about intellect, love & compassion, and courage, just as the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion taught Dorothy.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family and friends for being such wonderful and loving teachers in my life. If you have signed up for my blog and are reading this, I cannot thank you enough for all the loving and kind support you have shown me, especially over the past several months since my husband’s accident. Your emails and cards mean the world to me! And thank you to all the “Wicked Witches” in my life. I appreciate all the lessons that I asked for before incarnating. I know I agreed to the interactions and thank you for doing such a great job. And to those whom I have played the part of the “Wicked Witch,” I am truly sorry for any pain that I caused you. I wish you all love and compassion on your journey.
If a “Wicked Witch” is currently tormenting you, here is a little exercise I do to invoke Grace which will help to make her/him melt away, just as Dorothy did to her “Wicked Witch”…
Of course you will need to read it first, but once you memorize it, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Imagine yourself in a tube of White Light. Ask God to invoke the precious gift of Grace into your being. Allow the Grace to fill your energy field and expand your soul. Ask God to merge with you and make you feel as one with Him. Ask this Grace to melt away anything that may be troubling you. Direct the Grace to run all throughout your body, every organ, bone, nerve, gland, tissue and cell. Ask Grace to melt away any negativity until you are fully cleansed. Say to yourself “I am only Light and the Grace of God radiates me entire being. I am grateful to be fully healed.” Now send this Grace to all your loved ones by saying each name. Direct it to travel to each person and connect you all heart to heart. Then send this Grace to every “Wicked Witch” in your life. Ask the Grace to melt away any disharmony that exists between you. Then send this Grace to anyone that perceives you as being their “Wicked Witch.” Ask for forgiveness. Imagine this Grace surrounds everyone. Express your gratitude to God for the energy of Grace and ask that it continue to be a healing force to all involved.
Here is a list of the symbolism that I mentioned in my last post, just in case you were not able to read it. I know it was a bit long! This is based on various dream interpretation books, websites found through google and my own person perspective. I did not ever write down the resources because I initially did it for myself, not intending to share it.
Ruby Slippers—Grace of God
Tornado—Chaos as precursor for needed change
Toto—Latin word for “everything,” power animal, intuition
Munchkins—fragments of self
Head Munchkin/leader—unified self emerging
Wicked Witch—shadow side of self, powerful teacher
Glinda—Light side of the self, guardian angel, full potential self
Tin Man—love and compassion
Lion—bully, unresolved fear, courage, self-esteem
Dark castle and forest—fear, abandonment, feeling isolated & hopeless, danger
Hot air balloon—bunch of hot air, BS
Land of Oz—achievement of Spiritual power and full-potential, independence