“The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.” Aristotle
I don’t know much about grounding practices – I can naturally turn myself off – but I realize that the tension that I generate within myself is just as hazardous as allowing myself to ‘feel’ that expression of power. Regardless of either practice, of opening or closing myself to those vibrations, I render myself to the same outcome.
What I do understand is that we need to be able to focus on ‘Self.’ The Self is the Body, head to toes.
As we begin to understand this structure – the internal and external – as immortal being that changes states within the Dreaming and Awakened conditions, as well as in the conscious and departed conditions – we are in effect constantly evolving, despite our nature, our character and our desires.
We are naturally motivated to evolve and ascend, because of the causal frequency that constantly uplifts us. This frequency is called Aum.
The increase in our receptive capacities is brought on by our own devotion and sincerity.
I often fear the psychology of external influences, we believe based on the paradigm of our understanding – which is founded on our capacity within the scope of our experiences.
Though, I admit that there are external factors that influence our choices – we must be perceptive and acknowledging of these forces – through our habits and beliefs (Faith.) But this is only dependent upon how receptive we are in the first place. We have to learn how to increase that capacity of Understanding by enriching our experiences and analyzing them through the lens of our body – this increases our Intuition, because we learn to think with our nervous system, which is how we calibrate the spinal cord.
As we live in physical bodies; we must learn how to live in this body and understand the expressions and experiences that influence it. All of these influence our way of thinking, promulgated on a balance of our physical and mental attributes, restricted by natural defects and expressed through our Faith – our Faith can be enhanced as we learn to live more authentically within our experiences.
Closing ourselves to experiences can be equally hazardous. What we should be doing is ‘Understanding’ the underlying causalities of what we are experiencing.
In most cases, our experiences can be rationalized through elevating our scope of understanding – this is actuated through our devotion to self-analysis and self-familiarity. We begin by living in that change, feeling the changes, and embracing that change in vibration, without believing that what we are experiencing is discomfort or harmful.
Our bodies are made to withstand a lot of punishment, when it is in harmony and balance with itself. We have to learn to trust our bodies.
I close myself off not because of a fear of what I’m experiencing, but because I feel powerful when I do experience ‘things.’ And because of my character and personality, I become bold and prideful of my Power. I wish to avoid this trapping – of living within my glitter – this is equally why I’m apprehensive of being a Healer – though I can heal and do heal – I don’t do it as a profession, because of my proclivities.
I know this of myself – and I know the cost.
Learn the parameters and understand the cost of the energies you are pulling in. Nothing in this cosmos can hurt you – you are immortal and infinite consciousness. The body is decaying. The mind is decaying, but your spirit is everlasting.
Embrace the experiences, but understand that when we become attached to the experiences and our command and control over those energies and forces – we become trapped in that habit which elevates pride and arrogance. These trappings are pitfalls to hinder our ability to grow, because we learn to live within that one dimension of potentiality – though we will grow in power and presence in that dimension – it is a finite dimension and our work is best done in the infinite dimension.
If you want to begin testing yourself, learn how to fast – first for a day, then as you grow more accustomed to the expression, expand it.
Research online on correct ways to fast – there are many injurious ways – learn how fasting affects the body.
Deprive yourself of sleep – once again, learn how to do so safely, learn how sleep deprivation affects the body.
Challenge your beliefs by going against those habits that make you feel comfortable. Change your diet, change your wardrobe, sing in public, join an acting troop, go camping, do yoga, meditate…
Challenge your comforts. Challenge your habits – but feel how it affects your body and learn how to understand those effects as they overcome you.
The key is, never fear that what you are doing is hurting you – when it is done rationally and while being well-informed.