Recently, I was practicing with my pendulum, using a pendulum chart, and it was revealed to me that I needed to be more grounded. I had heard this term before but never really understood what it meant. What does it mean to be grounded, or better yet, ungrounded? After a little research I came up with this definition: to be ungrounded means that the soul is somewhere else, as if the heart and the mind are not focused on living and experiencing the present, in the physical sense. It is similar to being in a constant day dream, not really being a part of your current reality but longing to be somewhere else (past or future). After being informed of my need to be grounded I did some personal reflection and realized I’ve been hovering somewhere between my reality and where I wish to be. However, perhaps this goes deeper than my constant urge to manifest my dreams. I’ve often wondered if the spirit inside of me is longing to get back home, to leave this physical world and return to the spiritual realm. Maybe this is why I have been trying to reconnect with the spiritual plane for some time now. Why is it that so many of us grasp at some higher meaning in our lives only to have the answer constantly evade our attempts to grasp onto it? But we keep chasing it, like the dog and butterfly……
I feel that I’ve been so jaded to this physical reality that there are times when I no longer wish to experience what it has to offer. Believe me, this isn’t a call for help, it has nothing to do with depression; it is my attempt to understand why I yearn to know more about the spiritual existence rather than be present and grounded in this physical world. I don’t believe that I am the only one who feels this way either. The desire to comprehend our spiritual roots is nothing new and is a question that has plagued mankind for centuries. Unfortunately, attempts at the answer have often been muddled with religious doctrines that bring even more confusion to the puzzle. If reincarnation is truly possible then isn’t it kind of ironic that we incarnate to this world only to spend so much of our time wondering how and why we came here to begin with? It’s like planning and planning to go on a trip only to get there and wish we were back home again. The answer to our common enigma may very well be staring us right in the face, yet we are too distracted to realize it is right there in front of us.
Whatever the purpose may be for each of us to be here we must not forget that we did indeed come for a reason. My intent here is not to delve into those purposes but to find a balance between the reality of being here and the longing to reach for that higher spiritual connection. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to say that searching for spiritual enlightenment is a waste of time and we should only focus on the here and now. The point I am hoping to make is that we can’t let our desire to pursue all things spiritual overshadow the reason we came here to begin with. You don’t leave the library to go play a game of football only to spend your time in the game constantly with your head in the books, so to speak.
What were my guides or higher self by way of my pendulum trying to tell me by being more grounded? The lesson for me here and possibly many of you is that we must find balance between our pursuit of spiritual knowledge and being fully present in the “now” physically, emotionally and energetically. The focus of our time and energy needs to be properly balanced between the higher spiritual pursuit and living in the moment. Don’t be like me and get caught chasing that butterfly and forget to come back down to earth every now and then. It just may be that the answers I’ve been chasing weren’t beyond my reach after all.
See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly, below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft
Ground with a little tear in her eye
She had to try, she had to try
Dog and butterfly