Out of Body Travel - Grounding

One of the challenges of the dreamer is how to be grounded in the physical world, while remaining connected to the mystical worlds. At first glance, grounding, becoming present in this dimension (or any dimension that you happen to be in) can seem to mean joining the shared consciousness of those around us.

For me, this would be quite uncomfortable. I do not wish to ground in the illusion, in the illusory earth. I wish to ground in what I perceive as reality. And that is a world that is governed by laws that are different than the laws of illusion, or the mainstream.

As one begins a process of awakening, this prospect can be almost unimaginable. But there are ways to ground in reality, the higher laws governing existence, though it does require diligence. One must seek opportunities that raise the vibrational frequency of the body. And developing a spiritual practice can do this.

The natural world does not forget and within every plant and animal is a frequency of energy that vibrates at much higher rate than the physical illusion. Walks in nature, visits to the ocean are just a couple of ways to reconnect with this frequency. Vision Quests are a part of my life – how do you remember the eternal?


Spiritual Practice

Perhaps my most valuable teacher for learning out of body travel has been developing my own spiritual practice.

And a practice is really not something that can be passed down verbatim, as it must be a match to an individual soul and his/her needs. There are many modalities that could be part of a spiritual practice, like consciousness work through dream work, contemplation, journaling, introspection, vision questing, etc. The importance of the practice is to gently force consciousness.

But I believe it’s very important to spend time 'in the past' healing old injuries. Many practices tell you to stay in the present, but you get to live in the present, by going into the past and healing the fragments that were lost when injured there. Gently returning on occasion to face issues that still trouble you release energy as the light from your current knowledge purifies the experience. Any knots tied in the energy of those experiences are unraveled as you bring new life force into the present.

With more life force flowing, more conscious memory in the dream state returns. Dreams become more lucid, and we can be blessed with out of body travel experiences beyond our current imagination.

from the mouth of wisdom...