#NotGettingHigh

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I might as well just start off by saying, if you do get high, it doesn’t bother me at all. This isn’t a blog post about why people shouldn’t do drugs or alcohol, it’s a post about why I don’t.

I’ve spent a good part of my life, out of my body. The culprits: drugs, alcohol, depression, boredom, etc. Now, what does it mean to be out of your body? Well, when we sleep we are out of are bodies. When we get drunk, we are typically out of our bodies. Even when we are day dreaming, we are out of our bodies. You ever see someone with the thousand yard stare? That is what it looks like when someone is out of there body. Now, there is nothing wrong with being out of your body. I enjoy dreaming, but I don’t want to be out of my body all the time.

So, what does it mean to be in your body? Well it’s different for everyone, but I know when I experience the following, I am moving back in my body; being in nature, falling in love, having new experiences, exercise, practicing singing, etc. Your physical body is always in present time. When you are with someone you love or are doing something that you are passionate about, your spirit and body meet. To me, that is magic; when all the bullshit fades away, your senses are heightened and you feel alive. My drug is feeling my own energy flowing through my body. It never gets old.

What did get old for me were the hangovers, the clouded mind and the way my body felt after smoking a cigarette. I started to realize that if my body could have a dream, it would be better health. If I could make that happen, it would make it easier to fuel MY dreams; traveling, teaching, creating, performing, etc.

I’m a very spiritual individual and often when people think about spirituality the topic of out of body experiences arise. When I got into spirituality, that was my primary interest too, but over time I quickly learned that having an in the body experience was where its at. Sometimes I wish I could find the words to describe what it is like after leaving a meditation class or what it is like to just have received a healing. It’s just something you would have to experience for yourself to understand, but being in my body, being present – that in itself is a dream of mine. To sink into my skin, to be in my heart, to feel my energy flowing, to be grounded and starting out my eyes at this beautiful and fucked up world we live in… yeah, thats a dream of mine.

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Getting Safe, Getting Grounded

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Along my spiritual journey I have come to understand the importance of grounding. What is grounding?

Grounding is a connection from your 1st chakra (root chakra) all the way to the center of the earth. Being grounding not only gets your body safe, but it is also a way for you to release negative energy.  Here is a link to a free video where I teach grounding.

Without safety it is difficult to build and shape an authentic life. When I was homeless in California for three months, even though I didn’t have my own home to go to, I did have various shelters I could go to. I did have ways access food and water. While the quality of my safety and survival was not very good, my basic needs were met. Due to having minimal to no responsibility, I was able to experience a great deal of freedom. My goal is to retain that, just with a stronger and healthier grounding.

There were actually times when I did have my own apartment, but failed to keep a job and because of that, fear and anxiety really took over. I felt less safe during that time period then when I was homeless in California. Of course, there are many emotions when first becoming homeless, however, once you get used to it, it really isn’t that bad.

As a clairvoyant I can see different types of grounding cords. Does this person ground themselves or are they somehow dependent upon someone else? Does this person live and stay one one general place? Do they have a home base and travel? Do they travel full-time? Is this person very independent? Is this person a multi-millionaire? It is easy to tell how a person lives from their grounding.

Our grounding may shift in vibration when doing different types of activities; work, travel, creative projects, etc. What happens though, if you transform your grounding? What happens if your roots wither away and a new way grounding is created? The idea of this may be frightening, but for me it is incredibly exciting. I love transformation.

What if a new way grounding meant feeling more real? What if a new way of grounding meant being seen? What if a new way grounding meant a whole new way of communicating?

Just because you have your grounding set, does not mean it may never change, but when you do have your grounding the way you want, you can begin to build and shape your life. When your foundation is solid, you feel safe and have a general degree of certainty. Then it becomes easier to focus on other aspects of your life. When you are safe, you have more permission to have your abilities turned on. What abilities? Your ability to be seen, to be heard, to speak well, to have love…

You get the picture…

Get safe, be real.

-Andrew