Consciousness Work

About: inner garden alchemy research group

 [wikipedia consciousness] &google neschamah
yielded after a few vances the following site for further study
on the alchemical side of things.
The notion of grounded & open apply to comments on [this: item 17157].


Mark de LA says
Einai 2014-03-11 08:45:13 17157
I suppose they could be simultaneous - open & grounded the distinction or apparent contradiction being resolved by not putting up barriers to what may show up in focus yet tempering the tendency to float out in space; i.e. chaos not yet become cosmos.

Mark de LA says
seth 2014-03-11 09:58:17 17157
Einai 2014-03-11 08:41:00 17157
seth 2014-03-11 08:25:54 17157
Einai 2014-03-11 08:15:56 17157
seth 2014-03-11 07:46:27 17157
being grounded & open at the same time is great
... in dynamic balance on purpose. Hopefully, you watched Peter's youtube reference
since he held them as opposite ends of the spectrum.

yep watched it.  although, perhaps on different ends of a spectrum, those different attitudes are not necessarily opposite.  the trick is, as you say, to balance the two ... or er, as i say, do both at the same time ... same thing.

what is interesting is that peter gave a bit more meat on what he means by "being current".   now i might say it a bit differently than he would say it, or than you would say it, but i would say it this way ... if you are current with a thing or a view point, then you can reproduce it yourself in yourself.   or, in other words, you can say it with your own words ... you don't need to refer to some other authority. 
current as you expressed is similar to mazlov's idea of the 3 ways of understanding someone's distinction or having a communication: repeat exactly, repeat in your own words, generate the distinction out of yourself.  I hold current as not somewhere else in your memory but NOW directly experiencing what's so in the matter.

well yes.   if you can grock the thing NOW ... actually reproduce the thing NOW in yourself ... and if you can express that ... then you can express it in your own words.   i think we are talking about the same thing ... we are talking about being current to some particular thought ... or it might be a feeling or a deed too ... or even a spirit ... no need to limit being current.