Your Life on the Cosmic Lawn
- Taking Stock of Attachments -
by Linda Johnson
7th February 2003
You may have seen a TV show called 'Your Life on the Lawn' where everything inside a house is dumped out on the lawn and the home owner is only allowed to bring back into the house what they really want, and have to get rid of the rest. As a person who is in the midst of moving from a large house (and yard) I've lived in for 12 years, into a caravan and storage container, I can sympathise.
However, as an ascending person I must say that this will not be a traumatic experience and I am looking forward to purging my junk and getting back to a simpler life. As I pack my boxes I will ask myself - 'Will I ever use it / wear it / look at it again?' If I have not used / worn / or looked at it in the last 10 years then I doubt I will do so in the future. I feel a bumper garage sale coming on!
Anybody who has cleaned out the home of somebody who has passed away knows how worldly goods can add up. People accumulate all sorts of possessions, ornaments, collections, books, momentos, photos, letters etc. The items do not seem to pass on after the need for them has passed. They just seem to accumulate and stockpile, taking up more cupboard space and boxes, and moving from house to house breeding as they go. Why is moving house classed as one of the most stressful times for a person to go through? Because of all the sorting, moving and storing of the accumulated possessions. Think how simple it would be with a backpack!
Why do people keep beautiful things that they deem too good to be used - and store them away 'for best'? When is 'best'? When is a situation good enough, or the company good enough for the items to be brought out? As far as I'm concerned if your self, your family and your friends aren't good enough to use them then there's no point in keeping them. If you spend more time worrying about them being broken, then sell them off and buy something more functional that you can share and enjoy. What's the point of having nice plates that are never eaten off, nice glasses never drunk from, and nice soup tureens when you hate soup?
So you have a lot of junk. But is this harmful to spiritual growth, or just a hassle if you move house? Well, use the example of the nice plates. What if somebody broke one? How would you feel? The depth of your upset is directly related to the depth of the ETHERIC ATTACHMENT you have to that object. It may mean nothing to you, or it may be a family heirloom.
How attached are you to your favourite furniture, your car, your house? If something happened to them, how upset would you be at the loss? Are you a person deeply attached to your garden, pets or career? Is 'who you are' defined by your job / position / status / family / house / car etc? These are all attachments to your core and etheric gridwork.
Why is this a problem?
You generate a certain amount of 'chi' - life force energy - to help keep you alive and healthy, and to help fuel the dreams you are trying to manifest in the future.
Attachments drain chi away from you and into the thing / person / institution that is attached to the other end of the cord.
Sometimes people also suck in chi from others through these attachments to help fuel their own lives, health and dreams. You will often feel this happening in the presence of an energetic vampire - somebody who just takes all your energy and leaves you feeling drained.
So you will be giving and receiving chi from the things that are attached to you. The examples I have given above are more 'physical' items that can be attached, but you will see from my diagram some of the other things that you might not have considered that could be draining the chi away from you - and I bet you can think of more (I've left you a space).
Wow! No wonder I'm always tired and can't seem to manifest my dreams!!!
If you want to do something about the chi you are losing, start by looking around and making a list of all the things that are attached to you. There is no judgement here about whether the attachments are 'good' or 'bad', they are just attachments. Then ground yourself, contact your guidance using your pendulum and with our handy Chi-Checking Chart (below) go through the items on your list and see to what degree the attachments are taking chi from you or supplying chi to you. Make a note of the levels on your list.
There are many unconscious agreements in place, that state chi can be taken from you and given to governments, institutions, banks, big business, gurus etc. There are group souls behind these organisations that use the chi they harvest to keep these institutions powerful and you powerless. Ask your guidance if there are any such agreements for you and if so, visualise yourself finding and burning up these agreements and taking back your power.
The first step is bringing the chi back into balance. If you find you are giving chi to something / someone, use your intent to pull back the chi you are giving it. You could visualise and say something like:
"I intend to pull back all chi I am giving ............................. and to bring my chi levels back into balance".
It is equally important to give back chi you may be taking from something / someone to keep the energy flow in balance. You could visualise and use your intent to say something like:
"I intend to give back all chi I am taking from .......................... and to bring my chi levels back into balance."
You can then regularly re-check the balance levels to see if you are making progress.
CHECKING FOR KARMA
Sometimes there are attachments to things / people due to karma in this life, or in previous or ancestral lives. One needs to check if the karma has been completed and that the scales are balanced in full, otherwise the attachment may not be ready to release and will re-attach. You can ask through your pendulum if this is so.
If the karma with a person / place / job / possession is not complete and you release it too early you will be drawn back to a similar place, person or situation to complete the karma. Karma will come to balance - running away is not an option :)
Did you know that many possessions and places that people are drawn to actually contain pieces of shattered soul and records? Ascending people are gathering up all these shattered pieces as they increase in vibration. If you feel a strong affinity with something, ask your guidance if it has a piece of your soul (you can intend to integrate this), or contains records that you can intend to release and send to the sun for collation.
Once you have integrated the piece of soul or released the records you may find that you are not attracted to the object / person / place as you once were and you know it's time to release. If it's a person or job you can choose to go your separate ways. If it's land you are free to move on. If it's an object, don't put it into storage - release it, sell it, give it away to somebody else who loves it and intend to release all attachment to it.
You can work your way through your many current possessions and attachments in this fashion, balancing the chi, releasing karma, gathering soul, releasing records, and releasing the attachment to you - and filling a big box for a bumper garage sale!
RELEASING THE ATTACHMENT
Once you have brought the chi levels back into balance and done your spiritual work, you will find it easy to release attachments, unlike the poor people in the TV show who cry over the garbage bin as the etheric attachments are wrenched away. They will just go out and buy more possessions to fill the holes.
On the other hand, once the reasons for the attachment no longer exist, the cords can fall away with your intent. Close your eyes and see with your inner eye all the cords from your inner core to the things on your attachment list. As each is ready to release you can 'Intend to release all attachments that no longer serve my spiritual growth' on a regular basis and see yourself cutting the cord, releasing the attachment and re-weaving your end of the cord back inside your core. All the chi that was once going through this cord is now available to help fuel your dreams.
There may be some items on your list that you don't necessarily want to sell at the garage sale - like your spouse, kids, your tools, your house and car, your job, and the things you need to live, and things you enjoy doing. That's OK, you can still release the karma and intend to keep all chi in balance so that nothing or nobody that you engage with is draining you - or you draining them. That way you will find your hobbies, interests, housing choices, vehicle choices etc will become more fluid and free to change as required.
You can release all attachments to people as you feel ready. This enables relationships to be more free flowing. People are not tied together out of obligation, co-dependence, fear or karma - or at least you are not attached to them in this manner - it is up to each person to do their own inner work.
Each person within an ascending group is a self-contained 'sovereign' being that can come and go in a fluid manner. Yes, some may go permanently, but is that not better than having someone stay through attachments? Each person has their own path and each deserves their own freedom to choose it and learn their own lessons.
As each person becomes 'sovereign' - a self-contained free spirit without attachments - they tend to be drawn to other people on their vibrational wavelength rather than through ties of karma or blood. This makes free-forming groups of like-minded people rather than the regimented heirarchical groups we've known in the past.
It all means change, but Earth is changing anyway - with or without you. Those that can feel the changes and start flowing with them rather than fighting against them will have an easier time of it in the future. Many of the institutions and structures that you are currently attached to will start to disintegrate as the souls behind them are cleansed from earth, and the rising vibration no longer supports them. This will cause a great deal of stress to those who are attached and know nothing else. People tie themselves to their jobs, their cities and the supporting institutions they think are timeless and everlasting. One only needs to look at examples like present day Argentina to see what can happen as they start to crumble.
People who are more self sufficient and self reliant and can move where they are guided to go will not feel the pain as much, due to far fewer attachments.
So, take the first step on your 'sovereign journey' by putting Your Life on the Cosmic Lawn and begin to release the many attachments you carry that no longer serve. After your garage sale you will feel like an enormous weight is starting to lift and you may even make a few dollars for quick rejuvenating trip to the country or seaside to see what you're missing everyday!
Copyright 2003 Linda Johnson www.newage.com.au