Visualizing the Cross of Matter
Visualizing a CrossOne of the more effective grounding techniques I’ve come across is the practice of visualizing a cross in your mind. My first response at this suggestion was a bit like “Seriously? A cross?” But it works. Upon further meditation, and looking past the obvious religious connotations, it actually makes a lot of sense.
The Cross is Ancient
After all, the cross goes way back. Drawings, glyphs and structures of the cross are ancient. Of course, these were not shaped quite the same way. Many were just two lines crossing one another. From an esoteric point of view, it makes even further sense. It is where two worlds meet. So, imagine a cross or use what you have to create a makeshift cross and focus on the center where the two lines meet.
The Cross— Self and AllThe self and the other come into contact with one another at the point where two lines meet. This, once again is the representation of self and source —or the one and the whole. From a numerological standpoint, it is one and four. The cross of matter (4) and the center of this cross (1). It is the image of the one taking form. So, any and all beings are the one source taking form, and to meditate or to imagine the cross, we can get in touch with that fundamental sacred fact—we are here at this point and it is not anyone else’s point of reference. This is now and this is me here (at the point)
Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Another way of looking at the cross, and I risk repeating myself here, is to imagine the horizontal line as time or movement, and the vertical line as depth of presence or the here and now. The horizontal represents our life over time and the vertical is the here and now.