"There is something inherently natural about being sensual, sexual, and erotically free-that originates within this core of the First Chakra primal pagan point in your nature." - Caroline Myss
Recorded live in the Amazon rainforest, Your Primal Nature - Connecting with the Power of the Earth is a single CD addressing the primal need for nature, symptoms of a neglected pagan point, the attraction of power points, channeling Guidance, and the connection between the First Chakra and intuition.
According to medical intuitive Caroline Myss, the cravings for nature or power points is actually a craving for connection to the pagan self. Power points-places where ley lines culminate into magnetically charged vortices of energy-satisfy our myth-starved psyches. What resonates as a power point for one person may not for another. In fact, we can establish our own "power points" for grounding. Rocks, plants, crystals, aromatherapy, and so on all enhance the "pagan point" of a home, aiding in grounding.
With a run-time of 77:43, Your Primal Nature also covers the enchanted history of Findhorn including how one of the founders channeled Jesus, communicated with nature spirits, and created an amazing garden that yielded unusually large vegetables as a testament to the existence of these spirits. Myss maintains, "Channeling is the process of receiving knowledge other than ordinary knowledge and bringing it through your system and incarnating it into your life". In fact, she said there's something wrong if you're NOT a channel. The ability to resonate and bring forth voices from nature spirits and elemental forces-to talk to trees and "hear" their wisdom-is actually the NORMAL state for humans, she asserts.
Myss also differentiates between intuition and instinct, teaching that the latter is all about survival. Yet, without a grounded First Chakra-one of the survival chakras-an individual cannot appropriate and use high voltage power like intuition. She asks, "What happens if you start to invite archetypal patterns, invite the unconscious to reveal itself, but you have absolutely no way of releasing that energy in physical form?" If our "low voltage wiring" (instinct/First Chakra) isn't connected, then we cannot protect ourselves during the process of creation. Congruence, Myss explains, occurs when intuition and instinct "speak" to one another-where we act on hunches and Guidance and do whatever it takes in the natural world to bring it into existence.
The last 17 minutes of Your Primal Nature is an excellent guided meditation for grounding accompanied by the insistent beating of drums.
Modern society is the most ungrounded it's ever been and this results in a type of spiritual crisis-an organic "madness" and intuitive disconnect. Your Primal Nature provides essential information for grounding and accessing our primal, natural pagan points-both within and without. I especially loved the guided meditation. I'm quite an "airy" person, exhibiting much of the symptoms that Myss explains (such as the Wanderer). After I listened to her guided meditation, visualizing the grounding copper wire snaking from my tailbone to the hot center of the earth-I became instantly grounded. It was really quite amazing how it snapped me right back into my body.
If you're the type of person who's "stuck in the head" or exhibits over-dependence on either the Child or Wanderer archetype, Your Primal Nature is an excellent teaching for cultivating your pagan point and balancing your First Chakra.
Janet Boyer, author of The Back in Time Tarot Book: Picture the Past, Experience the Cards, Understand the Present (coming Fall 2008 from Hampton Roads Publishing)