We seem to have become deeply afraid of crossing over, in any which way that takes form. Could be in our work-leisure balance, our gender, or the ways we mix up our clothes…we’ve even been told its “bad for us” to cross our legs…so we’ve made it edgy and rebellious but, beneath it all, the subliminal message is that it’s “not the right thing to do”.
In my meditation practice, I find often want to cross over my legs, my hands or both yet we’re told, like children, to keep everything uncrossed; “keep your two hemispheres separate”, this seems to say. Yet, as someone who advocates going with what feels right at every choicepoint, I keep coming back to this. Why is it so wrong? When I’m “in there” channelling all aspects of who I am (human me, higher me), I find I often have to cross my left and right sides over, it feels progressive and like where the “conversation” starts. I don’t meditate, any more, just to get off planet and run away…I do it to merge all that I am, as embodied me!
It felt deeply resonant and potent when Donna Eden taught me, though her Energy Medicine modality, how swinging the arms when I walk and doing what she terms the cross crawl and other cross-over techniques, rebalance my energy (see her explanation). I do the latter every day, in the mornings at least, and when my energy feels depleted or “off” and it helps enormously. As Eden demonstrates in the video, these crossing over practices make us demonstrably stronger!
From my own healing journey, I pay attention now to when my body wants to cross over, sometimes one way more so than the other; but I don’t make it wrong, though I’m much more aware of how well it serves me to position myself in a particular way, noticing when I have just got into a bad habit or gone unconscious (like when using a computer for too long…). We’re far more intuitive about what we need than we generally allow!
A phrase always springs to mind when I think into this topic and its “attraversiamo” (“lets cross over” in Italian), as used by Elizabeth Gilbert in her autobiographical novel “Eat, Pray, Love”. In the end, though she had pursued each of these things separately, she found that the ony way forwards was to mix them all up!
Seems to me this paranoia about crossing is something to do with that distorted cross we long worshipped, as I wrote about in A Short Account of the Evolution of Humanity” . We were made afraid of crossing over through association with sacrifice and sin. Yet the true cross is about balanced choice, not separation; its where we exercise our conscious awareness to become who we intend to be. Like I said then, we were taken off track by that other cross for just so very long yet that doesn’t make all crosses wrong; we just need to adjust our centre-points, to those areas where we choose to create with our lives, as the experiences we generate. Our crossing over points are where we get to know ourselves better, to express ourselves and manifest what we choose…indeed, where we consciously create ourselves through our very choices to mix a bit of “this” with a little bit of “that”. They’re what make us divinely human via daily exercise of our manifester skills, based on our own personal recipe…of both head and heart. Perhaps at one time we weren’t deemed “safe” to let out with the ability to choose where to cross over in our lives, like children playing with very advanced toys. But now it feels essential for those of us who feel ready to progress to cross over…consciously and with emotional wisdom…wherever it feels right. Instead of remaining wary, if we notice where we feel compelled to cross over and feel into those times, we can become master manifesters on a whole other level.