Jamie Sams, a Native American medicine woman, writes repeatedly about impeccability in her comprehensive and profound book, Dancing the Dream: The Seven Sacred Paths of Human Transformation. Perfect wholeness is something that we all have as a feature of our Divine Spark, but on our human level, impeccability is something we are working toward—trying to align and square everything in all of our lives with our Divine Core Star.
Think of it this way. Let’s say you take a pretty good photo of a flower. At the 4x6 size it really looks fantastic, the color, the saturation, the focus, everything is really appealing and draws you into the gorgeousness of the flower’s beauty.
However, then you enlarge the photo to 8 x 10. Suddenly, you notice that the picture is now fuzzy. It’s not as high definition as you wanted. It’s also got a noticeable flaw from what must have been some dust or smudge on the lens. At the smaller size it wasn’t noticeable at all, but now, having blown it up, you can see it, plain as day, and it’s really distracting from the flower.
This is what happens in our energy when we expand without achieving a certain amount of impeccability at our prior level. Whatever we haven’t gotten into alignment, now shows up much bigger in our overall energy picture, and this can cause us to trip up, sometimes spectacularly.
We see this play out all the time when someone suddenly becomes rich and or famous. Those things in and of themselves are not good or bad, but what they are is a LOT of energy influx into a person’s life. Suddenly, all the issues (ethical, relational, familial, sexual, etc.) that they haven’t worked through to a certain degree of integrity, all expand right along with the massive expansion of money or fame energy. And it leads to disastrous things: divorce, family feuds, bankruptcy (from mismanaging the money or trusting the wrong people), impeachment(?), or even murder.
So shifting without impeccability leads to bigger issues manifesting in our outer world and perhaps sabotaging us to a degree that we might not recover for a significant length of time.
Seeking impeccability then, before we shift, helps us shift more gently, with fewer impediments and roadblocks as we expand. So we do our inner work. We align our intentions with the highest and best and look for anything being reflected back to us that shows us where we’ve got a speck of an issue that we need to heal back into wholeness.
Sometimes, we do the best we can and still, we stumble when we expand because we can’t always be impeccable at impeccability! It’s all good. We learn and grow and learn and grow. There is grace here for us.
Hara Line healing is something I help my clients with a lot and also helps with our impeccability. I’m offering an online class on FB with this soon, if you’d like to learn how to work with your own Hara Line.
In the meantime, here are two images that help with healing the Hara Line and healing with impeccability. The first is the plumb line, a tool builders use to determine that a structure is true and vertical, is a great metaphor for helping us work with our Hara Line energy too. Think of an energy line running straight through the center of you from above your head to the middle line between your feet. Energetically, holding this Line vertical is how we stay in alignment with our Higher Self, keeping true to our highest values.
Overall, it means, can you check yourself? Can you course correct by yourself? Can you see where you’re not in alignment with Spirit as to your values, or not square with these values in action in the world? Can you see the clues and gain self-realized Epiphanies the Universe is giving you and make the necessary adjustments internally so that healing and wholeness are advancing within you and in the body of your affairs?
One small, real world example: When you’re driving, do you adjust your speed and driving behavior as soon as you see a police officer or state patrol near you? Reflection on this would mean that you care about keeping square with traffic laws only when you’re afraid of getting a ticket. Being in alignment with Spirit and the values of integrity (assuming you do value integrity!) would mean you try to follow traffic laws all the time as they are there for our safety and protection. Thus, even if there were an officer or patrol nearby, your driving behavior wouldn’t change at all, because you were already acting in alignment with your spiritual value of integrity and safety.
This is but one example of many of how we do or don’t hold values that are in alignment with Spirit, and whether or not our actions are consistent (square) with those values.
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Monica McDowell is a dynamic speaker, author, and practitioner in alternative wellness and spirituality. Find her on Thought Catalog here. She is the author of The Girl with a Gift, Confessions of a Mystic Soccer Mom, You are Light (internationally published by 6th Books in over 14 countries) and My Karma Ran Over My Dogma, and has the distinction of being the first ordained minister in America granted civil rights by a federal ruling. She lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.