Sometimes individuals may set forth to expand their consciousness or open their minds up to new realities or higher dimensions without the necessary groundwork. I have learned deep and profound lessons about this. Before I go any further I would like to point out that there is always growth and learning in all experiences. When we open up to a more subtle awareness of energy and consciousness, we need to first prepare a foundation and have a solid ground.
Think for a moment about a tree. In order for the tree to be abundant with the more delicate and secondary growth like leaves, flowers, or fruit, the tree must have a solid trunk to support all the branches, and has to be firmly rooted in the ground. This rooted nature can also be seen as a community,a strong container, or personal strengths or skills.
The ability to continually integrate experiences allows us to build upon our existence and reach for greater heights without loosing balance or taking on more than we can handle. The technology of subtle energy needs to be handled with intelligence and wisdom.