Feet on the Ground / Fingertips in Heaven

“All actions which stem from reversed thinking are literally the behavioral expressions of those who know not what they do. Actually, Jeane Dixon was right in her emphasis on ‘feet on the ground and fingertips in Heaven.’ Although she was too literal for some, many people knew exactly what she meant, so her statement was the right miracle for them.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-1.43.9:1-3)

I am delighted with Jeane Dixon’s characterization of a good way to be. Only recently in reading the new edition of A Course in Miracles, by the Circle of Atonement, did I read what Jeane said many years ago. But I had, years ago also, said something similar to characterize my way of being in this world, and it was “feet on the ground and my head in the clouds.”

We often do live a kind of double life in this world when we are seeking for higher answers. When our minds and hearts seek to know eternal truths, it certainly can feel as though we have our “fingertips in Heaven.” But, to live here, we have to be stabilized with a rational mind and heart, living practically, and this is evidenced by the saying, “feet on the ground.”
When we know not of what we are doing, we are living askew. This is an echo from one of Jesus’ statements of forgiveness from the cross. (“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”) We find in A Course in Miracles, particularly the complete edition, that Jesus often revisits his life on earth, quoting from words written in the New Testament.

When we have walked along the pathway of Atonement, the pathway of surrender to God, of return to Him, healing the separation, we often have to balance our thoughts of eternity with “real life” practicality. Jesus wants us still to understand our brothers and sisters who are not yet on this pathway, and to understand them, we have to remember from where we have come.

Walk today as Jeane Dixon encourages, “feet on the ground but fingertips in Heaven.”

We can do no better than that while we still occupy space in this world.

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One thought on “Feet on the Ground / Fingertips in Heaven

  1. Elina McGill

    This post found me at the perfect time. I sometimes have a hard time balancing my spiritual practices and mindset with being in a body and on Earth. It’s as if part of me does not want to be here and feels the separation from God every waking moment because of the physicality and density of Earth. But even in this physicality, there is no separation. I’m starting to gain this awareness little by little. Feet on the ground and fingertips in Heaven, or as I like to simplify: dirt and clouds.

    Thank you for your writing and sharing.

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