Hey, Jon, good to see you here.
Well, first to "separate" is impossible. Nothing is separate. Everything is connected.
Is this literal, or figurative? Later you quote Messisco sensei specifically as not connecting to the Earth.
You've got Dan Messisco coming to your place next week. He's got some interesting things to say about and demonstrate about connection.
In this video Dan talks/shows the idea of decoupling your arms. Not to have them fused to the body.
"We don't have to connect with the Earth. We're all connected on a Universal level." - Dan Messisco
And I swear I've heard Dan say something like, "Why would you want to connect with the Earth, when you're already connected with the Universe."
In Dan's language he talks about "attachment." That's the connection. It's a given. I'd be interested to talk with Dan. I haven't yet. But he seems to be on a lot of the same wavelengths I am. We don't need to ground.
In my language, I talk about coupling and decoupling. It's not that you separate anything, but you change with coupled relationship that's "fused together" to a decoupled relationship - where you are free to move.
So are we talking about coupling/un-coupling or fusing/un-fusing? Coupling implies a mechanical process that can re-occur. Fusion implies a more permanent state. I think this language is a little muddy. What about unity? Or, just separation?
If you think about it - our exhaled breath, with CO2, while waste to us, is dessert for the plants. The Earth is designed to receive your waste. That's why it's there. And so many are so invested in holding all this waste and uncirculating, stale energy inside them. Flush it. Drain it. Discharge it. Breath out - it's food for the trees. Discharge your energy - the Earth's there to receive it. Then you are like an empty cup, and can be filled with new, fresh energy.
Nature abhors a vacuum. The second you discharge your body of energy - it creates a vortex for the return of energy. Draining, discharging, flushing -- is actually the action
of receiving fresh energy.
In fact, look at a toilet. The act of flushing is done by sending
fresh water in.
Technically, there is both a draining and a filling. Again, sounds more like yin/yang. If you flushed a toilet only by filling the bowl you'd have a problem in short order
How many people are doing aikido with moves with unflushed or partially-flushed toilets. I'd call that crappy aikido.