If we desire Ascent we must open ourselves to Descent. The further down we allow ourselves to go the higher we are able to Rise.
Reach down into the Earth as much as you reach into the higher realms.
Reach down into the depths of your being as much as you seek Upper Guidance.
Work into the Underworld as much as you seek play in the Upperworld.
the underworld is not a dark and scary place. it is our subconscious. it is the place where we hide our own stuff. this is where we can shed the light, bring up treasures that are long hidden and have been mislabeled and misunderstood. this is where we can spend the most time healing ourselves. only when we have a good handle on what is down there can we bear the real fruit of what is for us in the upperworld.