So often we are asked to balance something – including ourselves!
When someone recently asked me what is meant by balance, all kinds of varying answers popped up. All of them were accurate but seemingly unrelated. Together they did not give a simple and conclusive answer. Then I realised that the simplest way to understand balance is to know all aspects of something and yet be unaffected by them. Much simpler to say than to do!
We have to experience pain to appreciate being pain free, whether that pain is emotional, physical, mental, economic or in some other form. If it has brought stress, then the opposite needs to happen for there to be a stress free balance. The challenges of life give us the opportunity to strengthen our inner core of being true to ourselves. Therefore to find balance (which is a part of being at peace with ourselves and our environment), we need to look honestly at who we really are.
I believe balance is the ability to understanding all aspects of a situation; to be able to stand back and assess it without judgement having first observed and then there is a need to act appropriately using whatever skills we have that can help restore equilibrium.
In my book the “Ways of the Cosmos” there is a whole section on ‘the Seven Temptations’.
The essence of not being tempted is to be in the centre of both sides of the temptation, which is another way of feeling safe and being balanced. To give an example: when you are being truthful with your statements instead of being modest, the energy vibrations coming from the statement are in balance. There is no additional positive energy, nor is there any additional negative energy. It is a simple truth.
The easiest way to explain it would be to imagine a fierce storm such as a hurricane or tornado.
a) As it approaches, the wind becomes stronger.
b) Then there is peace and calm.
c) Finally the strength of the wind is there again but decreasing in strength.
(a) is the negative force of destruction,
(b) is balance where neither the approach nor the departure of the wind affects anything and
(c) is the positive creative energy working out how to benefit from the clearing generated by the wind
Trust and change seem to be two of the key words of the moment. Change is natural. Lack of change is unnatural! Fear of change is the one over-riding thing that can upset our balance and slow down our natural progress of evolution.
There is definitely a wave of energy that is working through our planet during the remainder of this year 2016. The changes involve everything including planet Earth herself. There are cycles within the Universe that cover different lengths of time from the minute fractions of a second where 60 seconds make 1 minute; 60 minutes make the hour; 24 minutes make the day until we reach the huge great cycles covering thousands of years but which continue to repeat themselves in the fullness of time.
One of those huge cycles is taking place right now.
Our planet is a living being and is following the natural cosmic procession of evolution. Obviously energies coming FROM Earth are linking to this big picture of natural change and linking to a picture so large we cannot see it in our human form. However those energies coming from Earth are also linking to our soul, activating memories and reminding us of the commitments we have previously made to help bring peace to Earth.
I believe it is important to accept that this cycle is real and is with us now, for it brings with it harmony, peace and a stress free existence. The only thing that can stop this from happening is if the individual lacks trust and goes into denial mentally. Sadly, to deny this is so, is rather like saying we do not need to breathe.
Embrace the changes in the way that is best for you because these cycles fall into place and affect everything in, on, and around planet Earth, all the time – from the micro second to the macro Universal years and beyond.