The goal of balance has always called me, even before I consciously walked a path of what we call spirituality. The idea of it, of balance, many times wondering if it is even attainable. Recently I have been considering its’ existence on an intentionally spiritual level of life.
True balance is found at the deep end of the pool. (or is it? or do we have to go there and then see-saw back around?) It takes an elevated level of perception in order to allow balance. Here we are, reading and quoting very nice spiritual truths, but, can we live them?
“I am entitled to speak my truth.” – “I found my voice!” – “I am an empowered woman.” – Okay, each feels positive, good and let us say, spiritually fruitful – AND, do we allow others the same ‘truth’? Do we allow it without judgment, regret, shame and anger?
We cannot live fully the teaching ‘do not take anything personally’, and then whine that someone hurt our feelings, or we are worried about someone or they cannot do that, it is unhealthy. We cannot only give ourselves the freedom to speak freely without allowing others – if so, it is not a truth, or a law, it is from ego, from special, from self righteousness.
Seeking balance in our thinking, gives us our perceptions, which lays the foundation for our actions – for how we live, show up, experience life.
When someone we love retreats, do we allow them, or do we chase them? Do we teach & preach that retreating into ourselves and diving deep is a ‘good’ thing – then when a loved one does, we worry? Do we take blame & responsibility for not being good enough because we cannot help them – or the reason that they refuse or cannot accept our help?
When we strive to take responsibility for ourselves, as much of an awakened path is, do we also offer others the same gift? Balance. When we do not do this, we feel wretched. It goes against ourselves.
I feel there is a fine line of finding the balance of being human and awakening to one’s Divinity. And perhaps this is the issue; we keep separating them, making the human part less than. How can we do this? The human part IS DIVINE!
During this season of summertime we are in right now where I reside, people are outdoors basking in ones humanness and it feels great! Boating, swimming, water sports, eating out, hiking, laughing, kayaking, being in nature in ones full glory of being human. It is always a beautiful sight. The light shines bright upon ones joyous face.
The balance between what we may call our humaneness and our Divinity is a fine line. Shining and being in joy in ones humanness could very well be the most beautiful expression of our divinity. Is that not when you feel most alive?
The spiritual path can be such an intellectual path – a path of striving. Perhaps that depth also requires the truth of ‘let it go, let it be’; is required for the peacefulness of balance to come to revelations in ones’ life expression & experience.
Could it all be as simple as; YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE, LIVE IT AS SUCH!!! And we have to go from the shallow to the deep, then find our way back to Center. True freedom in the holy balance.
Perhaps after years of striving, one is forced to simply let it all go – and when they come up for air, balance has been found.
with great love,