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That Tricky Little Thing Called Balance

It is difficult to maintain a sense of balance in a world filled with chaos.  The urgency of current events and the resulting upheaval throw us off kilter.  And we are bombarded with the stuff.

Turn on your computer and there are written words, images and videos designed to make you angry, fearful and throw you off balance, no matter what side of the political divide you find yourself on; or even if you try to stay out of the mess.

The key word here is designed.  Yes, this is all intentional.  People are easier to control in times of uncertainty and chaos.  If you have ever worked for a company where the rules were always changing and you were in constant fear of being written up or even fired, you have experienced “management by chaos.”

That is why it is so important to stay connected to the Divine, rooted and grounded in love and to develop a sense of balance.  Now if you have ever tried to walk a balance beam you know that perfect balance 100% of the time is not achievable.   Just as when we are on a balance beam, in life we lean one way then the other and sometimes we even fall off.

So how do we get to the point where we are on the beam more than we are on the ground?

  • Balance your body by eating healthy food.  Limit heavily processed food and sugar.  Move your body.  Throughout the day at least stand up and move around for a few minutes.
  • Balance your mind by saying no to fear.  This may mean turning off the TV or computer.  Don’t jump to conclusions and don’t believe everything you see or hear.  It may mean filling your mind with so much good that the bad stuff no longer has any room in your head whereby to controls you.
  • Balance you spirit by staying close to God.  Spend time in prayer and meditation.  Find time and space to be alone in nature.
  • Shine your light and continue to be in love with the Universe.
  • Be careful not to contribute to the chaos.  Think of living in balance in a world of chaos as the greatest act of rebellion we can commit.

The world is desperately in need of your light right now.  Don’t give in to the attempts to control you through chaos.  Stay rooted and grounded in love and keep working on staying on that balance beam.

What are some ways you try to stay in balance in a chaotic world?

This month our topic is, of course, . . . balance.  We will also be discussing balance in The Espirational Community Facebook Group.   Please join us.

Creating Community

We live in a world where it seems fewer and fewer people understand community.  Our emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of individuals often separates us, creating a lonely world with little concern for the needs and welfare of others.

I grew up in a church with a strong sense of community.  We were family.  We cared, supported and prayed for each other as well as for others outside our church.  People were drawn to our church by kindness and help received in time of need.  I remember joyous “family celebrations” of marriages, births, graduations, new jobs as well as sad occasions when we gathered to pray for healing for people who were gravely ill or mourn the passing of those near and dear to us.  The prayers of that church sustained me during difficult times and I believe led to a miracle healing when doctors had given up all hope.

I was shocked when I moved away and realized not all churches were like that.  In fact most I encountered were not.  Community is certainly not limited to churches, but I believe that as people of faith we lead by example and showing our love and care for others through community is one way to do that.

Something we have been trying to do with Espirational from the beginning is to create a sense of community for people who can often feel like “spiritual outsiders.”  Living a life true to our calling is not always easy, especially when we may be challenged or ostracized for our beliefs and way of life.

Recently we started The Espirational Community as a Facebook Group where our followers and others on a spiritual path can come together for encouragement and support. Please stop by and introduce yourself.  Invite your friends.  And join us this month on Espirational as our daily quotes during the month of June will focus our attention on community.

–Genie

 



 

Let’s Talk About It

We are talking about Creating Community this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  While due to the founders of this site’s personal backgrounds this is a Christ based Website this site and The Espirational Community  is a place for people of all faiths to gather, discuss and praise the God of us all. Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.