Saturday, January 25, 2014

Balance

Today we wish to speak to you about balance. We hear so many of you saying, "I feel off balance. I want to live in balance. How do I create balance in my life?" Most of you know what it feels like to be in balance and yet so very few know how to create this state of grace.

In a balanced life you feel centered and at peace. You have been taught that in order to live a balanced life you must find time for work and play, activity and rest, time for you and time for others. However dear ones, our suggestion for living in balance is much simpler. Rather than over-thinking the issue, realize that true balance can only be found in the present moment. Ask yourself one question now, "Do I feel centered and at peace?" If not, ask yourself, "Body, mind, heart, and soul... what do I need right now?" ... right now. Not forever. Not tomorrow. Not something outside of yourself or out of your reach, but right now. To be in true balance is to be in alignment with God's love and grace, and that love and grace is available at any given moment. What is it you need right now to feel centered and at peace? Perhaps it is to breathe deeply. Perhaps you have to ask for comfort because you are worried about a situation and, like a child, you want your angels to come and give you a hug. Ask and sit still and we will gladly come and comfort you. Perhaps you are filling your days with too much activity and you are craving rest, time outdoors, time to put your feet up, time to call a friend. Honor those urges dear ones and you will find your way back into the streams of grace, in which you are always in balance.

Consider the analogy of a tight-rope walker. Balance to this individual is not something he or she can find outside of the present moment. When walking a fine line, one must be in tune with their balance in each moment. To worry about what must be done several steps ahead could be fatal. To think about what was done a minute ago would distract from the task at hand. So too, you walk a fine line, always attempting to bring yourself back into alignment with yourself - with the needs of your own body, mind, and soul.

So dear ones, strive to be present with yourself often. Ask yourself, "Am I centered and at peace?" If not, ask your body, mind, and soul, "What do I need now?" Listen. Honor the guidance, even if it seems too simple. Often you think it is going to take massive changes to live in balance, but in any given moment, it takes only one small choice. You feel off balance when you ignore your inner compass. You feel in balance when you are centered in alignment with the Divine Love flowing through you at all times.

Whether you are a person walking through life, or tight rope walker precariously balanced on a rope high up in the air, true balance is not a static state of being, but rather one that must be assessed with each passing moment.

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