Balance isn't something that is gifted to you, or should exist, you must create it and maintain it daily. If balance was natural then there wouldn't be a need to evolve, adjust and grow. The state of balance can be defined as an ever evolving sense of calm and focus. That is to say that there is nothing stagnant about balance and in order to maintain it, you must continuously adjust to the continuously changing present moment.
This requires awareness of Self; checking in on a daily basis, "how's life going for me?" The more frequently you check in and ask this question the more aware you become as to what life should feel like for you. You know what truly makes you feel secure enough to live your life with freedom and comfort, you also know where the boundaries are that will present moments of panic, doubt, anxiety and all of those negative sensations that live at the edges of balance.
I stress the "you" part in all of this because you are entirely different than myself, thus the baselines of balance vary not only every day but also with each individual. When you grasp this you can better understand what your baseline is and how to sustain it despite the opinions and judgments of those around you. My baseline of balance is one where I am doing many things, working hard, playing often. Many people view that as out of balance with too much "doing," but for me it is in all of this "doing" that I feel a calm state of being. If I sit around too long, as is often advised, I find my mind racing and anxiety setting in. Because of the awareness that I have cultivated of myself I know that what others deem best and what feels best are not always one and the same. I always stress when working with clients, regardless of what I or any other teacher/healer tells you to do, nobody knows you better than yourself and it's important to trust the intuition that you build. This is why it is important to build intuition, so that you are always aware of your own greater interests.
That being said though, every weakness can be a strength and conversely every strength can be a weakness. In my heightened state of awareness I know when my physical activity is running me on a treadmill and I am not progressing anywhere, then my strength and happy state has become my weakness, i.e. it may be time for some meditation, a hot bath, a movie, etc. A big example that comes up in my Soul Realignment readings often is Judgment. Judgment, when coming from a place of balance is a service to those around you, helping people (and ourselves) to discern what is right and wrong. When judgment comes from a place of imbalance it quickly turns to criticism, finger-pointing and ultimately a disservice because you are now telling someone who they should be based upon your opinion, not theirs. These examples can be applied to any quality. Again, awareness, discernment and checking in are all the tools that allow you to continuously check yourself back into that "state" of balance.
Balance is a state where you feel the perfect amount of all of your most perfect qualities, an amazing combination of qualities that equates to success. It's like floating on the ocean, you cannot eliminate the waves but you can find a spot where the waves are gentle and manageable. The more aware you are of your "baseline" of balance, the quicker you can adjust yourself when you are out of balance through practices that you know work for you.
Inhale vitality, exhale tranquility, find balance and power in between.
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.