Mar 19, 2012

Balance

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Before getting to the topic of this post, I just wanted to thank you all for your kind thoughts regarding my loss.  Your sweet words have been a balm to my sadness.  So many thanks to you.


The last time I met with my women's group, we discussed the upcoming equinox and our thoughts on "balance."  Being that I'm trying to find my own again, I though I would post these ideas to help assist in finding and maintaining balance:

~ Observe the in-between times of dawn and dusk. Note that balance is not necessary exactly ‘equal’ but a fluid fluctuation between one thing and another. Nature is never perfectly equal.

~ Start a meditation practice.  At the very least, spend 5 minutes a day in silence - doing nothing.  Merely sit and breathe.  Focus on your breath.

~ Spring cleaning - a clean, uncluttered environment leaves room for energy to flow. There is a saying “you can’t land a plane on a full runaway.” Remove unwanted or unused items and make room for prosperity to enter.

~ Besides physical cleaning, energetic cleaning can leave a space more balanced and open to beneficial energy. Smudging your home with sage, sprinkling salt water in the corners of each room of your home or walking the perimeter of your home with a bell, singing bowl or rattle are all great ways to cleanse unwanted energies from your home.

~ Having a gratitude practice is a way of acknowledging that which we have and while holding the space of gratitude, attracting that which we desire.

~ Practice “Tadasana” the basic standing pose in yoga. Feel how your body shifts muscles to keep you standing straight. Feel where you are holding in/holding back in your body and release those areas.

~ Do one thing at a time.  Be present.  Zen proverb: "When walking, walk. When eating, eat."

~ Spend time in nature.  Connecting to the flow of the earth, sky and water can do wonders for your spirit.

I hope you all enjoy this time of balance as we enter the Equinox today and tomorrow!




10 comments:

Ashling said...

Those are all wonderful ideas; I'm going to try and put a couple into action...particularly observing dawn and dusk, and 5 minutes of just breathing (I can never quite manage a full-blown meditation, but 5 minutes is doable!). Thank you!

Arianna said...

Thank you for this lovely post. I often feel ruled by my shifting emotions, so taking the time to find balance in my life is very important. It's great to have reminders.

Lois said...

I think that we call can relate to loss, sigh, but I guess it's all a part of living.

Fabulous ideas for balance! I am always searching for it.

Jeanne said...

Some wonderful ideas! And the 'balance' of light and dark is always in flux - much like people's lives.
May Peace and Tranquility surround you! :0)

Barbara F. said...

This was such a great post, timely for me and so useful to everyone. I will be doing each of these steps, I started doing a couple of them. I crave balance in my body and in my home and life. xo

Robin Larkspur said...

WOnderful post! Many of these things I used to do, but past few months things have gone haywire! Time to get back into these practices, especially with spring arriving. Blessed Ostara, and Hugs to you!

Wulf said...

One of the nice things about the change to Daylight Savings Time being earlier in the year now is that it extends the time I get to enjoy seeing the sun rise as as I go to work. Just when it reached the point of already being up when I leave, it was set back an hour. I love the period just before dawn, when the sky is starting to lighten and the birds are all singing.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's not fair that Spring seems to have come early everywhere else in Canada except BC and Alberta. I mean -- 25 above in Winnipeg in March????

AlphaBetsy said...

These are all wonderful balance ideas. I am going to give some of them a try myself.

Blessed Equinox!!

brandi said...

~i love this post adn all these simple mindful ways you shared...

~ Do one thing at a time. Be present. Zen proverb: "When walking, walk. When eating, eat."

this one is something as of late i am struggling with...seems so much to do and all is running together into one...i will start this morning...one thing at a time...thank you for this post...much love light and blessings~