Month: September 2018

What Does it Mean to be Balanced?

 

Last time we talked about our thoughts and how they can bring discontent to the body. I had quite the awakening about this.  I fell and hurt my knee and immediately thought the worst.  I was in pain and very frustrated with myself. Let’s just say, I was a bit angry at the situation!  It was not until I realized that my thoughts had the power to make this experience miserable or something I could learn from. So, how do we change our negative thoughts?  How can we bring balance despite our circumstance?  Here is what spirit has to say about what balance of self means…

Bringing yourself back into balance does not have to mean a radical change.  It can mean learning to understand yourself.  It can mean learning to understand why you suffer from your thoughts.  Balance comes from taking the time to analyze, understand, and look at all aspects of your being.  It is to understand that you have all the tools you need to bring the physical body back into alignment, the mental body back into a peaceful state, and the spiritual body back into pure energy and consciousness.  If you were to look at yourself as these three essential elements—the elements that bring you to living a balanced life, you would spend time thinking about what it means for you.  To be balanced is what leads to peacefulness within self.  We all have the capacity to do this.  It is all about the attention given to self and what it means to be balanced.  Use the spiritual, physical, and mental as a way to see yourself as one being.  This will always lead you to where you need to go.  This will always be what brings you to peace.  This will always be a way to understand your true nature and the nature of others.

I love this visual:  Think of a triangle with you in the center.  “Spiritual” above your head, “Mental” on the right side of your feet, and “Physical” on the left side of your feet.  If you think about each of these aspects, you will notice that when one is out of balance, so too are the others. When I am in pain, my thoughts are of suffering.  When my thoughts are of suffering, I do not feel connected to my spiritual self.  When I am not connected to my spiritual self and think of myself as only as a physical being, I tend to hurt more. And on and on it goes.

So what specifically can we do to stop this cycle of suffering?  This will be what we will explore in my next blog.  In the meantime, I hope you will think about what these three essential elements of self mean to you.

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Always Be You, Trisha

 

 

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Are We Our Thoughts?

 

Let’s talk about “thoughts.”  We all have them.  We all have an internal dialog going on all of the time.  We might think about how we look, how we feel, what we have to do, what others have said, and on and on.  What you probably don’t think about is how many of those thoughts are negative.  Here is what spirit has to say about our thoughts…

Your thoughts alone are what can bring you to peace or discontent.  When negative thoughts become something you always use, they can then bring themselves to the body.  The cells begin to react to the thoughts.  Your body then begins to live those thoughts.  After all, they are only responding to the directions given by your thoughts.  Negative thoughts produce energy within the body, just as positive thoughts do.  The difference is the way your cells respond.  When thoughts are positive, your cells are instructed to be in balance.  When your thoughts are negative, your cells are instructed to produce energy that turns against the body.  Over time, this is what can cause discontent in the body and the mind.

I definitely have experienced this in my own life.  It can be very difficult to see the connection between our thoughts and our physical body.  Most of the time, we are not even aware of how many of our thoughts are negative or how it is affecting our lives.  Here is another way to help you understand.

What you hold on to, whether it be a negative belief, a mistrust in yourself, or whether it is tied to a negative thought about another, can only cause discontent in the body and the mind.  Understand that this will only limit your life.  Understand that this kind of thinking can affect those around you.  What is not forgiven, stays within the physical body.  What is not released stays within the mind.  What is not let go completely, stays within the energy around you.  This can only bring suffering.  Think about this.  Understand how thoughts can drive all within self.

This sure makes me wonder about my own way of thinking. All I can do is have an awareness of those thoughts and try to replace a negative thought with a positive one. Sounds a lot easier than it is!  The question is: how do you bring your body and mind back into balance?  Spirit definitely has some things to say about that too.  This will be the topic of my next blog, so stay tuned!

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Always Be You, Trisha

 

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