Finding Balance

On Friday morning I woke very early and went out when it was still really dark.  The full moon/ blue moon felt so close down the hill that I thought I could walk into it.  It was inspiring and awesome.  I gasped at it, even with a mask on, and told the dog to look up at it even though his nose was properly to the ground.  I felt the light enter every cell in my body and just wanted to suspend time and enjoy the pause.

This time period is so unique, yet filled with out of balance energies.  We have a pandemic that keeps people apart (by necessity).  Groups are pitted against each other in every imaginable way.  People are boarding up buildings in preparation for violence after the election.   The anxiety and apprehension are high.  I’m tired of this.

Believe me, I’m no Pollyanna.  I have a very strong sense of the dark side that is in each of us.  And I think that there is a balance between the dark and the light, the yin and the yang, even between fear and courage.   I feel an urge now to stand up for balance in life.   I long for a deeper calm and a rekindling of a connection to the healing power of nature.

For the past 37 years, I’ve explored, and experienced the calming of the extremes of life.  I needed it when I was in my twenties. I changed my life from being a political activist to living within the possible spiritual reality. I was angry at the outside world due to how I felt inside myself.  But I calmed down my nervous system and dealt with what I refer to as my emotional backpack. I did acupuncture, meditation, explored many spiritual traditions, and found Qigong.   Balance is an ever-available possibility. 

We need the positive guiding us and not fear and hatred.  We must care for one another.  Do whatever you can to stay in your hearts no matter what happens.  As one of my friends reminded me, “We were born for these times”.   But let’s go forward caring for one another. All we need is love.  Pay attention to your needs.  Look to nature for inspiration and healing.    That’s all I have to say.

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