I always loved the idea of "One for All and All for One". It is a genuine expression of how we could, at our best, live our life on the planet with equality and balance. The whole is the total sum of the parts, indisputably. And by extension, we, as individuals, are part of this u-n-I-v-e-r-s-e.
|The Tai Chi for Balance & Health|
Moving into 2012, I am seeing that living in isolation, is not healthy, desirable, fun or productive. What is healthy, spiritually and physically, is thinking, remembering really, that I am part of the whole. That what I do makes a difference to you, and what you do affects me, even if you are unaware of it. When I am conscious of my actions, and that includes thought, which is the first action, then they take on a whole other dimension. The meaning of what I do changes for me -- it goes from being self-centered to be part of a unified field.
The New Age, the Ascension, is calling for a new paradigm of existence: the Planet is literally breaking out of it's old form, shedding it's old skin. And we are right there along with her because this, our physicality, comes from her; she has given it to us -- literally. We have outgrown the old way of surviving based on fear, separation, selfishness and scarcity. This is how we are shedding our old "skin". In fact survival skills, or the need for them, will become outmoded as we move into ascension, because they are based on fight or flight mechanisms. I keep on hearing (by that I mean I keep on reading, which I interpret as hearing, as in a lesson) that we really need to start sharing what we have, giving of our time, lending a hand, or in some way reach out and let someone else know you are there. By doing this we can actually assist in propelling Mother Earth through her Ascension more easily, more quickly, and that's good news for us. That's because when we do that we create an incredibly loving and benevolent vibration far beyond what we can imagine. Acts of selflessness increase and elevate our own chi; when we extend ourselves selflessly toward any part of Creation we also infuse just a little more light into the world!
But I can't, not yet anyway. What I can do, however, is not judge the bum on the street, or I can clean the litter that's near the tree, or maybe stop eating meat for the greater good of the animal kingdom. And if I do all or any of these, what I ask myself is, "How does it make me feel"? It makes me feel connected, it makes me feel happy and it makes me feel love. These acts of kindness and goodness remove me from the petty, self-centered and ego-driven thoughts, not by glossing over the discomfort with gossip or electronic gadgets or an addictive indulgence, but by the simple sense of otherness. This is one way I am going to remove the veil, one good deed at a time.
So the thought, the intention begins within, internally, a very Yin energy, which then is extended outwardly, Yang motion, by following through as action.
The concept of balance entered my consciousness when I started working with Barbara Barnett, about 5 years ago. She works, among other things, with balancing the hemispheres of our brain. What a concept -- because I didn't realize mine were our of balance! Every now and then I would go to her and get my brain hemispheres balanced and feel great. This started the ball rolling -- the grand idea of balance was in my head. (Ideally equally on both sides of the noggin.) When I was speaking with Vanya not long ago, I asked what was it that made Feng Shui work the way it does? He pontificated on a few points and finally said, above everything that makes Feng Shui work, it was balance the created what a space needs. Huh, that was not what I expected to hear, and yet it makes perfect sense.
The subtlety of balance, the subtlety of thought, the subtlety of energy from ourselves to the world, and back again -- all have the inherent movement of Yin-Yang. When the qualities are out of balance we have worry, hoarding mentality, conflict, stress, etc. When it's balanced, we have harmony, compassion, generosity of spirit, peace. The Ascension is the planet's movement toward balancing the Yin-Yang of her body, her heart, her soul and her children.