The 6th Step: Balance

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In perfect balance we have from everything equally. Moving out to gain more of one side will always result in having less on the other.

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We experience complete balance when our emotions and desires (shown in the figure as the blue channel) work in perfect harmony with our actions (the yellow channel). On such days everything will be in the flow and even the most grumpy person will not be able to spoil your day but on the contrary might be shocked about the big undisturbed smile you might give him.

Most of us surely have enjoyed such days but when it comes to keep this pleasant state we might have ended up with a big question mark.

The 6th Step:

It is easy to say “find your balance” but unfortunately it is not that simple. We first have to understand what  throws us out of balance and the effect of it on our subtle system. Only then we are able to make changes.

Imagine an airplane with only one wing, or one wheel. Everyone knows that it will never take off. The same principle applies for our subtle system. If we have only developed the right channel but not the left or vice versa we might face difficulties to reach our objectives.

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If we go too much into our left channel representing our emotions, desires or the past we lose touch with our right channel which is the power of action. This can result in continuous drowsiness, lethargy, exhaustion, feeling depressed and in a later stage becoming suicidal.

sunIf we push ourselves too much into the right channel, thinking a lot and constantly planning the future we lose touch with our left channel which is our emotions. This results in a lack of attention, restlessness, becoming more impatient and ending up with outbursts of anger or violent behavior.

When we are in balance we are in the present moment. In this state we are in complete control of our thoughts – if we want we can think, if we do not want we can stop our thoughts. We are not dragged down by our emotions nor are we beaten up by our demands and expectations what we have to reach. Everything we do becomes effortless and enjoyable.

-test-clipart-9Here is a small test:

Take a pen and a paper and over the day (maybe every hour) check in on yourself and see what you were thinking right then.

Write it down.

At the end of the day determine if your thoughts were more about the past or the future. This will give you a good idea if you tend to go into your left side or into your right.

Another test:

Watch people around you and try to determine if they are moving in the left channel (past, emotions, desires), in the right channel (futuristic, dynamic, thinking a lot) or in the center channel (balanced and in harmony with oneself and others).

The Goal

Thoughtless Awareness

Finding your balance means first of all to start being in the present moment by becoming thoughtless.

One can compare it with the state of a child. Children do not think about the past or the future. They are most of the time in the here and now. Therefore their attention is complete and can absorb everything around them apart from having seemingly unlimited energy that is not wasted by thought processing.

The Exercise

With the awakening of our Inner Energy, the Kundalini, balancing our left and right side becomes simple. When you meditate your Kundalini helps you to clear your thoughts and to calm down your emotions. If you have not done the guided meditation to awaken the Kundalini, yet, then see Step 1.

During the week-days there are live on-line meditations from 8:00-08:30 PM Eastern Time which you can join here: http://live.sahajameditation.com
These live meditations are being recorded, so that you can meditate also at any other time of the day with a guided meditation, if you wish to.

Here is a meditation with simple techniques how to clear the left and right side. This will help you to come into your center and enjoy the state of thoughtless awareness.

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In the following workshop Shri Mataji shows more techniques to clear the left and right side with the help of different elements:

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I wish you a wonderful time full of balance and joy,

Your’s, Angi

The Place Within

“…when you are at that center within you and
I am that place within me, we shall be one.”

~ Crazy Horse, Oglala Lakota Sioux

The Magnetism Within

gpb_geodeticDid you ever wonder how it is possible that the earth is moving through space with a speed of 66,660 miles per hour and a rotational speed on the outer axis of about  1000 miles/per hour and we are not thrown off?  Now we know that there is this thing called gravity and we have all the formulas and descriptions at hand how it works. But we do not really know what it is. I mean – we do not have magnets in-built in our feet, do we?

Now, also here we cannot give the answer to what it is, but we can explore how gravity is working in us as well. In the same way as gravity is a quality of our Mother Earth, it is also a quality within us, reflected in our first energy center, the Mooladhara (or root). Gravity is the power in us that pulls us into the center of our own being, thus giving us the capacity to settle down within. It comes very natural to human beings, but it has to be maintained.

It can be looked at as standing in the center of a rotating wheel. Everyone outside the center will be thrown around, but the person in the center will not be affected by the movement, nor lose his balance. That is exactly how gravity acts. There might be any turmoil going on around us, but as long as we are standing in the center point – in our own position, in charge of ourselves – troubles have no effect on us. Specially in times of a crisis it can be quite helpful if we are capable to jump to the gravity point within. From there – pulled into our own inner balance – we can see everything clearly and thus we are much more capable to deal with the problem. If we were  outside the center on the outer parts of the wheel, we would be tossed around and it would be hard to see anything.

Try to find out how many people you have met who were emitting these qualities of gravity. Such a person would be completely content, dignified, generally joyful and compassionate. You might realize that such people are like living magnets, their own gravity attracting everyone else towards them. People might not consciously know, why they are drawn to such a person, but it is part of the peace and content that such a person emits, and the own seeking for balance.

So how do we find this gravity within? Of course – you know the answer already – through meditation: 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes in the evening, that is all you need. The element of the first energy center is “earth”, so meditating on the first energy center and connecting with earth will help you to establish and maintain your own gravity.

A 10-Minutes-Meditation to strengthen the first energy-center, the Mooladhara

This meditation is an easy way to establish gravity within, and connect to your own innocence and wisdom

  1. Awaken your Inner Energy:
    Here is a guided meditation (approx. 10 Min.) to awaken your Inner Energy by the founder of Sahaja Meditation, Shri Mataji.  If you went through it already skip step 1). When your Inner Energy is activated it will stay so, there is no need to repeat the affirmations (although you can do so if you like).

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  2. At the beginning and the end of each meditation we do what we call “raising the energy” and give ourselves “a shield of protection”.
    Here is a nice animation how to do it: charlie.swf
    You can also find a detailed description in our Meditation Tips on page 4 and 5: Meditation Tips
  3. The following guided meditation is about 10 minutes long – please keep your eyes open (at least for the first time) as the instructions are in written form. The music, mantras and the image of the Uluru in Australia in this clip are all related to the Mooladhara and will help to activate the energy of this center.

I wish you a wonderful week, charming everyone with your inner magnetism!

Yours, Angi

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