The Balance Point

Wonder is the Beginning of Wisdom

I recently wrote on Balance. Various other points have come up to expand on the topic. In spiritual circles, there can be the tendency to emphasize transcendence and demonize the world. There is an overemphasize on being perfect and pure. But living in the world is not about perfection, it’s about living fullness within and taking that into the fullness of the world. The two come together through balance. On the one polarity we have dissolution. This includes all the processes of purification, normalization, and letting go. On the other, we have growth. This includes openings, insights, and realizations. We’ve … Continue Reading…

Realignment

In each step on the spiritual journey, the cycle of growth arises. From a point of balance comes disintegration, growth, integration, and repeat. Throughout the disintegration, growth and reintegration period we’re in a process of transformation. This can happen on many fronts at once. We resolve an old emotional resistance, have a friend move away, get promoted, and have an unexpected inner experience. All of these can shift our point of balance and require processing. The really big changes, like a new stage of development, can completely change our sense of who we are and what is real. Those aspects of … Continue Reading…

In Humanity

An ongoing discussion has continued with many of the Sophia panel participants. You may have noticed a few spoke of our humanity and the importance of not abstracting ourselves away from that, even if there may some phase where that’s the experience. We’ve shared some of the ways that unfolded and we currently relate to that. I observed (edited slightly for context): For one, the dominance of the humanity varies over time. I’ve had times where it was essentially irrelevant, ignored in the vastness of peace and bliss. Times when the pain of all humanity was held in profound love. … Continue Reading…