Saturday, January 29, 2011

Temporarily Out Of Balance ~ Going Through A Phase

In the process of becoming, we can become out of balance temporarily, but know it is only a phase and will pass.

We are all almost always in the process of learning something new, developing an underused ability or talent, or toning down an overused one. Some of us are involved in learning how to speak up for ourselves, while others are learning how to be more considerate. In the process of becoming, we are always developing and fine tuning one or the other of our many qualities, and it is a natural part of this process that things tend to get out of balance. This may be upsetting to us, or the people around us, but we can trust that it’s a normal part of the work of self-development.

For example, we may go through a phase of needing to learn how to say no, as part of learning to set boundaries and take care of ourselves. During this time, we might say no to just about everything, as a way of practicing and exploring this ability. Like a child who learns a new word, we want to try out this new avenue of expression and empowerment as much as we can because it is new and exciting for us and we want to explore it fully. In this way, we are mastering a new skill, and eventually, as we integrate it into our overall identity, it will resume its position as one part of our balanced life.

In this process, we are overcompensating for a quality that was suppressed in our life, and the swinging of the pendulum from under-use to overuse serves to bring that quality into balance. Understanding what’s happening is a useful tool that helps us to be patient with the process. In the end, the pendulum settles comfortably in the center, restoring balance inside and out. 

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Dear soul family,

I am going through a phase; a phase of growth, truth, purpose which has been my greatest challenge, test and heartbreak. Greatness awaits, preparing for a life better than I could of EVER imagined. Some have traveled before me, yet there are many traveling behind me. I am here to offer you my support, truth and wisdom for a life better than you could of ever imagined. Visit me at Aromatic Institute for truth, love and growth. "Thy will be done through me for the highest good of all AND for the true manifestation of my purpose."  XOHH

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