Sunday, July 4, 2010

Supreme Balance


What is balance? What is Supreme Balance? How does one achieve balance? These are important questions to ask if one is to create harmony in one’s experience and in the world. Balance and harmony go hand in hand and is really the same thing. To achieve balance one must also realize harmony and vice a versa.
Think of all the things that you have seen of in the world. What are some of the things one has seen that are examples of balance and harmony. If you really look hard enough one will find that there is no limit to examples of harmony and balance. One will find that in the spiritual, mental, emotional and the physical realms there is a need to experience balance and harmony if one is to grow or unfold into one’s unlimited and full potential of being.
In Truth and in Essence one can say after examining this concept of balance that it is all inclusive of everything there is. It is a universal principle and a law of being and my Teacher has said to me as well as many other teachers have said that this principle of balance and harmony is synonymous with Enlightenment. To be fully enlightened free of all and any form of limitation one is also in a conscious state of Supreme Balance.
All the teachings of the ages, all the wisdom teachings and any true teaching of value that if practiced would lead to Supreme, Perfect Happiness and Bliss is Harmony and Balance because this principle is the true state of one’s being. It is peace, love and joy. It is a state of true equanimity. It is a state that is without any conflict, effort or strife. It is a state of complete rest and relaxation. It is in Essence what being is. Being is in a state of complete equilibrium.
There are several other principles that are also all inclusive and express the natural order of everything and the true state of being everything is in. Harmony or Balance is based on the laws of the universe. One way to express this order of reality is to use as a symbol of wholeness or essence is a diamond. A diamond is the hardest stone we know of and can cut through anything. Now if one is to use a diamond to symbolize Reality in its Wholeness, one realizes that the diamond is shaped like a prism that has different sides or facets to it that make up the shape of a diamond. These sides can reflect light through it at different degrees and potencies depending on the shape of the facet. Each facet can be said to be a different quality or attribute of the whole diamond but without that particular facet it would not be a perfect diamond and there would be flaws in it and its worth would decrease. The point here is that these facets are in the same way as these different principle or laws that hold this substance of the earth together into one piece. The laws of the universe are representative of the nature of Reality and how Reality operates or let us say the universe functions.
There is a saying in the world of conventional reality that you can’t have one without the other. One cannot have light without the opposite which is darkness, but you can have equal parts of the same thing which is just two sides of the same coin. This equality is what balance is not more than the other. How can one recognize the Light for what it is if one has not experienced the darkness equally to the degree one experiences the Light. There is another saying,’ where there is the brightest light there is also the darkest shadow. ‘
In the world of opposites there is also harmony or balance between the opposites so that there is again equilibrium. If there is more of one then the other it will cause an imbalance and the laws of the universe will correct that imbalance in whatever way it is deemed possible. The laws of the universe always follow the path of least resistance because the universe is intrinsically Harmonious within itself and being.
Now there is a state that is not in any form what so ever that transcends all opposites and yet from this stateless state comes all forms and with that comes all opposite and that is the formless state. Essence which is the nature of everything there is is formless. It is substance in its purest form and that form is formless. Out of this formless state is everything created or made. It is without limit, so it is also limitless. It has no beginning or end to it, so it is timeless and space less and yet it holds everything together. It is eternal and forever creating or extending itself through its creation.
It is the Power of all creation and the power in back of all creation. It is Nothingness and at the same time Everything. It is all there is and all there is, is everything. It is you in your Essence as it is everything else in its Essence.
Now this uncreated stuff that everything is made of is sentient meaning it knows Itself and it Knows Itself in everything it creates so that what it creates it also becomes. Because what it creates is an extension of what it is. There is no part of creation that It is not. There is an ancient axiom that says, ‘That that is, is and that that is not is not.’ In that statement is everything there is even that which is not. That that is, is always the eternal and that which supports the infinite. That which is not is a self negation of what is. One can say in time that there is that which is temporal, limited and always changing and that which is eternal. That is without time and is your true state of what being. This is what is being you and is supporting you is your essence of being and is what is eternal, Infinite and Limitless. Your true nature partakes of this substance of being this eternal nature of what is called Self or that which identifies you as what you really are.
No matter what comes out of or from this creative substance it will always reflect back to you and to Itself what it is that is being you.  There is in its essence a perfect state of harmony and balance. It is your nature to always be in this perfect state of harmony and balance even when it may appears that you are in a state of imbalance. In the greater Reality of what all things are you can never be in state that is contrary to what you really Are. You can create the appearance of being in a conflicted state, but that is an illusion, because you were not created out of chaos or a state divided against itself. You were created or extended from a movement of perfect harmony and synchronicity and you are in that state right now for all eternity.
There is another statement that is of value here that says, ‘So poised and so balance that none but Self can comprehend.’ This statement reveals a certain Truth that you are the Self that comprehends perfect poise and perfect balance because that is your true state of being. That is what the state of Supreme Balance is. In order to be in a perfect state of harmony one must realize that the Self that you really are but have forgotten is always conscious of being Itself. This state is Self Knowingness. The Creator is always contemplating Itself as Itself no matter what form the Creator is taking in order to contemplate  Itself as Itself so as to expand and multiply its contemplation.
The way for you to come back into the Realization of this true state of balance and equilibrium is to find all the states in your mind that exhibit imbalance and disharmony, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.
It is true that this Supreme Balance is the natural state of being for all of us. It is also true for those who are not awake and as yet not conscious of this true state of bliss as their everyday normal state of being and that they have forgotten this state and need to remember again. This means that in your mind there is a memory or Knowledge of this reality that can again be claimed as yours. It is yours right now for the asking. The key to memory and the purpose of memory is to remember what is right now and what is right now is what you are in perfect innocence and love. You are in your divinity what is right now.
What one needs to do to once again claim one’s inheritance is Self Enquiry. This means in the final analysis to question everything one thinks and feels one knows that is to them or has been for them their reality and what has for you defined who you are.
One can say that this is a process of starting over from the beginning and to do that is to unlearn everything you have learned to define yourself. Now if you believe that your reality is limited and confined into one space that is separated from everyone and everything else then that is what you need to unlearn and to question from a sense that there is something else other then what you have defined as reality and as you a mortal living on earth as a body that is a thinking creature who is unable to control perfectly his or her life and believe that he or she is matter that will in time decay and die and that there is no  other purpose then to survive as long as one can.
I am saying that you are more than this body and what you call your mind. I am saying that you are more than your emotions and what you feel and react to everyday. I am saying that you are more then what you think and that there is an observer of you as you presently perceive yourself and that the thinker that you think you are is not your real self and the one that is observing you as the thinker is your real Self but because you in your mind have chosen to be other then what you are so that you could in your ignorance and self deception claim a independence from the Whole that you really are.
It is time and the opportunity is there for you to unroll or unravel this complexity of thinking you are something that you are not. One can call this complex a great big ball of wax and strings that you have decided to now unwind and this unwinding process is also you’re unlearning.
Meditation is a means to achieving this supreme state of mind by learning to become still and that means to stop thinking and be in one place where you can observe all of your thinking and feeling and actions without judgment but with compassion and neutrality so that you can cut through all of these complexities and layers of thought that have induced for you a false sense of realty and a false sense of who and what you really Are.
To cut through this miasma of mental states or trance states of mind for me has been to question everything in my mind and even those ideas and thoughts that reflect this deeper state of mind and being by going beyond the words and the thoughts to a place where there is perfect stillness meaning no thought of my own, but a place of emptiness and in that emptiness I experience what my true nature is. It is important to go beyond the concepts so one can experience what these concepts are and whether they are true or false. The way one can know if a thing is true or false is how does one feel when one is taking on that concept. It like trying on a suit of clothes, how does it feel, does it feel good and is this something that you want to wear then it is probably good.
I have discovered for myself in asking for guidance is to let go of everything think I know or that is going on in my mind and be quiet and listen for the Truth or whatever the Answer that come into my mind. I know it is the answer because I can recognize the truth in it and I can feel the truth. What I mean by that is there is peace, love and joy coming for that answer and if it feels like it is coming from a state of fear, then I know that is not the answer and to ask again what is the answer what is the truth what is the perspective I need in order to see this thing or person in the right light or perfect light and what am I using to block the light from coming in and giving me perfect vision and where I can be the highest witness to this event or encounter.
Question all of your I’s and I ams. Where is this I state coming from? Is it coming from fear and insecurity? Is it a reflection of a false sense of whom and what you really are? Is the I am a statement a statement of your true Identity There is a statement of Truth that says, I am that I am  or I am that which I am either way it is a state of truth of what you the I am really is being the one that can say absolutely from a true place of experience and recognition or re-knowing again that you the Self that you Are is recognizing the same SELF that is being you and is you all the time even when you are thinking that you are not the Self that you Are. This statement of the I am that I am is an acknowledgement or a recognition of who and what you really are. It is a witnessing to one’s true nature.
Now the way to recognize ones true nature is to also recognize what  you are not and by saying to the self that you are not , “I am not this or that and to the Self that you truly are I am this, then one can come to complete recognition of who and what you are. This process is an empting of the mind of all false concept and thoughts so that the mind can be renewed or transformed into another state of mind that is reflective of your true nature.
One cannot really see the true self unless on can step out of the self and be the observer as if one is looking through a mirror that is perfectly clean and has no spots on it to mar one’s vision. The way that is done is through the mind because the mind like a prism can reflect one’s true nature not only to one’s self but to the world one lives in and through, because the world that you see is a manifestation of what you think and believe to be reality. The world is not a cause but is and effect that is projected outward as being something separate from oneself and not a part of what you really Are. In truth It is all you in one form or another. To experience what is called Essence Mind or the Absolute is to experience your Self in your totality and in this totality of experience one realizes oneness, oneness with everyone and everything as if that ones with everyone and everything is really You and It is You.
There is a synergy or what might be called an energy field that is synergetic meaning connected with everything that is in the field at one time and at all times that one can communicate with any part of this field or force at any time and that whatever one is putting into this field of energy all that is in this field is affected in some way based on their receptivity to the energy and their own projections that they are transmitting. What you transmit is what you receive. Here is another interesting thought that what you are transmitting you are receiving at the same time. If you only transmit thoughts of illness and you are not open to any thoughts of healing then your experience in the field will be one of disharmony and imbalance with what you have stored as your core values and beliefs and what the outer world reflects back to you. What you sow is what you reap and it is always in proportion and degree. If you are transmitting in your thoughts, words and actions tranquility, peace, or any other harmonious state then that will be what you received to the degree that you are giving out.
We are here to transcend together as one whole being limitation of any kind because this is the realm where we have created our limitations and these limitations are indeed in conflict with our true state of mind and with our true Reality. We are here to transcend all self imposed limitations by realizing our limitlessness and becoming limitless right here in this world that we are experiencing every day. Practicing the Presence of God is really becoming limitless in thought word and action. That is the Way to be in the world. This is the way to live in the world, but not be of the world.
By becoming limitless we also become congruent and consistent in what we as a future being are creating for a future experience in the Now the world of our new experience of reality. Congruency is what Supreme Balance is. Congruence is consistency in thought word and action. It is Honesty and it is our thoughts, words and actions do not contradict or are in conflict with each other. The inner reality and the outer reality are the same as one Reality and that the inner and the outer are in perfect harmony and balance with each other.
Another way to look at balance as a way to achieve harmony and with harmony comes abundance is the way that we use energy as money. In order to have the abundance financially there needs to be a cash flow meaning what is coming in is also going out and what is going out will always come back as more in a limited amount or unlimited amount, more meaning that abundance is always greater than the sum of its parts. It will multiply, it will always be more then what was received if it is given freely and without limitations. The statement, ‘giving is receiving’ is a good metaphor in financial dealings and is the basis of cash flow. If there is no cash flow then the energy becomes stagnant and there is no growth and no expansion of goods and eventually one will lose what one has accumulated. There is always a time to give and there is a time to receive. The gift must keep on giving. That is the law of creation to expand and multiply and from where do we expand and multiply from our abundance. There is always an infinite supply of energy no matter the form the energy we are using at the moment. There is an infinite supply of it always. Remember energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed in form and that form can be based on limitation or unlimitedness. The same energy that is here now has always been here and will always be here now and forever more. The reason it appears to some that there in not enough is because of the belief system that they support the belief in scarcity and lack and that is all it really is is a belief system and not a fact of Reality.
Everything in creation has a movement and that movement is part of a greater Harmony or movement and this movement is what we call life. Life is the force of everything and this life is also love. Just like the particle being the substance and the movement being the wave. It is all one thing and when this movement or wave becomes aware of itself as the Whole of this Movement then that wave is not longer limited and becomes free. When this movement of Energy or Spirit is   observable or is tangible we call it Light which is the visible manifestation of what we call love.
You are what you desire to become. You are what you are seeking. You are the journey and the destination. It is all you and you are the one you seek. That which we have given the name God or the Absolute is what you are in your totality of being. In Reality there is no such thing as duality. Reality is singular, it is one and you are the Limitless Light, Life and the Love of this limitless Reality that was created for you to create in and with not in some distant time and place but right now. You are what you are and will always be infinite Love, infinite Intelligence and infinite power to create whatever you want to create right here and right now.  May your creations be only that which is the Holy, Loving, Beautiful and True, not because that is a good idea but because that is what you are.

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