Being in balance is our natural state.
When we are in balance our energy is good. We sleep better, have more vitality, recover faster. We are happier and healthier. Our mood is lighter, our intuition clearer.
When we are out of balance our energetic field is stagnant and blocked. We are quick to become ill and slow to recover. We don’t feel rested even with plenty of sleep. We suffer from negative emotional patterns.
Our precious body has innate intelligence that is always seeking a state of balance. Known as homeostasis, it keeps us healthy, happy and even alive.
We are beings of energy, living in a world of energy. We create energy and we consume it. We sense energy even if we can't see it. It surrounds and flows through us and influences our every thought and action. Energy is the currency of balance.
Many of us lead disconnected lives; disconnected from our surroundings, from our bodies, from each other. Daily we are exposed to dozens of energetic drains, blocks or blow-outs that throw off our natural state of balance.
Energy is created and circulated throughout our system by energy centers in our body called chakras. These are hubs where energy both enters and exits the body. Each chakra relates to an organ or set of organs and an emotional state. Thus the heart chakra creates and is affected by energy to do with love – both the positive and the negative. The throat chakra creates and is affected by energy to do with communication.
We have seven of these centres on our energetic body. When in balance our throat chakra will create energy of eloquence and speaking our truth. When out of balance, we feel constricted in our speech, our words are held back or explosive and unskilful.
Love is the energy of the heart chakra. It is why we feel love in our chest. Why we have an ache in our heart when we are broken hearted. Closing off your heart, to 'protect' it blocks the flow of energy to this energy centre, creating a stunted emotional experience.
When in balance our chakras allow the healthy movement of energy throughout our body. Activities that support this free flow and create a state of balance include hands-on healing, being in nature and living authentically.
The three keys to balance (practice these activities to rebalance your system):
There is so much in our lives that takes us away from balance, making a conscious decision on where and how we concentrate our energy is key to health and happiness. It is easy to exercise the three keys and need only take a few moments each day.
If you support your body this way you will start living a life of beauty, authenticity and balance.