Homeostasis & Equanimity: Finding Balance and Harmony on the Path

Submitted by Open on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 04:36

These are turbulent times for sure, as the planet and society shift through the gears of transformation. Each of us is connected physically and energetically through morphic fields that are activating and unravelling. That's even before we talk about the dramatic infusions of higher dimensional light. How are we to find balance and harmony through it all? The key is Homeostasis and Equanimity. Find these and your life will be in balance. Let's explore, including a tremendous video at the conclusion.

Express Your Soul!

As the earth now gears up through a dramatic shift of consciousness, it's stirring up all the density and, karmic sediment that have built up through human history. Make no mistake, we're carrying that within our fields, and even if you have done a lot of karmic clearing, then you're still likely to be feeling other people around you as they go deeper into process. The more you clear, the more empathic you become!

Does this mean there's a need to retract back in the shell?

This of itself is going to be frustrating and highly limiting to the full expression of your being. Especially as you are purposefully here to unleash all the innate qualities of your soul (the 7 rays of consciousness). If you're not wotking on these constantly, then the risk is you're in some kind of self-deception or denial. We definitely don't want to be dissolving the soul - this actually dissolves true presence aswell. You just end up in a detached 4D bubble.

Explore the 7 Rays of Divine Consciousness

The answer is to let the full spectrum of the soul activate and express. You will develop at warp speed. However, as you've probably realised by now, if you embark on this path of full emergence, then it's likely to have you bouncing all over the place: first emotionally, then mentally and then energetically. It's a veritable rollercoaster ride for sure.

You'll need to find ways to "medicate". By that I don't mean drugs! But ways that gently meet and engage the energies that are flowing through you: creative expression for example; connection with nature; sensuality in relationship; community and friendship connection; healthy food and bodywork; a measured degree of distraction through entertainment. These will all help express the energy and thereby channel it in an aligned way. It will help you stay connected but also grounded.

There is a risk!

Avoiding Addictions

The risk is getting addicted to the activities or different states - that you're always in need of some kind of stimuli to find harmony. Which ends up being no harmony at all, because you end up always craving something. Whereupon you're finding coffee or cacao increasingly necessary!

How to solve this conundrum?

It is to find homeostasis through equanimity. I've attached a great video here below which explains the biological phenomenon of homeostasis which is a must-watch for anyone in a human body! It describes brilliantly how the brain is configured to purposefully find a balanced state. If you have too much of one type of experience - such as excitement and joy for example, then it will purposefully generate experiences on the other side of the coin so as to attain a net zero within the being - fascinating!

The upshot is that the more you get addicted to pleasurable activity, the more dopamine you produce, then the brain switches into the counter state. It can make you feel depressed and send you into a downward spiral that requires ever more pleasurable distraction and addiction to pull you out of.

The answer to this spiral is equanimity.

The Place of Calm Behind the Eyes

In all aspects of your life, in whatever you're doing, the key is to be centering in the Sacred Ground of Being within you - to be always anchored and centred in this quiet space of inner stillness, even in the height of activity and stimulation. You're sitting calm and peaceful in that vacuous place that's behind the eyes.

Don't get me wrong - you're not becoming a zombie!! Not at all. Quite the opposite. You become awake and alive in ways you never imagined. However, there's a crucial aspect of you - the witnesser - which is gracefully watching it all unfold and happen. You're in it, but not of it!

Explore more about the Sacred Ground of Being: the Quintessence of You

Now, this is going to take a humungous amount of practice and mastery. But if you're reading, that's what you're here for.

Just Breathe!

Engage in the activities you feel drawn to. Fully express the soul in all its myriad of colour and vibrancy. BUT, breathe and reflect through it all. Breath will likely be a crucial key to this harmony. Watch and feel the breath. Practice paying attention to it, especially in highly emotive moments. And then...transcend the breath - drop into that centred, peaceful state that is witnessing from behind the eyes.
Sample this simple Breakthrough Breathing Technique

From this place you can readily "medicate" as the soul is in full swing - meaning to enjoy your raw chocolate or your organic coffee a few times a week; watch that compelling movie; commit to your Bikram sweat yoga; enjoy the company of friends and family. However, this must all be measured as to what is right for you - in the sense that you're not slipping into attachment, distraction or addiction. Because these will always come with downward spirals.

The crucial thing is to ALWAYS watching yourself and witnessing within these activities: where is the boundary? If you're not sure, ask: "show me!" Signs and synchronicity will always help you attune rightful action within measured boundaries. Then the key is to be disciplined enough to stay in that harmonious place - be clear with yourself, it's this which brings most satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Not risking spiraling into some kind of abyss!

Centering in the Sacred Ground of Being

Remember, what you're lookng for is that still place of calm, peace and grace that is at the core of you. Let every external activity be the path by which this is enhanced and developed. It will be that you really get to enjoy the silence and stillness - that will become the manna of real living. Enjoy it all, but attach to none of it. Seek out this homeostasis and equanimity.

Fascinating isn't it that the brain itself is even biologically hard-wired to achieve this balance within the being?!

This leads me to conclude with this excellent video on homeostasis. Take some quality time to view and digest. Explore and inquire how an understanding can better orientate you on the pathway to equanimity in life...

And if you would like to master centering in this Sacred Ground of Being, then do get involved with the work of Openhand's Ascension Academy. It is fundamental to all that we do.

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Bright Blessings

Open πŸ’™πŸ™

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03/08/2022 Openhand Journal Update

I felt to add a few key points to my article from yesterday, about the importance of achieving Homeostasis and Equanimity on the path (scroll up). Especially if you're a lightworker in the shift, healer or facilitator, you're going to be channeling strong inflows of energies, especially at this time. As these energies come through you, they will activate your being tremendously. Hence you'll need to find ways to meet this inner activity - fully expressing is crucial. Which can most definitely include healthy and boundaried consumption - healthy food, chocolate and coffee for example. The risk is to over-dose on these though by getting addicted. That's where you tip the internal balance and risk creating a downward spiral. Or else you go through strong mood swings of being up then down. How to find the balance?

Illumination is crucial. Being clear with yourself about what you're doing and why you're doing it. But then also being profoundly honest about any side effects that you recognise then bring you down So you're enjoying the expressions, but getting to know where the healthy boundaries are, and when you hit that point applying the discipline to stop.

This is where intermittent fasting is so helpful. If you regulate food to a 6 hour window in the day, and then replace other meal times with meditation, you'll hit many inner layers of attachment and resistance - like on the emotional plane for example. This is where we can really go to work and break down those layers.

Here are 3 key benefits of that...

1) It creates a much wider internal pipe so you can handle and embody much more of the infusing energy.
2) It develops discipline through increased illumination - thus you can meet the natural boundaries and honour them better in daily life
3) You're developing and anchoring the Sacred Ground of Being as a way of living. You're naturally centering more in the place of equanimity.

If you haven't read the article yet, do scroll up and review, including the excellent video at the end explaing the evolutionary phenomenon of Homeostasis. It's tremendously eye-opening for daily life in society and how to manage it effectively.

And I'm interested to hear from you. How do you best find this balance of Homeostasis and Equanimity in your life? Do share below. I'm fascinated to hear.

Bright blessings

Open πŸ’™πŸ™

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I was awe struck by the video I've shared above - how the brain is hard-wired to find balance through "homeostasis" - but most importantly to the spiritual path, how this mirrors and synchronises with centering through equanimity into the Sacred Ground of Being. It seems to me it's the real key to a fulfilled life on the path but avoidance downward spirals through addiction.

What are your thoughts?
How do you best find equanimity in life?

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I found this video fascinating, for me it helps to explains some of the "peak to trough"  that many people experience in day to day life. I see it as a waveform pattern with equanimity, like a line running through the middle.

The interesting thing is that at the peak or the trough, is where we are really feeling and experiencing and where the growth and evolution is most potent.

Maybe equanimity is what the soul is yearning for but peak/troughs are the reason we chose to be a part of the 3D?

Stickman Kev

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Yes - fascinating video indeed πŸ‘

I think the soul is choosing to express fully - hence the 3D experience.
But at the same time, it's also actualising the one. So in expressing through the 3D, it realises itself back at the source.
So I'd say the real key is balance - expression but also centred in the presence.

That's the challenge and the opportunity!

Much love and well wishes

Open πŸ’™

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Hi Open,

i get the idea of homeostatsis and i very much resonate with the idea of a pendulum swinging in one direction and the same way in the other. Feels to me this applies to everything in life and the more i get to know myself the less extreme the motion of the pendulum becomes. Over the years i cut out almost all soft comfort, just some watching movies and playing card games that consumes me sometimes.

What i am really struggling at the moment is how to stay in the sacred ground of beingness at all times within the business of daily life ... to be the eye of the storm. And it's becoming more difficult i feel, because the collective energy is so much more triggered. Certainly what i am going to try is taking more small breaks to breathe and taking quality time for contemplation. 

Intermittent fasting is not bringing up much for me, maybe i've sufficiently equalised with the feeling of hunger during my years in Africa. I am actually barely feeling the want to eat - it's more a habitual thing. When you do 23 hour fasting, at what time of day would you take your meal? I imagine something like 2pm? Do you then fill up massively? There is still some idea in my mind that i won't be able to give to my body what it needs with just one meal a day.

Much love,
Thomas

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Thanks for sharing Thomas - yes, to be in the eye of the storm takes practice and focus. Attachments and investments will pull us out - so that's where we must go to work. Often I'd say it's thinking that you have to figure out what's in front of you. As opposed to just paying attention to it, and then watching it unfold as you centre more in the background.

I eat at midday every day. It works great. And I do eat a full and balanced meal: some fruit to begin with which I allow to digest a little (15 minutes); then a main course of salad or vegetables, quinoa or millet, sometimes pasta, avocado, beans, chickpeas or lentils (for protein). I enjoy some peanut butter or better Tahini to help with the fats. Then I'll eat some raw chocolate for dessert. So it's a full meal and I never feel like I'm missing out - I have plenty of energy for deep consciousness body work and jogging for example.

Definitely helps with the source attunement and alignment in life.

Best wishes

Open πŸ™