7 Ways to Stay Spiritually Balanced
by Catherine Franz
When we find spirituality, or it finds us, the experience
feels surreal. We begin to feel like we're walking on a
tightrope between two different worlds. We become
ungrounded and loose touch with the physical side of life.
When our spiritual mission becomes clear, it is even truer.
Learning to breathe and to walk between these two
experiences until they merge can be a tough balancing act.
Itís easy to choose and get lost in the new experience
because it feels so good and so right. Regular aspects in
the physical world seem less important and get set aside,
many times incomplete.
This tightrope doesn't have the same thinness as the rope we
think of in the circus. A spiritual path is actually on the
ground and wider even though it feels like walking on air at
times. If you step to one side, you engulf yourself totally
in the awe of spirituality. The other, the physical world.
And because of its alluring influence, it is easy to
understand why we prefer to be there.
There are ways to merge the two experiences. Here are seven
techniques to help balance the tightrope:
1. Maintain or start new physical activities. Go running,
play tennis, take a walk, or workout. Allow love to pour
into the tennis racket. This is a neat experience if you
haven't tried it before. Allow the physical activity to
merge with a spiritual part. Walk with a loving heart, say
your favorite poem or prayer, and feel it in each step. Do
the same when making beds, running errands, standing at the
copy machine, taking the kids to soccer, or washing the car.
This chases the doubt away and invites high attraction
2. Caring for others. Take care of your family, yourself,
pets, and others in your life. Allow them the amount of
space they need to learn, falter (yes, I said falter), and
grow. Place yourself on that list, so, set time, and space
aside for you as well.
3. Keep financially stable. It is easy to say, "Do what we
love and the money will follow." Lean too much on the
spiritual side and you stop taking action and the money
dries up. This is like wishing to win the lottery without
buying a ticket. One difference with balance the two -- the
right people show up at the right time. People sometimes
think that when you find spirituality, the money just finds
you. This can't be furthest from the truth. It means that
you will find it easier to attract what you need if you
continue to take action. If this is a learning and growth
period, it takes massive action -- action for learning and
action for the regular action. As hard as this one is to
balance and maintain, nevertheless it is feasible, millions
of people do so daily.
4. Spend more time planning and setting goals. Manifesting
what we want still requires action and planning.
Spirituality can nestle us so warmly and lovingly itís easy
to set the needed action aside. The level of balance is in
the amount of flexibility you allow in the action plan.
Complete each action with total openness of all that is
possible for what follows. Ask and allow the universe to
send easier, faster steps. And be open to see then when
they arrive. Ask, trust, and allow the universeís infinite
wisdom to send you the answers. They are usually better
than anything we usually arrive at ourselves. The tightrope
is to balance trust with flexibility and space for expanded
freedom and results.
5. Keep on giving. Spirituality is a gift that needs to
flow. It can only continue to do so if people give. There
are many ways to give and the method you choose will be the
6. Allow room for real people and relationships. Other
people ground us and connect us to the physical world. Yet,
they must still allow us to evolve. People are another form
of giving and receiving -- two necessary parts for good
7. Receiving remuneration is a gift. Accept it as if it
came from the universe asking you to continue the flow.
When we receive, water continues to flow into our cup and
allows our mission to continue its evolution. Asking for
compensation allows both parties to continue the flow. When
we shift our perspective and see the need for flow,
additional funds to appear.
Enjoy spirituality in balance with both feet on the ground!
(c) Copyright, Catherine Franz. All rights reserved.
Catherine Franz is a Life and Business Professional Coach
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