Balance

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an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.

a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

I try to do yoga 4-5 times a week. Yoga is all about balance, much like life is. Often times one of my sides if off balance and I cannot get into a pose really well or hold one as long as the other.

If you are into any type of energy work or spirituality, then you know that the right side of the body represents masculine and the left side represents feminine. I am fascinated by this when people complain of aches or pains on one side of their body and I wonder where they are off balance in their thoughts, actions, and feelings.

The masculine side is characterized by logic, facts, systems, and self-interest. The feminine side uses intuition, feelings, openness, and the unselfishness of our nature. If we see them as separate, instead of embracing both qualities within us, then we are living in duality.

If both sides are in harmony, then your masculine and feminine energies are balanced and you have better health, harmony, and are conscious to all beings. You may have heard the terms divine masculine and divine feminine; this is unity within, which in turn, will foster unity without.

In order to have healthy relationships with partners, nature and everything in-between, there has to be a union of these two energies within us first. But most of us do not have this and our relationships will reflect where we are off balance.

We are currently off balance at this particular time in history. We are anxious, fearful, panicked, overwhelmed and angry. Shelves are empty and people are scared. We are ignoring one another instead of helping and staying as far away from anyone that we even perceive as a threat.

Where is the humanity in any of it? Human touch is what makes us all thrive, yet we are afraid to even look at one another.

I don’t know about you, but I refuse to buy into the fear. I cannot control what happens tomorrow, nor can you. The best that I can do is be responsible, make smart choices that don’t put myself or others in danger and keep doing what I do.

I’m not wearing a mask, I don’t have any Purel, I haven’t stock-piled toilet paper, and I most certainly haven’t stopped my yoga practice or auditions. In fact, I think I might go out to eat later and enjoy a nice dinner with a glass of wine.

Call me irresponsible, call me crazy or call me ignorant. I don’t care. I’m calling it living without fear because feeding into it, only creates more hysteria and I don’t operate from that place. If I have learned one thing on this journey, it’s to respond not react; there really is a difference.

All that is being asked of you at this moment, is to remain balanced. To stay calm. Love those in your life a little more because you are being forced to be with them now and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Look at the positive and stop focusing on the negative and all of this will leave as fast as it came.

Nurture the feminine aspect of yourself and the masculine one as well. We are not at war with one another, in fact, we are in this together. This is an opportunity for us all to unite and make conscious choices that will raise the vibration of our planet, instead of ones based on fear that lower it and send us all into a tailspin.

Love, laugh, play games, share meals, talk. Everything happens for a reason-maybe this one is simply to appreciate what we have and those who are in our lives, just a little more.

Dream

a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.

a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.

If you have a good dream, I guess the two meanings are one in the same.

Sometimes I have lucid dreams. These are the best! Not only am I seeing images and having sensations, I am also realizing cherished aspirations and ideals. I actually have conversations with people and then remember them the next day. I wish I could have them all the time, but I don’t. 

When we dream, either while sleeping or awake, we allow ourselves to be free. We give ourselves permission to think about possibilities. A smile can’t help but break through, just at the mere notion of having what we want, what we desire, maybe even what we dreamt about the night prior.

I am a big believer in dreaming. Mostly in the awake stage of life. I do not think anything is out of reach. We merely have to be a vibrational match for it to come to fruition. Once we understand this, life becomes effortless. It’s when we resist change or try and control outcomes that life gets funky.

One of my favorite spiritual gurus likes to say, “Be a dot.” I like it. Simply put it means to live in the moment. To observe. To wake every day without an agenda. To allow ourselves to be shown what to do next, instead of taking so much futile action that just keeps us on the merry go round to nowhere.

I have always hated making plans. It doesn’t help when you are trying to have friends, but real friends understand this is part of what makes you, you, which is probably why I don’t have too many. But I am okay with that. I don’t want inauthentic relationships anymore.

I feel constricted when I have to commit to something because quite frankly, I don’t know what I will be up to two weeks from now. I might be traveling for work, visiting someone, on set of a commercial, taking a class, doing yoga, doing nothing. I only know what I’m doing now, which is writing this post.

I wake every day and allow life to take me where I need to go. This way of being sets me free of entanglements and situations that I really don’t want to be in. It allows for me to dare to dream about what I want and surprisingly, I have become more creative.

It’s as though loving this way has set me free. My mind is empty of where I have to be or being burdened with something I have to do, I simply am. The ideas flow like Niagara Falls and I only take action when I am inspired to, not from a place of having to.

We do not have to be anywhere, or do anything. It is a choice we make. I am simply choosing to be present in every single second of the day without attachment to anything. This is not to say that I’m some airy fairy that doesn’t have responsibility, but I see my commitments to those who rely on me as I gift, not a chore.

Here’s to dreaming! At night and during the day.

Dream a Little Dream of Me

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper “I love you”
Birds singing in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me
Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me
While I’m alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me
Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I’m longing to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this
Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me
Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I’m longing to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this
Sweet dreams, till sunbeams find you
Gotta keep dreaming leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
You gotta make me a promise, promise to me
You’ll dream, dream a little of me