I finally had a chance to do my 2015 Reading. The cards said my most important lesson for 2015 is Balance. Synchronicity! That was going to be the topic for this week’s blog! The ascended master pulled for this week’s oracle card reading was Lady Nada. She helps balance and harmonize the masculine and feminine energies within you. What exactly does that mean?
We know what it means to be out of balance: giving too much while not being open to receiving; too much work, too little play; analytical mind while being out of touch with your intuition/feelings; over-spending, not enough saving; not giving yourself permission to take care of yourself, socialization vs. alone time, etc. It can be easy for our lives to fall out of balance with chaotic schedules and demands for your time and energy. Our planet is extremely out of balance from the destruction and abuse of our Earth’s resources for the sake of industry and consumption.
In Chinese philosophy, the yin-yang is a symbol of balance. Yin is characterized by the feminine energies–the moon, dark, cold, being, receiver, nurturer, intuitive. Yang represents the masculine energies–the sun, light, warmth, activity, giver, protector, analytical. Yin-yang is the fusion of two cosmic forces, each containing a “seed” of each other. The belief is that two apparently opposing forces work together to make up the whole. Seeming polarities are complementary, inter-connected, and inter-dependent in the natural world. You cannot have light without the shadow.
The Shiva Lingam in Hindu culture represent the cosmic egg–full of creative potential, from the union of the masculine and feminine energies.
The Caduceus, from Greek mythology, has been adopted to symbolize health or the medical profession. In actuality, the double snakes represent duality and the unification of polar opposites. The snakes represent balance and harmony. The staff, rod, or wand acts as a conduit between the body and mind, physical and spiritual, heaven and earth, the mundane world and the ethereal. The wings are symbolic of ascension, messages from the divine, or a connection to a higher power. The Caduceus is a powerful alchemical symbol of unification of opposites, balance, and transformation. Its reflection is seen in Kundalini, the sleeping serpent of cosmic life force that awakens and ascends up the spine, awakening the chakras, and ultimately, finding union with the Divine. It also echos the double helix of DNA, the building blocks of life, where each strand holds information from the whole.
That’s what balance means: to be whole. Finding balance is the key to your Higher Self.
How can one achieve balance? Quiet reflection and appropriate action steps would be a good start. I think the chakra system is such a complete representation of the self, and I’ve been doing meditations to balance my chakras. It’s a profound tool for finding areas of your life that are out of balance or blocked, and working to restore wholeness for optimum performance and health. I will write about my experience with kundalini, and the guided chakra meditation experience once I’ve completed. It involves the opportunity for artistic expression. As well, Tarot is a helpful and beneficial tool that can provide insight into how to bring your life into greater harmony and balance.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! What areas do you want to bring back into balance and how do you plan to do that? What does balance mean to you?