Here for instance is Aisha North’s source:
“Tomorrow is the beginning of a brand new phase in everyone’s lives, so today is a day to begin to prepare for that. …
“What we are talking about, is what will come hot on the heels of today’s lull, namely a huge influx of energy that will literally take your breath away.” (1)
Or Denise LeFay:
“This is the first Equinox after the 12-21-12 Expiration Date and Shift Point, and because of this it is very important because it’s delivering the start of some NEW higher frequency blueprint energies into this dimension, which obviously means much of humanities consciousness.
“These NEW energies are ones that have not been present on the old lower frequency Earth world and reality we all incarnated into so this is a great and grand improvement that’s finally beginning in this dimension on March 20, 2013.” (2)
But, let’s face it, whether or not a strong wave comes at us, our overriding assignment in the face of closings and openings, downloads and upgrades remains the same. That assignment is to keep our balance.
But what is balance?
Most people think of balance in terms of scales. If I put ten pounds of lead on one side of a scale and ten pounds of gold on the other, the scales are in balance.
But that’s not what is meant by balance in the spiritual sense of things. As hard as it is for us to realize it, balance, to my way of thinking, is not the equal weight of two things in a scale.
Balance, spiritually speaking, is remaining in the center, the heart, the stillpoint. Here’s Sanat Kumara discussing the matter on An Hour with an Angel this past Monday (March 18, 2013):
“The point of balance is one that is very important. And it is especially important as you are transversing out of the Third, even the cleaned-up Third, to the Fifth. You as a population — and I am talking about the history of Earth — have tended to think in extremes, either or, duality/polarity. It’s either good or it’s bad. And what you tend to do is run back and forth.
“We do not want you to do that. We want you to stay in the center-point of your balance, which is the center-point, the still point of your heart, and to operate from there.” (3)
Think of it: what did the Buddha advise? Letting go of craving, aversion, and ignorance. Ignorance is the local self, the false “I.” Craving and aversion is leaning towards and leaning away from. It’s liking and disliking. It’s grasping and pushing away. It’s leaving the center of not-wanting and moving to the peripheries of wanting. If we don’t get what we want, craving and aversion lead to frustration, irritation, anger, etc., all of which means losing the balance of the mind.
The balance of the mind is called equanimity, tranquillity, detachment. When we’re equanimous, our minds are still. God is stillness, is it not so? When we’re equanimous, we’re in a godly state of stillness. “Be still and know that I am God,” the psalmist said. (4) God is to be found in stillness and silence, and when the mind is still and silent, the mind is balanced.
Stillness as doing nothing? No. What is being referred to is stillness of the mind or, if you prefer, stillness of the heart, not stillness of the body. The absence of desires that compete with God for our heart and cause the mind to stir. God cannot be realized except in the still mind. Having no thoughts or desires arise in the mind because we remain still and in the center, in balance, is what is being referred to here.
Silence as hearing no sound? No. What is being referred to is silence of the mind. When we’re balanced and in the center, the mind does not clamor. It’s the silence that arises from the mind rather than the sound that arises from outside that’s in question.
When we stray out to the peripheries of desire, going wildly up or down, we’re said to be unbalanced. The peripheries are where imbalance resides; the center is where balance resides. So remaining in balance means remaining in the center.
Here’s another way of saying the very same thing. Detachment sees us remain in the center. Detachment means detachment from all desires that pull us or our attention away from God.
It was said that the Lord our God is a jealous God. Is God actually jealous? I sincerely doubt it. A lesson on detachment is contained in these words.
Mother/Father One has decreed that we cannot have a desire for anything else but God and realize God. “I am all that a man may desire without transgressing the law of his nature,” Krishna said. (5) The purpose of life is to realize God and to do that we must love God alone.
What was it that Jesus said? “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (6) He said that to teach the same lesson of detachment from all that leads away from God and attachment (or devotion) to all that leads us to God.
It’s only when we let go of all competing desires other than for God (or for the divine qualities, or for the love of people, who are embodiments of God) that we’re enabled to realize God. And letting go of all desires other than for God leaves us detached and in the center. All roads lead to … the center. And all states resolve themselves in balance and return to their original stillness and silence.
We satisfy the Buddha’s condition as conveyed to the man who said “I want happiness.” Eliminate the “I” and the “want” and you’re left with happiness. We do so by remaining in the center, in balance.
I think this view of balance as remaining in the center and in stillness may be a very hard notion to get. Very few people seem to have gotten it. Instead we seek an equal amount of one thing and an equal amount of another and then think we’re in balance when we’re not.
We think we must have sorrow when we have happiness. We look for some loss when we realize some gain. All the time we’re entertaining this notion of balance, when this notion has no relationship to balance in the spiritual sense.
The ascended state is unalloyed happiness, joy, bliss. One can be in total bliss and still remain balanced, in the center, in the heart. Therefore balance and total joy are not anomalous but natural.
Remaining detached and equanimous in the center, in the stillpoint, in the heart, “in which” (and these words are metaphoric) the Self or Light of God “resides” – that is balance.
This “Middle Way” is what the Buddha discovered after having been a Prince for years and then an ascetic for years. He discovered that life in the middle is where enlightenment is to be found. And, I think, it’s where our maximum benefit from all these energies, downloads and upgrades is to be found as well.
So no matter what happens over the equinox, whether we have a tsunami of love sweep the Earth or experience a huge download or an energetic upgrade, or find that nothing happens at all, what I encourage us to do is to remain in balance, detached, equanimous, in the middle, in the center – no matter what.
You know where to find this lad. It’ll be easy. Meet me in the middle. Let the wave carry me away. Let there be no wave at all. My home is in the center, in the heart.
(1) “Aisha North: The Manuscript of Survival – Part 286,” March 19, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/03/aisha-north-the-manuscript-of-survival-part-286/
(2) “Denise Le Fay: 2013 Vernal Equinox,” March 20, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/03/denise-le-fay-2013-vernal-equinox/
(3) “It Is a New Day: Sanat Kumara on Pope Francis, the Process of Ascension, the Earth’s Place in Ascension, Etc.,” March 19, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/03/it-is-a-new-day-sanat-kumara-on-pope-francis-the-process-of-ascension-the-earths-place-in-ascension-etc/
(4) Psalm 46:10.
(5) Sri Krishna in Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, trans., Bhagavad-Gita. The Song of God. New York and Scarborough: New American Library, 1972; c194, 80.
(6) Matthew 22:37.