Imbalance in Paradise

Home a week now, I have been experiencing imbalance in paradise.  I have enough objective perspective to discern not only how out of balance I am, both physically and spiritually, but also how unbalanced the rest of the world is.  Some would say that all is right on track.  It ultimately depends on which approach one takes, a couple being those of the detached observer, and that of the one engulfed by her own hurricane-like thoughts.


In my case, the approach is a combination of the two.  On the one hand, my body tells my mind that I am out of balance.  Normally one who is healthy, when I feel something happening within my torso, a pain, as I have had of late, I realize something is not in balance.  My first response is to stop doing the things that may be contributing to this pain, which is in the area of the liver, possibly the gallbladder.  I drink more water; stop pulling nicotine into my body with cigarettes, and look for alkaline-producing foods to consume.  I withdraw from the world by going back to sleep, despite the beauty of the new day, and find respite from the pain.  However, on the other hand, when I am out of bed, when I turn on the “news” and listen to the things that are happening on the planet, I spin back into the “hurricane.”  I am angry at the ubiquitous perversion that drives humankind, especially perpetrated by the ones who believe themselves to be in power.  This group seeks more control of their fellow man as well as the earth itself.  Awareness of the imbalance is enough to drive one quite mad.  This is why I seek more sleep, for I feel I am going mad, despite the fact that I live in paradise.

Meanwhile, I realize I am not the only one here who suffers, that there are so many who actually live on the brink of annihilation through malnutrition, lack of clean water, food, and no shelter.  It is overwhelming to know that millions are suffering when truly, we have the resources available to keep all fed and housed.  John Lennon was so right when he wrote the words of his song, “Imagine.”

“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one” 1

The avatars of today and of the past advise people like me to release all negativity, angry thoughts, to find a way to forgive all those who have done any damage, for we are not separate.  I am a walking, breathing example of how the angry thoughts and negativity can manifest more of the same, for I know I am blessed, yet I still judge, experience anger, and find myself in pain.  The pain is what brings me to the acknowledgement that life is large, all embracing, and non-exclusive.  Whatever happens to one of us, it will happen to all of us, either now or sometime, for in reality, there is no time.  Time is a fabricated illusion created to augment humankind’s delusion of being in control of that which is.  If one backs away from time, one can see that life just unfolds, the way the trees bud in the spring and flowers bloom in the summer.  The leaves die on the trees in the autumn and all appears dead during winter.  All is illusion, and we are free to see All That Is any way we choose.

This is December 2012.  The prophecies say something huge is due to come about on this planet.  Some interpret it as the end of time as we know it.  Some say it is soon to be “the end of the world.”  I walk about in this body wondering if it is to be a huge leap in consciousness on the part of humankind, for this is what I wish to see happen.

I know I live in paradise.  I wish all to recognize this paradise, to embrace all that comes with this amazing creation, to embrace all that is herein, and to stop the destruction and madness.  The Now that we have is all that we have.  We are the only ones who can change our human ways of perversion, which are greed, lust, anger, vanity, and materialism.  Dropping these aspects of ourselves could lead us into another way of seeing, of living.  With our true sight renewed, the light shining on all that needs nurturing, our collective being responding in alignment with Creation, we can get past this maddeningly destructive mode we have followed for far too long.

Imagine living free of fear, of pain, of lack.  See in its place a world of children nurtured, where no man or woman dictates to another, where there is no betrayal of trust, where love is universal, unconditional, impersonal, simply love.  In addition, with this supreme love, our small planet can be the paradise it has always been, temporarily out-of-balance due to the out-of-balance approach on the part of humankind, but always ready to respond to change, and now is all we need.

Paradise is here.  We need only to see it, feel it, be part of it, breathe it, and live it.  Imbalance in Paradise is perhaps ending.  As I shift my imbalances, I can also try to visualize balance everywhere.  May I find my own strength, love, and patience to see it come into being.

 

 

1 John Lennon, “Imagine,” Recorded May-June 1971 at Ascot Sound Studios, Ascot and Record Plant East, New York, Released 11 October 1971, Producers John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector.

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5 Responses to Imbalance in Paradise

  1. You actually make it appear really easy with your presentation however I’m finding this topic to be actually one thing which I think I’d by no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and very large for me. I’m looking forward on your subsequent submit, I’ll try to get the hold of it!

    • admin says:

      Actually, I am not too sure I understand all that much either, so please, do not feel alone! Also, I can make everything seem more complicated than it may actually be. Just live, eh? And do no harm, you will be fine. 🙂

  2. I read your article and love it so much; thank you so much.

  3. Austin says:

    Heck yeah this is exactly what I needed.

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