How do we balance the one school of thought which says we alone determine our destiny, and the other school which leans towards the law of attraction and the universe unfolding as it should? So which one is right……?
Every time I am in yoga class we do a posture called the “mountain” pose. Basically it means we put our feet together, stand tall and activate all our muscles. Now here is the tricky part – while keeping our muscles active, we must keep our internal calm, relaxed and flowing. This way of balanced being is the ideal way to approach life and how we manifest our desires.
Just like in the mountain pose, in order to manifest your desires it is essential to find the balance between taking action and doing so in a relaxed way in order to allow the good to come our way.
Here are the typical ways we try to realize our desires:
UNBALANCED: We vision want we what and just expect the universe to deliver without any effort. Visioning is great but there needs to be action that will propel the energy forward. I meet so many ’spiritual’ people who say “Spirit flows through me. I am just going to sit and meditate and breathe with the angels.” Okay that is not realistic. If Edison wanted to create the light bulb but didn’t take action over 1000 times until he had success, we would still be using candles.
UNBALANCED: We decide what we want, take charge and go wild with taking action. Often what happens is that we are taking so much action, stuck in HOW we think we are going to make it happen, that we leave no room for the universe to respond.
BALANCED: Vision and take action but make sure you take time everyday to relax and find joy. When you release resistance and stress and take time to breathe, you are in the flow to be open – open to receive signs, guidance and the results of your efforts. You can always tell when you are taking too much action when you are feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed or negative.
So like the mountain pose in yoga, you need to find that delicate balance between taking action and allowing. At first you may seem lost – did I take too much action? Too little? Did I rest enough? Play enough? Your results and the speed at which they come will give you the feedback to know if the balance is there. With practice, you will become the master of manifesting.
Enjoy the journey!
Wishing you an incredible day!
Cindy Ashton is a motivational performer, speaker and expert in overcoming obstacles. Born with a 20% chance of living, Cindy underwent three heart surgeries by age fourteen and was left in chronic pain and with a damaged lung. Recovering well beyond doctor’s expectations, she has gone on to train in a professional dance company six hours a day and sing opera, even on her damaged lung. An internationally published writer, Cindy was recently published in Performance Magazine, alongside Donald Trump, President Obama and Tony Robbins. In presenting keynote speeches, interactive seminars and motivational concerts across North America, Cindy combines her extensive backgrounds in performing, education and kinesiology with her own real life experience. Cindy has been featured on CBC Radio, Metro News and the Body Mind Spirit Show as well as other international media. She released her debut CD, Don’t Rain On My Parade, in 2006, her Kiss the Monster Meditation CD in 2008 and her book, Kiss Your Monsters Goodbye: Overcome Your Obstacles & Achieve the Success You Deserve.