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Chuck’s Place: Finding Harmonious Balance

Homeostasis!
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

All systems seek homeostasis. There are countless permutations of homeostasis. For instance, if one part of a system rises to an extreme, other parts of the system compensate by moving to the opposite extreme to restore balance. A system of extremes, though a volatile and unstable balance, nonetheless can take possession of the world, as well as the human personality, with dire consequences.

Democratic governments have evolved systems of checks and balances to ensure stability of governance. Elected representatives bring their varied, opposing beliefs and individualistic concerns to their meeting halls and, ideally, attempt to harmonize their decisions for the greater good. Often, however, special interests seek to stockpile power to advance their agenda unsullied by a democratic process, which generally requires compromise.

Some issues, such as a threat to national security, evoke a primal unity that can advance a generalized acceptance of war. This falls under the category of nationalism.

The world is dangerously close to such an eventuality, particularly in a time of deluge of fake news, geared toward advancing special interests, especially for those who advocate war to eliminate unwanted parts of the world system.

These are like the times in world history where a savior is sought to bring a peaceful reconciliation of opposites and restoration of world stability. In modern terms, the world seeks a mature adult leader to restore order.

In the human personality, the adult self is the “savior” charged with bringing sustainable homeostasis within the system of the human psyche.

The adult self is the conscious president of the personality. The chakras of the human energy system are the major energy centers of the personality that reflect different needs within the self. Thus, for instance, the first chakra is the representative of core security and safety. The second chakra is concerned with procreation and continuance of the species. The third chakra is concerned with the power of individual needs and wants, the true coming of age of the human ego.

The fourth chakra is the meeting place of the spiritual self, where the individualistic ego is introduced to the truth of its place in the larger interconnected system of the greater self. The heart chakra teaches the ego right action for the needs of the greater whole.

The final three chakras are greater refinements of awakening to the transpersonal dimension of being and to life beyond the physical self.

The adult self is charged with managing the needs of the total self in space time, that is, daily human life. The adult self must bring to the meeting room the unique concerns of all the representatives of the various chakras. Decisions must be made, and checks and balances employed, to insure good management of energetic resources in the behavioral fulfillment of everyday life.

Unfortunately, the adult self must undergo much maturation before it arrives at the adult ability to govern for the greater good of the personality. Here, checks and balances appear in the form of psychosomatic symptoms, emotional and cognitive reactions, as well as dream experiences and synchronistic manifestations that bring influence upon the homeostatic balance of the personality.

A basic example: at the core chakra level, we must eat to survive. The second chakra, with its primal concern of mating, might negate the need to eat in order to attract a mate. The third chakra, in a state of grandiose entitlement, might insist upon unlimited treats. The fourth chakra might give the message that food is necessary in moderation, and hold out that a true mate would be attracted to a person who lovingly cares for the true needs of the whole body.

An immature adult self might find itself easy prey to the special interests of one or another chakra, resulting in either under or over eating. An adult self that has undergone the trials of the lower chakras, and reached the heart chakra, would be able to avail itself of the wisdom offered at the heart chakra. This would mean eating an enjoyable, moderate, truly needed meal.

Again, all systems must achieve homeostasis. Homeostasis could actually look like an indulgent attitude, compensated by severe somatic and emotional symptoms. The goal is to achieve harmonious homeostasis, which provides enduring sustainability. All individuals have the opportunity to be saviors of themselves, in their intent of achieving mature adulthood.

Let us intend that world leadership follow this example.

Pursuing the path to heart,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Monday June 10, 2019

Let your heart be your guide. Though your mind might seek to offer its opinions, its reasons, its fears and its worries, turn to your heart for the answers to your questions. The heart’s answers are in alignment with what is right, with the truth and the balance you seek, with the rightness of all things, and with your Soul’s true journey. The mind may have its opinion, and it does hold sway, but if you turn to your heart the right thing will become clear, for the heart never lies or tries to convince, it only shines a light on what is right and true. Follow where the heart leads and all will be well.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Tuesday May 28, 2019

The word to remember often throughout this day is containment. Contain your energy; contain your urges and desires so that your energy is not compromised or overextended. Be contented with what is for this day. Go with the flow of it, knowing that its minor inconveniences will soon pass. Remain innerly strong and confident that in the long run all will be well and that the most important thing is to remain calm and contained, innerly and outerly. In fact, this is the best way to be at all times. Practice containment today.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday May 23, 2019

Let yourself be calm and easy through all the trials and turmoils of life, for stress is your mortal enemy. Find a way to calm your body and your mind, to gain control over anxiety and panic, pain and fear, worry and intrusive thoughts. Find a balance within and without that will serve to keep you happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit throughout your days. There are so many options available; search for one that suits you well and practice it always. Make it work for you so that your life may be calm and flowing and one of contentment and joy. Make getting your inner state into calm balance your priority. The solution lies in your own hands. You have the power to accomplish anything. Why not begin with yourself and use your personal power for your own good for a change? Do so, and all will be well for a long time to come.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Tuesday May 21, 2019

Maintain your personal balance of mind, body, and spirit no matter what is going on in the world around you. Your own stability matters above all else, for if you are not stable and balanced in your own life, the world around you will dissolve into chaos. You are totally responsible for your own personal world, inside and out. You and your energetic balance do matter. Keep this in mind as you do your part to save the world. And that is not an exaggeration, for you, simply by being alive, have the potential to be part of the solution to save the planet. It’s your world and it’s your choice. Begin with yourself, within and without. Stay in balance and do your part. Save yourself, save the planet.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne