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  • Writer's pictureJill Brocklehurst

Living in Balance (Pt. 2 of 5)

“This is the simple meaning of true metaphysical teaching: the study of Life and the nature of the Law, governed and directed by thought. That which today seems to us supernatural, after it is thoroughly understood, will be found to be spontaneously natural”

~ Ernest Holmes (The Science of Mind)

I was driving through farm country after a potluck. The roads were empty and the sky was filled with autumn stars. WOW! Out along the horizon I saw a string of lights, in single file, flowing across the sky and disappearing at the handle of the Big Dipper. What WAS that? I gave my head a shake, and they were still there. “Is this a UFO like the one I saw with Marilyn, years ago, hovering over the Canadian Scottish Regiment in Courtenay?”, I wondered. FOR REAL!

I pulled over and called a friend, excitedly describing what I was looking at. They broke out in laughter. “Ha Ha Ha… that is Elon Musk’s Starlink”, they informed me. What? Wow!

How bizarre, the contrast of a quiet country road and a sky filled with modern technology. Where are we spinning to? What is next? All this is mind-blowing for me. So this is what I do…

Back to basics… the Present Moment is the only true reality. Our world is filled with lots of ‘things’ and these ‘things’ have always come and gone. Away from satellites, into space beyond, expanding as far as I can imagine and even farther, is the endless Life Force that is behind all experiences. This expansion isn’t just outward, It is also inward. As expansive as It is, It is also infinitely small, and It includes everything in between. I contemplate The Universe, a Divine endless expression of Life Itself, and I know that Life is so much more than Starlink… there is so much more going on than we can know from our devices, the news, the media, our distractions…. Life is the simplicity and the complexity.

For me, I find peace in quiet simplicity, so when I begin to feel in need of perspective, I pick up a book filled with brilliant, inspiring philosophical ideas, and I read awhile.

What great literature do you like to ponder? I encourage you to spend a little time every day with your nose in a book this week, and see how your perspective shifts.

~ Have you given consideration to great inspirational literature you like? (Perhaps get ideas from a friend, if nothing comes immediately to mind).

~ Spend time reading (or listening to audio books or the like) about things that deeply inspire you this week.

~ Journal about the experience; what you learn and how you might take those ideas forward into your your life.

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