It’s everywhere you turn.
On the television, in newspaper headlines, browsing online you will see chaos around the globe.
The uprising and violence in the Middle East, the large earthquakes being felt around the world and the most recent chaos being the devastation which has plagued Japan.
Even here in the US, we find our own chaos — including the highest levels ever of unemployment and homes being lost through the foreclosure process.
It can be challenging to know that within the mists of chaos, one can find balance.
It has been said that to begin to effect change several ingredients must be in place…
First, there must be a shift in one’s perception.
This might look something like this, “Change the way you look at things and the things in which you look at will Change.”
You will always find that which you seek.
When you read all the stories feeling emotionally involved, it is possible to get sucked into the despair, the destitute and the drama which is being played out in the lives of others. If you shifted your perception to find the strength, the courage and the fortitude of love which the survivors carry, then you begin to find more heart felt stories, which are typically referred to as “miracles.
Second, becoming grateful for all of life’s lessons.
No-thing happens to us by chance.
Everything that shows up in your life shows up to teach you something, to provide you with an opportunity for growth, even Chaos!
Oftentimes chaos is what follows when change is at hand and you have become complacent or fearful about making a necessary change. When you choose to be grateful for all things, even the chaos, you can begin to alter your perception, thus finding your own miracle
It is through accepting your own personal chaos.
Once you reach the stage of acceptance, you move into the state of mind referred to as “living in the Now.” This is where you can effect change. This is where you begin to reach a sense a balance within.
When you recognize that with all things there is a choice, you become empowered by the mist, you begin to take control over the force which chaos can bring causing a shift in your perception, allowing you to become grateful and accepting of all things and leaving you with the most perfect cake you have ever baked.
Once you find your Self living in the moment, you then can see with clarity as you develop a sense of deeper understanding.
One of the beautiful aspects of the Next Generation of Reiki is in the teachings of the Principles. It is within these principles you find a road map to living life in our changing times.
Just for Today, I will…
- be free of Anger
- be free from Worry
- be filled with Gratitude
- be free of Judgments towards Self and Others
- love all things Unconditionally
Powerful Principles to live by to bring balance when the world around you is spinning in chaos.