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Spiritual Topic for November 2022 - Zero Point and Balance



Zero Point and Balance


Overview


Scientists have discovered a Zero Point of energy which they describe as a void or a vacuum space of nothingness. We prefer to call this a space of pure potential or the field of infinite possibilities.


Many scientific perspectives of Zero Point believe that our world is made up of infinite zero points generated from our vibration (energy and information, individual and collective) and displayed as our physical reality.


When we quiet our body, emotions, and mind through meditation, conscious breathing, or other mindful practices, we can enter this space of stillness. As a reminder, we touched upon meditation in the May 2022 topic on “Spirituality.” It is in our own personal Zero Point that we are most able to fully connect with our Divine Essence (Authentic Self / soul). As we connect with this source of infinite possibilities, pure love, grace, peace, joy and creativity, we focus on drawing these wonderful qualities and gifts into our lives.


Being able to consciously access these qualities and gifts is life changing. Remember when you do this for yourself personally you are also directly and positively affecting the rest of humanity.


We discussed this space of infinite possibilities and grace with Grandmother Mulara and Sue Cimino on the 21 September 2022 Sacred Wisdom with Connecting Consciousness podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_qeva7AeWk&feature=youtu.be   


Grandmother Mulara calls this space the ‘sacred neutral.’ One of the Cambridge online dictionary definitions of ‘sacred’ is, “holy = extremely important and deserving respect.”

In the ‘sacred neutral’ you find a space of neutrality, where you are not attached to anything (things, emotions, people, outcomes, etc.) When you are in this neutral space, all things are possible.


In Zero Point, we shift into being a witness and we can observe what is going on without immersing ourselves in it. We can be the calm in the eye of the storm. This is what Jesus referred to when he said to be in this world, but not of it. (Official verse: “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” —Bible, English Standard Version, John 15:19.)


Monitoring your thoughts entails stepping back and observing yourself in the moment. The shamanic term for this is ‘stalking the self’ meaning closely observing your actions and reactions or ‘reflection in action’. This allows you to see how you react to different situations and enables you to change thoughts and behaviours that do not serve you. Observe / stalk yourself in moments of calm and during active moments of everyday life to look at how you naturally respond to different situations and what your fallback behavioural patterns are. As a part of this observation, you can determine which patterns do not serve you and how you can change them to serve your highest good. At times, this may mean releasing and other times it may entail integrating. This is a part of inner work or shadow work, which we touched upon in the June 2022 Self-Forgiveness Deep Dive.


Teal Swan indicates that the universe is a mirror of us and we are a fractal of God. “For the universe to become one, we must become one.  We will do that by integrating.  We will integrate by loving the aspects of us that we do not currently love…Unconditional love must be practiced towards the things that we want to push away from ourselves the most.  Integration is the true mission of God.”


Developing self-observation / self-reflection skills, working on your inner (shadow) self and making changes that serve your highest good can lead to greater self-mastery.

According to Eckhart Tolle, becoming an observer of our thoughts allows us to live in the present moment and awakens a higher level of consciousness. “The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the possessing entity - the thinker… The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.”―Eckhart Tolle, Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now.


We have briefly touched on Zero Point, finding the still of the moment, connecting with our Divine Essence, being willing to draw on beneficial qualities such as grace, inner strength, creativity, and joy. We have also looked at stalking the self to determine which choices and patterns do not serve you, enabling you to release or integrate them. Now we will look at how to find and access balance in our lives to help us cope with the stresses, strains, and challenges that inevitably occur.


Finding balance allows us to live life to its fullest, with health, happiness, and vitality. It necessitates the right mix of doing versus being, and heavily aligning our “doing” with activities that bring us joy. It’s a sense of being. We are human beings, not human doings.

To stay balanced, we need to ensure that our cups don’t run empty. We are not striving for a consistently full cup or for rigid balance, but one that naturally and intuitively goes with the ebbs and flows of life like waves washing on the shore. It’s a gentle knowing of the energy you need to stay grounded, balanced, and inspired.


Creating balance in one’s life can be a challenge. In today’s fast-paced world, there are many demands on our time as well as societal pressure to do it all. Yet, doing too much is a quick path to burnout and stress.


Many people feel they must push themselves to constantly try new things and develop themselves through challenges. Equally important are moments of calm and reflective inner stillness. We need to know how to tap into our own natural rhythms and flow. We need to be confident that we are not wasting precious time when we withdraw to nurture ourselves and to find stillness in our minds and our lives. We can use our discernment to know when to move forward with right action and when to be still, calm and reflective. 


Knowing and prioritizing what you need to stay balanced also ensures you have the capacity to help others. It is important to get rest when you need it.  When your cup is empty, you have little to give. There are many ways to fill one’s cup. Activities and practices for grounding, balance, and protection are provided in the Worksheet.


Centered and grounded, we can ride the waves of life with ease and grace. If we chose to live on the edge of our emotions, the surface is rough, and we can get tossed around by the chaos like a cork riding the waves. However, below the surface the sea is calmer, and likewise, we can find this calm by going within and finding our still center. 

 

Discussion Questions

  1. Have you ever found your Zero Point? What does it feel like to be in that state?

  2. Have you been able to draw upon your inner strength and qualities of grace from this practice? What did this feel like and how did it help you?

  3. Have you practiced ‘stalking the self’ (shamanic term for monitoring your actions / reactions to events?) What was your experience?

  4. If you have practiced ‘stalking the self’ (shamanic term for monitoring your actions / reactions to events) have you been able to let go of or integrate any behaviours that did not serve your highest good?

  5. What do you think Jesus meant by, “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you?”

  6. What practices do you use to fill your cup and recharge your batteries?

  7. Are you naturally someone who is calm in times of stress and chaos or are you prone to panicking and falling apart? If you feel more aligned with the latter, how do you feel the above practices (meditating to find your Zero Point, ‘stalking the self’, and looking after your wellbeing on a daily basis) could help? Is there anything else that could help you develop the skill of being calm in a crisis, such as practice and preparation?

 

Presentation Timeframe


Please present the Monthly Spiritual Topic in a Zoom meeting during the given month. You can dedicate the entire meeting or part of the meeting to this topic.

  

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  • Use the discussion questions to generate conversation and to invite members to share their experiences and ideas related to the topic.

  • Remind members that there is great benefit to collectively reviewing topics that prompt self-reflection, even if these are subject matters that members already know. Members will benefit from learning new ideas and from the positive group energy that is generated.

  • Share the member best practices (see below) prior to starting your discussion.

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  • At the end of your topic discussion, please share the worksheet with members. You can give members time to complete these exercises during your meeting and then debrief by inviting them to share ideas, or provide the worksheet to members to complete at their leisure. You can also use the worksheet during subsequent Zoom meetings as there are additional concepts that can be used as stand-alone topics.

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Member Best Practices



  • Please limit your dialogue to three minutes or less so others can participate.

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  • Use the worksheet to delve deeper and to personalize the monthly topic.

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Worksheet:


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A Deep Dive:


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