We have a central line of energy that runs right through our bodies, connecting us to the earth and to what’s above. Sometimes when I feel people’s energies this line can feel off course. Sometimes it feels like it’s slanting too forward or too back or sometimes more to one side or the other. We want to feel right in the centre. Our centre. Clear in the middle, in the present, right between our past and our future, right between our intuitive creativity and our rational focus. Right with ourselves and strong at our core, knowing who we are and what we’re doing.
Situations in our lives can throw us off this balance point. The future might feel scary so we lean back into our past and stay in nostalgic memories of the good old days. Or the past might be confusing or too painful so we tilt forward into what’s ahead, wanting to let go and leave it all behind. It’s ok to be off balance, it’s not ideal, but it’s ok.
I use the word ok a lot. Feeling and knowing that fundamentally I am ok is really important to me. It’s weird because it’s a pretty modest request – it’s not about being great or excellent or the most amazing person ever, it’s just wanting to know that we are all inherently ok. And, despite my best efforts, I have found that no other person can really assure you of that. Because even when you are asking other people to tell you that who you are is alright, and they really, earnestly will, it doesn’t stop you (or me) from disagreeing in your head, saying yes but they don’t really know or completely discounting and even energetically blocking what they say.
So we need to learn to know that we are ok for ourselves; whatever is going on around you. And it feels connected to finding our centre. This place within, where you are you, calm and clear. And this is a personal thing. It’s something to find, or more likely, to feel for yourself. Your core, your place, your self. Where you fit between the ground and the sky.
When everything feels unclear and scary it’s so easy to take it on as a sign that there is something wrong with us. It’s easy to get spun out, to get murky and insecure and fall off balance. And to feel like maybe we really aren’t ok. When this happens finding your centre is so important because it reassures us. Yes we have a core, yes we are here, yes we exist. That there is this unfailing central part of us, that we, personally and deeply know, a place of calm and of strength that we can feel and call on and take shelter in. That a line of energy travels through us, marking our particular coordinates, where we find our centre, where we know we are ok.
A simple way to feel this – even if it’s for a split second of cool and calm collectedness – is to stand up. Feel your feet firmly connected to the ground. Do it in bare feet and spread out your toes and press down into the floor. Close your eyes and feel where the balance of your body is and bring it back to the centre, not leaning forward, tilting back or favouring one side. Then lift up into the space above the top of your head. Feel that light buzzy energy up there and stand tall into it. And then just breathe, deep in your belly. Balanced perfectly between the ground and the sky, right at the centre of you.