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What types of things get and keep us off balance?

· balance,EMF Balancing

I'm running an online course and one of the recent questions was about what types of things get and keep us off balance.

My answer was way too long so I thought I would write it as a blog post.

This is a very good question because balance is a complex concept and one of the fascinating multi-dimensional aspects of our human life experience.

  • We can point to major events like accidents, losses or bad news where by any definition we find ourselves ‘out of balance’.
  • But we can find ourselves feeling out of balance as a consequence of ongoing regular patterns.

    Some people are particularly sensitive to the energy of the full moon.

    We can find ourselves affected by a change of seasons. In fact we are constantly being affected by what is happening in our environment.

Here is a link to a YouTube video that explains how the Schumann Resonance is changing and how that may affect life on earth.

Another good source of data on global data on fluctuations in the global energy field is the HeartMath Institute.

It could be argued that we and indeed the whole planet’s environment is out of balance because of the changes we are experiencing in the earth’s climate.

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We could well argue that, in fact, life is an ongoing process of moving in and out of balance. If we are ever ‘in balance’ maybe it is only for a split second!

The work of biologist, Bruce Lipton, and others on epigenetics and cell growth teaches us that we NEED the environment to activate the DNA in the cell. It is the environment that determines what specifically will happen to the cell and what features it will develop. So, from one perspective, we need the environment to put us ‘out of balance’ in order to create a new more coherent and integrated level of balance.

The question then becomes, What are we going to do about it? Can we in fact do ANYTHING? If we can do something, what is that something?

I think there are a number of factors to consider.

  • Firstly, systems, including our human system operate within certain limits. Within these limits there is equilibrium, coherence. Outside these limits, the system becomes unbalanced and vulnerable to collapse. A simple example is our body temperature. When body temperature drops too low or shoots up too high, our life is at risk.
  • Secondly, however, we have plenty of evidence of individuals who have trained their systems to do things that to the rest of us would be impossible, like climbing Everest in shorts! 
  • Thirdly, for those of us who have no urgent desire to emulate these achievements,  there is a lot of evidence that we can improve our performance by gradually extending our limits of tolerance. For example, if you want to get stronger, your gym trainer may advise you to attend the gym every second day. That is because the body needs time to repair the ‘damage’ to muscles during intensive effort. With consistent practice we achieve a stronger body. In the language of balance and equilibrium, within the system that looks after the functioning of our muscles in our physical body, we have achieved an expanded level of balance.

Another example would be losing and gaining weight. This is normally done incrementally.


And a further example comes from psychotherapy where it is recognised that ‘going slow’ with integration of what have been unconscious patterns from the past is recommended.

In conclusion - a shorter answer

Balance isn’t a static once-and-for-all thing. We are forever out of balance. So balance is an ongoing process.

Living through a typical day puts us out of balance and we need a good night’s rest to restore that part of our system to balance.

Starting a new job puts us out of balance. We need time to adjust and settle in before we can perform at our best in the new role. And given that roles are continually changing, we need to find ways to incorporate lifelong learning so that we can have an ongoing balance of work and life.

When we talk about balance we assume a specific context. ‘I lost my balance yesterday on the slippery ice and fell over’. ‘These competitive ice skaters have incredible balance!’ ‘A person living a balanced life style will generally have a few hobbies.’

Balance is experiential. We have to be attempting to do or change something to have an experience of balance or imbalance.

I have a practical turn of mind and so I want to add to the original question.

What types of things get and keep us out of balance; and given that we are continually changing and transforming and so are never completely ‘balanced’, what is the benefit of an EMF Balancing energy session?’

I’ll answer this second part of the question with reference to the three points above.

  • Balance isn’t a static once-and-for-all thing.
    You wouldn’t take a shower and expect that to last you for a year.
    Similarly, you shouldn’t expect an energy balance to last indefinitely. Life happens.
    As you become more attuned to your own energy, and become more aware of what’s going on for you energetically, you start to pick up on when you need to take action to either restore or maintain balance or move to the next level of balance.
  • When we talk about balance we assume a specific context.
    When we talk about EMF Balancing, we are referencing a part of our energy anatomy located in our personal electro magnetic field, that part of our energy field that connects us with the larger universe. The EMF Balancing Technique® has identified twelve key areas in this field that we can target to balance our energy. (We are not saying these are the only areas. Remember that the map is NOT the territory.) I am using these areas as our ‘map’ in this course.
  • Balance is experiential.
    We can’t have an experience of an EMF Balance in this course; but we can have experiences of connecting with each other on an energetic level.
    You have a choice of accepting these experiences and reflecting on what these might mean for you and how they might expand your sense of your own unique self and what it means to be you and express your uniqueness in today’s complex and complicated