Tension at its right time and place, in its proper rhythms, is all right, but tension continued is tiring and brings a cramp. Trying to be good produces tension, and the individual’s spiritual muscles soon become tired and cramped and then he is bad, in spite of his well-intentioned efforts. These tensions appear not because of some deliberate wilfulness, generally speaking, but because of the relationships of tension to tension within himself. If the tensions which he comes up against consciously immediately establish a correlation with the tensions of trying, the tensions of failure, the tensions that have come out of the mass consciousness and which have been conveyed in various ways, then he reverts to an old pattern, to something that is unworthy of him.Lloyd Arthur Meeker
Who doesn’t feel some unnatural tension? In tense muscles? Stressed emotions? Or anxious thoughts?
There is very definitely a natural tension in life. But that is a rhythmic thing. It comes and goes. It is exhilarating. And there is a satisfying release when the activity calling for the tension is over.
Take a moment to check your tension levels right now. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. As you become aware of something locked up in yourself, simply breathe into it. Invite it to release.
As Lloyd Arthur Meeker describes, so much of the unnatural tension we experience begins mentally. Without even being aware of it, we can fight against hidden fears and attempt to accomplish unrealistic goals. Our mind can unwittingly set up patterns of unrelenting stress throughout our human soul.
While the mind can be a cruel dictator it can also be a guardian angel if we ask it to. Our mind can gently guide the emotional body to open to the source of peace within us. The mind can be a keeper of our body temple, allowing our precious organs, glands and tissues to open more fully to the fire of love within our body, bringing warmth and calm.
Here’s the thing to remember to bring peace to the human soul. No matter what you think is happening, the best outcome is assured as you continually open your thoughts and feelings to the peace that is in you. With that peace you have the best opportunity to take the creative action that is needful in your life. And you have the best chance of relaxing in joy and satisfaction when the action is complete.
Open now to the peace within you. Feel the flow of Attunement current through your human soul.
Attunement is a consciousness practice and an energy medicine practice that leads to personal spiritual regeneration.
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