Balancing Energy: What Does It Mean?
By: Toby Balin, Life Purpose Coach, www.intuitiveforyou.com
Everything in our universe is made up of energy. There are different energies, each with a different purpose (i.e., “job description”). Each energy has its balance point and two out-of-balance points. Our job in life is to balance the energies.
Being out-of-balance in an energy results from either resisting that particular energy or over-doing that particular energy.
- When we resist the energy—or under-achieve in that energy–we are said to be in the “inertia” phase of that energy.
- When we over-do the energy, we are said to be “activity” phase of that energy.
Here’s a true example: A woman in my apartment building took a cab from our building in Uptown to DFW. She was back home in 45 minutes. When I asked her what happened, she said, “I didn’t look at my itinerary and the plane left.”
My first reaction was, “What an idiot!” Next I told myself to be more “spiritual” and look at her actions from the point of view of energy. She was working on the energy of detail. Instead of being in balance on that energy, she was under-achieving.
At the other extreme, someone who over does the energy of detail can be “nit-picky” (and I’ve had bosses like that) or can suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder.
The goal is to be in balance on the energy of detail–neither overlooking the importance of detail or going over-board on detail.
Let’s take another example: the energy of food.
If under doing food, we get starvation. Over-doing food leads to America’s obesity crisis.
Terms for under- and over-doing energy
I was taught words (terms) for the out of balance positions of energy. Inertia is the word for resisting the energy or under-achieving. Activity is the term for over-doing the energy past its balance point.
The following graphic illustrates the balance point of any energy as well as the two out of balance points (inertia and activity). [I can text you the graphic]
Our goal in life is to strive for and achieve balance when it comes to energy.
Are you ready to take a pop quiz on energy? Figure out examples for the inertia and activity points for the following energies:
- Energy of money
- Energy of giving
- Energy of power
- Energy of change
- Energy of communication (talking/writing)
Inertia: refuses to make money; believes money is not spiritual
Activity; overly materialistic/judges people by how much money they make
Inertia: Stingy, does not give/expects others to give to him/her
Activity: Over gives/refuses to receive from others
Inertia: Feels powerless
Activity; Bossy, dictatorial
Inertia: Resists change
Activity: Makes changes for no good reason; change that does not improve anything
Inertia: inability to communicate effectively; resists communicating
Activity; Talks too much; Gives too much information
Toby Bailin is a Life Purpose Coach in Dallas. www.intuitiveforyou.com or 214-682-7317