In the Sweet Medicine SunDance path, the Balanced Choreography of Energy is a wheel and movement around the circle of directions that help remind us what we naturally need to do be in balance and harmony with all aspects of ourselves.
We’ve shared past posts about what it means to be in balance each of the five directions around a wheel.
If we could master this balanced choreography: giving with the emotions, holding with the physical body, receiving with the mind, determining with spirit and catalyzing with open, heart-to-heart sexual communication, we would be walking around this planet in balance and harmony with all things.
But as we all know, imbalance often occurs. Fatigue and pain are created when these directions and energetic expressions are interchanged.
Let’s look at some common examples of imbalance.
Emotional imbalance may take the following forms…
If you hold with your emotions, you are always at the effect of your emotions. Your emotions begin to wall or dam up, so that when someone speaks to you in the “wrong way” you take it personally, whether they meant it or not. This imbalance is caused by not giving with the emotions.
A person who is receiving with the emotions will have a tendency to create imbalances such as obesity, addictions around food and water, alcoholism, cardiovascular problems, etc. Another example of receiving with the emotions is being an energy vampire. You pull energy from others to yourself, demanding the other “make it right” or “better.”
What if you are determining with your emotions? Here you become the brat or tyrant. You demand attention to your emotionalism…you “get even.” You may even make decisions and set priorities out of your emotional reactions as opposed to taking action as pure motion, based on your spiritual determination.
If you catalyze with your emotions, you can develop a fanatical personality. This energy and balance can also create suicidal tendencies. When the emotions are doing anything but giving, pain and fatigue are the result, eventually causing disease and illness in the body. This is true all the way around the wheel with any imbalance of choreography.
Can you identify times when you are in imbalanced choreography with your emotions?
To review what is properly balanced choreography of energy, click below.