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An Exercise for Gaining Balanced Choreography of Energy

You’ve read our past posts on what is Balanced Choreography of Energy and what is Imbalanced Choreography. Most of us experience times of imbalance, lost or even harmful energy. What can we do about it?

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The following exercise is meant to help you identify when you’re out of balance with your choreography of energy, and what you can do to regain balance.

  1. Choose a duration of time. whether it be a day or a week. Decide to step into an objective observer/witness place with yourself. In other words, you are going to step back or away from yourself to observe without judgment or criticism how you balance or don’t balance energy improper alignment.
  1. Observe! It’s often easier to observe others than ourselves. If you observe something in others, make sure you relate it to yourself, or to a time when you did the same.
  1. Write what you observe in a journal. In the process, ask yourself the following questions:

Am I staying in the moment with the expression of my emotions and giving with them? Or am I creating an imbalance? If there is an imbalance, identify the direction. For example, am I holding with my emotions in the West or receiving with my emotions in the North? State specifically how you are out of balance with your emotions. Click to review imbalances with emotions.

Am I allowing energy to move through my body? Do I have plenty of energy to move through my day? Or am I draining energy through improper choreography? If I am out of balance with my physical body, in what direction? And I giving with my body in the South, or determining with it in the East? State specifically how your body is out of balance. Click to review imbalances with the physical body.

Do I see a minimum of three different viewing points or options when receiving input in my mind? Or do I have tunnel and see only one way to do something? If so, identify the direction and aspect of its imbalance. Click to review imbalances with the mind.

Am I passionate about my life? Do I have hope? Or do I lack spirit and feel hopeless and helpless? If so, name the direction and aspect of its imbalance. Click to review imbalances with spirit.

Am I openhearted? Or do I feel shutdown and lifeless? Click to review imbalances with sexual life force energy.

  1. Keep an inventory. Look for patterns that occur time and time again. For each pattern you discover, make an affirmation about what you are going to do differently to bring yourself and your energy into balance in that area.
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Center Examples of Imbalanced Choreography of Energy

Do you recognize what happens when we are out of balance with our sexual life force energy?

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.

Sexual life force energy sits in the center of the wheel and is called chi/ki/prana in other traditions. As human beings, we often equate sexual life force energy with the act of sex itself, but it is, in fact, the creative, life-giving essence and energy that runs through all living beings in our universe.

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Let’s look at some common examples of imbalance with the center and sexual life force energy.

When people give with their sexual life force energy instead of catalyze, they give everything of his/her essence and, hence, rapidly deplete oneself. Therefore, a sudden life force loss is experienced in absence of another dysfunctional issue. Think of a gas tank that suddenly has a hole in it. One small hole can cause all the gas that otherwise would have catalyzed the engine to be partially or completely on the ground instead of the engine.

When people hold and transform with their sexual life force energy, the tendency is to go to sex as escape and fixation. Hence, sex addictions appear as dysfunctional patterns.

When people receive with their sexual life force energy, boundaries are lost and/or non-existent. There is a loss of personal identity and not being awake and conscious to one’s own energy. Codependence is often experienced as a result.

When people determine with their sexual life force energy, they lose touch with reality, and what is within sacred law. This can manifest subtly as illusion or as complete delusional thinking and behavior. The extreme of this are psychopaths, manipulators and engaging in criminal activity in order to force their own will.

Can you identify times when you are in imbalanced choreography with your sexual life force energy?

To review what is properly balanced choreography of energy, click below.

Balanced Choreography of Energy Wheel Recap

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East Examples of Imbalanced Choreography of Energy

Do you know what happens when you’re out of balance with spirit?

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.

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Let’s look at some examples of imbalanced choreography of energy in the East with spirit.

When a person gives with spirit, they become asleep to reality as it is. Their illusion may be that “all is beautiful” despite what reality is saying about the situation. They are giving with this illusion of spirit and lack the foresight, backbone and physical development to deal with the reality of the world as it is.

If a person is holding with their spirit, they get caught in no hope. They cannot let their spirit fly free to give the vision necessary for hope springs eternal.

If a person is receiving with their spirit, there is no actualization. You take in the vision, but you don’t do anything with it. This can be seen in the recluse or hermit who has no vision or purpose.

If you catalyze with the spirit, you spin your cosmic wheels and create burnout. Some of our greatest imbalance and pain is created here by our family, peers, and religious teachers whom we mind to try to please. They attempt to minimize or shut down our sexual life force energy.

Can you identify times when you are in imbalanced choreography with spirit?

To review what is properly balanced choreography of energy, click below.

Balanced Choreography of Energy Wheel Recap

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North Examples of Imbalanced Choreography of Energy

How does improper choreography of the mind create imbalance?

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 with the mind.

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If you hold with the mind, and you get stuck in belief systems and one point of view, you develop tunnel vision often causing a person to be judgmental and prejudiced.

If you give with the mind, you have no grasp of how reality really is. Instead, you are constantly dealing with the way it “should be or ought to be.” Instead of receiving the data that would give you valid reality, you create illusions in your head and regard those out as “truth.” If you give with your mind, it produces victim syndrome…one who is oblivious to the reality in your environment.

Determining with the mind often leads to depression because that person is always despairing and disappointed that things are never as they should be.

A person who catalyzes with the mind becomes a lord or queen tyrant…in other words a dictator. This is often in combination with determining with emotions. This person, when taken to extremes, will say “THIS is the way it is … you will obey or else.” The result can produce an overly-regimented discipline with the physical body, such as the fitness fanatic who sees the perfect body and regime as the end all, be all.

Can you identify times when you are in imbalanced choreography with your mind?

To review what is properly balanced choreography of energy, click below.

Balanced Choreography of Energy Wheel Recap