Walking in Balance

By: Gloria Marie

Sensational Sunday   Walking in Balance

Every Sunday the Single, Happy, and Strong Blog will have an exercise for you to do.  This is a wonderful way to start a new week; to reflect, grow, and begin a shift in your life.  This week we are going to discover some tools that Native Americans use to “walk in balance”.

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Native Americans believe in “walking in balance”.  They try to balance their mind, body and spirit.  They have very rich traditions that are handed down from their elders. Being in silence or meditating is a part of their tradition.  Today, I will describe some of their techniques.  Think about your day: Do you balance your mind, body, and spirit? Or do you get caught up with work and day to day routines?  Do you carve out some time to sit in silence?

Meditation

Sit outside and watch the sun come up. Say thanks for the things you are grateful for-things below the ground, on the ground, above the ground.  Progress from the material to the spiritual.  Say a prayer similar to the one written below.

At the end of the day, watch the sun drop.  Open yourself up and say prayers of thanksgiving.  Watch nature in silence.

Spiritual Circle

After meditation or after sitting in silence, practice visualizing a spiritual circle around yourself. This process keeps your energy strong and keeps your aura (your energy field) close around you. This is an area around you, like your own residence. You may allow certain people to enter this spiritual circle, but, the more you practice this, the stronger your field becomes.

 Prayer Used to “Walk in Balance”

Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to the whole world, hearken!

I come before you as one of your many children. See, I am small and weak; I need your strength and wisdom.

Permit me to walk in beauty. May my heart treat with respect the things which you have created, may my ears hear your voice!

Make me wise that I may understand the things which you have hidden in every leaf and rock.

I long for strength, not in order that I may overcome my brother, but, to fight my greatest enemy, myself.

Make me ever ready to come to you with pure hands and straight eyes, so that my spirit, when life disappears like the setting sun, may stand unashamed before you.

Did you find time today to “walk in balance”?

3 thoughts on “Walking in Balance

  1. Judy Levin

    Hey Gloria,

    It’s Judy (Dr. Kaplove’s office). I found your business card on the front counter and decided to view your website. It’s wonderful! I found so many wonderful, inspirational messages – just what I needed today. Thank you for sharing. :)

    Reply
    1. Gloria Marie Post author

      Hi Judy,
      So glad you enjoyed my blog. I post new articles every Wednesday and Sunday.
      Gloria

      Reply

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