In my first article for Contemplative Journal, I shared about the structure of the body’s seven primary energy centers (chakras), their location along the spine, and each chakra’s God aspect as described in my book, The Eight Aspects of God: A Pathway to Bliss. In the second article I share about the first energy center, also called the root chakra, and its key aspect—peace—and why cultivating more peace helps you develop resilience to adversity. Below is an excerpt from the second article.
It’s easy to let adversity—traumas and setbacks—disturb your sense of peace. Even the most spiritual of us lose our way sometimes. And yet there are concrete ways to restore a sense of peace. But first, what does it mean to be at peace, anyway?
Peace is when mind, body, and spirit are in harmony, or balanced. Living with balance of mind-body-spirit is what I call your Trinity of Truth. The Trinity encompasses the three aspects of being: mind, body, and spirit, and Truth is living in a way that honors and respects each one.
We get back to basics when we tend to all three aspects of being, which is easy to do through an exercise I call the Mind-Body-Spirit scan.
The Mind-Body-Spirit scan takes inventory of your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Oftentimes, when feeling out of sorts and lacking a sense of peace, I find that mind, body and spirit are all being neglected to some degree, but most often one in particular. Knowing which element is most out of alignment gives you a starting place from which to choose an action to correct an imbalance.
To read the full article and try the Mind-Body-Spirit exercise go to the Contemplative Journal website.
Blessings of peace to you!