Posted on June 12th, 2009
Centered within is being centered within your true self, where you access your highest truth and live from a place of ease and balance. When a person says they are ‘uncentered’ they usually feel off balance, as if they are being pulled in one direction or another away from their inner peace. They may become easily reactive, judgmental, and lost in their thoughts, unaware of what their body needs. Or they may be so off center that they are not in their body or mind at all, and feel spacey, ungrounded and unclear.
Moving back into one’s center involves being in the present moment, noticing what is actually going on, instead of getting lost in stories, drama, or the past and future. Being centered allows you to feel what emotions and sensations are going on in the body, and this supports you to communicate with your body and give it what it needs in order to be healthy.
Most important, being centered within yourself connects you to your higher spiritual self instead of operating from your smaller ego self. You can see the bigger picture in life, see both sides of the story, see beyond polarities, and see the truth in any situation. From your spiritual center you touch into higher vibrations of love, joy, peace, ease, acceptance, forgiveness, enthusiasm and freedom. It’s the place where blessings are received and miracles are created.
Here’s a way to tell if you are centered or uncentered:
Centered VS Uncentered_____
Does task Becomes task
Knows own wants Easily influenced
Responds after hearing Answers while listening
Aware of self as spirit Are body senior
As you go through your day, notice how you’re feeling, thinking and behaving, and if you feel off center you can simply move back into center. Try one of these three ways:
♦ Bring your awareness into your body. Focus on your breathing. Feel the sensations in your body. Get grounded. Notice the subtle flow of energy flowing through your body. Let your thoughts go and just be with the body.
♦ Move into present time. Let go of thoughts of the past or future and be here now. Notice your surroundings, notice the temperature, air quality, sights, sounds, textures. Be with your current activity in the present moment.
♦ Focus your energy and awareness into the center of your head. Close your eyes and bring your awareness into the center of your head, a few inches back from your forehead. This is where you can access your spiritual center and higher information. Play with moving off center by bringing all of your energy and awareness into your forehead (where we often get lost in analyzing things) and notice what this feels like. Then simply move your energy and awareness back into the center of your head. Notice how calm and peaceful this is.
Being centered is a moment to moment choice. When you notice you are not centered, you can use one of the three techniques above to help you re-center and then carry on with what you were doing. It’s a wonderful space from which to access your own information, make decisions, communicate with others, and move into creative endeavors.
What helps you to stay centered and how is life different for you when you are centered vs. uncentered? Please share your insights below in the comment sections.