Part 2

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

Scales in balance

 A reader’s question in response to my article:


As we near the end of our sojourn on the 3rd dimensional plane of duality, a part of the creation process for our galactic society will entail bringing our lives, and that of the entire human family, into balance.  How will we accomplish this?

Let’s first consider achieving balance on an individual level.  As a vocational rehabilitation counselor, my job was to evaluate each client’s personality/physical characteristics and the skills that could be developed into a vocation.  This meant knowing the negative characteristics as well as the positive.  The evaluation would have been useless if I did not get to know the negative influences that would impact the client’s capacity to function successfully.  At first sight, the negative might outweigh the positive to the point where the situation seems hopelessly imbalanced.

scales of imbalance

The goal of vocational rehabilitation is to know the negative and then, to use the positive to achieve balance, as demonstrated by a well functioning individual.  During the rehabilitation process, we are focusing on the positive characteristics and developing them.  The more the client uses the positive characteristics, the more balanced his/her life becomes.  We did not ignore the negative; instead, we got to know the negative and the positive, then developed the positive.

Norman Vincent Peale stated:  “Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.  If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.”

 Albert Einstein stated:  “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

 Both men recognize that we have to focus on the problem, i.e. the negative, long enough to understand its systemic causes and to decipher the seeds of solution, i.e. the positive.

My intuitive impression is that people study Unity, Science of Mind (both of which I studied for decades), and The Course In Miracles, and somehow develop a fear of looking at the problem—the negative.   We say, “I don’t want to energize the negative with my thought energy.”

However, there is a difference between focusing on the negative – and – evaluating the problem that we consider to be negative in search of the seeds of its own solution.  As we search for the seeds of solution, we are not focused on the negative.  Instead, we are looking for the pathways to the positive.

 I’ll give another example:  Recent news has been filled with negative images and reports on Iran and Afghanistan.  With a mind saturated with the negative news, it is next to impossible to think positive thoughts about Iran or Afghanistan.  So I tried an experiment:  Can I continue to think of Iran and Afghanistan and do so in a positive light?  I created a 4 part series entitled “Working For World Peace By Getting To Know The Beauty Of A Country & Its People.”

 It works!  Now, each time I send Light to Iran or Afghanistan, my thought energy goes to the beauty of the country and its people.  As we get to know the beauty (or positive) and focus on it, we are envisioning peace rather than a war-torn country or the possibility of nuclear weapons.  It isn’t that we ignore Iran and Afghanistan because we don’t want to energize negative energy; it is that we focus on the beauty … look into the eyes of the people and love them … and know we want peace for our precious brothers and sisters.  I was startled to find in the photos of Afghanistan—a country that has been under near-continuous military attack since the 17th century—that it possesses an aura around it that I perceive as the blue of devotion  and Archangel Michael’s Blue Flame.

A very important consideration regarding what we presently know as one of the most corrupt (thus negative) facets of our 3rd dimensional lives is the political arena.  Politics is literally a dirty  word and with good reason.  However, the end result of very well meaning people not wanting to focus on the negative has been that many of the good and often very capable people in any nation have refused to get involved with politics. It is easy to see how imbalanced governments become when a large portion of the citizenry, especially those seeking the good, refuses to get involved.

In 2012, our entire planet is on the verge of being tasked with creating a galactic society as the old, corrupt society crumbles.  Every human being will be needed as an involved citizen to cooperate in this planetary endeavor.  I feel sure that for awhile there will be pockets of negativity representing problems awaiting evaluation and the finding of the seeds of its own solution.  These solutions, or positive alternatives, will be found as we seek with the higher level of consciousness that will be ours as we ascend.  We can then work together from a higher level of consciousness than that with which the problems were created.

May we begin today to learn to think in accordance with a higher consciousness—to solve the problems of our society from the standpoint of a much higher conscious awareness than the one on which our societal problems exist.

Together, as ONE, we will achieve balance!  Not by focusing only on the positive, but by cooperatively evaluating the negative in a search for the seeds of solutions, thenplanting, watering, and harvesting those seeds together!


Scales in balance