How balanced is too balanced?

How balanced is too balanced?

Being balanced is a big theme in the culture of wellbeing, lifestyle and self-help. We know we should be balanced, and that being unbalanced is bad – but what does being balanced actually mean?

Normal ideas of balance

“Balance” means different things to different people, and we are fed a constant stream of suggested answers by television, advertising, the media, friends, family and sometimes even random strangers. We are told what we “should” be; what a “successful” life looks like; what being a “good” person means; what we “need” to be happy.

This produces in our subconscious an idealized image of the archetype of the so-called “balanced” person. And many people – let’s call them “Mr and Mrs Normal” – to some degree or another, fit this “ideal”, or strive to, at least.

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How detached is too detached?

How detached is too detached?


Stress, worry, expectations and ambitions are part of everyday life, and over time they take their toll – physically, mentally and emotionally.

They are not necessarily bad things, but that doesn’t make them any the less wearing on the heart, mind and body. However impractical or improbable it may be, haven’t you ever dreamt of just being alone in a little cottage by a lake – with no TV, no radio, no WiFi, no phone – just simple peace and quiet – to escape it all?

Detachment is something we all crave from time to time – perhaps without even realizing it. But real detachment, in a spiritual sense, isn’t about where you live, or even about how busy you are, it’s about your state of mind – and, paradoxically, it cannot work without the balance of the correct attachment.

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Service – Oneness – Joy


Selflessness lies at the heart of true happiness. In his booklet on this subject Dr. George King wisely stated:

You have heard many vague references to happiness coming from within. Well, we know that it must, but you have to plant it within. Strangely enough, you will not be able to plant it within while you enclose yourself in a tight little box of selfishness. You can only plant spiritual happiness within yourself by giving of yourself…

The Importance of Commemoration and Spiritual Happiness

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Is kindness enough?

Is kindness enough?

What really is kindness – and is kindness enough to change the world?

If you google “kindness” you will see the definition: “friendly, generous, considerate.” When I hear the word “kind”, I picture the smiling face of an honest person – let’s call him Bob – perhaps putting some change into a charity collection box, or picking up his neighbor’s kids from school. Someone who is giving, trustworthy and good-natured.

In other words, someone who goes out of their way to help others without wanting anything back in payment. But on a small scale.

If someone – let’s call him Patrick – sold a luxury property and moved into a small house, donating all the surplus money from the sale to a worthy charity – I wouldn’t use the word “kind”, I would say something like “outstandingly generous virtually to the point of sainthood.”

Bob is kind, but may not be anything like as generous as Patrick. And conversely Patrick may not be kind – at least not on a personal level. He may be stingy with Christmas presents and refuse to do even the simplest of favors for his closest friends and relatives. He may be unfriendly and far less pleasant to be around than Bob, but nevertheless he has demonstrated a degree of spirituality vastly outshining anything that Bob has ever dreamt of doing.

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The Higher Self – your own personal superhero

Three little pigs lost in the forest – a parable

Once upon a time there were three little pigs – Bob, Patrick and Arthur. They were walking through a big forest and somehow they got separated. They had never been away from the farm before, and knew nothing about what to expect.

Before long Bob met a wolf. Having never seen a wolf before, he gave no thought as to whether or not it was dangerous, and walked up to it and sniffed its nose. The wolf was furious and bit Bob’s left ear.

Bob ran away, but soon came across another wolf. What did Bob do? Exactly the same – sniffed its nose. And this wolf bit his right ear.

Once again Bob ran away, but he soon came across yet another wolf. What did he do? Exactly the same – sniffed its nose. And this wolf bit his left ear again.

Patrick also met a wolf in the forest, and he did exactly what Bob had done – he walked up to it and sniffed its nose. The wolf was furious and bit Patrick’s left ear.

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The Only True Democracy…

The only true democracy
In these uncertain times of political change, let us reflect on the stirring words of the Cosmic Master Mars Sector 6 given through the trance mediumship of Dr. George King on August 28th, 1960:

A vast number of the inhabitants of Terra have allowed themselves to become the pawns of communism. Another great number have allowed themselves to become the pawns of so-called democracy.

The few, the thinking few, the Glorious Few, have divorced themselves from these things and are not the pawns of any political creed, any dogmatic belief. These Few know a greater freedom than the majority, for they are not limited to basic materialistic concepts.

Cosmic Voice, Issue No. 26, July-August 1962


It is not communism or even so-called democracy that is the key to correct government on this or any other planet. It is wisdom – gained through experience.

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Spiritual energy sent by extraterrestrial intelligences to help people in North Korea

Spiritual Energy for North Korea

Our extraterrestrial neighbors – known as “Cosmic Masters” in deference to their advanced level of evolution – have always been very definite in warning of the dangers of nuclear experimentation. This is not just for the sake of peace and stability, but due to implications regarding public health and the environment as well, in ways that conventional terrestrial science does not yet fully understand.

In reply to a question posed in the 1950s to The Master Aetherius – a prominent Cosmic Master speaking through the trance mediumship of Dr. George King – as to whether or not we on Earth had to abandon all forms of nuclear power, he had this to say:

“Yes, definitely – beyond all shadow of doubt. Abandon it completely… Nuclear energy should not be touched at all by you because on the whole the motives of the governments of Terra [i.e. Earth] are quite wrong.”

From You Are Responsible! by Dr. George King (p.143)

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What does being “spiritual” really mean?

What does being spiritual really mean?

I just googled the word “spiritual” and got 145,000,000 results – so clearly a lot of people are talking about it one way or another. What are they saying? What image of a person springs to mind if someone says “that guy is really spiritual”? What kind of lifestyle, priorities and values might such a person have?

Maybe they go on retreats in the Himalayas and do chanting every morning… Maybe they are vegetarian and only eat organic vegetables… Maybe they have long dreadlocks and play the didgeridoo… Maybe they wear colorful rainbow jackets and baggy green trousers… Maybe they say “namaste” instead of “hello” and “peace” instead of “goodbye”… Maybe they are a pious churchgoer who reads the Bible daily… Maybe they are a devoted parent who does hatha yoga with their kids after school…

Nothing wrong with any of those things – but there is one thing missing that matters more than anything: selfless service to others. The Cosmic Masters have told us over and over again that service is what really counts. This is what defines the true degree of spirituality of every single one of us: how much do we serve?

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