The 6th strongest contributing factor to spiritual luster is being balanced or centered. Are you balanced? To what degree is your whole life, all your “parts” working together in harmony? To be balanced means that you give relatively equal parts of your full measure of your personal energy to the six life arenas: 1) life cause or purpose, 2) family group 3) relationships, 4) self-life, 5) spiritual life and 6) leisure. When these six are in relative balance, you can approach living a holistic life, a life of symmetry, peace and wholeness. When one or more of these arenas is given an inordinate amount of energy, and if this is allowed to persist unabated, sickness of some kind (body, mind or spirit) will result.
Living a balanced means living a life that is centered; it means knowing your center and looking toward that center for your primary guidance. As Christians we have a center, and we have a purpose… expanding the universe of God. Our spiritual luster emerges from the depth of us when we intentionally give all six life arenas the life-energy due them.
To be balanced and centered you need to keep our mind and heart receptive, open, and ready to receive God’s healing power. Centering is both a practice of moving toward the presence of God at your core and living in your center as much as possible. You need to develop a spirit of acceptance, detachment and surrender; become a conduit for divine energy (grace) to move into our world. You can gradually purify your personality by your spirit-deepening decisions so you can heal in the well-spring of divine love. Centering (balancing) is the process of allowing God’s presence and action within you. Balancing (centering) means sitting in faith, it means deliberately entering into the silence and solitude, and opening to the fullness of the presence of God within.” (Centering Prayer, p. 66)
“Centering is the purifying process of moving beyond your ego-self. Centering lets your True-self emerge from among the cluttered and confusing debris of your shadows and compulsions. Centering lets you see your true core of goodness clearer.” Staying Spiritually Centered for Optimal Healing (p. 13)
Just as each of us has one body, which has many members, and not all the members have the same function, so too we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually members of another. Romans 12:4-5
May God, the source of all patience and encouragement, enable you to live in perfect harmony with one another according to the spirit of Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and voice you may glorify God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6
Doing the will of God who sent me and bringing Go’s work o completion is my food. John 4:34
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27
Daughter, it is your faith that healed you. Go in peace and be free of your illness. Mark 5:34
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Live on in my love. John 15:9
The message of the cross is complete absurdity for those who are headed for ruin, but to us who are experiencing salvation it is the power of God. 1 Cor. 1:18
Happy are those who are blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. Psalm 119:1
Reform your lives! The reign of God is at hand. Matthew 3:2