The Still Point
The infinity symbol
looks like this:
If you take the Yin
and lay it on it’s side, you can trace the infinity symbol like so:
infinity symbol can also be written as two tangent circles, as you
can see from the diagram above.
call the left of the infinity symbol the spiritual component, and
the right, the physical component.
and white dots are just the centers of the two circles. The white
dot within the black circle and the black dot within the white
circle indicate that the spiritual is contained within the physical,
and vice–versa. This is not some meaningless new–age generality! The
physical and the spiritual are two aspects of the same unifying
mathematics, the infinity symbol also shows up in what is called the
it is written, the infinity symbol represents a very important
concept. The symbol indicates two energy loci that meet in the
In the middle is what
I call the still point. The still point is, metaphorically, the eye
of the hurricane. As the strong winds of the hurricane wreak havoc
all about, the eye remains serene, yet powerful. The eye of the
hurricane is the still point around which the energy flows.
Point merges the combined energies around both loci effortlessly in
a singularity, or point of tremendous mass/energy density. The Still
Point is a place of perfect harmony, or peace, because energy must
pass through it (or around it) without disturbance of any kind. How is this
possible? Only through a perfect harmonious matching of wavefronts. Mathematically, a
numerical ratio exists which expresses this concept precisely. It is
called the Golden Ratio or Phi ratio. If you have ever meditated
successfully, you may have reached a place of perfect calm and
peace. You have reached your personal Still Point.
By flipping the symbol on end, we place the
spiritual above, and the physical below:
being is a spirit temporarily associated with a physical body, and
perceiving through the limiting senses of the body. Of course,
physical matter is not capable of perfect melding and harmony –– and
that is why there is always disharmony within it. The denser the
energy, the more difficult it is to achieve harmony. That’s why life
is sometimes so hard! However, although it is impossible for
physical matter and energy to achieve perfect harmony, that is not
so for a spirit. Spirit may attain the Still Point because it is
Point represents the power of the static –– the non–physical spirit
–– to exist serenely within the grosser energies of the physical.
When you find your personal still point, you are perfectly balanced
between the spiritual and the physical. You can feel your connection
to the creative energy of the universe! I remember a concert given
by the great pianist Bill Evans. The pianist was playing the most
profound music, yet his body was completely motionless. As a
listener, I couldn’t keep still I was so excited, but Evans had
found his still point and was so intimately connected to creative
power that all of his energies went into his hands in their
caressing of the keyboard.
appears that it is almost impossible for any of us to be at the
Still Point, for it is a place of perfect balance. The mistake we
make is to model our own consciousness on the behavior of physical
matter and energy. We have forgotten that we created the universe to
be our playground, not our master! This point of view makes
absolutely no sense to those who do not understand their spiritual
nature, but it is almost common sense for those of us who do.
Nevertheless, even with this knowledge we oscillate around our
personal Still Point in life, creating tension anxiety, and stress.
Tension is a natural part of life, for it leads to exploration of
new possibilities, and self–growth. However, sometimes we oscillate
so far out of our place of peace that it seems impossible to find
it again. By understanding that the physical and the spiritual are
two aspects of the same unifying principle –– and not separate –– it
is possible to find balance in a world that often seems to be
spinning out of control.
The Still Point is within. It is a
consideration or property of the spirit –– not the physical universe
and all of its hurly–burly activity. When you find your personal
Still Point, the world slows down and becomes a wonderful
experience, no matter what the events of your life may be!
understand the Still Point it is necessary to understand the concept
of a static. The word static means “1. Having no motion; being at
rest; quiescent. Fixed; stationary.” In physics, static means “2. Of
or relating to bodies at rest or forces that balance each other.”
The brilliant astronomer Tom van Flandern illustrates this concept
with the metaphor of a waterfall.
A frozen waterfall is static in the first sense, and a flowing
waterfall is static in the second sense. The flowing waterfall
contains trillions of moving water molecules, the frozen waterfall
state personality is a static in the sense of no movement. Here we
define static as non–material or non–physical –– something that has
no moving parts. A static is a creative potential that has the
capability of thought, and which can perceive what it has created,
somewhat like we do when we dream.
the pure static –– Spirit –– interface with the physical world? The
static must allow the free flow of movement that surrounds it.
Resistance of any kind pulls the static from the Still Point and
into the energy maelstrom. The degree of resistance to life
determines your level of anxiety and stress!
spirit has the capability to co–create his or her life,
applying the subtle but powerful universal laws that are built into
the fabric of reality. The most
important step to finding the still point is to believe it is
possible, and to understand that the spirit is always senior to whatever is
occurring in the physical plane. The spirit, when it becomes too
embroiled within the physical, loses sight of it’s own power. Only
when the static turns away from itself can it get into difficulty!
The Light, instead of illuminating the darkness, becomes entangled
within it. We only need remember that the negative gains its power
from the positive, and that we create the parameters of our personal
Point is the physical analogy to the pure static of Spirit. As the
energy of life moves all around us –– 6 billion of us interacting
with each other, as well as the animal, plant and insect life of our
planet –– it is possible to find a point of dynamic balance.
Dynamic balance is like the flowing waterfall, where all components
are allowed to fully express themselves without resistance or
prejudice. Attempting to fight or stop the actions of others is a
good way to lose yourself and create disharmony in your life.
Let the viewpoints and
actions of others slide off you effortlessly, like the leaf that
bends under the dewdrop. Create your life in a positive fashion;
find the highest expression for your life and create it, every day!
Do not fight or resist those whose awareness is less than yours. By
your example, be a beacon of positive expression of your own divine
As the forces of Light
(the self aware) meet the forces of darkness (those who have lost
remember that the dark receives its power from the Light. When
confronted by irrationality or repellent words or deeds, shine your light upon it. To do this you must
look inward and find your personal Still Point. Every one of us has
this ability, but we do not often step into our power and exercise it, for
we have been taught to fight and beat down opposition. This idea,
however, is false and will lead those who follow it down the road to
Those who believe that ‘you only go around
once’ are the primary mischief makers on our planet. Such people
believe they must scrap and claw and accumulate as much as possible
before their consciousness is snuffed out completely at death. If you wanted
to enslave a population, the inculcation of such a belief would be a great
way to do it! However, this belief is the ultimate
lie, for it denies your true nature.
live in the United States, you can see how rapidly our
personal freedoms are being attacked by a frightened rogue element
which conceives that safety must be gained through absolute control.
These elements are trying to create the frozen waterfall, by forcing
all activities into a rigid mold, instead of the dynamic waterfall
which allows freedom and action. Even though this plan is doomed to
failure, our resistance and struggle with these forces can only give
them more power and create more difficulty for us.
signed up to be here on planet earth for the completion of this
latest planetary cycle. We must trust in the power of universal laws, which were created
by beings of the Light to empower beings of the Light. These laws
are invisible to those who create chaos, but the fact is that all
are subject to them.
this crucial period in our planet's history, we must
turn our thoughts away from the darkness and toward the Light. The
power of thought accesses the subtle, but enormously powerful forces of the universe. These are the same forces
that keep the sun converting hydrogen to helium, maintain the
planets in orbit around the sun, and which
transform the seed into the flower. These forces are far more
powerful than the gross forces of tyranny and oppression.
battle will be won, not in the streets or on the battlefield, but
within our own hearts and minds. Thought is invisible, but immensely
powerful, and accesses the creative energy of the universe! In order
to establish a new paradigm of cooperation and prosperity for the
people of earth, we must turn away from the negative and focus on the positive.
quiet place and either sit or lie down comfortably. If the weather
is clement, go outside and lie on the grass. Feel your body in the
chair or on the floor. Feel the life force flowing through your
cells. Imagine earth energy flowing upwards from the earth and into
your body, and spiritual energy downward from above. Feel yourself
at the intersection of these two energy flows and find your balance. Try to find your personal Still Point.