Noticing Harmony

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
— Carl Jung

My work is all about Harmony, teaching and sharing Harmony with the World. A question I want to tackle today is:

"How do we know when we are out of Harmony?"

In the Transformational Breath® Body of Wisdom, we talk about the breathwork impacting us in three dimensions – the physical, the emotional/mental, and the spiritual.

If we bring awareness to these different areas of our life, we can begin to see place where we may be out of balance, out of the flow of life, out of Harmony.



This is often where people begin to notice things out of balance. Symptoms like:

  • Pain, especially back pain
  • Exhaustion
  • Heart palpitations
  • Any other kind of physical symptom or disease


Being out of Harmony in this realm can present as:

  • Overwork
  • The modern trap of more, busier, now
  • Overreacting to things
  • Snapping at the kids/spouse/dog
  • Panic attacks/Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pattern of strained or collapsed relationships
  • Anger/Agitation


Being out of Harmony here can be subtle and often can be happening outside of our awareness. You might experience:

  • Feeling stuck
  • Feeling hopeless or life has no meaning
  • Addiction
  • Lack of connection
  • Lack of joy
  • Loneliness

If you experience any of the items on these lists, I invite you to go easy on yourself. Our culture is really out of whack, it serves to pull us away from ourselves with almost constant distraction and a drive for doing more, more, more. Few of us have learned how to listen deeply to ourselves. This is of course one of the great gifts of the Whales.

I was asking myself the other day - what would happen if we all just stopped? Wouldn't that be interesting? If everyone just took even 5 minutes every day to stop the busy-ness and just listen?

So, is it hopeless? What can you do to even begin to notice where your life is out of Harmony?

The easiest way to spot lack of Harmony on the physical plane is pain. It would be nice if there were another way, but unfortunately sometimes pain or illness (a symptom on the physical plane) is our only wake up call.

On the emotional/mental plan a great way to notice is to notice your Triggers. If you feel yourself overreacting or getting upset by something, you can see that as a gift the universe has put given you as an opportunity to heal.

Lack of Harmony on the spiritual plane is tricky, it can be very subtle. Unfortunately it often takes things getting very bad and ending up with pain or illness (the physical plane) before we notice them.

One of the great gifts of WhaleBreathing is that it allows you to integrate your Physical, Emotional/Mental, and Spiritual Selves. This brings you into alignment and Harmony with the Deep Truth and Vibration of the Universal Good.

Be in your breath. Remember we are cradling you in the core of all we are. Feel joy in the knowingness that we are loving you. Greet each breath with the great joy we feel.

We are the Whales in you.
— From Breath of the Whales by Keith Grey Hale & Carolyn M. Gorman