Quality: Peacefulness, Emergency Essence
Message of Self-Mastery: Peace of mind; returns a sense of rhythm and proportion; for being fully in the present moment; ability to handle crisis; for stability during major changes.
Pattern of Disharmony: Feeling thrown off balance during accidents, illness, surgery or childbirth; physical and/or emotional crisis; auric disturbances, minor to monumental; for shock, or thought or fear of it; extreme grief; for any troubling experience.
Smilingly I greet life’s difficulties, seeing all of them as gay flowers in a meadow that nod with encouragement and opportunity.
|Living in the present||Harmonious|
|Traumatized||Experiencing auric disturbances|
|Unresolved in conflict||Experiencing extreme grief|
|Unbalanced in emergencies||Vulnerable|
|Tense||Feeling “out of sorts”|
|Unresolved in relationships||Quarrelsome|
Webster’s dictionary defines peace as “freedom from war or civil strife, an agreement to end war.” Indeed, the positive Pear state is exactly that-the resolution of war, or conflict, within ourselves. Peace, like calmness, is often mistaken for a state of low energy, sinking at times to the level of boredom. Nothing happening, nothing to do-hmm, must be peace. But true peace is quite the opposite. It’s that state of victory in which battles are fought and won; when great challenges are accepted and not shunned; where we come face to face with the enemy in conflict and say, “Leave: now.” These battles may take the physical form of accidents, surgeries or major illnesses. Such events, when viewed from a superconscious level, need not be interpreted as negative experiences; rather, they are opportunities for growth. Pear is our Emergency Essence. (Take it more often during crisis and apply it directly to the skin if desired.)
Or, the challenge may be that of childbirth in which Pear’s positive qualities are invaluable. Some years ago, a woman who had chosen to deliver at home suffered a hypoglycemic attack during transition. Her husband administered Pear every five minutes, and within half an hour she had stopped shaking and was able to continue with the birth. Pear is especially helpful for the first-time mother who is taken by surprise to learn that the word “labor” is a gross understatement of the experience. Here, she reasons that childbirth falls into the category of an ill-timed dental appointment from which she can, by choice, simply walk away and reschedule at her convenience. (I remember asking my brother, an osteopath, if his wife was going to deliver their first-born by natural childbirth. “Are you kidding?” he looked at me, astonished. “To Patty, that means with no make-up.”) At that point when a woman wants to turn back, deciding that she’s “had enough, thank you,” Pear acts as a “vibrational midwife,” offering peace and comfort. In other words, Pear can help the mother, and those who assist her, to experience the wondrous, transcendent nature of birth.
The positive Pear state also expresses willingness and openness to face the unknown. As Ashley wrote, “I had tried skiing years ago and was terrified. I tried once more recently, and my boyfriend said he’d never seen anyone do so well the first time.”
Pear is strengthening to the aura. A bad case of nerves, depression, fear or trauma all weaken this protective layer of energy around the body, leaving us vulnerable to further aftershocks from emotional earthquakes. “Today in particular,” wrote Frances, “I was very nervous before meeting some customers to write an offer to buy a condominium. I felt insecure and thought that they might think I was too young or didn’t know enough of real estate. So I took Pear because I was starting to lose control. I was almost shaking. Toward the middle of the transaction, I was starting to feel very confident about my knowledge and how I was presenting myself to them. It all worked out fine, and I closed a very large sale.”
“I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which is why I had to retire from a wonderful editorial career,” Syd shared. “For the last seven years, Christmas has been a profoundly depressing time for me. I felt total despair as I watched my body getting worse and worse. I was a prisoner-oppressed and unable to pull myself out of despondency. On Pear, I experienced an immediate change of attitude: peace and hope. There are no physical changes-just a one-hundred-eighty-degree turn around emotionally. Every day on Pear is a revelation, and I just had a very happy Christmas!”
And what exactly are the circumstances that rob us of our peace? Conflict, for one; resistance, for another. When in conflict, we are in the negative Pear state meaning, simply, the absence of peace. Interpersonal relationships-those flawless mirrors of our strengths and weaknesses alike-offer the perfect setting for Pear. “I felt the consciousness of peace come into my body with the first drop of Pear,” Melissa commented. “My husband got upset with me, but I was able to stay calm.”
When avoidance of conflict masquerades as peace, we find repression instead, one of the great destroyers of true peace of mind. When family conflicts remain buried for months or even decades, Pear can be a much needed catalyst in building healthy relationships.
Let’s talk now about resistance. Purely in terms of energy flows, when we resist the tests that life gives us, pain can be the end result. Fighting against inevitable tests only creates blocks. Just giving in, on the other hand, errs in the opposite direction of passivity, which implies a lack of energy and thus no magnetism to draw the answers we need. Dylan Thomas’ famous poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” comes to mind. Written for his dying father, Thomas implores him to “rage, rage, against the dying of the light.” It’s fine to exit this world in a blaze of light, alive and joyful to the last. But to rage against what is trying to happen is the resistance of which we are speaking, the kind that only inhibits and disrupts the natural flow of events. It’s Pear, the peacemaker to the rescue.
Take a first aid and/or CPR course; learn to handle crisis situations. Visit friends and relatives in hospitals and nursing homes.
Watch an occasional film that depicts a strong element of conflict. Learn to view life as a passing dream.
Go for long walks in the country or at the oceanside. Consciously tune in to the natural rhythms of the trees, the wind and the waves.
Although you have just arrived at the lakeshore, it seems that you have been here a long, long time. Perhaps each of the seasons has brushed against your sleeve as you sat here. You know there have not been any waves, or your feet would be soaked to the bone by now.
Remember how, as a child, you used to skip flat stones on the water’s surface, counting how many times they danced before sinking? Pick up the nearest pebble, worn smooth by the relentless washing of the water. With a deft flick of your wrist, send it on its way. Good. Got the feel of it?
Now send several more stones across the lake’s smooth surface. Imagine each of them to be a particular conflict or a point of unrest in your life. As they sink one by one to their watery grave, allow a sense of resolution and inner peace to steal into your being. All is resolved. All is harmoniously balanced.