“True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are in balance. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.” Tom Robbins (American Novelist, b 1936)

Homeostasis is a term we learn within the first few weeks of our life in med school. We are told that there is a dynamic self-regulating process in this human body that maintains the body in a stable state for survival, while adjusting to changing external challenges. Although I prefer the word ‘sustain’ rather than ‘survival’ – the sustenance principle of the Divine Mother’s play!

There are set points or so-called reference points for the processes of the body. The body has to function around these set-points for optimum sustenance. In very simple terms, this process acts to bring down that which has increased beyond a certain ‘set point’ and increases that which has reduced below that point. The presence of these opposing processes is what keeps us healthy! Disruption or interruption of homeostasis leads to disease.

Similarly, in the grand scheme of things, the presence of ups and downs in our lives is what ‘sustains’ the Divine Mother’s magnificent play! And what is the reference point here? Who else but the Divine Mother Herself – Her relentless efforts to take us back to Her – The Source! Until we go back to the Divine Mother, our hearts are not at ease and we are dis-eased. 

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