I frequently refer to the benevolent beings or guides that I work with as “beings of the middle path,” and am often questioned as to what the middle path actually is and why this is a terminology I use. Many say that the middle path or the middle way is a term specific to Buddhism referring to the balance between over-indulgence and extreme deprivation. While I do not specifically practice Buddhism myself, and am certainly no expert on the practices of Buddhism, I find that the concepts behind the teachings of the middle path generally align with what others’ refer to as Christ Consciousness. There are many different names in many different traditions for the same or similar truths. The middle path, as a term, resonates most closely with my truth and this is why I use it.
Taking the term outside of any religious context, though, the middle path is a specific energetic alignment. Firstly, it is not exclusive to over-indulgence and self-deprivation, as it encompasses far more than these two specific extremes. My understanding of the middle path encompasses polarity and duality in general and is not specific to any two opposites. It is the middle path of any and all extremes or opposing forces.
Secondly, I see the middle path as alchemy. It is not finding the balancing point between two opposites as many think. If you feel into this idea – searching for the center between ever-changing extremes – the energy feels very intense and very narrow, as if one is walking on a thread to avoid stepping too far into one side or the other. This misconception is the energy of fixing certain things, rejection of certain things, and avoidance of certain things. This is a very disempowered and, quite frankly, stressful way to go about doing anything.
The middle path is far more than this. The middle path is a state of alignment outside of duality or polarity that allows one to encounter energies of any extreme and alchemize them into balance through the heart, or through love. It requires no avoidance of any extreme, as when one is living through the heart, any extreme is simultaneously acknowledged, accepted, and alchemized into something balanced and loving. There is no need to avoid, judge, fix, or reject anything at all, as this perpetuates duality. Through the heart and through the understanding of energetic alchemy, all things can be balanced and transformed into love and growth.
It is this alignment we are seeking when we talk about ascension of consciousness, spiritual growth, awakening, and achieving Christ Consciousness. Beings that respect free will, respect polarity and can alchemize it at the same time, and respect the highest good of all creation are those of the middle path. They are who you want to be working with if you are seeking true spiritual growth and balance. These are the beings that recognize that challenge and struggle are necessary to grow, so they will never bail you out or help you avoid necessary challenges. They will also guide you to a heart-based path that will allow you to grow through alchemizing any challenges or negativity or harmful energies you experience into something beneficial for your growth and understanding, which will ultimately and eventually help you transcend those challenges altogether.
Ultimately, the middle path is your heart. This is the space of balance, and when it guides one forward and leads the way in all circumstances and situations fully, it transforms all it encounters into a more loving vibration. This is true alchemy.