Poise

Poise is "a state of balance or equilibrium, stability, a balanced or hovering condition, a pause between two periods of motion or change." Its opposite is instability or awkwardness.

Poise is an absolute and an abstract principle, a law of being and of doing, and a virtue. You must be poised to act in a poised manner. While poise is highly valued as a social grace, emotional and mental poise are invaluable in protecting you from inner conflict.






Edna Lister on Poise

You find all strength through Power, praise, poise and peace. – Edna Lister, Baptism and Its Authorization, October 14, 1934.

Wait upon the Lord in the high place of sanctuary and poise while you work out your salvation below in your daily affairs. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, August 2, 1940.

Wait upon the Lord in the high place, the City of Peace, the place of poise and power, while you work out your own salvation here. This is the supreme test of your faithful confidence in God's ability to fulfill His promises to you. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, August 9, 1940.

Live high, agreeing with the Light at the place of poise, then you will express the necessary patience in peace. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, August 9, 1940.

Establish your embodied soul consciousness in the Oversoul's heart center of poise. – Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

To remain poised for twenty-four precious, golden hours every day you must hold your center of balance. – Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

You must be in the balance of perfect poise always, allowing nothing to shift you from your rod of Power, the axis of balance. – Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

Rest in poise and peace and the fullness of all Power will lift you up forever. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, January 15, 1941.

Stand steadfast and poised under all conditions. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, January 16, 1944.

Move up in consciousness, into the high place, the tower room, the sanctuary and live as poise. Then peace will express itself as you on the outer. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, June 5, 1944.

Poise is born of open-mindedness, consideration for others, and true strength expressed as gentleness. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 15, 1946.

Poise is dynamic powerful action. Many mistake lukewarmness for poise, saying, "Nothing bothers me anymore." Of course he can't be bothered; nothing ever disturbs someone who is half asleep. – Edna Lister, The Word Made Flesh, January 5, 1947.

Peace, patience, tolerance, and compassion come from poise, from moving up in consciousness. – Edna Lister, Jesus' Prayer of the Ages, April 27, 1947.

You can look in five directions and see as poise only when you use the faculties and thinking process from above in the Star of Being. From there, one sees. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, June 20, 1947.

Balance is poise and equilibrium in your service. – Edna Lister, Pentecost: The Way of Ascension, May 7, 1950.

Patience operates up to the brow center, but Power and poise work at the crown. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, November 26, 1951.

Ascend into poise, peace, serenity, and patience. Stand in poise and you will need no peace or patience; you will have become law. – Edna Lister, Gifts and Giving, June 14, 1953.

Poise is standing in harmony. – Edna Lister, Do You Always Wear Your Armor, November 15, 1953.

Poise results from surrender to be possessed by the Power of God. – Edna Lister, I Surrender, July 4, 1954.

As you lift desire into immovable poise, Power descends. Peace and patience are the children of poise and Power. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, July 12, 1954.

The only way to prepare for peace is to become a child of poise and Power. – Edna Lister, The Ambassador, October 16, 1955.

Move up in consciousness on your rod of Power for balance, and cultivate a formal, complete poise, which is true dignity. – Edna Lister, The Glory: Your Ascension, November 11, 1956.

Hold your highest point of surrendered poise as you walk through life's outer pressures. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, September 5, 1957.

Stand on your center point of poise to hold. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, September 5, 1957.

Poise consists of equal parts of love and wisdom. – Edna Lister, Soul Integration, December 8, 1957.

Stand in perfect poise. Let no self take you down. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 5, 1959.

True love is always poised in Light. – Edna Lister, Steadfastness Through Vigilance, June 19, 1960.

The love of God is the poise of God using you. – Edna Lister, Realization Through Praise, June 26, 1960.

Live in a state of poise, a high contemplative point of serene poise, not peace. – Edna Lister, When Prayer Is at Work, June 4, 1961.

Do not bow or be subservient. Carry yourself proudly, but walk softly, speak gently and use wise silence. Use a golden voice in speaking. This will subdue the power of the Word to the point where it is bearable to others. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, December 6, 1962.

When you move into Light, you enter that place where all is poised, unwavering, with no shadow of turning. You "need" only when you do not enter the place of poise. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, August 15, 1963.

When you comprehend this one thing, the need to stand in the Light, as the Light, always steadfast, unwavering, poised and powerful, then the Power will go forth through you in its completeness. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, January 17, 1969.

Poise forms a balance within the body, centered in the heart center to keep one from being shoved about. Once you establish this peculiar strength of poise, you are never surprised by a solar plexus blow, since poise gives you am unassailable, immovable, untouchable attitude. Once gained, nothing can disturb it. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, December 3, 1969.

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Treatment for Attaining Poise

"I am now radiant with the perfect Poise of God. I am now living in the poise of God's kingdom. I am now happy in the use of the poise that is of God. I am now ready to receive the Poise of God. I am now accepting the complete Poise of God as part of my present life. I am now safely held in the Poise of God. I am now confirmed in the continuous use of God's Poise. I am now poised with the Spirit of the Living God. I am now poised under every outer condition. I am now calm with the perfect Poise of God." – Edna Lister, Great Britain Tour, 1931.

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Etymology of poise: Latin pendere, to hang (intransitive), and pendere, to cause to hang, weigh, or pensare, "to weigh, consider."



Poise is an absolute principle; God is poise.

Poise is an abstract principle, rooted in The Logos Emanation.

Poise is a law of being.

Poise is a law of doing.

Poise is a soul virtue.



Quotes

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
– Audrey Hepburn

To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility – these are marks of maturity and graciousness. – William Arthur Ward


References

Harper, Douglas. Etymology Online

The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 vols. E.S.C. Weiner, ed. Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV), Public Domain.



Related Topics

See Balance

See Equilibrium


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