Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Peace and letting go

What is the ENERGY of PEACE?

Peace is more than just a word. It is a state of being that goes beyond the mind and transcends the experiences of daily life.

It is a commonly held belief that to feel at peace, everything must be going smoothly in one's life. That the trains and buses must always run on time, that one's bank account must always be filled with copious amounts of money, that one's body must be perfectly healthy without pain or discomfort, or that there mustn't be any disagreements or differences of opinion with one's partner, friends or parents etc.

This is negative ego consciousness. Ego cannot see beyond its own shadow and it believes that Maya or Illusion is real.

You have the power to invite peace into your lives now through acceptance. Despite the turmoil that surrounds you, you can practice letting go. Why are you holding on to the harsher life lessons when you can choose to accept life's circumstances as they are, right now?

Total acceptance will lead to a deep release of any tension that you are holding in either your body or mind.

If things are not as you would like them to be, acceptance is not equal to defeat. Acceptance doesn't mean that you can't do the inner and outer work to change the current order of your life. Acceptance frees your mind, so that you may see clearly and change your attention, energy and focus.

Your present thoughts, words and actions have brought you to where you are now. Your point of power is in the present moment and you need to change your thoughts, words and actions to re-create your future. The past and future are illusions of the mind. Valid reference points, but nothing more. You cannot exist in the past, nor can you exist in the future. You only exist NOW.

You can only feel the power of the pre-sent moment by letting go of all past hurts and bitterness and future worries and by bringing your attention fully into the NOW time.

Allow yourself to be fully present in your body. Keep your focus on the EN-ER-GY of peace and letting go. Breathe deeply from the abdomen, focusing on the navel and follow the breath in and out of the body. Become aware of any tension in your body or any dark, cold places in your mind and send it the quality of love. What is it like when you receive love? What is it like to give love?

Imagine, right now, a bubble of blue that surrounds your physical body. Imagine that colour to be sky blue, blue like the sky without any clouds. Feel that bubble surrounding you. How does that FEEL? Does it have a particular texture? Keep breathing and letting go... You may choose to say an affirmation to keep your mind steady in the light. Something like, "I now choose to forgive myself and every person and situation that has caused me harm."

It takes a little practice, so don't give up if your mind goes back to its usual, incessant chatter.

When we can all find inner peace, the world will change. The world longs for peace and it can only be found as each individual recognises that quality of peace within himself or herself. You cannot change the actions of another but you can change how you feel about any person, place or thing.

Find peace in your Sacred Heart, for there it exists. It has always existed there.

May peace be with you, always.

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