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Finding your Inner Peace

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
Oh, I hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

These are some of the words to a beautiful song written by Bob Dylan in 1997 and whenever I hear these words, I’m always drawn to my guide and see them as a message from her.  I have absolutely no doubt that she will be with me for a million years and that she works tirelessly every day to make me feel her love.  It is her absolute unconditional love that fills my world every day and through that amazing love and connection, I have been blessed with a deep sense of what inner peace feels like.

I have no doubt in my mind that everyone should be able to feel at peace – at all times.  I completely understand that life is hard, and there are so many challenges that are thrown our way from every direction, every day.  And so I hear you say, where in the midst of all that, do you expect me to find peace?  We see and hear about horrendous things that people do to each other – things that make us feel certain that peace will never reign and somehow, some of us, hold onto that hope, that one day it will.

There is so much that you can do to bring about a sense of peace and I believe it starts with the understanding that we are all Spirit Beings connected to each other and The Great I Am and through that connection, we are all the same.  Each and every one of us is looking for the same thing, for these lifetime experiences are all about healing our Souls.  The very purpose that you and I are here, is to bring about healing – not only to ourselves, but to everyone else who is occupying the earth at this time.  Included in these circles of healing are our loved ones in spirit who have gone before us as well as the angels and our guides who come to be with us every day in every possible way.

Love is the answer – it is the key to absolute peace and it starts with loving yourself.  It has to start with you, because it is only when you love yourself that you are able to truly love another.  Love, like anything else, can only be given, if you have it to give.  Through loving yourself, you get to know who you are because through experiencing love, you are opened up to the realisation that you and the universe are one.

Recognising that divine unity to the universe allows you to understand that to judge others is to judge yourself and how can we judge someone for what they do, when we know the true meaning of us all being here living out our lives.  For we don’t know what life that person has chosen, we don’t know what life lesson they have come to learn or to teach.  We are all here to learn from each other as well as to teach each other, so how can it be that one person’s experiences and choices, are better or worse than yours.

Connection to the divine unity of the universe is achieved through meditation.  There are those who may argue that they cannot sit long enough to make any connection.  There are those who would say that they are unable to get rid of the thoughts that go through their mind and therefore have great difficulty in quieting their minds.  However, the desire for that connection, should be what overrules all other objection and as with anything that one wants to achieve, it is only through commitment and consistency, that one succeeds.

Starting your day with a brief five minutes of meditation will make such a difference to your life.  In the beginning, you may not feel at all that you have made any connection.  It may be that all you did was sit for five minutes with your eyes closed, but you will eventually feel the shift.  And when you do, you will find that there is no other way to start your day.  In that time of meditation, set your intention for the day.  Offer the world your warm embrace, to make your love felt.  Commit to smiling through the day.  Commit to taking control of your emotions through the day.  Commit to not allowing negative energy to affect you in any way.  Your guides will pick up on your commitment and they will guide your intentions.  They will make you aware through the day of what you have committed to and you will find your self-awareness growing with each passing moment.

Through self-awareness, you will become aware of humanity and the purpose of this earthly existence.  Through controlling of your emotions, you will begin to find that inner peace and it will become like a drug that you cannot live without.  And that, friends, it my hope for us all.

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