Our heart knows that the fastest way to cause peace on earth is from the inside out and by taking good care of each other. Children help us remember. To begin, simply do not trust egoic stories and outbursts in your own mind, in a child’s mind or in the world. We all make mistakes. To save the world, forgiveness is all that is asked. Trust Love to guide you from within and encourage others, including children, to move into a peaceful inner space when someone is calling out for Love.
Peace on earth comes by trusting that we are all unspeakably cherished, even when life feels rather adventurous to downright excruciating to bear or witness. As we focus on peace and kindness, miracles abound.
Here are a few easy suggestions:
Each morning and throughout the day, strive to slow your mental pace. Slow and focus on your breathing. Gently let go of the busy mind without resisting thoughts that come up. Simply feel softly and deeply within, beyond your mind’s static and resistance. Inquire gently within your heart whenever you are unsure of how to proceed. Calm will flow in naturally because calm is our natural state. Our heart’s core always knows what is helpful. Then, help a child to slow and trust their inner light.
Surrender into the peace within before interacting in the world. Peace is beyond space-time and mind-consciousness. Peace is pure awareness, eternally present beyond static.
Place your attention on the gentle flow of your breath. When focused deeply on breathing, it is impossible to think. From this inner space peace is easily experienced.
Bring to awareness a happy memory, then feel the oscillations of gratitude within your wave-particles.
Listen for silence beneath all sound.
Soak in a warm bath dissolving into the texture, scent and sound of the water. Add a quartz crystal to the bath water.
Walk slowly within or contemplate nature’s beauty and intelligence. Connect deeply with the pulse of the earth and the cosmos. This pulse can be felt when we are at peace.
Gaze softly into a flame or at something that is growing and feel it within you.
Draw a gentle breath and make peaceful eye contact with those whom you encounter through your day, including children. Remember, a child’s experience is just as real-feeling for them as yours is for you. Smile gently and deeply from within holding an intention such as, “We are the same. Let’s remember together that we are deeply loved and deeply wise.” Or, remind yourself that all is well even if your world doesn’t feel like it. Softly clear your awareness of assumption and expectation. Trust the flow of loving, peaceful communication. Make no one wrong, including yourself. Simply honor the moment of relating, and the wisdom and Love (or call for Love) within each individual and circumstance.
When in the company of others, trust that you are safe in quietly listening without the need to think of what to say next. You will feel a palpable sense of peace and clarity as you practice miracle listening. You will be astonished by how well you are able to respond to a call for Love from yourself or another or to receive a message of wisdom that you may not have been expecting. If your attention drifts into thought while another is speaking, this is perfect and fine. Love the distraction then allow a soft, gentle breeze to flutter it to the angels, and softly return your awareness to peaceful, grateful presence.
Pause gently as you engage with children, adults, animals and the earth. Be sure that what is coming into your awareness feels helpful, honest, gentle and life-affirming for all. And, forgive yourself and others when we forget. It can take practice when just starting out. Ego/fear-mind always trusts fear, guilt, shame and blame. Ego is afraid to forgive. Peace mind rests patiently beyond all ego. The more we see all egoic moments as a call for Love, the more gentle our awakening.
Engage in healthy, kind, honest, open communication. We are One. This is fact. Trust that all is well in all circumstances, even if ego objects. Trust a child’s experience as much as you trust your own. While their language skills may be limited, they are deeply intelligent and perceptive. Children are equally capable of tuning into pure awareness and peace. Bring to mind child prodigies who “just know stuff.” The frequency of our heart and all of our particles are naturally attuned to Divine Intelligence. As we honor and help others feel safe, we remember that only our misperceptions cause misunderstanding. As we trust Love and peace, a space within us opens. Upsets and misunderstandings dissolve.
Listen within. Divine Intelligence is always available and accessible and it supports all life. Trust that you are perfect and whole and safe, and that everyone else is as well. The world shifts when we perceive our soul’s essence and the rays of light that connect the Soul of Life. We are wondrous miracles, and the miraculous is our natural state of existence.
Each time we see and help the scared child in each of us and trust the Light in all life, we are helping to save the world.
Laura Bedford is a peace teacher and tutor. She supports children and grown-ups to dissolve upset, which allows our radiant light to shine. Her website is RadiantKids.com and TrustingOurInnerLight.org
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